Natural Computing Series

Experimental Research in Evolutionary Computation

The New Experimentalism

Authors: Bartz-Beielstein, Thomas

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Experimentation is necessary - a purely theoretical approach is not reasonable. The new experimentalism, a development in the modern philosophy of science, considers that an experiment can have a life of its own. It provides a statistical methodology to learn from experiments, where the experimenter should distinguish between statistical significance and scientific meaning.

This book introduces the new experimentalism in evolutionary computation, providing tools to understand algorithms and programs and their interaction with optimization problems. The book develops and applies statistical techniques to analyze and compare modern search heuristics such as evolutionary algorithms and particle swarm optimization. Treating optimization runs as experiments, the author offers methods for solving complex real-world problems that involve optimization via simulation, and he describes successful applications in engineering and industrial control projects.

The book bridges the gap between theory and experiment by providing a self-contained experimental methodology and many examples, so it is suitable for practitioners and researchers and also for lecturers and students. It summarizes results from the author's consulting to industry and his experience teaching university courses and conducting tutorials at international conferences. The book will be supported online with downloads and exercises.

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Experimental Research in Evolutionary Computation
Book Subtitle
The New Experimentalism
Authors
Series Title
Natural Computing Series
Copyright
2006
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-540-32027-2
DOI
10.1007/3-540-32027-X
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-540-32026-5
Softcover ISBN
978-3-642-06873-7
Series ISSN
1619-7127
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIV, 215
Topics