Differential Evolution and Tabu Search to Find Multiple Solutions of Multimodal Optimization Problems

  • Erick R. F. A. Schneider
  • Renato  A. Krohling
Conference paper
Part of the Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing book series (AISC, volume 223)


Many real life optimization problems are multimodal with multiple optima. Evolutionary Algorithms (EA) have successfully been used to solve these problems, but they have the disadvantage since that they converge to only one optimum, even though there are many optima. We proposed a hybrid algorithm combining differential evolution (DE) with tabu search (TS) to find multiple solutions of these problems. The proposed algorithm was tested on optimization problems with multiple optima and the results compared with those provided by the Particle Swarm Optimization (PSO) algorithm.


multimodal optimization problems differential evolution and tabu search 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Erick R. F. A. Schneider
    • 1
  • Renato  A. Krohling
    • 2
  1. 1.Graduate Program in Computer Science (PPGI)Federal University of Espírito SantoVitóriaBrazil
  2. 2.Department of Production Engineering and Graduate Program in Computer Science (PPGI)Federal University of Espírito SantoVitoriaBrazil

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