A heuristic optimization method inspired by wolf preying behavior

Fong, Simon, Deb, Suash and Yang, Xin-She ORCID logoORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-8231-5556 (2015) A heuristic optimization method inspired by wolf preying behavior. Neural Computing and Applications, 26 (7) . pp. 1725-1738. ISSN 0941-0643 [Article] (doi:10.1007/s00521-015-1836-9)


Optimization problems can become intractable when the search space undergoes tremendous growth. Heuristic optimization methods have therefore been created that can search the very large spaces of candidate solutions. These methods, also called metaheuristics, are the general skeletons of algorithms that can be modified and extended to suit a wide range of optimization problems. Various researchers have invented a collection of metaheuristics inspired by the movements of animals and insects (e.g., firefly, cuckoos, bats and accelerated PSO) with the advantages of efficient computation and easy implementation. This paper studies a relatively new bio-inspired heuristic optimization algorithm called the Wolf Search Algorithm (WSA) that imitates the way wolves search for food and survive by avoiding their enemies. The WSA is tested quantitatively with different values of parameters and compared to other metaheuristic algorithms under a range of popular non-convex functions used as performance test problems for optimization algorithms, with superior results observed in most tests.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: First published online: 10 February 2015
Research Areas: A. > School of Science and Technology > Design Engineering and Mathematics
Item ID: 19349
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Depositing User: Xin-She Yang
Date Deposited: 19 Apr 2016 10:16
Last Modified: 10 Jun 2019 13:07
URI: https://eprints.mdx.ac.uk/id/eprint/19349

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