Evolutionary Particle Swarm Optimization: A Metaoptimization Method with GA for Estimating Optimal PSO Models

  • Hong Zhang
  • Masumi Ishikawa
Part of the Lecture Notes in Electrical Engineering book series (LNEE, volume 6)

Particle swarm optimization (PSO) is an algorithm for swarm intelligence based on stochastic and population-based adaptive optimization inspired by social behavior of bird flocks and fish swarms [5, 10].

To demonstrate the effectiveness of the proposed EPSO method, computer experiments on a two-dimensional optimization problem are carried out. We show experimental results, confirm the characteristics of dependency on initial conditions, and analyze the resulting PSO models.

The rest of the chapter is organized as follows. Section 5.2 briefly describes the original PSO and RGA/E. Section 5.3 presents the proposed EPSO method and a key idea about the temporally cumulative fitness that we used in the method. Section 5.4 discusses the results of computer experiments applied to a two-dimensional optimization problem and Sect. 5.5 gives conclusions.


Particle Swarm Optimization Particle Swarm Differential Evolution Global Optimal Solution Success Ratio 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Hong Zhang
    • 1
  • Masumi Ishikawa
    • 1
  1. 1.Kyushu Institute of TechnologyWakamatsuJapan

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