A hybrid ant lion optimization chicken swarm optimization algorithm for charger placement problem

Sanchari Deb, Xiao Zhi Gao

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    Transportation electrification is known to be a viable alternative to deal with the alarming issues of global warming, air pollution, and energy crisis. Public acceptance of Electric Vehicles (EVs) requires the availability of charging infrastructure. However, the optimal placement of chargers is indeed a complex problem with multiple design variables, objective functions, and constraints. Chargers must be placed with the EV drivers’ convenience and security of the power distribution network being taken into account. The solutions to such an emerging optimization problem are mostly based on metaheuristics. This work proposes a novel metaheuristic considering the hybridization of Chicken Swarm Optimization (CSO) with Ant Lion Optimization (ALO) for effectively and efficiently coping with the charger placement problem. The amalgamation of CSO with ALO can enhance the performance of ALO, thereby preventing it from getting stuck in the local optima. Our hybrid algorithm has the strengths from both CSO and ALO, which is tested on the standard benchmark functions as well as the above charger placement problem. Simulation results demonstrate that it performs moderately better than the counterpart methods.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)2791-2808
    Number of pages18
    JournalComplex and Intelligent Systems
    Issue number4
    Publication statusPublished - Aug 2022
    MoE publication typeA1 Journal article-refereed


    • Ant lion optimization
    • Charger
    • Chicken swarm optimization
    • Electric vehicle
    • Metaheuristics
    • Optimization
    • Swarm intelligence


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