Thomas Weise

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In recent years, Cooperative Coevolution (CC) was proposed as a promising framework for tackling high-dimensional optimization problems. The main idea of CC-based algorithms is to discover which decision variables, i.e, dimensions, of the search space interact. Non-interacting variables can be optimized as separate problems of lower dimensionality.(More)
Semantic web service composition is about finding services from a repository that are able to accomplish a specified task if executed. The task is defined in a form of a composition request which contains a set of available input parameters and a set of wanted output parameters. Instead of the parameter values, concepts from an ontology describing their(More)
The fast emergence and acceptance of service oriented architectures leads to fast development of extensional technologies like service delivery, discovery and composition. As main effort is being spent on automatic discovery and composition, current solutions do not reflect real world scenarios sufficiently. Services are offered by different vendors with(More)
With the growing acceptance of service-oriented computing, an emerging area of research is the investigation of technologies that will enable the discovery and composition of web services. The Web Services Challenge (WSC) is a forum where academic and industry researchers can share experiences of developing tools that automate the integration of web(More)
In binary classification problems, receiver operating characteristic (ROC) graphs are commonly used for visualizing, organizing and selecting classifiers based on their performances. An important issue in the ROC literature is to obtain the ROC convex hull (ROCCH) that covers potentially optima for a given set of classifiers [1]. Maximizing the ROCCH means(More)
A developmental, ontogenic approach to Capacitated Arc Routing Problems (CARPs) is introduced. The genotypes of this method are constructive heuristics specified as trees of mathematical functions which are evolved with Genetic Programming (GP). In a genotype-phenotype mapping, they guide a virtual vehicle which starts at the depot. The genotype is used to(More)
The Set Covering Problem (SCP) is NP-hard. We propose a new Row Weighting Local Search (RWLS) algorithm for solving the unicost variant of the SCP, i.e., USCPs where the costs of all sets are identical. RWLS is a heuristic algorithm that has three major components united in its local search framework: (1) a weighting scheme, which updates the weights of(More)
Evolutionary computation (EC), a collective name for a range of metaheuristic black-box optimization algorithms, is one of the fastest-growing areas in computer science. Many manuals and “how-to”s on the use of different EC methods as well as a variety of free or commercial software libraries are widely available nowadays. However, when one of these methods(More)