Int. J. of Wireless and Mobile Computing   »   2016 Vol.11, No.2

 

 

Title: Firefly algorithm with hybrid mutation strategies

 

Authors: Fang Tang; Jun Tang

 

Addresses:
Department of Construction Engineering, Hunan Urban Construction College, Xiangtan 411101, China
Department of Construction Engineering, Hunan Urban Construction College, Xiangtan 411101, China

 

Abstract: Firefly algorithm (FA) is a new optimisation tool, which has been applied to various optimisation problems. In this paper, a new FA variant is proposed to enhance the exploration and exploitation abilities. The proposed approach is called HMFA, which employs hybrid mutation strategies. It is hopeful that different mutation strategies result in different search characteristics. To verify the performance of HMFA, we test it on several well-known benchmark functions, and the obtained solutions are compared with some recently proposed FA variants. The comparison results show that our approach can achieve promising performance on the majority of test functions.

 

Keywords: firefly algorithm; hybrid mutation; exploration; exploitation; global optimisation; metaheuristics.

 

DOI: 10.1504/IJWMC.2016.10001095

 

Int. J. of Wireless and Mobile Computing, 2016 Vol.11, No.2, pp.166 - 170

 

Submission date: 15 Jun 2016
Date of acceptance: 24 Jul 2016
Available online: 02 Nov 2016

 

 

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