International Journal of Computer Applications
Biogeography Based Optimization (BBO) is a recently introduced optimization technique based on science of biogeography, i.e., study of distribution of biological species over space and time. In BBO, potential solutions of a problem are grouped in integer vectors known as habitats. Feature, i.e., Suitability Index Variable (SIV), sharing among various habitats is made to occur with migration operator whereas exploration of new SIVs is done with mutation operator. Different migration variants are proposed to increase the diversity in the population, with objective of improved performance of BBO algorithm.