Evolutionary design calibration

Thorsten SCHNIER, Xin YAO

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Evolutionary methods are nowb eginning to be used routinely in design applications. However, even with computing speeds growing continuously, for many complex design problems evolutionary computing times are so long that their use is not practical. Divide and conquer based methods sometimes improve the situation, but in most cases the biggest speed improvement can be gained by adding domain knowledge. Combining evolutionary methods with conventional design methods is one way of doing this. This paper shows how evolutionary computation can be used to improve designs created by conventional design methods. A digital filter design problem is used to illustrate howa conventionally derived design can be further improved by evolutionary calibration. Our experimental results showthat the evolutionary calibration algorithm is able to consistently improve the original designs by a considerable margin. © Springer-VerlagBerlin Heidelberg 2001.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationEvolvable Systems: From Biology to Hardware 4th International Conference, ICES 2001 Tokyo, Japan, October 3-5, 2001 Proceedings
EditorsYong LIU, Kiyoshi TANAKA, Masaya IWATA, Tetsuya HIGUCHI, Moritoshi YASUNAGA
PublisherSpringer Berlin Heidelberg
Number of pages12
ISBN (Electronic)9783540454434
ISBN (Print)9783540426714
Publication statusPublished - 2001
Externally publishedYes
Event4th International Conference on Evolvable Systems, ICES 2001 - Tokyo, Japan
Duration: 3 Oct 20015 Oct 2001

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science
PublisherSpringer Berlin, Heidelberg
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349


Conference4th International Conference on Evolvable Systems, ICES 2001


  • Pareto Front
  • Group Delay
  • Conventional Design
  • Conventional Design Method
  • Digital Filter Design


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