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Adaptation of parameters and operators represents one of the recent most important and promising areas of research in evolutionary computations; it is a form of designing self-configuring algorithms that acclimatize to suit the problem in hand. Here, our interests are on a recent breed of hybrid evolutionary algorithms typically known as adaptive memetic(More)
Memetic algorithms (MAs) represent one of the recent growing areas in evolutionary algorithm (EA) research. The term MAs is now widely used as a synergy of evolutionary or any population-based approach with separate individual learning or local improvement procedures for problem search. Quite often, MAs are also referred to in the literature as Baldwinian(More)
Fuzzy inference engines based on the existing fuzzy theory are inadequate to perform reliable decision making. Besides requiring the fuzzy sets and data to be normalized, the inference engine is also sensitive to noise in observational data. Inaccurate conclusions are produced if noise is present and also when the fuzzy sets are not normalized. In this(More)
—Memetic computation is a paradigm that uses the notion of meme(s) as units of information encoded in computational representations for the purpose of problem-solving. It covers a plethora of potentially rich meme-inspired computing methodologies, frameworks and operational algorithms including simple hybrids, adaptive hybrids and memetic automaton. In this(More)
Parallel Memetic Algorithms (PMAs) are a class of modern parallel meta-heuristics that combine evolutionary algorithms, local search, parallel and distributed computing technologies for global optimization. Recent studies on PMAs for large-scale complex combinatorial optimization problems have shown that they converge to high quality solutions significantly(More)
Memetic Computing is a subject in computer science which considers complex structures as the combination of simple agents, memes, whose evolutionary interactions lead to intelligent structures capable of problem-solving. This paper focuses on Memetic Computing optimization algorithms and proposes a counter-tendency approach for algorithmic design. Research(More)
In this paper, we present a Multi-Surrogates Assisted Memetic Algorithm (MSAMA) for solving optimization problems with computationally expensive fitness functions. The essential backbone of our framework is an evolutionary algorithm coupled with a local search solver that employs multi-surrogates in the spirit of Lamarckian learning. Inspired by the notion(More)