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Parham Moradi

Parham Moradi

Academic rank: Associate Professor
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Education: PhD.
ScopusId: 654
Faculty: Faculty of Engineering
Address: Department of Computer Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, University of Kurdistan
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Research

Title
Velocity based artificial bee colony algorithm for high dimensional continuous optimization problems
Type
JournalPaper
Keywords
Particle swarm optimization; Artificial bee colony; continuous optimization; Hybrid optimization algorithm
Year
2014
Journal Engineering Applications of Artificial Intelligence
DOI
Researchers Parham Moradi ، Mohammad Ebrahim Shiri ، Nafiseh Imanian

Abstract

Artificial bee colony (ABC) is a swarm optimization algorithm which has been shown to be more effective than the other population based algorithms such as genetic algorithm (GA), particle swarm optimization (PSO) and ant colony optimization (ACO). Since it was invented, it has received significant interest from researchers studying in different fields because of having fewer control parameters, high global search ability and ease of implementation. Although ABC is good at exploration, the main drawback is its poor exploitation which results in an issue on convergence speed in some cases. Inspired by particle swarm optimization, we propose a modified ABC algorithm called VABC, to overcome this insufficiency by applying a new search equation in the onlooker phase, which uses the PSO search strategy to guide the search for candidate solutions. The experimental results tested on numerical benchmark functions show that the VABC has good performance compared with PSO and ABC. Moreover, the performance of the proposed algorithm is also compared with those of state-of-the-art hybrid methods and the results demonstrate that the proposed method has a higher convergence speed and better search ability for almost all functions.