Nowadays, Renewable Energy Sources (RES) are attracting more and more interest. Thus, many countries aim to increase the share of green energy and have to face with several challenges (e.g., balancing, storage, pricing). In this paper, we address the balancing challenge and present the MIRABEL project which aims to prototype an Energy Data Management System… (More)
The efficiency of universal electric motors that are widely used in home appliances can be improved by optimizing the geometry of the rotor and the stator. Expert designers traditionally approach this task by iteratively evaluating candidate designs and improving them according to their experience. However, the existence of reliable numerical simu-lators… (More)
In ideal multiobjective optimization, the result produced by an optimizer is a set of nondominated solutions approximating the Pareto optimal front. Visualization of this approximation set can help assess its quality as well as present various features of the problem. Most often, scatter plots are used to visualize 2D and 3D approximation sets, while no… (More)
COCO is a platform for Comparing Continuous Optimizers in a black-box setting. It aims at automatizing the tedious and repetitive task of benchmarking numerical optimization algorithms to the greatest possible extent. We present the rationals behind the development of the platform as a general proposition for a guideline towards better benchmarking. We… (More)
We present a budget-free experimental setup and procedure for benchmarking numerical optimization algorithms in a black-box scenario. This procedure can be applied with the COCO benchmarking platform. We describe initialization of and input to the algorithm and touch upon the relevance of termination and restarts.
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—In evolutionary multiobjective optimization, it is very important to be able to visualize approximations of the Pareto front (called approximation sets) that are found by multi-objective evolutionary algorithms. While scatter plots can be used for visualizing 2-D and 3-D approximation sets, more advanced approaches are needed to handle four or more… (More)
Access control is an important security issue in particular because of terrorist threats. Access points are increasingly becoming equipped with advanced input sensors often based on biometrics, and with advanced intelligent methods that learn from experience. We have designed a flexible modular system based on integration of arbitrary access sensors and an… (More)