Proposal of F-F-objective optimization for many objectives and its evaluation with a 0/1 knapsack problem

Makoto Inoue, Hideyuki Takagi

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Abstract

We propose Fewer-Fixed-Objective Optimization (F-F-Objective Optimization), a method for improving the capabilities of evolutionary many-objective optimization. The method is evaluated by applying it to a multi-objective 0/1 knapsack problem. Searching performance in many-objective optimization becomes drastically worse as the number of objectives is increased. To address this problem, the proposed method ranks individuals in subsets of s objectives selected from the total m objectives, where s is a fixed number in [1, m]. The final rank of each individual is determined as the aggregation of its mCs ranks. We begin by introducing the F-F-Objective Optimization concept and illustrating its application to a numerical 5- objective optimization problem. Next, we further investigate the proposed method using an 8-objective 0/1 knapsack problem as an example of a typical many-objective optimization problem. Here we apply multi-objective genetic algorithms (GA) with the proposed method for all values of s from 1 to 8. When s = 1, the method is equivalent to the average ranking method or weight-based GA with equal weights, and it is equivalent to conventional evolutionary multi-objective optimization when s = m. The method's performance is evaluated using such metrics as hypervolume and the C Metric. Finally, we discuss the proposed method with regards to its convergence characteristics and the diversity of its Pareto solutions.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings - 2010 2nd World Congress on Nature and Biologically Inspired Computing, NaBIC 2010
Pages520-525
Number of pages6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Dec 1 2010
Event2010 2nd World Congress on Nature and Biologically Inspired Computing, NaBIC 2010 - Kitakyushu, Japan
Duration: Dec 15 2010Dec 17 2010

Publication series

NameProceedings - 2010 2nd World Congress on Nature and Biologically Inspired Computing, NaBIC 2010

Other

Other2010 2nd World Congress on Nature and Biologically Inspired Computing, NaBIC 2010
CountryJapan
CityKitakyushu
Period12/15/1012/17/10

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All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Computational Theory and Mathematics
  • Theoretical Computer Science

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Inoue, M., & Takagi, H. (2010). Proposal of F-F-objective optimization for many objectives and its evaluation with a 0/1 knapsack problem. In Proceedings - 2010 2nd World Congress on Nature and Biologically Inspired Computing, NaBIC 2010 (pp. 520-525). [5716333] (Proceedings - 2010 2nd World Congress on Nature and Biologically Inspired Computing, NaBIC 2010). https://doi.org/10.1109/NABIC.2010.5716333