A New Optimization Metaheuristic Based on the Self-defense Techniques of Natural Plants Applied to the CEC 2015 Benchmark Functions

  • Camilo CaraveoEmail author
  • Fevrier Valdez
  • Oscar Castillo
Conference paper
Part of the Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing book series (AISC, volume 641)


A new optimization metaheuristic algorithm based on the mechanisms of self-defense of plants in nature in this work is presented. The proposed optimization algorithm is applied to optimize mathematical functions of CEC 2015, this suite of functions are proposed as a challenge for the area of algorithm bio-inspired, with the purpose of creating a competition of performance and stability between algorithms of search and optimization. We propose a new meta-heuristic inspired in the coping techniques of plants in nature, as there techniques are developed by plants as a defense from predators. The proposed algorithm is based on the Lotka and Volterra model better known as the prey predator model, this model consists of two non-linear equations and is used to model the growth of two populations that competing with each other.


Aggressor Lotka and Volterra model Mechanism Plants Self-defense Lévy flights 


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  • Camilo Caraveo
    • 1
    Email author
  • Fevrier Valdez
    • 1
  • Oscar Castillo
    • 1
  1. 1.Division of Graduate StudiesTijuana Institute of TechnologyTijuanaMexico

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