Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to propose an algorithm that combines the particle swarm optimization (PSO) with the biogeography-based optimization (BBO) algorithm. Design/methodology/approach – The BBO and the PSO algorithms are jointly used in to order to combine the advantages of both algorithms. The efficiency of the proposed algorithm is tested using some selected standard benchmark functions. The performance of the proposed algorithm is compared with that of the differential evolutionary (DE), genetic algorithm (GA), PSO, BBO, blended BBO and hybrid BBO-DE algorithms. Findings – Experimental results indicate that the proposed algorithm outperforms the BBO, PSO, DE, GA, and the blended BBO algorithms and has comparable performance to that of the hybrid BBO-DE algorithm. However, the proposed algorithm is simpler than the BBO-DE algorithm since the PSO does not have complex operations such as mutation and crossover used in the DE algorithm. Originality/value – The proposed algorithm is a generic algorithm that can be used to efficiently solve optimization problems similar to that solved using other popular evolutionary algorithms but with better performance.
International Journal of Intelligent Computing and Cybernetics – Emerald Publishing
Published: Mar 9, 2015
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