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On the performance of the hybridisation between migrating birds optimisation variants and differential evolution for large scale continuous problems

Journal Article
Voß, S., Segredo, E., Lalla-Ruiz, E., Hart, E., & Voss, S. (2018)
On the performance of the hybridisation between migrating birds optimisation variants and differential evolution for large scale continuous problems. Expert Systems with Applications, 102, 126-142. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.eswa.2018.02.024
Migrating Birds Optimisation (mbo) is a nature-inspired approach which has been shown to be very effective when solving a variety of combinatorial optimisation problems. More ...

A local search for the timetabling problem.

Conference Proceeding
Rossi-Doria, O., Blum, C., Knowles, J., Sampels, M., Socha, K., & Paechter, B. (2001)
A local search for the timetabling problem. In E. Burke, & P. Causmaecker (Eds.), Proceedings of the Conference on the Practice and Theory of Automated Timetabling (PATAT 2002), 124-127
This work is part of the Metaheuristic Network, a European Commission project that seeks to empirically compare the performance of various metaheuristics on different combinat...

Incorporating emissions models within a multi-objective vehicle routing problem.

Conference Proceeding
Urquhart, N. B., Scott, C., & Hart, E. (2013)
Incorporating emissions models within a multi-objective vehicle routing problem. In C. Blum (Ed.), GECCO'13 Companion: Proceeding of the fifteenth annual conference companion on Genetic and evolutionary computation, (193-194). https://doi.org/10.1145/2464576.2464663
The vehicle routing problem with time windows (VRPTW) has previously been investigated as a multi-objective problem. In this paper estimated carbon emissions is added as an ob...

Optimising Real-World Traffic Cycle Programs by Using Evolutionary Computation

Journal Article
Segredo, E., Luque, G., Segura, C., & Alba, E. (2019)
Optimising Real-World Traffic Cycle Programs by Using Evolutionary Computation. IEEE Access, 7, 43915-43932. https://doi.org/10.1109/ACCESS.2019.2908562
Traffic congestion, and the consequent loss of time, money, quality of life, and higher pollution, is currently one of the most important problems in cities, and several approa...

Application areas of AIS: The past, the present and the future

Journal Article
Hart, E., & Timmis, J. (2008)
Application areas of AIS: The past, the present and the future. Applied Soft Computing, 8(1), 191-201. doi:10.1016/j.asoc.2006.12.004
After a decade of research into the area of artificial immune systems, it is worthwhile to take a step back and reflect on the contributions that the paradigm has brought to t...

An engineering-Informed modelling approach to AIS.

Conference Proceeding
Hart, E., & Davoudani, D. (2011)
An engineering-Informed modelling approach to AIS. In Proceedings of International Conference on Artificial Immune Systems (ICARIS 2010), 240-253. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-22371-6_22
A recent shift in thinking in Artificial Immune Systems (AIS) advocates developing a greater understanding of the underlying biological systems that serve as inspiration for e...

Use of machine learning techniques to model wind damage to forests

Journal Article
Hart, E., Sim, K., Kamimura, K., Meredieu, C., Guyon, D., & Gardiner, B. (2019)
Use of machine learning techniques to model wind damage to forests. Agricultural and forest meteorology, 265, 16-29. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.agrformet.2018.10.022
This paper tested the ability of machine learning techniques, namely artificial neural networks and random forests, to predict the individual trees within a forest most at r...

Influence of topology and payload on CO2 optimised vehicle routing

Conference Proceeding
Scott, C., Urquhart, N. B., & Hart, E. (2010)
Influence of topology and payload on CO2 optimised vehicle routing. In Applications of Evolutionary Computing. , (141-150). https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-12242-2_15
This paper investigates the influence of gradient and payload correction factors used within a CO2 emission model on the solutions to shortest path and travelling salesman pro...

Idiotypic networks for evolutionary controllers in virtual creatures.

Conference Proceeding
Capodieci, N., Hart, E., & Cabri, G. (2014)
Idiotypic networks for evolutionary controllers in virtual creatures. In H. Sayama, J. Rieffel, S. Risi, R. Doursat, & H. Lipson (Eds.), Artificial Life 14: Proceedings of ALife, 14th International Conference on the Synthesis and Simulation of Living Systems, (192-199). https://doi.org/10.7551/978-0-262-32621-6-ch032
We propose a novel method for evolving adaptive locomotive strategies for virtual limbless creatures that addresses both functional and non-functional requirements, respective...

Can justice be fair when it is blind? How social network structures can promote or prevent the evolution of despotism

Conference Proceeding
Perret, C., Powers, S. T., Pitt, J., & Hart, E. (2018)
Can justice be fair when it is blind? How social network structures can promote or prevent the evolution of despotism. In T. Ikegami, N. Virgo, O. Witkowski, M. Oka, R. Suzuki, & H. Iizuka (Eds.), Proceedings of the 2018 Conference on Artificial Lifehttps://doi.org/10.1162/isal_a_00058
Hierarchy is an efficient way for a group to organize, but often goes along with inequality that benefits leaders. To control despotic behaviour, followers can assess leaders'...