Article révisé par les pairs
Résumé : In this article, we apply an automatic algorithm configuration tool to improve the performance of the CMA-ES algorithm with increasing population size (iCMA-ES), the best performing algorithm on the CEC'05 benchmark set for continuous function optimization. In particular, we consider a separation between tuning and test sets and, thus, tune iCMA-ES on a different set of functions than the ones of the CEC'05 benchmark set. Our experimental results show that the tuned iCMA-ES improves significantly over the default version of iCMA-ES. Furthermore, we provide some further analyses on the impact of the modified parameter settings on iCMA-ES performance and a comparison with recent results of algorithms that use CMA-ES as a subordinate local search. © 2012 Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg.