Parallel Problem Solving from Nature - PPSN VIII

8th International Conference, Birmingham, UK, September 18-22, 2004. Proceedings

  • Xin Yao
  • Edmund K. Burke
  • José A. Lozano
  • Jim Smith
  • Juan Julián Merelo-Guervós
  • John A. Bullinaria
  • Jonathan E. Rowe
  • Peter Tiňo
  • Ata Kabán
  • Hans-Paul Schwefel

Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 3242)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
  2. Theory

    1. Hans-Georg Beyer, Silja Meyer-Nieberg
      Pages 1-10
    2. Yossi Borenstein, Riccardo Poli
      Pages 11-20
    3. Patrick Briest, Dimo Brockhoff, Bastian Degener, Matthias Englert, Christian Gunia, Oliver Heering et al.
      Pages 21-30
    4. Patrick Briest, Dimo Brockhoff, Bastian Degener, Matthias Englert, Christian Gunia, Oliver Heering et al.
      Pages 31-40
    5. A. E. Eiben, Elena Marchiori, V. A. Valkó
      Pages 41-50
    6. Thomas Jansen, R. Paul Wiegand
      Pages 61-71
    7. Cheah C. J. Moey, Jonathan E. Rowe
      Pages 72-80
    8. Mike Preuss, Christian Lasarczyk
      Pages 91-100
    9. Colin R. Reeves, Mériéma Aupetit-Bélaidouni
      Pages 101-110
  3. New Algorithms

    1. Anne Auger, Marc Schoenauer, Nicolas Vanhaecke
      Pages 182-191
    2. Peter A. N. Bosman, Edwin D. de Jong
      Pages 192-201
    3. Jürgen Branke, Christian Schmidt
      Pages 202-211
    4. Dominique Chu, Jonathan E. Rowe
      Pages 222-231
    5. Edwin D. de Jong, Dirk Thierens, Richard A. Watson
      Pages 232-241
    6. Razvan Enache, Bernhard Sendhoff, Markus Olhofer, Martina Hasenjäger
      Pages 253-262
    7. Francisco Fernández-de-Vega, German Galeano Gil, Juan Antonio Gómez Pulido, Jose Luis Guisado
      Pages 263-271
    8. Francisco Fernández de Vega, Erik Cantú-Paz, J. I. López, T. Manzano
      Pages 272-281
    9. Nikolaus Hansen, Stefan Kern
      Pages 282-291
    10. Steven Orla Kimbrough, Ming Lu, David Harlan Wood
      Pages 292-301
    11. Masaharu Munetomo, Naoya Murao, Kiyoshi Akama
      Pages 322-331
    12. Yuichi Nagata
      Pages 332-341
    13. Masanori Natsui, Naofumi Homma, Takafumi Aoki, Tatsuo Higuchi
      Pages 342-351
    14. Jiri Ocenasek, Stefan Kern, Nikolaus Hansen, Petros Koumoutsakos
      Pages 352-361
    15. Danilo Pani, Luigi Raffo
      Pages 362-371
    16. Joao C. F. Pujol, Riccardo Poli
      Pages 382-390
    17. Zbigniew Skolicki, Kenneth De Jong
      Pages 420-429
    18. Sang-Moon Soak, David Corne, Byung-Ha Ahn
      Pages 430-439
  4. Applications

    1. Leonora Bianchi, Mauro Birattari, Marco Chiarandini, Max Manfrin, Monaldo Mastrolilli, Luis Paquete et al.
      Pages 450-460
    2. Gianni Di Caro, Frederick Ducatelle, Luca Maria Gambardella
      Pages 461-470
    3. Oscar Cordón, Sergio Damas, José Santamaría
      Pages 471-480
    4. Carlos Cotta, Antonio J. Fernández
      Pages 481-490

About these proceedings


We are very pleased to present this LNCS volume, the proceedings of the 8th InternationalConferenceonParallelProblemSolvingfromNature(PPSNVIII). PPSN is one of the most respected and highly regarded conference series in evolutionary computation and natural computing/computation. This biennial eventwas?rstheldinDortmundin1990,andtheninBrussels(1992),Jerusalem (1994), Berlin (1996), Amsterdam (1998), Paris (2000), and Granada (2002). PPSN VIII continues to be the conference of choice by researchers all over the world who value its high quality. We received a record 358 paper submissions this year. After an extensive peer review process involving more than 1100 reviews, the programme c- mittee selected the top 119 papers for inclusion in this volume and, of course, for presentation at the conference. This represents an acceptance rate of 33%. Please note that review reports with scores only but no textual comments were not considered in the chairs’ ranking decisions. The papers included in this volume cover a wide range of topics, from e- lutionary computation to swarm intelligence and from bio-inspired computing to real-world applications. They represent some of the latest and best research in evolutionary and natural computation. Following the PPSN tradition, all - persatPPSNVIII werepresentedasposters.Therewere7 sessions:eachsession consisting of around 17 papers. For each session, we covered as wide a range of topics as possible so that participants with di?erent interests would ?nd some relevant papers at every session.


Scala Scheduling Scheme adaptive systems algorithmic learning biocomputing biologically inspired computing classifier systems evolutionary computing evolutionary rob genetic algorithms genetic programming multi-objective optimization natural computing neural computing

Editors and affiliations

  • Xin Yao
    • 1
  • Edmund K. Burke
    • 2
  • José A. Lozano
    • 3
  • Jim Smith
    • 4
  • Juan Julián Merelo-Guervós
    • 5
  • John A. Bullinaria
    • 6
  • Jonathan E. Rowe
    • 7
  • Peter Tiňo
    • 8
  • Ata Kabán
    • 9
  • Hans-Paul Schwefel
    • 10
  1. 1.University of BirminghamBirminghamUK
  2. 2.Automated Scheduling, Optimisation and Planning Group, School of Computer Science & ITUniversity of NottinghamNottinghamUK
  3. 3.Intelligent Systems Group Department of Computer Science and Artificial IntelligenceUniversity of the Basque CountrySan Sebastian, DonostiaSpain
  4. 4.University of the West of EnglandBristolUnited Kingdom
  5. 5.GeNeura Team, Depto. Arquitectura y Tecnología de ComputadoresUniversidad de GranadaSpain
  6. 6.School of Computer ScienceThe University of BirminghamEdgbaston, BirminghamUK
  7. 7.School of Computer ScienceUniversity of BirminghamBirminghamGreat Britain
  8. 8.School of Computer ScienceUniversity of BirminghamUnited Kingdom
  9. 9.School of Computer ScienceThe University of BirminghamBirminghamUK
  10. 10.Faculty of Computer ScienceDortmund University of TechnologyDortmundGermany

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2004
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-540-23092-2
  • Online ISBN 978-3-540-30217-9
  • Series Print ISSN 0302-9743
  • Series Online ISSN 1611-3349
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