Comparative Study of the Firefly Algorithm and the Whale Algorithm

Zarzycki H.

4th International Conference on Intelligent and Fuzzy Systems (INFUS), Bornova, Turkey, 19 - 21 July 2022, vol.504, pp.999-1006 identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • Volume: 504
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/978-3-031-09173-5_114
  • City: Bornova
  • Country: Turkey
  • Page Numbers: pp.999-1006
  • Keywords: Firefly algorithm, Whale algorithm, Optimization, Swarm intelligence, Wireless sensor network
  • Istanbul Technical University Affiliated: No


The firefly algorithm is one of the relatively new algorithms based on swarm intelligence. This algorithm has various applications, it is especially good at solving combinatorial optimization problems. Contemporary research on optimization algorithms assumes the introduction of frequent modifications in order to increase the efficiency of algorithms and adjust their operation to the complexity of a given research problem. In this work, the firefly algorithm and the whale algorithm were subjected to the research procedure in order to solve an optimization problem. The achieved results enabled the comparison of both methods.