Accelerating fireworks algorithm with weight-based guiding sparks

Yuhao Li, Jun Yu, Hideyuki Takagi, Ying Tan

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We introduce two strategies into the guided fireworks algorithm (GFWA) to further improve its performance by generating one or more weight-based guiding spark individual(s) for each firework individual. The first strategy assigns different weights to spark individuals under each firework individual according to their fitness and then calculates one or more guiding vector(s) to guide the firework individual to evolve into potential directions. The second strategy decides the number of weight-based guiding spark individuals dynamically based on the evolution of a firework individual, i.e. if a firework individual does not evolve and survive in the next generation, then the second strategy reduces the number of spark individuals generated around the firework individual and generates the same reduced number of weight-based guiding spark individuals additionally. We design a controlled experiment to evaluate the performance of our proposal using CEC 2013 benchmark functions with five different dimensions. The experiment results confirm that the proposed strategies can provide effective guidance information to improve the GFWA performance significantly, and its acceleration effect for higher dimensional tasks is more obvious.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAdvances in Swarm Intelligence - 10th International Conference, ICSI 2019, Proceedings
EditorsYing Tan, Yuhui Shi, Ben Niu
PublisherSpringer Verlag
Number of pages10
ISBN (Print)9783030263683
Publication statusPublished - 2019
Event10th International Conference on Swarm Intelligence, ICSI 2019 - Chiang Mai, Thailand
Duration: Jul 26 2019Jul 30 2019

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
Volume11655 LNCS
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349


Conference10th International Conference on Swarm Intelligence, ICSI 2019
CityChiang Mai

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Theoretical Computer Science
  • Computer Science(all)


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