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Parallel Problem Solving from Nature - PPSN VIII

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

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  • © 2004


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

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Table of contents (118 papers)

  1. Theory

  2. New Algorithms

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About this book

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.

Editors and Affiliations

  • University of Birmingham, Birmingham, UK

    Xin Yao

  • Automated Scheduling, Optimisation and Planning Group, School of Computer Science & IT, University of Nottingham, Nottingham, UK

    Edmund K. Burke

  • Intelligent Systems Group Department of Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence, University of the Basque Country, San Sebastian, Donostia, Spain

    José A. Lozano

  • University of the West of England, Bristol, United Kingdom

    Jim Smith

  • GeNeura Team, Depto. Arquitectura y Tecnología de Computadores, Universidad de Granada, Spain

    Juan Julián Merelo-Guervós

  • School of Computer Science, The University of Birmingham, Edgbaston, Birmingham, UK

    John A. Bullinaria

  • School of Computer Science, University of Birmingham, Birmingham, Great Britain

    Jonathan E. Rowe

  • School of Computer Science, University of Birmingham, United Kingdom

    Peter Tiňo

  • School of Computer Science, The University of Birmingham, Birmingham, UK

    Ata Kabán

  • Faculty of Computer Science, Dortmund University of Technology, Dortmund, Germany

    Hans-Paul Schwefel

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