Biogeography-based Optimization Combined with Evolutionary Strategy and Immigration Refusal

Document Type

Conference Proceeding

Publication Date


Publication Title

2009 IEEE International Conference on Systems, Man and Cybernetics


Biogeography-based optimization (BBO) is a recently developed heuristic algorithm which has shown impressive performance on many well known benchmarks. In order to improve BBO, this paper incorporates distinctive features from other successful heuristic algorithms into BBO. In this paper, features from evolutionary strategy (ES) are used for BBO modification. Also, a new immigration refusal approach is added to BBO. After the modification of BBO, F-tests and T-tests are used to demonstrate the differences between different implementations of BBOs.

Original Citation

Du, D. W., Simon, D., Ergezer, M. (2009) Biogeography-based optimization combined with evolutionary strategy and immigration refusal in 2009 IEEE International Conference on Systems, Man and Cybernetics, 997 - 1002.