Barnacles Mating Optimizer Algorithm for Optimization
This article proposes a new technique to solve optimization problems based on barnacles’ mating behavior namely Barnacles Mating Optimizer (BMO). Barnacles are micro-organisms existed since Jurassic times and they attach themselves to objects in the water and grow shell. They are also known as hermaphroditic micro-organisms and one of the special characters of barnacles is they have long penises which is the longest in animal kingdom relative to their body size. The Hardy-Weinberg principle is adopted in BMO to generate new off-springs and the mating process is performed randomly based on the length of the barnacle’s penis. The effectiveness of BMO is tested through a set of 23 benchmark functions in finding the optimal solutions. Some impactful and reliable results are presented compared with other techniques in this paper.
KeywordsBarnacles mating optimizer Benchmark functions Optimization
This work was supported by the Ministry of Higher Education (MOHE) Malaysia and Universiti Malaysia Pahang under Fundamental Research Grant Scheme (FRGS) RDU#170105.
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