IPO: An Inclined Planes System Optimization Algorithm

keywords: Heuristic algorithm, inclined planes system optimization, Newton's second law, optimization, swarm intelligence
In the last decades, heuristic algorithms are widely used in solving problems in different fields of science and engineering. Most of these methods are inspired by natural phenomena, such as biological behaviours or physical principles. In this paper, a new optimization method based on the dynamic of sliding motion along a frictionless inclined plane is introduced. In the proposed algorithm, a collection of agents cooperate with each other and move toward better positions in the search space by employing Newton's second law and equations of motion. Our method is compared with other popular optimization algorithms and the results on 23 standard benchmark functions show its effectiveness in most cases.
mathematics subject classification 2000: 90C59
reference: Vol. 35, 2016, No. 1, pp. 222–240