July 12-16, 2003. Chicago, Illinois, USA


As part of the double blind scientific peer review, the following papers were nominated for consideration by the conference for a Best at GECCO prize.

The final winners will be chosen after these papers are presented in Chicago by secret ballot of the GECCO registrants.

Names and authors of the nominated papers:

AAAA A Non-dominated Sorting Particle Swarm Optimizer for Multiobjective Optimization Xiaodong Li
AAAA Emergence of Collective Behavior in Evolving Populations of Flying Agents Lee Spector, Jon Klein, Christopher Perry, and Mark Feinstein
AIS Immune Inspired Somatic contiguous Hypermutation for Function Johnny Kelsey, Jonathan TIMMIS, Jon Timmis
COEV Finite Population Models of Co-Evolution and its Application to Haploidy versus Diploidy Peter Hilbers, Anthony Liekens, Huub ten Eikelder
COEV A Game-Theoretic Memory Mechanism for Coevolution Sevan Ficici, Jordan Pollack
DMQ Efficiency and Reliability of DNA-based Memories Hui Chen, Max Garzon, Andrew Neel
EH Hardware Evolution of Analog Speed Controllers for a DC Motor Michael Ferguson, David Gwaltney
ER Integration of Genetic Programming and Reinforcement Learning for Real Robots Shotaro Kamio
ER Co-Evolving Task-Dependent Visual Morphologies in Predator-Prey Experiments Buason Gunnar, Tom Ziemke
ES/EP The Steady State Behavior of (m/m_i, l)-ES on Ellipsoidal Fitness Models Disturbed by Noise Dirk Arnold, Hans-Georg Beyer
ES/EP On the Optimization of Monotone Polynomials by the (1+1) EA and Randomized Local Search Ingo Wegener, Carsten Witt
ES/EP Ruin and Recreate Principle Based Approach for the Quadratic Assignment Problem Alfonsas Misevicius
ES/EP Evolutionary Computing as a tool for grammar development Guy De Pauw
GA Adaptive Elitist-population based Genetic Algorithm for Multimodal Function Optimization Kwong Sak Leung, Yong Liang
GA Scalability of Selectorecombinative Genetic Algorithms for Problems with Tight Linkage David Goldberg, Kumara Sastry
GA Effective Use of Directional Information in Multi-Objective Evolutionary Computation Martin Brown, Robert Smith
GA Are multiple runs of genetic algorithms better than one? Erick Cantu-Paz, David Goldberg
GA Selection in the Presence of Noise Juergen Branke, Christian Schmidt
GP Difficulty of Unimodal and Multimodal Landscapes in Genetic Programming Manuel Clergue, Philippe Collard, Marco Tomassini, Leonardo Vanneschi
GP Dynamic Maximum Tree Depth - A Simple Technique for Avoiding Bloat in Tree-Based GP Sara Silva, Jonas Almeida
GP Generative Representations for Evolving Families of Designs

Gregory Hornby

GP Fundamental Mechanisms Concerning Trees in Standard GP Jason Daida, Adam Hilss
GP Visualizing Tree Structures in Genetic Programming Jason Daida, Adam Hilss, Stephen Long, David Ward
GP Methods for Evolving Robust Programs Sean Luke, Liviu Panait
GP Population Implosion in Genetic Programming Gabriel Balan, Sean Luke, Liviu Panait
LCS Designing Efficient Exploration with MACS : Modules and Function Approximation Pierre Gérard, Olivier Sigaud
LCS Tournament Selection: Stable Fitness Pressure in XCS Martin Butz, David E. Goldberg, Kumara Sastry
LCS Towards Building Block Propagation in XCS: A Negative Result and Its Implications Martin Butz, David E. Goldberg, Kurian Tharakunnel
RWA Quantum-inspired Evolutionary Algorithm-based Face Verification Kuk-Hyun Han, Jun-Su Jang, Jong-Hwan Kim
RWA Mining Comprehensive Clustering Rules with an Evolutionary Algorithm Ioannis Sarafis, Phil Trinder, Ali Zalzala
RWA System-Level Synthesis of MEMS via Genetic Programming and Bond Graphs Zhun Fan, Erik Goodman, Jianjun Hu, Ronald C. Rosenberg, Kisung Seo
RWA Active Guidance for a Finless Rocket using Neuroevolution Faustino Gomez, Risto Miikkulainen
SBSE Extracting Test Sequences from a Markov Software Usage Model by ACO Karl Doerner, Walter Gutjahr
SBSE Modeling the Search Landscape of Metaheuristic Software Clustering Algorithms Spiros Mancoridis, Brian Mitchell

   Winners of the BEST-PAPER AWARD at
GECCO- 2003


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