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Journal of Artificial Evolution and Applications
Volume 2008, Article ID 685175, 10 pages
Review Article

Analysis of the Publications on the Applications of Particle Swarm Optimisation

Department of Computer Science, University of Essex, Colchester CO4 3SQ, UK

Received 24 July 2007; Accepted 30 November 2007

Academic Editor: Leonardo Vanneschi

Copyright © 2008 Riccardo Poli. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


Particle swarm optimisation (PSO) has been enormously successful. Within little more than a decade hundreds of papers have reported successful applications of PSO. In fact, there are so many of them, that it is difficult for PSO practitioners and researchers to have a clear up-to-date vision of what has been done in the area of PSO applications. This brief paper attempts to fill this gap, by categorising a large number of publications dealing with PSO applications stored in the IEEE Xplore database at the time of writing.