Parallel Problem Solving from Nature – PPSN XV

15th International Conference, Coimbra, Portugal, September 8–12, 2018, Proceedings, Part I

  • Anne Auger
  • Carlos M. Fonseca
  • Nuno Lourenço
  • Penousal Machado
  • Luís Paquete
  • Darrell Whitley
Conference proceedings PPSN 2018

Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 11101)

Also part of the Theoretical Computer Science and General Issues book sub series (LNTCS, volume 11101)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XXX
  2. Numerical Optimization

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Konstantinos Varelas, Anne Auger, Dimo Brockhoff, Nikolaus Hansen, Ouassim Ait ElHara, Yann Semet et al.
      Pages 3-15
    3. Arash Kayhani, Dirk V. Arnold
      Pages 16-28
    4. Mateusz Uliński, Adam Żychowski, Michał Okulewicz, Mateusz Zaborski, Hubert Kordulewski
      Pages 29-40
    5. Palina Bartashevich, Illya Bakurov, Sanaz Mostaghim, Leonardo Vanneschi
      Pages 41-53
    6. Sander van Rijn, Carola Doerr, Thomas Bäck
      Pages 54-65
  3. Combinatorial Optimization

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 67-67
    2. Behrooz Ghasemishabankareh, Melih Ozlen, Frank Neumann, Xiaodong Li
      Pages 69-81
    3. Eduardo Rodriguez-Tello, Valentina Narvaez-Teran, Fréderic Lardeux
      Pages 82-94
    4. Renato Tinós, Keld Helsgaun, Darrell Whitley
      Pages 95-107
    5. Luca Mariot, Stjepan Picek, Domagoj Jakobovic, Alberto Leporati
      Pages 121-133
    6. Tobias Friedrich, Andreas Göbel, Francesco Quinzan, Markus Wagner
      Pages 134-145
    7. G. H. Aalvanger, N. H. Luong, P. A. N. Bosman, D. Thierens
      Pages 146-157
    8. Vahid Roostapour, Aneta Neumann, Frank Neumann
      Pages 158-169
  4. Genetic Programming

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 183-183
    2. Illya Bakurov, Leonardo Vanneschi, Mauro Castelli, Francesco Fontanella
      Pages 185-196
    3. Stefan Forstenlechner, David Fagan, Miguel Nicolau, Michael O’Neill
      Pages 197-208
    4. Uriel López, Leonardo Trujillo, Pierrick Legrand
      Pages 209-222
    5. Eric Medvet, Alberto Bartoli, Andrea De Lorenzo, Fabiano Tarlao
      Pages 223-235
  5. Multi-objective Optimization

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 247-247
    2. Yiping Liu, Hisao Ishibuchi, Yusuke Nojima, Naoki Masuyama, Ke Shang
      Pages 262-273
    3. Cristóbal Barba-González, Vesa Ojalehto, José García-Nieto, Antonio J. Nebro, Kaisa Miettinen, José F. Aldana-Montes
      Pages 274-285
    4. Antonio J. Nebro, Juan J. Durillo, José García-Nieto, Cristóbal Barba-González, Javier Del Ser, Carlos A. Coello Coello et al.
      Pages 298-310
    5. Yiping Liu, Hisao Ishibuchi, Yusuke Nojima, Naoki Masuyama, Ke Shang
      Pages 311-322
    6. Aymeric Blot, Manuel López-Ibáñez, Marie-Éléonore Kessaci, Laetitia Jourdan
      Pages 323-334
    7. Jesús Guillermo Falcón-Cardona, Carlos A. Coello Coello
      Pages 335-346
    8. Hanwei Zhang, Aimin Zhou
      Pages 359-371
    9. Edgar Manoatl Lopez, Carlos A. Coello Coello
      Pages 372-383
    10. Hisao Ishibuchi, Ryo Imada, Naoki Masuyama, Yusuke Nojima
      Pages 384-396
  6. Parallel and Distributed Frameworks

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 397-397
    2. Juan J. Merelo Guervós, J. Mario García-Valdez
      Pages 399-410
    3. Jheisson López, Danny Múnera, Daniel Diaz, Salvador Abreu
      Pages 436-448
  7. Applications

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 449-449
    2. Mohammad Haqqani, Homayoon Ashrafzadeh, Xiaodong Li, Xinghuo Yu
      Pages 451-463
    3. Gongjin Lan, Milan Jelisavcic, Diederik M. Roijers, Evert Haasdijk, A. E. Eiben
      Pages 476-487
    4. Alexander Hagg, Alexander Asteroth, Thomas Bäck
      Pages 500-511
    5. Dídac Rodríguez Arbonès, Nataliia Y. Sergiienko, Boyin Ding, Oswin Krause, Christian Igel, Markus Wagner
      Pages 512-524
    6. Anuradha Kodali, Marcin Szubert, Kamalika Das, Sangram Ganguly, Joshua Bongard
      Pages 525-536
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 537-539

Other volumes

  1. Parallel Problem Solving from Nature – PPSN XV
    15th International Conference, Coimbra, Portugal, September 8–12, 2018, Proceedings, Part I
  2. 15th International Conference, Coimbra, Portugal, September 8–12, 2018, Proceedings, Part II

About these proceedings


This two-volume set LNCS 11101 and 11102 constitutes the refereed proceedings of the 15th International Conference on Parallel Problem Solving from Nature, PPSN 2018, held in Coimbra, Portugal, in September 2018.

The 79 revised full papers were carefully reviewed and selected from 205 submissions. The papers cover a wide range of topics in natural computing including evolutionary computation, artificial neural networks, artificial life, swarm intelligence, artificial immune systems, self-organizing systems, emergent behavior, molecular computing, evolutionary robotics, evolvable hardware, parallel implementations and applications to real-world problems. The papers are organized in the following topical sections: numerical optimization; combinatorial optimization; genetic programming; multi-objective optimization; parallel and distributed frameworks; runtime analysis and approximation results; fitness landscape modeling and analysis; algorithm configuration, selection, and benchmarking; machine learning and evolutionary algorithms; and applications. Also included are the descriptions of 23 tutorials and 6 workshops which took place in the framework of PPSN XV.  


artificial intelligence combinatorial optimization differential evolution evolutionary algorithms evolutionary computation genetic algorithms genetic programming heuristic methods learning algorithms local optima metaheuristics multiobjective optimization pareto principle particle swarm optimization (pso) probability problem solving search algorithms semantics simulated annealing traveling salesman problem

Editors and affiliations

  • Anne Auger
    • 1
  • Carlos M. Fonseca
    • 2
  • Nuno Lourenço
    • 3
  • Penousal Machado
    • 4
  • Luís Paquete
    • 5
  • Darrell Whitley
    • 6
  1. 1.Inria SaclayPalaiseauFrance
  2. 2.University of CoimbraCoimbraPortugal
  3. 3.University of CoimbraCoimbraPortugal
  4. 4.University of CoimbraCoimbraPortugal
  5. 5.University of CoimbraCoimbraPortugal
  6. 6.Colorado State UniversityFort CollinsUSA

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