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Evolutionary dynamic optimisation has become one of the most active research areas in evolutionary computation. We consider the Balance function for which the poor expected performance of the (1+1) EA at low frequencies of change has been shown in the literature. We analyse the impact of populations and diversity mechanisms towards the robustness of evolutionary algorithms with respect to frequencies of change. We rigorously prove that there exists a sufficiently low frequency of change such that the (μ+1) EA without diversity requires exponential time with overwhelming probability for sublinear population sizes. The same result also holds if the algorithm is equipped with a genotype diversity mechanism. Furthermore we prove that a crowding mechanism makes the performance of the (μ+1) EA much worse (i.e., it is inefficient for any population size). On the positive side we prove that, independently of the frequency of change, a fitnessdiversity mechanism turns the runtime from exponential to polynomial. Finally, we show how a careful use of fitnesssharing together with a crowding mechanism is effective already with a population of size 2. We shed light through experiments when our theoretical results do not cover the whole parameter range.
Iaith wreiddiol  Saesneg 

Tudalennau (oi)  3756 
Nifer y tudalennau  20 
Cyfnodolyn  Theoretical Computer Science 
Cyfrol  561 
Rhif cyhoeddi  A 
Dyddiad arlein cynnar  23 Hyd 2014 
Dynodwyr Gwrthrych Digidol (DOIs)  
Statws  Cyhoeddwyd  04 Ion 2015 
Cyhoeddwyd yn allanol  Ie 
Ôl bys
Gweld gwybodaeth am bynciau ymchwil 'Analysis of diversity mechanisms for optimisation in dynamic environments with low frequencies of change'. Gyda’i gilydd, maen nhw’n ffurfio ôl bys unigryw.Proffiliau

Christine Zarges
 Cyfadran Busnes a’r Gwyddorau Ffisegol, Cyfrifiadureg  Senior Lecturer
Unigolyn: Dysgu ac Ymchwil