Development of Inter-ethnic Harmony Search Algorithm Based on Inter-ethnic Reconciliation

Hyun Woo Jung, Young Hwan Choi, Donghwi Jung, Joong Hoon Kim

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Harmony search (HS) has been applied in various fields and presented good results. However, since HS has several drawbacks (i.e., parameter settings, solution stagnation), various improved versions of HS developed to overcome these drawbacks. In this study, a new improved HS is proposed called inter-ethnic harmony search (IeHS). IeHS is developed to mimic the concept of the reconciliation of various ethnicities from Turkish history, and this algorithm considers the self-adaptive parameters and decision variables setting, balancing local and global search, overcoming the solution stagnation problem using the historical concept (i.e., Millet and Jannissary). To verify the performance of IeHS, the mathematical benchmark functions from CEC 2014 are applied and compared representative improved version of HS using performance indices.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationLecture Notes on Data Engineering and Communications Technologies
PublisherSpringer Science and Business Media Deutschland GmbH
Number of pages9
Publication statusPublished - 2021

Publication series

NameLecture Notes on Data Engineering and Communications Technologies
ISSN (Print)2367-4512
ISSN (Electronic)2367-4520

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
Acknowledgements This work was supported by the National Research Foundation of Korea (NRF) grant funded by the Korea government (MSIT) (No. 2019R1A2B5B03069810).

Publisher Copyright:
© 2021, The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd.


  • CEC 2014
  • Harmony search
  • Jannissary
  • Millet
  • Turkish history

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Information Systems
  • Media Technology
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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