Genetic algorithms with elitism-based immigrants for chaning optimization problems

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2007

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Addressing dynamic optimization problems has been a challenging task for the genetic algorithm community. Over the years, several approaches have been developed into genetic algorithms to enhance their performance in dynamic environments. One major approach is to maintain the diversity of the population, e.g., via random immigrants. This paper proposes an elitism-based immigrants scheme for genetic algorithms in dynamic environments. In the scheme, the elite from previous generation is used as the base to create immigrants via mutation to replace the worst individuals in the current population. This way, the introduced immigrants are more adapted to the changing environment. This paper also proposes a hybrid scheme that combines the elitism-based immigrants scheme with traditional random immigrants scheme to deal with significant changes. The experimental results show that the proposed elitism-based and hybrid immigrants schemes efficiently improve the performance of genetic algorithms in dynamic environments.

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Yang, S. (2007) Genetic algorithms with elitism-based immigrants for chaning optimization problems. EvoWorkshops 2007: Applications of Evolutionary Computing, Lecture Notes in Computer Science, 4448, pp. 627-636

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Institute of Artificial Intelligence (IAI)