Self-Adaptive Heuristics for Evolutionary Computation

  • Oliver Kramer

Part of the Studies in Computational Intelligence book series (SCI, volume 147)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
  2. Introduction

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      Pages 1-6
  3. Part I: Foundations of Evolutionary Computation

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      Pages 7-7
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      Pages 29-47
  4. Part II: Self-Adaptive Operators

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      Pages 49-49
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  5. Part III: Constraint Handling

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      Pages 115-115
  6. Part IV: Summary

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      Pages 141-141
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  7. Part V: Appendix

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      Pages 147-147
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  8. Back Matter

About this book


Evolutionary algorithms are successful biologically inspired meta-heuristics. Their success depends on adequate parameter settings. The question arises: how can evolutionary algorithms learn parameters automatically during the optimization? Evolution strategies gave an answer decades ago: self-adaptation. Their self-adaptive mutation control turned out to be exceptionally successful. But nevertheless self-adaptation has not achieved the attention it deserves.

This book introduces various types of self-adaptive parameters for evolutionary computation. Biased mutation for evolution strategies is useful for constrained search spaces. Self-adaptive inversion mutation accelerates the search on combinatorial TSP-like problems. After the analysis of self-adaptive crossover operators the book concentrates on premature convergence of self-adaptive mutation control at the constraint boundary. Besides extensive experiments, statistical tests and some theoretical investigations enrich the analysis of the proposed concepts.


Computational Intelligence Computer-Aided Design (CAD) Evolution Evolutionary Intelligence Mutation Operator Self-Adaptive Heuristics algorithm algorithms biologically inspired evolutionary algorithm evolutionary computation heuristics metaheuristic optimization

Authors and affiliations

  • Oliver Kramer
    • 1
  1. 1.University of DortmundGermany

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer Berlin Heidelberg 2008
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Engineering Engineering (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-3-540-69280-5
  • Online ISBN 978-3-540-69281-2
  • Series Print ISSN 1860-949X
  • Series Online ISSN 1860-9503
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