## ICALP 2003 Workshop

# Fundamentals of Evolutionary Algorithms

## July 5-6, 2003

Following ICALP2003, the Thirtieth International Colloquium on Automata,
Languages, and Programming (June 30 - July 4, 2003), a workshop on the
*Fundamentals of Evolutionary Algorithms* will be held at the Technische Universiteit Eindhoven, The Netherlands.

### Topics of Interest

With "Fundamentals", we do not restrict submissions to theoretical work,
but would like to encourage work that deals with fundamental issues of
evolutionary computation. To mention a few:

| What is the effect of mutation vs. recombination ?
How does selective pressure affect the search ?
How big do you have to choose your population size ?
How fast is your algorithm, or how reliable to find good solutions ?
What is the "best" representation for a problem, if any ?
How many optima can an algorithm find within a single run ?
How does self-adaptation work, and under which circumstances ?
How to compare two evolutionary algorithms ?
Can we define function classes for which EAs behave similarly ?
Hybridization of EAs with other techniques. |

### Program

#### July 4, 2003

13:00 - 14:30 **Session 1**

| *N. Krasnogar*
Using Polynomial Local Search and Kolmogorov Complexity to Better Understand Evolutionary Algorithms |

| *C.C.J. Moey, J.E. Rowe*
Population Aggregation Based on Fitness |

| *J. He, X. Yao*
A Survey of Drift Analysis for Estimating Computation Time of Evolutionary Algorithms |

| *A. Auger*
Markovian Exploration of Self-Adaptive Evolutionary Strategies |

14:30 - 14:45 **Break**

14:45 - 16:00 **Session 2**

| *H. Zhang, J.E.Rowe*
Best Approximations of Pseudo-Boolean Functions |

| *S. Kern, S.D.Müller, D. Büche, N. Hansen, P. Koumoutsakos*
Learning Probability Distributions in Continuous Evolutionary Algorithms |

| *S.D. Müller, M.B. Fehr, P. Koumoutsakos*
Solving Constraint Optimization Problems Using the CMA-Evolution Strategy Combined with the Augmented Lagrangian Method |

16:00 - 16:30 **Break**

16:30 - 17:45 **Session 3**

| *N. Krasnogar*
A Study on the Use of "Self-Generation" in Memetic Algorithms |

| *M. Laumanns, L. Thiele, E. Zitzler*
Analysis of the Greedy Evolutionary Multiobjective Optimizer on the Multiobjective Leading Ones Problem |

| *L. Willmes, T. Bäck*
Title to be announced |