Particle Swarm Optimization Methods, Taxonomy and Applications

Davoud Sedighizadeh, Ellips Masehian
2009 Journal of clean energy technologies  
The Particle Swarm Optimization (PSO) algorithm, as one of the latest algorithms inspired from the nature, was introduced in the mid 1990s and since then, it has been utilized as an optimization tool in various applications, ranging from biological and medical applications to computer graphics and music composition. In this paper, following a brief introduction to the PSO algorithm, the chronology of its evolution is presented and all major PSO-based methods are comprehensively surveyed. Next,
more » ... hese methods are studied separately and their important factors and parameters are summarized in a comparative table. In addition, a new taxonomy of PSO-based methods is presented. It is the purpose of this paper is to present an overview of previous and present conditions of the PSO algorithm as well as its opportunities and challenges. Accordingly, the history, various methods, and taxonomy of this algorithm are discussed and its different applications together with an analysis of these applications are evaluated.
doi:10.7763/ijcte.2009.v1.80 fatcat:nwuursqzyzefxl5dadvhdxlbda