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Agent-based Support within an Interactive Evolutionary Design System

  • Dragan Cvetkovic
  • Ian Parmee

Abstract

The paper concerns the integration of software agents within an interactive evolutionary design system. Different agent classes are introduced and their function within the system is explained. A preference modification agent is developed and an example is given illustrating the use of agents in preference modelling.

Keywords

Multiobjective Optimisation Interface Agent Wing Span Adaptive Computing Conceptual Design Process 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Soliton Associates Ltd.Toronto ONCanada
  2. 2.University of the West of EnglandBristol, BSUK

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