Evolutionary Computation in Practice

  • Tina Yu
  • Lawrence Davis
  • Cem Baydar
  • Rajkumar Roy

Part of the Studies in Computational Intelligence book series (SCI, volume 88)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Shingo Takeuchi, Kazuhiro Saitou
    Pages 9-39
  3. Erik D. Goodman, Ronald C. Averill, Ranny Sidhu
    Pages 41-62
  4. Steven Manos, Peter J. Bentley
    Pages 87-124
  5. Carl Anderson, Daphna Buchsbaum, Jeff Potter, Eric Bonabeau
    Pages 125-141
  6. Derek Bartram, Michael Burrow, Xin Yao
    Pages 163-198
  7. Darrell Whitley, Andrew Sutton, Adele Howe, Laura Barbulescu
    Pages 219-243
  8. Jorn Mehnen, Rajkumar Roy
    Pages 263-281
  9. Gregory S. Hornby, Tina Yu
    Pages 283-297
  10. Charles Neely Harper, Lawrence Davis
    Pages 313-317
  11. Back Matter
    Pages 319-322

About this book


This book is loaded with examples in which computer scientists and engineers have used evolutionary computation—programs that mimic natural evolution—to solve real problems. They aren’t abstract, mathematically intensive papers, but accounts of solving important problems, including tips from the authors on how to avoid common pitfalls, maximize the effectiveness and efficiency of the search process, and many other practical suggestions. Some of the authors have already won "Humies"—Human Competitive Results Awards—for the work described in this book. I highly recommend it as a highly concentrated source of good problem-solving approaches that are applicable to many real-world problems.

--Erik Goodman, Vice President, Red Cedar Technology, Inc.; Professor, Electrical & Computer Engineering, Michigan State University; and Founding Chair, ACM SIGEVO, the Special Interest Group on Genetic and Evolutionary Computation of the Association for Computing Machinery


Evolutionary Algorithms Permutation algorithm algorithms computational intelligence computer-aided design (CAD) evolution evolutionary algorithm evolutionary computation fuzzy fuzzy system intelligence mutation optimization

Editors and affiliations

  • Tina Yu
    • 1
  • Lawrence Davis
    • 2
  • Cem Baydar
    • 3
  • Rajkumar Roy
    • 4
  1. 1.Memorial University of NewfoundlandCanada
  2. 2.VGO AssociatesNewburyUSA
  3. 3.Buyukdere Cad. Ozsezen Is MerkeziEsentepeTurkey
  4. 4.Cranfield UniversityCranfieldUK

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Berlin Heidelberg 2008
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Engineering Engineering (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-3-540-75770-2
  • Online ISBN 978-3-540-75771-9
  • Series Print ISSN 1860-949X
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