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Tracking Particle Swarm Optimizers: An adaptive approach through multinomial distribution tracking with exponential forgetting

Epitropakis, Michael and Tasoulis, Dimitrios K and Pavlidis, Nicos and Plagianakos, Vassilis P. and Vrahatis, Michael N. (2012) Tracking Particle Swarm Optimizers: An adaptive approach through multinomial distribution tracking with exponential forgetting. In: 2012 IEEE Congress on Evolutionary Computation (CEC2012). IEEE. ISBN 978-1-4673-1510-4

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Abstract

An active research direction in Particle Swarm Optimization (PSO) is the integration of PSO variants in adaptive, or self-adaptive schemes, in an attempt to aggregate their characteristics and their search dynamics. In this work we borrow ideas from adaptive filter theory to develop an “online” algorithm adaptation framework. The proposed framework is based on tracking the parameters of a multinomial distribution to capture changes in the evolutionary process. As such, we design a multinomial distribution tracker to capture the successful evolution movements of three PSO variants. Extensive experimental results on ten benchmark functions and comparisons with five state-of-the-art algorithms indicate that the proposed framework is competitive and very promising. On the majority of tested cases, the proposed framework achieves substantial performance gain, while it seems to identify accurately the most appropriate algorithm for the problem at hand

Item Type: Contribution in Book/Report/Proceedings
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HF Commerce
Departments: Lancaster University Management School > Management Science
ID Code: 55867
Deposited By: ep_importer_pure
Deposited On: 13 Jul 2012 14:44
Refereed?: No
Published?: Published
Last Modified: 10 Apr 2014 01:15
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URI: http://eprints.lancs.ac.uk/id/eprint/55867

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