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A Lifelong Learning Hyper-heuristic Method for Bin Packing.

Journal Article
Hart, E., Sim, K., & Paechter, B. (2015)
A Lifelong Learning Hyper-heuristic Method for Bin Packing. Evolutionary Computation, 23(1), 37-67. https://doi.org/10.1162/EVCO_a_00121
We describe a novel Hyper-heuristic system which continuously learns over time to solve a combinatorial optimisation problem. The system continuously generates new heuristics ...

Learning to solve bin packing problems with an immune inspired hyper-heuristic.

Conference Proceeding
Sim, K., Hart, E., & Paechter, B. (2013)
Learning to solve bin packing problems with an immune inspired hyper-heuristic. In P. Liò, O. Miglino, G. Nicosia, S. Nolfi, & M. Pavone (Eds.), Advances in Artificial Life, ECAL 2013, 856-863. https://doi.org/10.7551/978-0-262-31709-2-ch126
Motivated by the natural immune system's ability to defend the body by generating and maintaining a repertoire of antibodies that collectively cover the potential pathogen spa...

A Hyper-Heuristic classifier for one dimensional bin packing problems: Improving classification accuracy by attribute evolution.

Conference Proceeding
Sim, K., Hart, E., & Paechter, B. (2012)
A Hyper-Heuristic classifier for one dimensional bin packing problems: Improving classification accuracy by attribute evolution. In Parallel Problem Solving from Nature: PPSN XII, (348-357). https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-32964-7_35
A hyper-heuristic for the one dimensional bin packing problem is presented that uses an Evolutionary Algorithm (EA) to evolve a set of attributes that characterise a problem i...

Representations and evolutionary operators for the scheduling of pump operations in water distribution networks.

Journal Article
Lopez-Ibanez, M., Tumula, P., & Paechter, B. (2011)
Representations and evolutionary operators for the scheduling of pump operations in water distribution networks. Evolutionary Computation, 19, 429-467. https://doi.org/10.1162/EVCO_a_00035
Reducing the energy consumption of water distribution networks has never had more significance. The greatest energy savings can be obtained by carefully scheduling the operati...

Heaven and Hell: visions for pervasive adaptation

Journal Article
Paechter, B., Pitt, J., Serbedzija, N., Michael, K., Willies, J., & Helgason, I. (2011)
Heaven and Hell: visions for pervasive adaptation. Procedia computer science, 7, 81-82. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.procs.2011.12.025
With everyday objects becoming increasingly smart and the “info-sphere” being enriched with nano-sensors and networked to computationally-enabled devices and services, the way...

Towards self-aware PerAda systems.

Conference Proceeding
Hart, E., & Paechter, B. (2010)
Towards self-aware PerAda systems. In E. Hart, C. McEwan, J. Timmis, & A. Hone (Eds.), Artificial Immune Systems: 9th International Conference, ICARIS 2010 Proceedings, 314-216. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-14547-6_28
Pervasive Adaptation (PerAda) refers to massive-scale pervasive information and communication systems which are capable of autonomously adapting to highly dynamic and open tec...

Setting the research agenda in automated timetabling: the second international timetabling competition

Journal Article
McCollum, B., Schaerf, A., Paechter, B., McMulan, P., Lewis, R. M. R., Parkes, A. J., …Burke, E. (2010)
Setting the research agenda in automated timetabling: the second international timetabling competition. INFORMS Journal on Computing, 22, 120-130. https://doi.org/10.1287/ijoc.1090.0320
The Second International Timetabling Competition (TTC2007) opened in August 2007. Building on the success of the first competition in 2002, this sequel aimed to further develo...

Computing the State of Specknets: an immune-inspired approach.

Conference Proceeding
Davoudani, D., Hart, E., & Paechter, B. (2009)
Computing the State of Specknets: an immune-inspired approach. In Performance Evaluation of Computer and Telecommunication Systems, 2008. SPECTS 2008. International Symposium on, 52-59
Speckled Computing is an emerging technology based on the deployment of thousands of minute semiconductor grains in dense, wireless networks known as Specknets. Specknets coll...

Computing the State of Specknets: further analysis of an innate immune-inspired model.

Conference Proceeding
Davoudani, D., Hart, E., & Paechter, B. (2008)
Computing the State of Specknets: further analysis of an innate immune-inspired model. In P. Bentley, D. Lee, & S. Jung (Eds.), Artificial Immune Systems, 7th International Conference, ICARIS 2008, Phuket, Thailand, August 2008, Proceedings, 95-106. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-540-85072-4
Specknets consist of hundreds of miniature devices, which are each capable of processing data and communicating wirelessly across short distances. Such networks, with their gr...

Boosting the Immune System

Conference Proceeding
McEwan, C., Hart, E., & Paechter, B. (2007)
Boosting the Immune System. In Artificial Immune Systems, 316-327. doi:10.1007/978-3-540-85072-4_28
Much of contemporary research in Artificial Immune Systems (AIS) has partitioned into either algorithmic machine learning and optimisation, or modelling biologically plausible...
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KTP: Intelligent Agents

2019 - 2022
Improving customer experience through intelligent workflow
Funder: Innovate UK | Value: £268,152

FOCAS

2013 - 2016
FOCAS is a coordination action in the area of collective adaptive systems. It provides increased visibility to the research carried out by projects funded by the FOCAS FET Proactive Initiative and oth...
Funder: European Commission | Value: £639,999

AWARENESS (Co-ordination Action)

2010 - 2013
For latest news and events, please see the project webpage here Awareness is a Coordination Action (CA), supporting research under the FP7: FET Proactive Intiative:Self-Awareness in Autonomic Systems...
Funder: European Commission | Value: £487,925

PerAda (PANORAMA)

2008 - 2011
The project finished on 31/06/11 and was evaluated as "Excellent: the project has fully achieved its objectives and technical goals for the period and has even exceeded expectations" The reviewers co...
Funder: European Commission | Value: £761,800

Scapa Flow Technologies

2005 - 2006
To use evolutionary techniques to develop prototype software that will automatically optimise the performance of Enterprise Java software for large e-commerce systems.
Funder: Innovate UK | Value: £62,436

Speckled Computing

2003 - 2008
To establish a research infrastructure for realising minute (around 1 cubic millimetre) semiconductor specks which can sense, compute and communicate wirelessly. Specks, scattered or sprayed on the pe...
Funder: Scottish Funding Council | Value: £120,000

Metaheuristics

2000 - 2004
Metaheuristics are widely used to solve important practical combinatorial optimization problems. But the how and why they work effectively for specific problems and for others not, remains a mystery. ...
Funder: European Commission | Value: £170,000

EvoNet II

2000 - 2012
The EvoNet series of conferences continue to be run annually by Jennifer Willies through the Institute of Informatics & Digital Innovation.
Funder: European Commission | Value: £467,000