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Flower Pollination Algorithm Parameters Tuning

Mergos, P.E. ORCID: 0000-0003-3817-9520 and Yang, X-S. (2021). Flower Pollination Algorithm Parameters Tuning. Soft Computing, doi: 10.1007/s00500-021-06230-1

Abstract

The flower pollination algorithm (FPA) is a highly efficient metaheuristic optimization algorithm that is inspired by the pollination process of flowering species. FPA is characterised by simplicity in its formulation and high computational performance. Previous studies on FPA assume fixed parameter values based on empirical observations or experimental comparisons of limited scale and scope. In this study, a comprehensive effort is made to identify appropriate values of the FPA parameters that maximize its computational performance. To serve this goal, a simple non-iterative, single-stage sampling tuning method is employed, oriented towards practical applications of FPA. The tuning method is applied to the set of 28 functions specified in IEEE-CEC’13 for realparameter single-objective optimization problems. It is found that the optimal FPA parameters depend significantly on the objective functions, the problem dimensions and affordable computational cost. Furthermore, it is found that the FPA parameters that minimize mean prediction errors do not always offer the most robust predictions. At the end of this study, recommendations are made for setting the optimal FPA parameters as a function of problem dimensions and affordable computational cost.

Publication Type: Article
Publisher Keywords: Optimization; Metaheuristics; Evolutionary; Flower pollination algorithm; Parameters tuning
Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA75 Electronic computers. Computer science
Q Science > QK Botany
Departments: School of Mathematics, Computer Science & Engineering > Engineering > Civil Engineering
Date available in CRO: 10 Sep 2021 09:59
Date deposited: 10 September 2021
Date of acceptance: 31 August 2021
URI: https://openaccess.city.ac.uk/id/eprint/26732
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