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GECCO-2010 submission deadline just 1 week away

The submission deadline for GECCO-2010 regular papers is January 27, 2010, which is just 1 week away from today! Continue reading

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GECCO-2010 deadline extended to January 27, 2010

The GECCO-2010 deadline for submission of regular papers has been extended to January 27, 2010! Continue reading

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Reinforcement Learning, Logic and Evolutionary Computation

Drew Mellor is pleased to announce the publication of his new LCS book. Reinforcement Learning, Logic and Evolutionary Computation: A Learning Classifier System Approach to Relational Reinforcement Learning, published by Lambert Academic Publishing (ISBN 978-3-8383-0196-9). Abstract Reinforcement learning (RL) consists … Continue reading

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New book Essentials of Metaheuristics by Sean Luke available online

A new book Essentials of Metaheuristics by Sean Luke is available online. The book can be downloaded for free on its web site. Information about the book from the author’s web site:

This is an open set of lecture notes on metaheuristics algorithms, intended for undergraduate students, practitioners, programmers, and other non-experts. It was developed as […] Continue reading

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Slides from my GECCO-2009 presentations

I just put the slides from my GECCO-2009 presentations online both on the MEDAL Publications page and on the slideshare.net. The slideshare.net versions are embedded below:
Initial-Population Bias in the Univariate Estimation of Distribution Algorithm
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Performance of Evolutionary Algorithms on NK Landscapes with Nearest Neighbor Interactions and Tunable Overlap
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New issue of SIGEVOlution available now

The new issue of SIGEVOlution is now available for you to download from http://www.sigevolution.org. For me, the main highlight of the issue is the interview with John H. Holland with an introduction by Lashon Booker. Continue reading

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John Holland to give a keynote at GECCO-2009 in Montreal, Canada

John H. Holland will give a keynote speech at GECCO-2009 on July 12, 2009 (Sunday), 10:40am-11:40am. The talk is entitled Genetic Algorithms: Long Ago [Past] and Far Away [Future] and the abstract of the talk follows:

It was in the mid-50’s of the 20th century when I realized that Fisher’s fundamental theorem could be extended […] Continue reading

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Highlight from Simulated Car Racing Competition at CEC-2009

Pier Luca Lanzi just posted a few video highlights from the Simulated Car Racing Competition at CEC-2009. The winner of the competition was Thies Lonneker and Martin Butz. Congratulations!
Here’s one of the posted videos:

See also Pier Luca’s post at IlliGAL Blogging. Continue reading

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Hans-Paul Schwefel to give a talk at GECCO-2009

I just found out that Hans-Paul Schwefel, one of the evolutionary computation pioneers, is going to give a talk at the Genetic and Evolutionary Computation Conference (GECCO-2009) in Montreal, Canada (July 8-12, 2009). The talk will be part of the Learning from Failures in Evolutionary Computation (LFFEC) Workshop.
The title of the talk is failures […] Continue reading

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GECCO ranks 11th among conferences in AI/ML

According to the estimated impact factor, GECCO (Genetic and Evolutionary Computation Conference) ranks 11th in computer science conferences on artificial intelligence, machine learning, and human-computer interaction. The source: http://www.cs-conference-ranking.org/conferencerankings/topicsii.html. Continue reading

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