Dynamic social behavior algorithm for real-parameter optimization problems and optimization of hyper beamforming of linear antenna arrays

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The ever evolving complexity of real-world problems had become an impetus for the development of many new and efficient optimization algorithms. Meta-heuristics based on evolutionary computation and swarm intelligence are successful examples of nature-inspired optimization techniques. In this work, a new Dynamic Social Behavior (DSB) algorithm is proposed to solve global optimization problems. The DSB algorithm is based on the simulation of cooperative behavior of animal groups. In the proposed algorithm, individuals emulate the interaction of individuals based on biological laws of cooperative colony. This algorithm partially adopts the foraging strategy of animal groups and utilizes recruitment signal as a means of information transfer among individuals. In order to illustrate the proficiency and robustness of the proposed algorithm, it is compared with other well-known evolutionary algorithms. The comparison examines several series of widely used benchmark functions and an engineering problem on hyper beamforming optimization. The results testifies the superior performance of DSB compared with other state-of-the-art meta-heuristics.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)401-414
Number of pages14
JournalEngineering Applications of Artificial Intelligence
Publication statusPublished - Sep 2017


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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