Evolutionary Computation, Metaheuristics, Nature-Inspired Algorithms, and Symmetry

A special issue of Symmetry (ISSN 2073-8994). This special issue belongs to the section "Computer".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 June 2024 | Viewed by 282

Special Issue Editors

Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, Ningbo University, Ningbo 315211, China
Interests: evolutionary computation; search problems; chaos; neuralnets; optimisation; backpropagation; covariance matrices
Dr. Yang Yu
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Guest Editor
College of Automation & College of Artificial Intelligence, Nanjing University of Posts and Telecommunications, Nanjing 210023, China
Interests: evolutionary computation; neural nets; search problems

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Computational intelligence is an important branch of artificial intelligence. Nowadays, evolutionary computation as a part of computational intelligence is widely used to solve various numerical problems and real-world engineering problems. Its application and development bring a great contribution to the optimization domain. Thus, it is of great interest to investigate the role and significance of evolutionary computation, metaheuristics, and nature-inspired algorithms in optimizing distinctive problems such as model symmetry/asymmetry, model architecture and hyperparameters, numerical functions, and industrial processing.

This Special Issue aims to bring together both experts and newcomers from either academia or industry to discuss new and existing issues concerning evolutionary computation and optimization. The research topics include single-objective optimization, multi-objective optimization, combinatorial optimization, and real-world problems, as well as industrial control, job-shop scheduling, pattern recognition, and computer vision. There is no limit on the number of pages, but the submissions must demonstrate an understanding of the theme and contribute to the specified topic.

Dr. Yirui Wang
Dr. Shangce Gao
Dr. Yang Yu
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

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  • evolutionary computation
  • metaheuristics
  • nature-inspired algorithms
  • single-objective optimization
  • multi-objective optimization
  • real-world engineering application
  • intelligent systems
  • Artificial Intelligence

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