Dispersive Flies Optimisation
Mohammad Majid Al-Rifaie
Citation: Proceedings of the 2014 Federated Conference on Computer Science and Information Systems, M. Ganzha, L. Maciaszek, M. Paprzycki (eds). ACSIS, Vol. 2, pages 529–538 (2014)
Abstract. One of the main sources of inspiration for techniques applicable to complex search space and optimisation problems is nature. This paper proposes a new metaheuristic -- Dispersive Flies Optimisation or DFO -- whose inspiration is beckoned from the swarming behaviour of flies over food sources in nature. The simplicity of the algorithm, which is the implementation of one such paradigm for continuous optimisation, facilitates the analysis of its behaviour. A series of experimental trials confirms the promising performance of the optimiser over a set of benchmarks, as well as its competitiveness when compared against few other well-known population based algorithms. In addition to diversity, the performance of the newly introduced algorithm is investigated using the three performance measures of accuracy, efficiency and reliability.