Parameter Meta-optimization of Metaheuristic Optimization Algorithms

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The quality of a heuristic optimization algorithm is strongly dependent on its parameter values. Finding the optimal parameter values is a laborious task which requires expertise and knowledge about the algorithm, its parameters and the problem. This paper describes, how the optimization of parameters can be automated by using another optimization algorithm on a meta-level. To demonstrate this, a meta-optimization problem which is algorithm independent and allows any kind of algorithm on the meta- and base-level is implemented for the open source optimization environment HeuristicLab. Experimental results of the optimization of a genetic algorithm for different sets of base-level problems with different complexities are shown.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)367-374
Number of pages8
JournalLecture Notes in Computer Science
Issue numberPART 1
Publication statusPublished - Feb 2012


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