In this research paper we present an immunological algorithm (IA) to solve global numerical optimization problems for high-dimensional instances. Such optimization problems are a crucial component for many real-world applications. We designed two versions of the IA: the first based on binary-code representation and the second based on real values, called opt-IMMALG01 and opt-IMMALG, respectively. A large set of experiments is presented to evaluate the effectiveness of the two proposed versions of IA. Both opt-IMMALG01 and opt-IMMALG were extensively compared against several nature inspired methodologies including a set of Differential Evolution algorithms whose performance is known to be superior to many other bio-inspired and deterministic algorithms on the same test bed. Also hybrid and deterministic global search algorithms (e.g., DIRECT, LeGO, PSwarm) are compared with both IA versions, for a total 39 optimization algorithms.The results suggest that the proposed immunological algorithm is effective, in terms of accuracy, and capable of solving large-scale instances for well-known benchmarks. Experimental results also indicate that both IA versions are comparable, and often outperform, the state-of-the-art optimization algorithms.
|Titolo:||Clonal Selection - An Immunological Algorithm for Global Optimization over Continuous Spaces|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2012|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||1.1 Articolo in rivista|