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Adaptive Chemical Reaction Optimization for Global Numerical Optimization

James Jianqiao Yu, Albert Y.S. Lam, and Victor O.K. Li

Proc. IEEE Congress on Evolutionary Computation, Sendai, Japan, May 2015, Pages 3192-3199

A newly proposed chemical-reaction-inspired metaheurisic, Chemical Reaction Optimization (CRO), has been applied to many optimization problems in both discrete and continuous domains. To alleviate the effort in tuning parameters, this paper reduces the number of optimization parameters in canonical CRO and develops an adaptive scheme to evolve them. Our proposed Adaptive CRO (ACRO) adapts better to different optimization problems. We perform simulations with ACRO on a widely-used benchmark of continuous problems. The simulation results show that ACRO has superior performance over canonical CRO.