Optimization by simulated catalytic reaction: Application to graph bisection

Yong Hyuk Kim, Seok Joong Kang

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Chemical reactions have an intricate relationship with the search for better-quality neighborhood solutions to optimization problems. A catalytic reaction for chemical reactions provides a clue and a framework to solve complicated optimization problems. The application of a catalytic reaction reveals new information hidden in the optimization problem and provides a non-intuitive perspective. This paper proposes a new simulated catalytic reaction method for search in optimization problems. In the experiments using this method, significantly improved results are obtained in almost all graphs tested by applying to a graph bisection problem, which is a representative problem of combinatorial optimization problems.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2162-2176
Number of pages15
JournalKSII Transactions on Internet and Information Systems
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 2018 May 31


  • Search
  • graph bisection
  • optimization
  • simulated catalytic reaction

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Information Systems
  • Computer Networks and Communications


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