Multi-objective Phylogenetic Algorithm: Solving Multi-objective Decomposable Deceptive Problems

  • Jean Paulo Martins
  • Antonio Helson Mineiro Soares
  • Danilo Vasconcellos Vargas
  • Alexandre Cláudio Botazzo Delbem
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 6576)


In general, Multi-objective Evolutionary Algorithms do not guarantee find solutions in the Pareto-optimal set. We propose a new approach for solving decomposable deceptive multi-objective problems that can find all solutions of the Pareto-optimal set. Basically, the proposed approach starts by decomposing the problem into subproblems and, then, combining the found solutions. The resultant approach is a Multi-objective Estimation of Distribution Algorithm for solving relatively complex multi-objective decomposable problems, using a probabilistic model based on a phylogenetic tree. The results show that, for the tested problem, the algorithm can efficiently find all the solutions of the Pareto-optimal set, with better scaling than the hierarchical Bayesian Optimization Algorithm and other algorithms of the state of art.


Mutual Information Multiobjective Optimization Neighbor Join Distribution Algorithm Multiobjective Evolutionary Algorithm 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Jean Paulo Martins
    • 1
  • Antonio Helson Mineiro Soares
    • 1
  • Danilo Vasconcellos Vargas
    • 1
  • Alexandre Cláudio Botazzo Delbem
    • 1
  1. 1.Institute of Mathematics and Computer ScienceUniversity of São PauloSão CarlosBrazil

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