A New Method of Cooperative PSO: Multiple Particle Swarm Optimizers with Inertia Weight with Diversive Curiosity

Part of the Lecture Notes in Electrical Engineering book series (LNEE, volume 110)


This chapter presents a new method of cooperative PSO—multiple particle swarm optimizers with inertia weight with diversive curiosity (MPSOIWα /DC). Compared to a plain MPSOIW, it has the following outstanding features: (1) Decentralization in multi-swarm exploration with hybrid search, (2) Concentration in evaluation and behavior control with diversive curiosity (DC), (3) Practical use of the results of an evolutionary PSOIW, and (4) Their effective combination. The actualization of its overall composition expands the applied object of cooperative PSO, and effectually alleviates stagnation in optimization with the multi-swarm’s decision-making. To demonstrate the effectiveness of the proposal, computer experiments on a suite of multi-dimensional benchmark problems are carried out. We examine its intrinsic characteristics, and compare the search performance with other methods. The obtained experimental results clearly indicate that the search performance of the MPSOIWα/DC is superior to that of the PSOIW, OPSO, and RGA/E, and is better than that of the MPSOα/DC, and MCPSOα/DC except for the Rosenbrock Problem.


Cooperative particle swarm optimization Hybrid search Localized random search Diversive and specific curiosity Swarm intelligence 



This research was supported by Grant-in-Aid Scientific Research(C) (22500132) from the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology, Japan.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Brain Science and EngineeringKyushu Institute of TechnologyKitakyushuJapan

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