Using Network Science to Define a Dynamic Communication Topology for Particle Swarm Optimizers

  • Marcos A. C. Oliveira Junior
  • Carmelo J. A. Bastos Filho
  • Ronaldo Menezes
Part of the Studies in Computational Intelligence book series (SCI, volume 424)


We propose here to use network sciences, specifically an approach based on the Barabási-Albert model, to define a dynamic communication topology for Particle Swarm Optimizers. We compared our proposal to previous approaches, including a simpler Barabási-Albert-based approach and other most used approaches, and we obtained better results in average for well known benchmark functions.


Particle Swarm Optimization Particle Swarm Particle Swarm Optimization Algorithm Preferential Attachment Benchmark Function 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Marcos A. C. Oliveira Junior
    • 1
  • Carmelo J. A. Bastos Filho
    • 1
  • Ronaldo Menezes
    • 2
  1. 1.University of PernambucoRecifeBrazil
  2. 2.Florida Institute of TechnologyMelbourneUSA

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