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Digital Object Identifier (DOI) : 10.14569/IJACSA.2017.080709
Article Published in International Journal of Advanced Computer Science and Applications(IJACSA), Volume 8 Issue 7, 2017.
Abstract: Metaheuristic algorithms are investigated and used by many researchers in different areas. It is crucial to find optimal solutions for all problems under study especially for the ones which require sensitive optimization. Especially, for real case problems, solution quality and convergence speed of the algorithms are highly desired characteristics. In this paper, a new optimization algorithm called Core Levels Algorithm (COLA) based on the use of metaheuristics is proposed and analyzed. In the algorithm, two core levels are applied recursively to create new offsprings from the parent vectors which provides a desired balance on the exploration and exploitation characteristics. The algorithm’s performance is first studied on some well-known benchmark functions and then compared with previously proposed efficient evolutionary algorithms. The experimental results showed that even at the early stages of optimization, obtained values are very close or exactly the same as the optimum values of the analyzed functions. Then, the performance of COLA is investigated on real case problems such as some selected microwave circuit designs. The results denoted that COLA produces stable results and provides high accuracy of optimization without high parameter dependency even for the real case problems.
Ali Haydar, Ezgi Deniz Ülker, Kamil Dimililer and Sadik Ülker, “Core Levels Algorithm for Optimization: Case of Microwave Models” International Journal of Advanced Computer Science and Applications(IJACSA), 8(7), 2017. http://dx.doi.org/10.14569/IJACSA.2017.080709