Population-based Algorithm Portfolios with automated constituent algorithms selection

Ke Tang, Fei Peng, Guoliang Chen, Xin Yao

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Population-based Algorithm Portfolios (PAP) is an appealing framework for integrating different Evolutionary Algorithms (EAs) to solve challenging numerical optimization problems. Particularly, PAP has shown significant advantages to single EAs when a number of problems need to be solved simultaneously. Previous investigation on PAP reveals that choosing appropriate constituent algorithms is crucial to the success of PAP. However, no method has been developed for this purpose. In this paper, an extended version of PAP, namely PAP based on Estimated Performance Matrix (EPM-PAP) is proposed. EPM-PAP is equipped with a novel constituent algorithms selection module, which is based on the EPM of each candidate EAs. Empirical studies demonstrate that the EPM-based selection method can successfully identify appropriate constituent EAs, and thus EPM-PAP outperformed all single EAs considered in this work.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)94-104
JournalInformation Sciences
Early online date3 Apr 2014
Publication statusPublished - 20 Sept 2014


  • Population-based Algorithm Portfolios
  • Algorithm subset selection
  • Global optimization


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