Evolutionary Computation

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This chapter gives a gentle introduction to evolutionary computation, a field in which evolutionary optimisation is one of the most important research areas. Unlike most introductions to evolutionary computation which are based on its simplified biological link, this chapter emphasises the link between evolutionary computation and artificial intelligence and computer science. In fact, this whole book is centred around problem-solving, e.g., optimisation, using evolutionary computation techniques. It does not deal with the issue of biological modelling.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationEvolutionary Optimization
EditorsRuhul SARKER, Masoud MOHAMMADIAN, Xin YAO
PublisherSpringer New York
Number of pages27
ISBN (Electronic)9780306480416
ISBN (Print)9780792376545
Publication statusPublished - 2003
Externally publishedYes

Publication series

NameInternational Series in Operations Research & Management Science
PublisherSpringer New York
ISSN (Print)0884-8289
ISSN (Electronic)2214-7934


  • Evolutionary computation
  • global optimisation
  • combinatorial optimisation
  • evolutionary learning
  • evolutionary design

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