About the GPEMjournal blog

This is the editor's blog for the journal Genetic Programming and Evolvable Machines. The official web site for the journal, maintained by the publisher (Springer) is here. The GPEMjournal blog is authored and maintained by Lee Spector.

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Parameters, Parameters, Parameters

The practice of evolutionary algorithms involves a mundane yet inescapable phase, namely, finding parameters that work well. How big should the population be? How many generations should the algorithm run? What is the (tournament selection) tournament size? What probabilities should one assign to crossover and mutation? All these nagging questions need good answers if one is to embrace success. Through an extensive series of experiments over multiple evolutionary algorithm implementations and problems we show that parameter space tends to be rife with viable parameters. We aver that this renders the life of the practitioner that much easier, and cap off our study with an advisory digest for the weary.

Wanna learn more? The full paper is here.

Friday, June 16, 2017

CFP: Special Issue on Genetic Programming, Evolutionary Computation and Visualization

Guest Editors: Nadia Boukhelifa and Evelyne Lutton (both at INRA, Versailles-Grignon, France). Please see the full CFP on the Springer site.