We propose here to use network sciences, specifically an approach based on the Barabási-Albert model, to define a dynamic communication topology for Particle Swarm Optimizers. We compared our proposal to previous approaches, including a simpler Barabási-Albert-based approach and other most used approaches, and we obtained better results in average for well known benchmark functions.
3rd Workshop on Complex Networks (Complenet), Melbourne, USA. 2012.
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