Research on evolutionary multi-objective optimization algorithms.

*(Chinese. English summary)* Zbl 1212.68263
Summary: Evolutionary multi-objective optimization (EMO), whose main task is to deal with multi-objective optimization problems by evolutionary computation, has become a hot topic in evolutionary computation community. After summarizing the EMO algorithms before 2003 briefly, the recent advances in EMO are discussed in details. The current research directions are concluded. Furthermore, more new evolutionary paradigms have been introduced into EMO community, such as particle swarm optimization, artificial immune systems, and estimation distribution algorithms. On the other hand, in order to deal with many-objective optimization problems, many new dominance schemes different from traditional Pareto-dominance come forth. Furthermore, the essential characteristics of multi-objective optimization problems are deeply investigated. This paper also gives experimental comparison of several representative algorithms. Finally, several viewpoints for the future research of EMO are proposed.

##### MSC:

68T20 | AI problem solving (heuristics, search strategies, etc.) |

68W20 | Randomized algorithms |

90C29 | Multi-objective programming; goal programming |