Historical and Heuristic-Based Adaptive Differential Evolution
IEEE Transactions on Systems, Man & Cybernetics. Systems
As the mutation strategy and algorithmic parameters in differential evolution (DE) are sensitive to the problems being solved, a hot research topic is to adaptively control the strategy and parameters according to the requirements of the problem. In the literature, most adaptive DE use either historical experiences of the population or heuristic information of the individuals to promote adaptation. In this paper, we develop a novel variant of adaptive DE, utilizing both the historical
... istorical experience and heuristic information for the adaptation. In this novel historical and heuristic DE (HHDE), each individual dynamically adjusts its mutation strategy and associated parameters not only by learning from previous successful experience of the whole population, but also according to heuristic information related with its own current state. These help the algorithm select a more suitable mutation strategy and determinate better parameters for each individual in different evolutionary stages. The performance of the proposed HHDE is extensively evaluated on 30 benchmark functions with different dimensions. Experimental results confirm the competitiveness of the proposed algorithm to a number of DE variants.