Parallel Problem Solving from Nature — PPSN VII

7th International Conference Granada, Spain, September 7–11, 2002 Proceedings

  • Juan Julián Merelo Guervós
  • Panagiotis Adamidis
  • Hans-Georg Beyer
  • Hans-Paul Schwefel
  • José-Luis Fernández-Villacañas

Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 2439)

Table of contents

  1. Hybrid Algorithms: Memetic, Other

  2. Learning Classifier Systems

  3. Comparison of Different Techniques

    1. Enrique Alba, Mario Giacobini, Marco Tomassini, Sergio Romero
      Pages 601-610
    2. L. Barbulescu, A. E. Howe, J. P. Watson, L. D. Whitley
      Pages 611-620
    3. Michael Sampels, Christian Blum, Monaldo Mastrolilli, Olivia Rossi-Doria
      Pages 631-640
    4. Marco Tomassini, Leonardo Vanneschi, Francisco Fernández, Germán Galeano
      Pages 641-650
  4. Evolutionary Algorithm Implementations

    1. M. G. Arenas, Pierre Collet, A. E. Eiben, Márk Jelasity, J. J. Merelo, Ben Paechter et al.
      Pages 665-675
    2. P. A. Castillo, M. G. Arenas, J. G. Castellano, J. J. Merelo, V. M. Rivas, G. Romero
      Pages 676-685
  5. Applications

    1. Oscar Cordón, Enrique Herrera-Viedma, María Luque
      Pages 710-719
    2. Carlos Cotta, Pablo Moscato
      Pages 720-729
    3. Carlos Cotta, Jorge Muruzábal
      Pages 730-739
    4. Héctor Fernando Gómez García, Arturo González Vega, Arturo Hernández Aguirre, José Luis Marroquín Zaleta, Carlos Coello Coello
      Pages 740-748
    5. N. Krasnogor, B. P. Blackburne, E. K. Burke, J. D. Hirst
      Pages 769-778
    6. Hakim Mabed, Alexandre Caminada, Jin-Kao Hao, Denis Renaud1
      Pages 779-788
    7. Shouichi Matsui, Isamu Watanabe, Ken-ichi Tokoro
      Pages 789-799
    8. Shouichi Matsui, Isamu Watanabe, Ken-ichi Tokoro
      Pages 800-810
    9. Peter Merz, Andreas Zell
      Pages 811-820
    10. Makoto Motegi, Naofumi Homma, Takafumi Aoki, Tatsuo Higuchi
      Pages 831-840
    11. Boris Naujoks, Lars Willmes, Thomas Bäck, Werner Haase
      Pages 841-850
    12. Peter Cowling, Graham Kendall, Eric Soubeiga
      Pages 851-860
    13. Neil Urquhart, Peter Ross, Ben Paechter, Ken Chisholm
      Pages 871-880
  6. Other Bioinspired Algorithms: Cellular Automata,Ant Colony Optimization

    1. Leonora Bianchi, Luca Maria Gambardella, Marco Dorigo
      Pages 883-892
    2. Christian Blum, Michael Sampels
      Pages 893-902
    3. Mathieu S. Capcarrere
      Pages 903-912
    4. Gianluigi Folino, Giandomenico Spezzano
      Pages 924-933
    5. Marco Tomassini, Mattias Venzi
      Pages 934-943
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 945-947

About these proceedings


We are proud to introduce the proceedings of the Seventh International C- ference on Parallel Problem Solving from Nature, PPSN VII, held in Granada, Spain, on 7–11 September 2002. PPSN VII was organized back-to-back with the Foundations of Genetic Algorithms (FOGA) conference, which took place in Torremolinos, Malaga, Spain, in the preceding week. ThePPSNseriesofconferencesstartedinDortmund,Germany[1].Fromthat pioneering meeting, the event has been held biennially, in Brussels, Belgium [2], Jerusalem, Israel [3], Berlin, Germany [4], Amsterdam, The Netherlands [5], and Paris, France [6]. During the Paris conference, several bids to host PPSN 2002 were put forward; it was decided that the conference would be held in Granada with Juan J. Merelo Guerv´ os as General Chairman. The scienti?c content of the PPSN conference focuses on problem-solving paradigms gleaned from natural models, with an obvious emphasis on those that display an innate parallelism, such as evolutionary algorithms and ant-colony optimization algorithms. The majority of the papers, however, concentrate on evolutionary and hybrid algorithms, as is shown in the contents of this book and itspredecessors.Thiseditionoftheconferenceproceedingshasalargesectionon applications,betheytoclassicalproblemsortoreal-worldengineeringproblems, which shows how bioinspired algorithms are extending their use in the realms of business and enterprise.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Juan Julián Merelo Guervós
    • 1
  • Panagiotis Adamidis
    • 2
  • Hans-Georg Beyer
    • 3
  • Hans-Paul Schwefel
    • 3
  • José-Luis Fernández-Villacañas
    • 4
  1. 1.Escuela Técnica Superior de Ingeniería InformáticaGranadaSpain
  2. 2.Department of InformaticsTechnological Educational Institute of ThessalonikiThessalonikiGreece
  3. 3.Department of Informatics XIUniversity of DortmundDortmundGermany
  4. 4.Department of Signal Theory and CommunicationsUniversidad Carlos IIIMadridSpain

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2002
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-540-44139-7
  • Online ISBN 978-3-540-45712-1
  • Series Print ISSN 0302-9743
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