A literature survey of benchmark functions for global optimisation problems

Jamil, Momin and Yang, Xin-She ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-8231-5556 (2013) A literature survey of benchmark functions for global optimisation problems. International Journal of Mathematical Modelling and Numerical Optimisation, 4 (2) . pp. 150-194. ISSN 2040-3607 [Article] (doi:10.1504/IJMMNO.2013.055204)


Test functions are important to validate and compare the performance of optimisation algorithms. There have been many test or benchmark functions reported in the literature; however, there is no standard list or set of benchmark functions. Ideally, test functions should have diverse properties to be truly useful to test new algorithms in an unbiased way. For this purpose, we have reviewed and compiled a rich set of 175 benchmark functions for unconstrained optimisation problems with diverse properties in terms of modality, separability, and valley landscape. This is by far the most complete set of functions so far in the literature, and it can be expected that this complete set of functions can be used for validation of new optimisation in the future.

Item Type: Article
Research Areas: A. > School of Science and Technology > Design Engineering and Mathematics
Item ID: 19355
Depositing User: Xin-She Yang
Date Deposited: 19 Apr 2016 10:37
Last Modified: 10 Jun 2019 13:07
URI: https://eprints.mdx.ac.uk/id/eprint/19355

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