Comment on paper “Multi-strategy ensemble evolutionary algorithm for dynamic multi-objective optimization” by Wang and Li
- Author(s): Vrugt, Jasper A.
- Robinson, Bruce A.
- Hyman, James M.
- et al.
Published Web Locationhttps://doi.org/10.1007/s12293-010-0041-8
This comment addresses the work of Wang and Li (DOI: 10.1007/s12293-009-0012-0, hereafter referred to as WL) published online on September 01, 2009 in a (special) issue of Memetic Computing. We respectfully beg to differ in opinion with WL and argue that the concept of multi-strategy evolutionary search used by WL is not particularly novel. Similar ideas have been presented elsewhere, and these publications date back to at least early 2007. For instance, in a series of papers published in PNAS (2007), SSSAJ (2008), WRR (2008), IEEE-TEVC (2009), JH (2010), Vrugt and coworkers have introduced AMALGAM, a multi-method (or ensemble) search approach to solve emerging single and multiple objective search and optimization problems. In the past few years, MATLAB, C++, Python, and R implementations of AMALGAM have been distributed extensively among researchers and practitioners in various fields of study.