Analysis of diversity mechanisms for optimisation in dynamic environments with low frequencies of change

Pietro S. Oliveto, Christine Zarges

Allbwn ymchwil: Cyfraniad at gyfnodolynErthygladolygiad gan gymheiriaid

23 Dyfyniadau(SciVal)


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 fitness-diversity mechanism turns the runtime from exponential to polynomial. Finally, we show how a careful use of fitness-sharing 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 wreiddiolSaesneg
Tudalennau (o-i)37-56
Nifer y tudalennau20
CyfnodolynTheoretical Computer Science
Rhif cyhoeddiA
Dyddiad ar-lein cynnar23 Hyd 2014
Dynodwyr Gwrthrych Digidol (DOIs)
StatwsCyhoeddwyd - 04 Ion 2015
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