Why six informants is optimal in PSO

@inproceedings{GarcaNieto2012WhySI,
  title={Why six informants is optimal in PSO},
  author={Jos{\'e} Garc{\'i}a-Nieto and Enrique Alba},
  booktitle={GECCO},
  year={2012}
}
In a previous work, it was empirically shown that certain numbers of informants different from the standard "two" and the expensive "all" may provide the Particle Swarm Optimization (PSO) with new essential information about the search landscape, leading this algorithm to perform more accurately than other existing versions of it. Here, we extend this study by analyzing the internal behavior of PSO from the point of view of the evolvability. Our motivation is to find evidences of why such… CONTINUE READING

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