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Agent-Based Evolutionary Search

Volume 5 of the series Adaptation, Learning, and Optimization pp 1-11

Agent Based Evolutionary Approach: An Introduction

  • Ruhul A. SarkerAffiliated withSchool of Engineering and Information Technology (SEIT), University of New South Wales, Australian Defence Force Academy (UNSW@ADFA)
  • , Tapabrata RayAffiliated withSchool of Engineering and Information Technology (SEIT), University of New South Wales, Australian Defence Force Academy (UNSW@ADFA)

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Abstract

Agent based evolutionary approach is a new paradigm to efficiently solve a range of complex problems. The approach can be considered as a hybrid scheme which combines an agent system with an evolutionary algorithm. In this chapter, we provide an introduction to an evolutionary algorithm and an agent based system which leads to the foundation of the agent based evolutionary algorithm. The strengths and weaknesses of these algorithms are analyzed. In addition, the contributions in this book are also discussed.