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Evolutionary programming (EP) has been applied with success to many numerical and combinatorial optimization problems in recent years. EP has rather slow convergence rates, however, on some function optimization problems. In this paper, a “fast EP” (FEP) is proposed which uses a Cauchy instead of Gaussian mutation as the primary search operator. The(More)
An emerging Internet application, IPTV, has the potential to flood Internet access and backbone ISPs with massive amounts of new traffic. Although many architectures are possible for IPTV video distribution, several mesh-pull P2P architectures have been successfully deployed on the Internet. In order to gain insights into mesh-pull P2P IPTV systems and the(More)
BACKGROUND There is a rapidly increasing amount of de novo genome assembly using next-generation sequencing (NGS) short reads; however, several big challenges remain to be overcome in order for this to be efficient and accurate. SOAPdenovo has been successfully applied to assemble many published genomes, but it still needs improvement in continuity,(More)
This paper presents a new evolutionary system, i.e., EPNet, for evolving artificial neural networks (ANNs). The evolutionary algorithm used in EPNet is based on Fogel's evolutionary programming (EP). Unlike most previous studies on evolving ANN's, this paper puts its emphasis on evolving ANN's behaviors. Five mutation operators proposed in EPNet reflect(More)
This paper presents a learning approach, i.e., negative correlation learning, for neural network ensembles. Unlike previous learning approaches for neural network ensembles, negative correlation learning attempts to train individual networks in an ensemble and combine them in the same learning process. In negative correlation learning, all the individual(More)
With over 100,000 simultaneous users (typically), PPLive is the most popular IPTV application today. PPLive uses a peer-to-peer design, in which peers download and redistribute live television content from and to other peers. Although PPLive is paving the way for an important new class of bandwidth intensive applications, little is known about it due to the(More)
We develop a simple stochastic fluid model that seeks to expose the fundamental characteristics and limitations of P2P streaming systems. This model accounts for many of the essential features of a P2P streaming system, including the peers' realtime demand for content, peer churn (peers joining and leaving), peers with heterogeneous upload capacity, limited(More)
Based on negative correlation learning and evolutionary learning, this paper presents evolutionary ensembles with negative correlation learning (EENCL) to address the issues of automatic determination of the number of individual neural networks (NNs) in an ensemble and the exploitation of the interaction between individual NN design and combination. The(More)
Particle Swarm Optimization (PSO) has shown its fast search speed in many complicated optimization and search problems. However, PSO could often easily fall into local optima. This paper presents an Opposition-based PSO (OPSO) to accelerate the convergence of PSO and avoid premature convergence. The proposed method employs opposition-based learning for each(More)