Self-Controlling Dominance Area of Solutions in Evolutionary Many-Objective Optimization


Controlling dominance area of solutions (CDAS) relaxes the concepts of Pareto dominance with an user-defined parameter S. This method enhances the search performance of dominance-based MOEA in many-objective optimization problems (MaOPs). However, to bring out desirable search performance, we have to experimentally find out S that controls dominance area appropriately. Also, there is a tendency to deteriorate the diversity of solutions obtained by CDAS when we decrease S from 0.5. To solve these problems, in this work, we propose a modification of CDAS called self-controlling dominance area of solutions (S-CDAS). In S-CDAS, the algorithm self-controls dominance area for each solution without the need of an external parameter. S-CDAS considers convergence and diversity and realizes a fine grained ranking that is different from conventional CDAS. In this work, we use many-objective 0/1 knapsack problems with m = 4 similar to 10 objectives to verify the search performance of the proposed method. Simulation results show that S-CDAS achieves well-balanced search performance on both convergence and diversity compared to conventional NSCA-II, CDAS, IBEA(epsilon+) and MSOPS.