Published in:Singapore, Springer Nature, vol. 184, pp. 293-303 (ISBN 978-981-15-5093-5; 978-981-15-5092-8) (ISSN 2190-3018)
Abstract:When coping with complex global optimization problems, often it is not possible to obtain either analytical or exact solutions. Therefore, one is forced to resort to approximate numerical optimizers. With this aim, several metaheuristics have been proposed in the literature and the primary approaches can be traced back to biology and physics. On one hand, there exist bio-inspired metaheuristics that imitate the Darwinian evolution of species (like, for instance, Genetic Algorithms) or the behaviour of group of social organisms (like, for instance, Ant Colony Optimization). On the other hand, there exist physics-inspired metaheuristics that mimic physical laws (like, for instance, gravitation and electromagnetism). In this work, we take into account the Fireworks Algorithm and the Particle Swarm Optimization in order to compare their exploration and exploitation capabilities. In particular, the investigation is performed considering as complex global optimization problem the estimation of the parameters of the technical analysis indicator Bollinger Bands in order to build effective financial trading systems, similarly to what proposed in (Corazza et al., 2019).