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Title: Whale Optimization Algorithm: A Systematic Review of Contemporary Applications, Modifications and Developments
Authors: Rana, Nadim
Abd Latiff, Muhammad Shafie
Abdulhamid, Shafi’i M.
Chiroma, Haruna
Keywords: Whale optimization algorithm
Bubble-net hunting
Swarm based
Issue Date: 20-Jul-2019
Publisher: Neural Computing and Applications
Series/Report no.: 2:16245–16277;
Abstract: Whale optimization algorithm (WOA) is a recently developed swarm-based meta-heuristic algorithm that is based on thebubble-net hunting maneuver technique—of humpback whales—for solving the complex optimization problems. It hasbeen widely accepted swarm intelligence technique in various engineering fields due to its simple structure, less requiredoperator, fast convergence speed and better balancing capability between exploration and exploitation phases. Owing to itsoptimal performance and efficiency, the applications of the algorithm have extensively been utilized in multidisciplinaryfields in the recent past. This paper investigates further into WOA of its applications, modifications, and hybridizationsacross various fields of engineering. The description of the strengths, weaknesses and opportunities to support futureresearch are also explored. The Systematic Literature Review is opted as a method to disseminate the findings and gap fromthe existing literature. The authors select eighty-two (82) articles as a primary studies out of nine hundred and thirty-nine(939) articles between 2016 and 2020. As per our result, WOA-based techniques are applied in 5 fields and 17 subfields ofvarious engineering domains. 61% work has been found on modification, 27% on hybridization and 12% on multi-objective variants of WOA techniques. The growing research trend on WOA is expected to continue into the future. Thereview presented in the paper has the potential to motivate expert researchers to propose more novel WOA-basedalgorithms, and it can serve as an initial reading material for a novice researcher.
ISSN: 0941-0643
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