Adaptive differential evolution for multi-objective optimization

Zai WANG, Zhenyu YANG, Ke TANG, Xin YAO

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No existing multi-objective evolutionary algorithms (MO-EAs) have ever been applied to problems with more than 1000 real-valued decision variables. Yet the real world is full of large and complex multi-objective problems. Motivated by the recent success of SaNSDE [1], an adaptive differential evolution algorithm that is capable of dealing with more than 1000 real-valued decision variables effectively and efficiently, this paper extends the ideas behind SaNSDE to develop a novel MOEA named MOSaNSDE. Our preliminary experimental studies have shown that MOSaNSDE outperforms state-of-the-art MOEAs significantly on most problems we have tested, in terms of both convergence and diversity metrics. Such encouraging results call for a more in-depth study of MOSaNSDE in the future, especially about its scalability. © 2009 Springer Berlin Heidelberg.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationCutting-Edge Research Topics on Multiple Criteria Decision Making : 20th International Conference, MCDM 2009, Chengdu/Jiuzhaigou, China, June 21-26, 2009. Proceedings
EditorsYong SHI, Shouyang WANG, Yi PENG, Jianping LI, Yong ZENG
PublisherSpringer Berlin Heidelberg
Number of pages8
ISBN (Electronic)9783642022982
ISBN (Print)9783642022975
Publication statusPublished - 2009
Externally publishedYes
Event20th International Conference on Multiple Criteria Decision Makin, MCDM 2009 - Chengdu, China
Duration: 21 Jun 200926 Jun 2009

Publication series

NameCommunications in Computer and Information Science
PublisherSpringer Berlin, Heidelberg
ISSN (Print)1865-0929
ISSN (Electronic)1865-0937


Conference20th International Conference on Multiple Criteria Decision Makin, MCDM 2009

Bibliographical note

This work is partially supported by the National Natural Science Foundation of China (Grant No. 60428202), The Fund for Foreign Scholars in University Research and Teaching Programs (Grant No. B07033) and an EPSRC Grant (EP/D052785/1) on “SEBASE: Software Engineering By Automated SEarch”.


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