Archery Algorithm: A Novel Stochastic Optimization Algorithm for Solving Optimization Problems

Fatemeh Ahmadi Zeidabadi, Mohammad Dehghani, Pavel Trojovský, Štěpán Hubálovský, Victor Leiva, Gaurav Dhiman

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Finding a suitable solution to an optimization problem designed in science is a major challenge. Therefore, these must be addressed utilizing proper approaches. Based on a random search space, optimization algorithms can find acceptable solutions to problems. Archery Algorithm (AA) is a new stochastic approach for addressing optimization problems that is discussed in this study. The fundamental idea of developing the suggested AA is to imitate the archer’s shooting behavior toward the target panel. The proposed algorithm updates the location of each member of the population in each dimension of the search space by a member randomly marked by the archer. The AA is mathematically described, and its capacity to solve optimization problems is evaluated on twenty-three distinct types of objective functions. Furthermore, the proposed algorithm’s performance is compared vs. eight approaches, including teaching-learning based optimization, marine predators algorithm, genetic algorithm, grey wolf optimization, particle swarm optimization, whale optimization algorithm, gravitational search algorithm, and tunicate swarm algorithm. According to the simulation findings, the AA has a good capacity to tackle optimization issues in both unimodal and multimodal scenarios, and it can give adequate quasi-optimal solutions to these problems. The analysis and comparison of competing algorithms’ performance with the proposed algorithm demonstrates the superiority and competitiveness of the AA.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)399-416
Number of pages18
JournalComputers, Materials and Continua
Issue number1
StatePublished - 2022


  • Archer
  • Meta-heuristic algorithm
  • Population-based algorithm
  • Population-based optimization
  • Stochastic programming
  • Swarm intelligence
  • Wilcoxon statistical test


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