Interior Illumination Design Using Genetic Programming

  • Kelly Moylan
  • Brian J. RossEmail author
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 9027)


Interior illumination is a complex problem involving numerous interacting factors. This research applies genetic programming towards problems in illumination design. The Radiance system is used for performing accurate illumination simulations. Radiance accounts for a number of important environmental factors, which we exploit during fitness evaluation. Illumination requirements include local illumination intensity from natural and artificial sources, colour, and uniformity. Evolved solutions incorporate design elements such as artificial lights, room materials, windows, and glass properties. A number of case studies are examined, including a many-objective problem involving 6 illumination requirements, the design of a decorative wall of lights, and the creation of a stained-glass window for a large public space. Our results show the technical and creative possibilities of applying genetic programming to illumination design.


Illumination Genetic programming Radiance Many-objective optimization 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Computer ScienceBrock UniversitySt. CatharinesCanada

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