Real-parameter unconstrained optimization based on enhanced fitness-adaptive differential evolution algorithm with novel mutation

Citation:
Mohamed, A. W., and P. N. Suganthan, Real-parameter unconstrained optimization based on enhanced fitness-adaptive differential evolution algorithm with novel mutation, , vol. 22, issue 10, pp. 3215 - 3235, 2018.

Abstract:

This paper presents enhanced fitness-adaptive differential evolution algorithm with novel mutation (EFADE) for solving global numerical optimization problems over continuous space. A new triangular mutation operator is introduced. It is based on the convex combination vector of the triplet defined by the three randomly chosen vectors and the difference vectors between the best, better and the worst individuals among the three randomly selected vectors. Triangular mutation operator helps the search for better balance between the global exploration ability and the local exploitation tendency as well as enhancing the convergence rate of the algorithm through the optimization process. Besides, two novel, effective adaptation schemes are used to update the control parameters to appropriate values without either extra parameters or prior knowledge of the characteristics of the optimization problem. In order to verify and analyze the performance of EFADE, numerical experiments on a set of 28 test problems from the CEC2013 benchmark for 10, 30 and 50 dimensions, including a comparison with 12 recent DE-based algorithms and six recent evolutionary algorithms, are executed. Experimental results indicate that in terms of robustness, stability and quality of the solution obtained, EFADE is significantly better than, or at least comparable to state-of-the-art approaches with outstanding performance.

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