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On the Theoretical Analysis of the Plant Propagation Algorithms

Sulaiman, Muhammad and Salhi, Abdellah and Khan, Asfandyar and Muhammad, Shakoor and Khan, Wali (2018) 'On the Theoretical Analysis of the Plant Propagation Algorithms.' Mathematical Problems in Engineering. ISSN 1024-123X

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Abstract

Plant Propagation Algorithms (PPA) are powerful and flexible solvers for optimisation problems. They are nature-inspired heuristics which can be applied to any optimisation/search problem. There is a growing body of research, mainly experimental, on PPA in the literature. Little, however, has been done on the theoretical front. Given the prominence this algorithm is gaining in terms of performance on benchmark problems as well as practical ones, some theoretical insight into its convergence is needed. The current paper is aimed at fulfilling this by providing a sketch for a global convergence analysis.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics
Divisions: Faculty of Science and Health > Mathematical Sciences, Department of
Depositing User: Elements
Date Deposited: 17 May 2018 08:48
Last Modified: 17 May 2018 09:15
URI: http://repository.essex.ac.uk/id/eprint/22029

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