International Journal of Computational Intelligence Systems

Volume 8, Issue 4, August 2015, Pages 606 - 636

A Walk into Metaheuristics for Engineering Optimization: Principles, Methods and Recent Trends

Authors
Ning Xiong, Daniel Molina, Miguel Leon Ortiz, Francisco Herrera
Corresponding Author
Ning Xiong
Received 5 October 2014, Accepted 15 December 2014, Available Online 1 August 2015.
DOI
https://doi.org/10.1080/18756891.2015.1046324How to use a DOI?
Keywords
metaheuristics, optimization methods, trajectory-based optimization, population-based optimization, multimodal optimization, multi-objective optimization, parallel metaheuristics
Abstract

Metaheuristics has attained increasing interest for solving complex real-world problems. This paper studies the principles and the state-of-the-art of metaheuristic methods for engineering optimization. Both the classic and emerging approaches to optimization using metaheuristics are reviewed and analyzed. All the methods are discussed in three basic types: trajectory-based, in which in each step a new solution is created from the previous one; multi-trajectory-based, in which a multi-start mechanism is used; and population-based, where multiple new solutions are created considering a population of approximate solutions. We further discuss algorithms and strategies to handle multi-modal and multi-objective optimization tasks as well as methods for parallel implementation of metaheuristic algorithms. Then, different software frameworks for metaheuristics are introduced. Finally, several interesting directions are pointed out as future research trends.

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Journal
International Journal of Computational Intelligence Systems
Volume-Issue
8 - 4
Pages
606 - 636
Publication Date
2015/08/01
ISSN (Online)
1875-6883
ISSN (Print)
1875-6891
DOI
https://doi.org/10.1080/18756891.2015.1046324How to use a DOI?
Copyright
© 2017, the Authors. Published by Atlantis Press.
Open Access
This is an open access article distributed under the CC BY-NC license (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/).

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