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Evolutionary Computation 2
Advanced Algorithms and Operators




ISBN 9780750306652
Published November 20, 2000 by CRC Press
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Evolutionary Computation 2: Advanced Algorithms and Operators expands upon the basic ideas underlying evolutionary algorithms. The focus is on fitness evaluation, constraint-handling techniques, population structures, advanced techniques in evolutionary computation, and the implementation of evolutionary algorithms. It is intended to be used by individual researchers and students in the expanding field of evolutionary computation.

Table of Contents

FITNESS EVALUATION
Introduction to fitness evaluation
Encoding and decoding functions
Competitive fitness evaluation
Complexity-based fitness evaluation
Multiobjective optimization

CONSTRAINT-HANDLING TECHNIQUES
Introduction to constraint-handling techniques
Penalty functions
Decoders
Repair algorithms
Constraint-preserving operators
Other constraint-handling methods
Constraint-satisfaction problems

POPULATION STRUCTURES
Niching methods
Speciation methods
Island (migration) models: evolutionary algorithms based on punctuated equilibria
Diffusion (cellular) models

ADVANCED TECHNIQUES IN EVOLUTIONARY COMPUTATION
Population sizing
Mutation parameters
Recombination parameters
Parameter control
Self-adaptation
Meta-evolutionary approaches
Coevolutionary algorithms

IMPLEMENTATION OF EVOLUTIONARY ALGORITHMS
Efficient implementation of algorithms
Computation time of evolutionary operators
Hardware realizations of evolutionary algorithms

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"This second volume provides very interesting information and updated material on additional topics. It also covers some advanced techniques and discusses the efficient implementation of evolutionary algorithms."
-H.D. Hecker, Zentralblatt Math