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Title: A multi-agent based evolutionary algorithm in non-stationary environments
Authors: Yan, Y
Wang, H
Wang, D
Yang, S
Wang, DZ
Keywords: Constraint optimization
Diversity methods
Evolutionary computation
Feedback
Lattices
Multiagent systems
Organisms
Space stations
Statistics
Testing
Publication Date: 2008
Publisher: IEEE
Citation: The 2008 IEEE Congress on Evolutionary Computation, Hong Kong: 2967 - 2974, 01 - 06 Jun 2008
Abstract: In this paper, a multi-agent based evolutionary algorithm (MAEA) is introduced to solve dynamic optimization problems. The agents simulate living organism features and co-evolve to find optimum. All agents live in a lattice like environment, where each agent is fixed on a lattice point. In order to increase the energy, agents can compete with their neighbors and can also acquire knowledge based on statistic information. In order to maintain the diversity of the population, the random immigrants and adaptive primal dual mapping schemes are used. Simulation experiments on a set of dynamic benchmark problems show that MAEA can obtain a better performance in non-stationary environments in comparison with several peer genetic algorithms.
Description: This article is posted here with permission of IEEE - Copyright @ 2008 IEEE
Sponsorship: This work was suported by the Key Program of National Natural Science Foundation of China under Grant No. 70431003, the Science Fund for Creative Research Group of the National Natural Science Foundation of China under Grant No. 60521003, the National Science and Technology Support Plan of China under Grant No. 2006BAH02A09, and the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council of the United Kingdom under Grant No. EP/E060722/1.
URI: http://ieeexplore.ieee.org/xpls/abs_all.jsp?arnumber=4631198
http://bura.brunel.ac.uk/handle/2438/5861
DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/CEC.2008.4631198
ISBN: 978-1-4244-1822-0
Appears in Collections:School of Information Systems, Computing and Mathematics Research Papers
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