An adaptive evolutionary algorithm for numerical optimization

  • Zhengjun Pan
  • Lishan Kang
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 1285)


In this paper, a normalized floating point representation has been used for making it be possible to design biotechnical genetic operators as well as to apply some genetic operators like inversion. To improve the adaptation of evolutionary algorithms and avoid the biases which may exist in some genetic operators, we have designed and applied several kinds of genetic operators with some probability. The experimental results show that our adaptive evolutionary algorithm has a better performance than the BGA (Breeder genetic Algorithm) and GAFOC (Genetic Algorithm For Optimal Control problems) for the test problems.


simulated evolution evolutionary algorithm genetic algorithm numerical optimization 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Zhengjun Pan
    • 1
  • Lishan Kang
    • 1
  1. 1.State Key Laboratory of Software Engineering Wuhan UniversityWuhanP.R.China

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