Parallel Problem Solving from Nature – PPSN XIV

14th International Conference, Edinburgh, UK, September 17-21, 2016, Proceedings

  • Julia Handl
  • Emma Hart
  • Peter R. Lewis
  • Manuel López-Ibáñez
  • Gabriela Ochoa
  • Ben Paechter
Conference proceedings PPSN 2016

Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 9921)

Also part of the Theoretical Computer Science and General Issues book sub series (LNTCS, volume 9921)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XXI
  2. Adaptation, Self-adaptation and Parameter Tuning

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Youhei Akimoto, Nikolaus Hansen
      Pages 3-13
    3. Stefano Nichele, Tom Eivind Glover, Gunnar Tufte
      Pages 14-25
    4. Xiuli Wu, Pietro Consoli, Leandro Minku, Gabriela Ochoa, Xin Yao
      Pages 37-47
    5. Willem den Besten, Dirk Thierens, Peter A. N. Bosman
      Pages 48-58
    6. Zbyněk Pitra, Lukáš Bajer, Martin Holeňa
      Pages 59-68
    7. Martin Zaefferer, Thomas Bartz-Beielstein
      Pages 69-79
    8. Christopher Jankee, Sébastien Verel, Bilel Derbel, Cyril Fonlupt
      Pages 80-90
    9. Claudia R. Correa, Elizabeth F. Wanner, Carlos M. Fonseca
      Pages 101-110
  3. Differential Evolution and Swarm Intelligence

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 111-111
    2. Weijie Zheng, Haohuan Fu, Guangwen Yang
      Pages 113-122
    3. Marco Baioletti, Alfredo Milani, Valentino Santucci
      Pages 123-133
    4. Eduardo Lalla-Ruiz, Eduardo Segredo, Stefan Voß, Emma Hart, Ben Paechter
      Pages 134-144
    5. Ryoji Tanabe, Alex Fukunaga
      Pages 145-155
    6. Nacim Belkhir, Johann Dréo, Pierre Savéant, Marc Schoenauer
      Pages 156-166
  4. Dynamic, Uncertain and Constrained Environments

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 179-179
    2. Tinkle Chugh, Karthik Sindhya, Kaisa Miettinen, Jussi Hakanen, Yaochu Jin
      Pages 214-224
    3. Juergen Branke, Xin Fei
      Pages 237-246
  5. Genetic Programming

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 247-247
    2. William B. Langdon, Justyna Petke, Bobby R. Bruce
      Pages 249-259
    3. Alberto Bartoli, Andrea De Lorenzo, Eric Medvet, Fabiano Tarlao
      Pages 260-269
    4. Pak-Kan Wong, Man-Leung Wong, Kwong-Sak Leung
      Pages 270-280
    5. Jacob Soderlund, Darwin Vickers, Alan Blair
      Pages 281-291
    6. Thi Huong Chu, Quang Uy Nguyen, Michael O’Neill
      Pages 303-312
    7. William B. Langdon
      Pages 313-323
    8. Brad Alexander, Connie Pyromallis, George Lorenzetti, Brad Zacher
      Pages 324-334
    9. Martin Pilát, Roman Neruda
      Pages 335-344
    10. Francesco Marino, Giovanni Squillero, Alberto Tonda
      Pages 345-352
    11. Edgar Galván-López, Efrén Mezura-Montes, Ouassim Ait ElHara, Marc Schoenauer
      Pages 353-363
    12. Marcin Szubert, Anuradha Kodali, Sangram Ganguly, Kamalika Das, Josh C. Bongard
      Pages 364-374
    13. Luiz Otavio V. B. Oliveira, Luis F. Miranda, Gisele L. Pappa, Fernando E. B. Otero, Ricardo H. C. Takahashi
      Pages 375-385
  6. Multi-objective, Many-objective and Multi-level Optimisation

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 387-387
    2. Ke Li, Mohammad Nabi Omidvar, Kalyanmoy Deb, Xin Yao
      Pages 399-409
    3. Ke Lu, Juergen Branke, Tapabrata Ray
      Pages 410-420
    4. Daniel Horn, Karin Schork, Tobias Wagner
      Pages 421-430
    5. Bilel Derbel, Arnaud Liefooghe, Qingfu Zhang, Hernan Aguirre, Kiyoshi Tanaka
      Pages 431-441
    6. Zhilei Ren, He Jiang, Jifeng Xuan, Ke Tang, Yan Hu
      Pages 442-452
    7. Koen van der Blom, Sjonnie Boonstra, Hèrm Hofmeyer, Michael T. M. Emmerich
      Pages 453-462
    8. Erella Matalon-Eisenstadt, Amiram Moshaiov, Gideon Avigad
      Pages 463-472
    9. Edgar Manoatl Lopez, Carlos A. Coello Coello
      Pages 473-482

About these proceedings


This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the 14th International Conference on Parallel Problem Solving from Nature, PPSN 2016, held in Edinburgh, UK, in September 2016.

The total of 93 revised full papers were carefully reviewed and selected from 224 submissions.
The meeting began with four workshops which offered an ideal opportunity to explore specific topics in intelligent transportation Workshop, landscape-aware heuristic search, natural computing in scheduling and timetabling, and advances in multi-modal optimization.

PPSN XIV also included sixteen free tutorials to give us all the opportunity to learn about new aspects: gray box optimization in theory; theory of evolutionary computation; graph-based and cartesian genetic programming; theory of parallel evolutionary algorithms; promoting diversity in evolutionary optimization: why and how; evolutionary multi-objective optimization; intelligent systems for smart cities; advances on multi-modal optimization; evolutionary computation in cryptography; evolutionary robotics - a practical guide to experiment with real hardware; evolutionary algorithms and hyper-heuristics; a bridge between optimization over manifolds and evolutionary computation; implementing evolutionary algorithms in the cloud; the attainment function approach to performance evaluation in EMO; runtime analysis of evolutionary algorithms: basic introduction; meta-model assisted (evolutionary) optimization.
The papers are organized in topical sections on adaption, self-adaption and parameter tuning; differential evolution and swarm intelligence; dynamic, uncertain and constrained environments; genetic programming; multi-objective, many-objective and multi-level optimization; parallel algorithms and hardware issues; real-word applications and modeling; theory; diversity and landscape analysis. 


bio-inspired computation data mining evolutionary computation multiobjective optimization neural networks algorithm design artificial intelligence combinatorial optimization cryptography distance learning empirical analysis evolutionary algorithms game theory genetic programming machine learning optimization program semantics robotics uncertainty visualization

Editors and affiliations

  • Julia Handl
    • 1
  • Emma Hart
    • 2
  • Peter R. Lewis
    • 3
  • Manuel López-Ibáñez
    • 4
  • Gabriela Ochoa
    • 5
  • Ben Paechter
    • 6
  1. 1.University of ManchesterManchesterUnited Kingdom
  2. 2.Edinburgh Napier UniversityEdinburghUnited Kingdom
  3. 3.Aston UniversityBirminghamUnited Kingdom
  4. 4.University of ManchesterManchesterUnited Kingdom
  5. 5.University of StirlingStirlingUnited Kingdom
  6. 6.Edinburgh Napier UniversityEdinburghUnited Kingdom

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