A new HMCR parameter of harmony search for better exploration

Mansor, N.F. and Abas, Z.A and Rahman, A.F.N.A and Shibghatullah, A.S. and Sidek, S. (2016) A new HMCR parameter of harmony search for better exploration. In: 2nd International Conference on Harmony Search Algorithm, ICHSA 2015, 19-21 Aug 2015, Seoul, South Korea.

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As a meta-heuristic algorithm, Harmony Search (HS) algorithm is a population-based meta-heuristics approach that is superior in solving diversified large scale optimization problems. Several studies have pointed that Harmony Search (HS) is an efficient and flexible tool to resolve optimization problems in diversed areas of construction, engineering, robotics, telecommunication, health and energy. In this respect, the three main operators in HS, namely the Harmony Memory Consideration Rate (HMCR), Pitch Adjustment Rate (PAR) and Bandwidth (BW) play a vital role in balancing the local exploitation and the global exploration. These parameters influence the overall performance of HS algorithm, and therefore it is very crucial to fine turn them. However, when performing a local search, the harmony search algorithm can be easily trapped in the local optima. Therefore, there is a need to improve the fine tuning of the parameters. This research focuses on the HMCR parameter adjustment strategy using step function with combined Gaussian distribution function to enhance the global optimality of HS. The result of the study showed a better global optimum in comparison to the standard HS.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics
Divisions: Faculty of Informatics & Computing
Depositing User: Muhammad Akmal Azhar
Date Deposited: 10 Nov 2020 01:47
Last Modified: 10 Nov 2020 01:47
URI: http://eprints.unisza.edu.my/id/eprint/1154

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