Performance of Migrating Birds Optimization Algorithm on Continuous Functions

ALKAYA A. F. , Algin R., Sahin Y., AĞAOĞLU M. , AKSAKALLI V.

5th International Conference on Swarm Intelligence (ICSI), Hefei, China, 17 - 20 October 2014, vol.8795, pp.452-459 identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • Volume: 8795
  • City: Hefei
  • Country: China
  • Page Numbers: pp.452-459


In this study, we evaluate the performance of a recently proposed metaheuristic on several well-known functions. The objective of this evaluation is to participate in a competition where several metaheuristics are compared. The metaheuristic we exploit is the recently proposed migrating birds optimization (MBO) algorithm. Our contribution in this study is to develop a novel neighbor generating function for MBO to be used in multidimensional continuous spaces. After a set of preliminary tests presenting the best performing values of the parameters, the results of computational experiments are given in 2, 10 and 30 dimensions.