Constraint optimization problems play a crucial role in many application domains, ranging from engineering design to finance and logistics. Specific techniques are therefore needed to handle complex fitness landscapes characterized by multiple constraints. In the last decades, a number of novel meta-heuristics have been applied to constraint optimization. Among these, the Covariance Matrix Adaptation Evolution
This paper presents Kaizen Programming, an evolutionary tool based on the concepts of Continuous Improvement from Kaizen Japanese methodology. One may see Kaizen Programming as a new paradigm since, as opposed to classical evolutionary algorithms where individuals are complete solutions, in Kaizen Programming each expert proposes an idea to solve part of the problem, thus
We propose a multi-view DE in which several mutation strategies are applied to the same current population to generate different views for the current iteration. The views are then merged using tournament-selection to generate the next single population. This Multi-View DE is benchmarked on the BBOB-2012 noiseless function testbed. Keywords: procés de test.
This paper describes and analyzes population size management, which can be used to enhance the efficiency of the extended compact genetic algorithm (ECGA). The ECGA is a selectorecombinative algorithm that requires an adequate sampling to generate a high-quality model of the problem. Population size management decreases the overall running time of the optimization process by