Improving Monarch Butterfly Optimization Algorithm with Self-Adaptive Population
AbstractInspired by the migration behavior of monarch butterflies in nature, Wang et al. proposed a novel, promising, intelligent swarm-based algorithm, monarch butterfly optimization (MBO), for tackling global optimization problems. In the basic MBO algorithm, the butterflies in land 1 (subpopulation 1) and land 2 (subpopulation 2) are calculated according to the parameter p, which is unchanged during the entire optimization process. In our present work, a self-adaptive strategy is introduced to dynamically adjust the butterflies in land 1 and 2. Accordingly, the population size in subpopulation 1 and 2 are dynamically changed as the algorithm evolves in a linear way. After introducing the concept of a self-adaptive strategy, an improved MBO algorithm, called monarch butterfly optimization with self-adaptive population (SPMBO), is put forward. In SPMBO, only generated individuals who are better than before can be accepted as new individuals for the next generations in the migration operation. Finally, the proposed SPMBO algorithm is benchmarked by thirteen standard test functions with dimensions of 30 and 60. The experimental results indicate that the search ability of the proposed SPMBO approach significantly outperforms the basic MBO algorithm on most test functions. This also implies the self-adaptive strategy is an effective way to improve the performance of the basic MBO algorithm. View Full-Text
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Hu, H.; Cai, Z.; Hu, S.; Cai, Y.; Chen, J.; Huang, S. Improving Monarch Butterfly Optimization Algorithm with Self-Adaptive Population. Algorithms 2018, 11, 71.
Hu H, Cai Z, Hu S, Cai Y, Chen J, Huang S. Improving Monarch Butterfly Optimization Algorithm with Self-Adaptive Population. Algorithms. 2018; 11(5):71.Chicago/Turabian Style
Hu, Hui; Cai, Zhaoquan; Hu, Song; Cai, Yingxue; Chen, Jia; Huang, Sibo. 2018. "Improving Monarch Butterfly Optimization Algorithm with Self-Adaptive Population." Algorithms 11, no. 5: 71.
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