Theoretical Derivations and Application Issues

Theoretical Derivations and Application Issues

E. Parsopoulos Konstantinos (University of Ioannina, Greece) and N. Vrahatis Michael (University of Patras, Greece)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-61520-666-7.ch003
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Abstract

This chapter deals with fundamental theoretical investigations and application issues of PSO. We are mostly interested in developments that offer new insight in configuring and tuning the parameters of the method. For this purpose, the chapter opens with a discussion on initialization techniques, followed by brief presentations of investigations on particle trajectories and the stability analysis of PSO. A useful technique based on computational statistics is also presented for the optimal tuning of the algorithm on specific problems. The chapter closes with a short discussion on termination conditions.

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