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Fall 1996
IMA Workshop
Evolutionary Algorithms
October 21-25, 1996

Mathematics of Hogh Performance Computing
The Mathematics of Computing

Organizers:

David Davis (Tica Associates)
Ken De Jong (George Mason Univ.)
Donald Truhlar (University of Minnesota)
Michael Vose (Univ. of Tennessee)
Daryl Whitely (Colorado State Univ.)

Co-sponsored by the Minnesota Supercomputer Institute

This workshop will bring together key researchers for a concentrated discussion of theory and applications of evolutionary algorithms, including genetic algorithms, evolution strategies and evolutionary programming. The workshop will be organized around a limited number of plenary lectures with generous blocks of time for interactive discussion sessions.

The workshop will begin with a series of expository talks that overview the foundations of these fields and define critical issues to be discussed during the workshop. A major goal is to use discussion time to communicate recent research results and to bridge the gap between theory and applications. The workshop will also assess the state of the current mathematical underpinning of the field and reconcile some of the diverse theoretical perspectives of the various participants. The workshop will emphasize high-performance computing using parallel evolutionary algorithms and hybrid algorithms in critical state-of-the-art applications.

The workshop will be of interest to

  • practitioners from industry with applications in search, optimization, and machine learning;

  • mathematicians working in dynamical systems and Markov processes; and

  • persons interested in application areas and algorithms for high-performance computing.

Workshop Schedule


To view abstracts, click on the talk's title. Text-only version of schedule

SCHEDULE for MONDAY, OCTOBER 21
9:00 am Registration and Coffee Reception Room, EE/CS 3-176
9:15 am A.Friedman, R.Gulliver, D.Whitley Welcome and Orientation
9:30 am Daryl Whitley,
Colorado State University
An Overview of Genetic Algorithms
10:30 am Coffee Break Reception Room EE/CS 3-176
11:00 am Hans-Paul Schwefel,
University of Dortmund
Evolutionary algorithms from an evolution strategy perspective: Part I
2:00 pm David Fogel,
Natural Selection, Inc.
An Overview of Evolutionary Programming and its Properties
4:00 pm IMA Tea (and more!) Vincent Hall 502 (The IMA Lounge)
SCHEDULE for TUESDAY, OCTOBER 22
9:15 am Coffee Reception Room EE/CS 3-176
9:30 am Michael D. Vose,
University of Tennessee
What Are Genetic Algorithms? A mathematical perspective
10:30 am Coffee Break Reception Room EE/CS 3-176
11:00 am Nicholas Radcliffe,
Quadstone Ltd.
To be announced
2:00 pm David Goldberg,
University of Illinois-Urbana
From Competence to Efficiency: A Tale of Genetic Algorithm Progress
3:30 pm Thomas Bäck,
Leiden University/Informatik Centrum Dortmund
Evolutionary algorithms from an evolution strategy perspective: Part II
SCHEDULE for WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 23
9:15 am Coffee Reception Room EE/CS 3-176
9:30 am John Holland,
University of Michigan
To be announced
10:30 am Coffee Break Reception Room EE/CS 3-176
11:00 am Kenneth De Jong,
George Mason University
Parallel and Distributed Evolutionary Algorithms
2:00 pm David Levine,
Boeing
Some Parallel Genetic Algorithm Applications
3:00--3:30 Shunji Matsumoto,
Fujitsu Limited
Applications of genetic algorithms in scheduling problems
SCHEDULE for THURSDAY, OCTOBER 24
9:15 am Coffee Reception Room EE/CS 3-176
9:30 am Lawrence David Davis,
Tica Technologies, Inc.
Hybrid Genetic Algorithms for Optimization
10:30 am Coffee Break Reception Room EE/CS 3-176
11:00 am Emanuel Falkenauer,
Free University of Brussels
Applying Genetic Algorithms to Real-world Problems
2:00 pm Peter Ross,
University of Edinburgh
Applications of Genetic Algorithms
6:00 pm Workshop Dinner Campus Club, 4th Floor Coffman Union
SCHEDULE for FRIDAY, OCTOBER 25
9:15 am Coffee Reception Room EE/CS 3-176
9:30 am Rogene M. Eichler West,
University of Minnesota
The Search for Control Parameters of a Nonlinear Partial Differential...
10:30 am Coffee Break Reception Room EE/CS 3-176
11:15 am Steven J. Weinstein,
Eastman Kodak Company
Joint talk with the IMA Seminar on Industrial Problems: Modeling Techniques for Computation of Coating Flows
2:00 pm Heinz Mühlenbein,
GMD Schloß Birlinghoven
Parallelism in evolution, its computer implementation and its theoretical analysis



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