The recently introduced Gene-pool Optimal Mixing Evolutionary Algorithm (GOMEA), with a lean, but sufficient, linkage model and an efficient variation operator, has been shown to be a robust and efficient methodology for solving single objective (SO) optimization problems with superior performance compared to classic genetic algorithms (GAs) and estimation-of-distribution algorithms (EDAs). In this paper, we bring the strengths of GOMEAs to the multi-objective (MO) optimization realm. To this end, we modify the linkage learning procedure and the variation operator of GOMEAs to better suit the need of finding the whole Pareto-optimal front rather than a single best solution. Based on state-of-the-art studies on MOEAs, we further pinpoint and incorporate two other essential components for a scalable MO optimizer. First, the use of an elitist archive is beneficial for keeping track of non-dominated solutions when the main population size is limited. Second, clustering can be crucial if different parts of the Pareto-optimal front need to be handled differently. By combining these elements, we construct a multi-objective GOMEA (MO-GOMEA). Experimental results on various MO optimization problems confirm the capability and scalability of our MO-GOMEA that compare favorably with those of the well-known GA NSGA-II and the more recently introduced EDA mohBOA.
Additional Metadata
Keywords Multi-objective optimization, Optimal Mixing, Linkage Tree Genetic Algorithm, Clustering
THEME Energy (theme 4), Logistics (theme 3)
Publisher ACM
Editor C. Igel
Persistent URL dx.doi.org/10.1145/2576768.2598261
Project Computational Capacity Planning in Electricity Networks
Conference Genetic and Evolutionary Computation Conference
Citation
Luong, N.H, La Poutré, J.A, & Bosman, P.A.N. (2014). Multi-objective gene-pool optimal mixing evolutionary algorithms. In C Igel (Ed.), Proceedings of Genetic and Evolutionary Computation Conference 2014 (pp. 357–364). ACM. doi:10.1145/2576768.2598261