Adaptive genetic algorithms applied to dynamic multiobjective problems

Bingul Z.

APPLIED SOFT COMPUTING, vol.7, pp.791-799, 2007 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 7
  • Publication Date: 2007
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.asoc.2006.03.001
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED)
  • Page Numbers: pp.791-799
  • Keywords: adaptive genetic algorithms, fuzzy logic, force allocation, combat simulation and multiobjective optimization, EVOLUTIONARY ALGORITHMS, IDENTIFICATION, OPTIMIZATION
  • Kocaeli University Affiliated: Yes


This paper describes an adaptive genetic algorithm ( AGA) with dynamic fitness function for multiobjective problems ( MOPs) in a dynamic environment. In order to see performance of the algorithm, AGA was applied to two kinds of MOPs. Firstly, the algorithm was used to find an optimal force allocation for a combat simulation. The paper discusses four objectives that need to be optimized and presents a fuzzy inference system that forms an aggregation of the four objectives. A second fuzzy inference system is used to control the crossover and mutation rates based on statistics of the aggregate fitness. In addition to dynamic force allocation optimization problem, a simple example of a dynamic multiobjective optimization problem taken from Farina et al. [ M. Farina, K. Deb, P. Amato, Dynamic multiobjective optimization problems: test cases, approximations, and applications, IEEE Trans. Evol. Comput. 8 ( 5) ( 2004) 425-442] is presented and solved with the proposed algorithm. The results obtained here indicate that performance of the fuzzy-augmented GA is better than a standard GA method in terms of improvement of convergence to solutions of dynamic MOPs. (c) 2006 Elsevier B. V. All rights reserved.