• KSII Transactions on Internet and Information Systems
    Monthly Online Journal (eISSN: 1976-7277)

Particle Swarm Optimization based on Vector Gaussian Learning

Vol. 11, No.4, April 30, 2017
10.3837/tiis.2017.04.012, Download Paper (Free):


Gaussian learning is a new technology in the computational intelligence area. However, this technology weakens the learning ability of a particle swarm and achieves a lack of diversity. Thus, this paper proposes a vector Gaussian learning strategy and presents an effective approach, named particle swarm optimization based on vector Gaussian learning. The experiments show that the algorithm is more close to the optimal solution and the better search efficiency after we use vector Gaussian learning strategy. The strategy adopts vector Gaussian learning to generate the Gaussian solution of a swarm’s optimal location, increases the learning ability of the swarm’s optimal location, and maintains the diversity of the swarm. The method divides the states into normal and premature states by analyzing the state threshold of the swarm. If the swarm is in the premature category, the algorithm adopts an inertia weight strategy that decreases linearly in addition to vector Gaussian learning; otherwise, it uses a fixed inertia weight strategy. Experiments are conducted on eight well-known benchmark functions to verify the performance of the new approach. The results demonstrate promising performance of the new method in terms of convergence velocity and precision, with an improved ability to escape from a local optimum.


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[IEEE Style]
Jia Zhao, Li Lv, Hui Wang, Hui Sun, Runxiu Wu, Jugen Nie and Zhifeng Xie, "Particle Swarm Optimization based on Vector Gaussian Learning," KSII Transactions on Internet and Information Systems, vol. 11, no. 4, pp. 2038-2057, 2017. DOI: 10.3837/tiis.2017.04.012

[ACM Style]
Zhao, J., Lv, L., Wang, H., Sun, H., Wu, R., Nie, J., and Xie, Z. 2017. Particle Swarm Optimization based on Vector Gaussian Learning. KSII Transactions on Internet and Information Systems, 11, 4, (2017), 2038-2057. DOI: 10.3837/tiis.2017.04.012