Genetic and Evolutionary Computation Conference (GECCO-2007) is the largest conference in the field of genetic and evolutionary computation. GECCO-2007 is the recombination of the 16th International Conference on Genetic Algorithms (ICGA) and the 12th Annual Genetic Programming Conference (GP). GECCO-2007 is organized by the ACM Special Interest Group on Genetic and Evolutionary Computation (SIGEVO) and it will take place in London, England on July 7-11, 2007.
About EDA track
Estimation of distribution algorithms (EDAs) replace traditional variation operators of genetic and evolutionary algorithms, such as mutation and crossover, by building a probabilistic model of promising solutions and sampling the built model to generate new candidate solutions. Using probabilistic models for exploration in genetic and evolutionary algorithms enables the use of advanced methods of machine learning and statistics for automated identification and exploitation of problem regularities for broad classes of problems. As a result, EDAs provide a robust and scalable solution to many important classes of optimization problems with only little problem specific knowledge.
Some of the well-known EDAs are the population-based incremental learning (PBIL), the compact genetic algorithm (cGA), the factorized distribution algorithm (FDA), the estimation of Bayesian networks algorithm (EBNA), the Bayesian optimization algorithm (BOA), and the extended compact genetic algorithm.
This track invites submissions that present original work on EDAs with the focus on theory and applications of EDAs, the design of new EDAs, and the improvement of existing EDAs. More specifically, submissions in the following areas of EDA research are encouraged:
- EDA theory (modeling, prediction, limitations)
- EDA applications (interesting artificial and real-world problems)
- efficiency enhancement of EDAs
- empirical studies of EDAs
- theoretical and empirical comparison of EDAs and other optimization methods
- design of new EDAs
- design of hybrid methods by combining EDAs with other optimization methods
- adaptation of operators/parameters in EDAs
Papers for the EDA track should be submitted using the standard GECCO-2007 submission system. For more information, please visit the official GECCO-2007 Paper Submission Site.
|January 17, 2007||Electronic paper and title page submission deadline|
|March 14, 2007||Author Notifications Sent|
|April 11, 2007||Conference registration deadline for authors|
|April 11, 2007||Camera-ready copy deadline|
|July 7-11, 2007||GECCO-2007|
Missouri Estimation of Distribution Algorithms Lab (MEDAL)
Dept. of Mathematics and Computer Science
University of Missouri at St. Louis, CCB 320
One University Blvd.
St. Louis, MO 63121
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