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GECCO 2011: Call for Papers

The Genetic and Evolutionary Computation Conference (GECCO-2011) is now inviting paper submissions for the conference to be held in Dublin, Ireland, July 12-16, 2011. GECCO-2011 will present the latest high-quality results in the growing field of genetic and evolutionary computation. … Continue reading

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GECCO 2011 competitions are here

The GECCO 2011 website has been updated with detailed information of this year’s competitions. Interested? Here is the list of open competitions: Demolition derby Evolutionary art GPUs for genetic and evolutionary computation Simulated car racing championship Visualizing evolution

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GECCO-2011: Call for New Frontiers Track Proposals

2011 Genetic and Evolutionary Computation Conference (GECCO-2011)July 12-16, Dublin, IrelandOrganized by ACM SIGEVO20th International Conference on Genetic Algorithms (ICGA) and the16th Annual Genetic Programming Conference (GP)One Conference – Many Mini-Conferences‚ 15 Program TracksThe organization of GECCO 2011 is well underway … Continue reading

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Scaling Genetic Algorithms using MapReduce

Abstract: Genetic algorithms(GAs) are increasingly being applied to large scale problems. The traditional MPI-based parallel GAs do not scale very well. MapReduce is a powerful abstraction developed by Google for making scalable and fault tolerant applications. In this paper, we mould … Continue reading

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CIG-2009 proceedings available online

Pier Luca Lanzi just sent a note saying saying that the proceedings of the 2009 Symposium on Computational Intelligence and Games (CIG-2009) are now available on-line at http://www.ieee-cig.org/cig-2009/Proceedings/

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LCS & GBML Central: Community resource is now Online

LCSweb was designed to allow researchers and those seeking to use Learning Classifier Systems within applications access to material on LCS and discussion between members of the LCS community. The site served this community since its was started by Alwyn … Continue reading

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Evolution of Mona Lisa

Via a post by David Oranchak, I just run into a Roger Alsing exercise to evolve paintings using polygons. I found pretty surprising the quality of the evolved painting around the eyes. The video below presents the evolution of the … Continue reading

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Data-Intensive Computing for Competent Genetic Algorithms: A Pilot Study using Meandre

Abstract: Data-intensive computing has positioned itself as a valuable programming paradigm to efficiently approach problems requiring processing very large volumes of data. This paper presents a pilot study about how to apply the data-intensive computing paradigm to evolutionary computation algorithms. … Continue reading

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New Ph.D. in Learning Classifier Systems

Please join me congratulating Albert Orriols (for those who do not know him, a brilliant learning classifier systems researcher) who defended his Ph.D. thesis today. The outcome: Excellent Cum Laude. Albert Orriols Ph.D. defense started at 11am at Enginyeria i Arquitectura La Salle (Universitat Ramon … Continue reading

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Google analytics and the zen of iGAs

I just wrote a few thoughts about how Google Analytics is pushing for an evolutionary view of website design and optimization here.

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