A novel particle swarm optimizer hybridized with extremal optimization

Particle swarm optimization (PSO) has received increasing interest from the optimization community due to its simplicity in implementation and its inexpensive computational overhead. However, PSO has premature convergence, especially in complex multimodal functions. Extremal Optimization (EO) is a recently developed local-search heuristic method and has been successfully applied to a wide variety of hard optimization … Read more