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By A. Keane (auth.), Dr. Leila Kallel, Dr. Bart Naudts, Alex Rogers (eds.)

During the 1st week of September 1999, the second one EvoNet summer time college on Theoretical points of Evolutionary Computing used to be held on the Middelheim cam­ pus of the college of Antwerp, Belgium. initially meant as a small get­ jointly of PhD scholars drawn to the speculation of evolutionary computing, the summer season tuition turned a winning mix of a four-day workshop with over twenty researchers within the box and a two-day lecture sequence open to a much wider viewers. This booklet is predicated at the lectures and workshop contributions of this summer time college. Its first half involves educational papers which introduce the reader to a num­ ber of vital instructions within the conception of evolutionary computing. The tutorials are at graduate point andassume just a simple backgroundin arithmetic and com­ puter technology. No previous wisdom ofevolutionary computing or its concept is nec­ essary. the second one a part of the booklet includes technical papers, chosen from the workshop contributions. a couple of them construct at the fabric of the tutorials, exploring the idea to investigate point. different technical papers could require a trip to the library.

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A. E. -E . Raue , and Z . Ruttkay. Constrained problems. In L. Chambers, editor, Practical Handbook ofGenetic Algorithms , pages 307-365. CRC Press, 1995. 17. A. E. Eiben and Z. Ruttkay. Self-adaptivity for constraint satisfaction: leaming penalty functions. In IEEE [25], pages 258-261. 18. A. E. Eiben and Z. Ruttkay. Constraint-satisfaction problems. In Bäck et a1. 7:8. 19. L. J. Eshelman, editor. Proc. of the 6th International Conference on Genetic Algorithms. Morgan Kaufmann, San Francisco, 1995.

The expected next population . 3. The long-term behaviour of the population. The dynamical systems model helps us to address these issues for the so-called SGA. That is, it applies to selection by proportional fitness, bitwise mutation and a range of standard crossover operators . We will first consider the way in which populations are represented mathematically within this model. Then the effects of proportionate selection, mutation and crossover will each be considered in turn. 2 The Space of Possible Populations Suppose we have a search space Z containing s elements.

First, it is an element of the vector space jRs . This means that population vectors can be added together and The DynamicalSystems Model of the SimpleGenetic Algorithm 33 scaled by real numbers to produce other vectors in IRs (not necessarily representing populations). Second, each entry Pk of a population vector must lie in the range :s Pk :s I since it represents a proportion of a population . Third, P has the property ° S- \ LPk = I. k=O The set of all vectors in IRs that satisfy these propert ies is called the simplex and is denoted by A .

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