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

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

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

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing AG 2016
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Computer Science
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-45822-9
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-45823-6
  • Series Print ISSN 0302-9743
  • Series Online ISSN 1611-3349
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