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Mathematical Problems in Engineering
Volume 2015, Article ID 128902, 15 pages
Research Article

The Cellular Differential Evolution Based on Chaotic Local Search

1Key Laboratory of Specialty Fiber Optics and Optical Access Networks, Shanghai University, Shanghai 200072, China
2School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, East China Jiaotong University, Nanchang 330013, China

Received 27 January 2015; Revised 30 April 2015; Accepted 4 May 2015

Academic Editor: George S. Dulikravich

Copyright © 2015 Qingfeng Ding and Guoxin Zheng. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


To avoid immature convergence and tune the selection pressure in the differential evolution (DE) algorithm, a new differential evolution algorithm based on cellular automata and chaotic local search (CLS) or ccDE is proposed. To balance the exploration and exploitation tradeoff of differential evolution, the interaction among individuals is limited in cellular neighbors instead of controlling parameters in the canonical DE. To improve the optimizing performance of DE, the CLS helps by exploring a large region to avoid immature convergence in the early evolutionary stage and exploiting a small region to refine the final solutions in the later evolutionary stage. What is more, to improve the convergence characteristics and maintain the population diversity, the binomial crossover operator in the canonical DE may be instead by the orthogonal crossover operator without crossover rate. The performance of ccDE is widely evaluated on a set of 14 bound constrained numerical optimization problems compared with the canonical DE and several DE variants. The simulation results show that ccDE has better performances in terms of convergence rate and solution accuracy than other optimizers.