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Special Issue "Unconventional Methods for Particle Swarm Optimization"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 January 2020.
Particle swarm optimization (PSO) is a population-based optimization metaheuristic inspired by the collective dynamics of groups of animals, like insects, birds, and fishes. Recent research trends have indicated the potentiality of the approach and its large possibilities of improvement. With the term “unconventional methods for PSO”, here, we mean modifications of the standard PSO, with the objective of improving its performance, or bestowing on it some particular properties. For instance, new methods for choosing the inertia weight, constriction factor, cognition and social weights; parallelizing PSO in several different ways; defining hybrid algorithms in which PSO is integrated with other types of metaheuristic optimization methods; entropy-based PSO; etc. The study of unconventional methods for PSO is a very lively and active research field, and the objective of this Special Issue is to collect contributions in this recent and exciting area, with particular focus on entropic, information-theoretic, or probability theoretic techniques.
Prof. Dr. Leonardo Vanneschi
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- Entropy-based PSO
- Information Theory for PSO
- Probability Theory for PSO
- Theoretically motivated hybrid PSO systems
- Theoretically motivated parallelizations of PSO
- Theoretically motivated niching
- New accelertion strategies
- Automatic static and/or dynamic parameter setting
- Improvements and/or specializations of particle movements
- PSO for the optimization/improvement of machine learning methods
- Real-life applications using theortically motivated unconventional PSO systems