An object model for search spaces and their transformations
Faculty of Sciences. Mathematics and Computer Science
New York, N.Y. :IEEE
Engineering sciences. Technology
2000 Congress on Evolutionary Computation (CEC2000), July 16-19, 2000, La Jolla, Calif.
, p. 811-816
University of Antwerp
This paper proposes an object model for a generic optimization framework centered around two concepts: search spaces and transformations of search spaces. We define and discuss the model's basic entities and demonstrate how commonly used optimization techniques within the world of evolutionary algorithms (EAs) can be represented in the model. We briefly discuss an implementation of the model, called bIOS, which serves as an efficient tool for both theoretical research in EAs and industry-oriented optimization tasks.