Cellular Harmony Search for Optimization Problems

Al-Betar, Mohammed Azmi and Khader, Ahamad Tajudin and Awadallah, Mohammed A. and Alawan, Mahmmoud Hafsaldin and Belal, Zaqaibeh (2013) Cellular Harmony Search for Optimization Problems. Journal of Applied Mathematics, 2013 (139464). pp. 1-20. ISSN 1110-757X

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Structured population in evolutionary algorithms (EAs) is an important research track where an individual only interacts with its neighboring individuals in the breeding step. The main rationale behind this is to provide a high level of diversity to overcome the genetic drift. Cellular automata concepts have been embedded to the process of EA in order to provide a decentralized method in order to preserve the population structure. Harmony search (HS) is a recent EA that considers the whole individuals in the breeding step. In this paper, the cellular automata concepts are embedded into the HS algorithm to come up with a new version called cellular harmony search (cHS). In cHS, the population is arranged as a two-dimensional toroidal grid, where each individual in the grid is a cell and only interacts with its neighbors.Thememory consideration and population update aremodified according to cellular EA theory. The experimental results using benchmark functions show that embedding the cellular automata concepts with HS processes directly affects the performance. Finally, a parameter sensitivity analysis of the cHS variation is analyzed and a comparative evaluation shows the success of cHS.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA75.5-76.95 Electronic computers. Computer science
Divisions: Pusat Pengajian Sains Komputer (School of Computer Sciences) > Article
Zoom Profil Pakar (Expert Profile) > Ahamad Tajudin Khader (Computer Sciences)
Depositing User: Mr Noorazilan Noordin
Date Deposited: 18 Jan 2018 04:32
Last Modified: 18 Apr 2019 02:22
URI: http://eprints.usm.my/id/eprint/38421

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