Evonet

  The Evonet Network of Excellence brings together European researchers and practitioners in the field of evolutionary computing. Like evolution in nature, evolutionary techniques "breed" progressively better solutions to complex problems, offering a powerful and practical alternative to traditional problem-solving techniques. Application areas include design, control, image and signal processing, modelling, pattern recognition, data mining, scheduling, and decision-making. EvoNet will provide coordination, support and a web-based infrastructure for research and training activities, helping to build a critical mass of European expertise and to stimulate greater commercial interest in the field.

The Evonet Network of Excellence brings together European researchers and practitioners in the field of evolutionary computing. Like evolution in nature, evolutionary techniques "breed" progressively better solutions to complex problems, offering a powerful and practical alternative to traditional problem-solving techniques. Application areas include design, control, image and signal processing, modelling, pattern recognition, data mining, scheduling, and decision-making. EvoNet will provide coordination, support and a web-based infrastructure for research and training activities, helping to build a critical mass of European expertise and to stimulate greater commercial interest in the field.

OBJECTIVES
Evolutionary algorithms offer a powerful and practical alternative to traditional engineering, mathematical and statistical problem-solving techniques. They are especially useful for optimisation in frequently changing and unpredictable environments and are used in a range of complex problems where optimisation helps provide the best solutions. Application areas include design, control, image and signal processing, modelling and prediction, pattern recognition, data mining, scheduling, decision-making. Key industrial targets include telecommunications, aerospace, engineering, petro-chemical transport industries and health and education. The EvoNet network provides support and a web-based infrastructure for research and training activities, helping to promote European expertise in the field.

  • Start Date:

    1 September 1996

  • End Date:

    14 June 1999

  • Activity Type:

    Research

  • Funder:

    EU Framework Programme 7 and FP6 and earlier programmes

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