Dynamic Multi-objective Optimization Using Evolutionary Algorithms: A Survey


Dynamic Multi-objective Optimization is a challenging research topic since the objective functions, constraints, and problem parameters may change over time. Although dynamic optimization and multi-objective optimization have sepa- rately obtained a great interest among many researchers, there are only few studies that have been developed to solve Dynamic Multi-objective Optimisation Problems (DMOPs). Moreover, applying Evolutionary Algorithms (EAs) to solve this cate- gory of problems is not yet highly explored although this kind of problems is of significant importance in practice. This paper is devoted to briefly survey EAs that were proposed in the literature to handle DMOPs. In addition, an overview of the most commonly used test functions, performance measures and statistical tests is presented. Actual challenges and future research directions are also discussed.