Evolutionary Large-Scale Multiobjective Optimization : Benchmarks and Algorithms

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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)401-415
Number of pages15
Journal / PublicationIEEE Transactions on Evolutionary Computation
Issue number3
Online published26 Jul 2021
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2023


Evolutionary large-scale multiobjective optimization (ELMO) has received increasing attention in recent years. This study has compared various existing optimizers for ELMO on different benchmarks, revealing that both benchmarks and algorithms for ELMO still need significant improvement. Thus, a new test suite and a new optimizer framework are proposed to further promote the research of ELMO. More realistic features are considered in the new benchmarks, such as mixed formulation of objective functions, mixed linkages in variables, and imbalanced contributions of variables to the objectives, which are challenging to the existing optimizers. To better tackle these benchmarks, a variable group-based learning strategy is embedded into the new optimizer framework for ELMO, which significantly improves the quality of reproduction in large-scale search space. The experimental results validate that the designed benchmarks can comprehensively evaluate the performance of existing optimizers for ELMO and the proposed optimizer shows distinct advantages in tackling these benchmarks. © 2021 IEEE.

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  • Evolutionary algorithm, Large-Scale Optimization, Multiobjective Optimization, Benchmarks