Opposition-Based Adaptive Fireworks Algorithm

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Chibing Gong (2016)
  • Publisher: MDPI AG
  • Journal: Algorithms (issn: 1999-4893)
  • Related identifiers: doi: 10.3390/a9030043
  • Subject: opposition-based learning | fireworks algorithm | swarm intelligence | global optimization | Industrial engineering. Management engineering | T55.4-60.8 | Electronic computers. Computer science | QA75.5-76.95

A fireworks algorithm (FWA) is a recent swarm intelligence algorithm that is inspired by observing fireworks explosions. An adaptive fireworks algorithm (AFWA) proposes additional adaptive amplitudes to improve the performance of the enhanced fireworks algorithm (EFWA). The purpose of this paper is to add opposition-based learning (OBL) to AFWA with the goal of further boosting performance and achieving global optimization. Twelve benchmark functions are tested in use of an opposition-based adaptive fireworks algorithm (OAFWA). The final results conclude that OAFWA significantly outperformed EFWA and AFWA in terms of solution accuracy. Additionally, OAFWA was compared with a bat algorithm (BA), differential evolution (DE), self-adapting control parameters in differential evolution (jDE), a firefly algorithm (FA), and a standard particle swarm optimization 2011 (SPSO2011) algorithm. The research results indicate that OAFWA ranks the highest of the six algorithms for both solution accuracy and runtime cost.
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