Decision Chain Encoding: Evolutionary Design Optimization with Complex Constraints

  • Patrick Janssen
  • Vignesh Kaushik
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 7834)

Abstract

A novel encoding technique is presented that allows constraints to be easily handled in an intuitive way. The proposed encoding technique structures the genotype-phenotype mapping process as a sequential chain of decision points, where each decision point consists of a choice between alternative options. In order to demonstrate the feasibility of the decision chain encoding technique, a case-study is presented for the evolutionary optimization of the architectural design for a large residential building.

Keywords

evolutionary multi-criteria optimization constraints encoding decoding 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Patrick Janssen
    • 1
  • Vignesh Kaushik
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of ArchitectureNational University of SingaporeSingapore

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