On the Leader Selection in the Self-Organizing Migrating Algorithm

  • Lukas Tomaszek Department of Computer Science, VSB Technical University of Ostrava, Czech Republic
  • Ivan Zelinka Department of Computer Science, VSB Technical University of Ostrava, Czech Republic https://orcid.org/0000-0002-3858-7340
  • Mohammed Chadli MIS Laboratory, University of Picardie Jules Verne, France
Keywords: self-organizing migrating algorithm, CEC 2014 benchmark, AllToNBest strategy, swarm algorithms


In this article, a novel leader selection strategy for the self-organizing migrating algorithm is introduced. This strategy replaces original AllToOne and AllToRand strategies. It is shown and statistically tested, that the new strategy outperforms the original ones. All the experiments were conducted on well known CEC 2014 benchmark functions according to the CEC competition rules and reported here.


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How to Cite
Tomaszek, L., Zelinka, I. and Chadli, M. 2019. On the Leader Selection in the Self-Organizing Migrating Algorithm. MENDEL. 25, 1 (Jun. 2019), 171-178. DOI:https://doi.org/10.13164/mendel.2019.1.171.