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Online Discovery of Search Objectives for Test-Based Problems

Evolutionary Computation, Volume 25, Issue 3, Page 375-406, Fall 2017. <br/> Continue reading

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Identifying Features of Fitness Landscapes and Relating Them to Problem Difficulty

Evolutionary Computation, Volume 25, Issue 3, Page 407-437, Fall 2017. <br/> Continue reading

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A Probabilistic Reformulation of No Free Lunch: Continuous Lunches Are Not Free

Evolutionary Computation, Volume 25, Issue 3, Page 503-528, Fall 2017. <br/> Continue reading

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Evolving a Nelder–Mead Algorithm for Optimization with Genetic Programming

Evolutionary Computation, Volume 25, Issue 3, Page 351-373, Fall 2017. <br/> Continue reading

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Multimodal Optimization by Covariance Matrix Self-Adaptation Evolution Strategy with Repelling Subpopulations

Evolutionary Computation, Volume 25, Issue 3, Page 439-471, Fall 2017. <br/> Continue reading

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A Hidden Markov Model Approach to the Problem of Heuristic Selection in Hyper-Heuristics with a Case Study in High School Timetabling Problems

Evolutionary Computation, Volume 25, Issue 3, Page 473-501, Fall 2017. <br/> Continue reading

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GPEM 18(3) is available, with a peer commentary special section

The third issue of Volume 18 of Genetic Programming and Evolvable Machines is now available for download. Along with two regular articles and a book review, it contains a peer commentary special section, with a target article by Peter A. Whigham, Grant Dick, and James Maclaurin, seven commentaries, and a response by the target article authors. The special section is also available as a “topical collection” with its own page here.

GPEM 18(3) contains:

A univariate marginal distribution algorithm based on extreme elitism and its application to the robotic inverse displacement problem
by Shujun Gao & Clarence W. de Silva

A closed asynchronous dynamic model of cellular learning automata and its application to peer-to-peer networks
by Ali Mohammad Saghiri & Mohammad Reza Meybodi

Introduction to the peer commentary special section on “On the Mapping of Genotype to Phenotype in Evolutionary Algorithms” by Peter A. Whigham, Grant Dick, and James Maclaurin
by Lee Spector

On the mapping of genotype to phenotype in evolutionary algorithms
by Peter A. Whigham, Grant Dick & James Maclaurin

Probing the axioms of evolutionary algorithm design: Commentary on “On the mapping of genotype to phenotype in evolutionary algorithms” by Peter A. Whigham, Grant Dick, and James Maclaurin
by Lee Altenberg

Genotype–phenotype mapping implications for genetic programming representation: Commentary on “On the mapping of genotype to phenotype in evolutionary algorithms” by Peter A. Whigham, Grant Dick, and James Maclaurin
by Anikó Ekárt & Peter R. Lewis

Evolutionary algorithms and synthetic biology for directed evolution: commentary on “on the mapping of genotype to phenotype in evolutionary algorithms” by Peter A. Whigham, Grant Dick, and James Maclaurin
by Douglas B. Kell

Distilling the salient features of natural systems: Commentary on “On the mapping of genotype to phenotype in evolutionary algorithms” by Whigham, Dick and Maclaurin
by Michael O’Neill & Miguel Nicolau

A rebuttal to Whigham, Dick, and Maclaurin by one of the inventors of Grammatical Evolution: Commentary on “On the Mapping of Genotype to Phenotype in Evolutionary Algorithms” by Peter A. Whigham, Grant Dick, and James Maclaurin
by Conor Ryan

(Over-)Realism in evolutionary computation: Commentary on “On the Mapping of Genotype to Phenotype in Evolutionary Algorithms” by Peter A. Whigham, Grant Dick, and James Maclaurin
by G. Squillero & A. Tonda

Taking “biology” just seriously enough: Commentary on “On the Mapping of Genotype to Phenotype in Evolutionary Algorithms” by Peter A. Whigham, Grant Dick, and James Maclaurin
by James A. Foster

Just because it works: a response to comments on “On the Mapping of Genotype to Phenotype in Evolutionary Algorithms”
by Peter A. Whigham, Grant Dick & James Maclaurin

BOOK REVIEW
Sebastian Ventura and Jose Maria Luna: Pattern mining with evolutionary algorithms
by Bing Xue

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An Evolutionary Transfer Reinforcement Learning Framework for Multiagent Systems

In this paper, we present an evolutionary transfer reinforcement learning framework (eTL) for developing intelligent agents capable of adapting to the dynamic environment of multiagent systems (MASs). Specifically, we take inspiration from Darwin’s theory of natural selection and Universal Darwinism as the principal driving forces that govern the evolutionary knowledge transfer process. The essential backbone of our proposed eTL comprises several meme-inspired evolutionary mechanisms, namely meme representation, meme expression, meme assimilation, meme internal evolution, and meme external evolution. Our proposed approach constructs social selection mechanisms that are modeled after the principles of human learning to identify appropriate interacting partners. eTL also models the intrinsic parallelism of natural evolution and errors that are introduced due to the physiological limits of the agents’ ability to perceive differences, so as to generate “growth” and “variation” of knowledge that agents have of the world, thus exhibiting higher adaptivity capabilities on solving complex problems. To verify the efficacy of the proposed paradigm, comprehensive investigations of the proposed eTL against existing state-of-the-art TL methods in MAS, are conducted on the “minefield navigation tasks” platform and the “Unreal Tournament 2004” first person shooter computer game, in which homogeneous and heterogeneous learning machines are considered. Continue reading

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