Best Paper Nominations

In 2002, ISGEC created a best paper award for GECCO. As part of the double blind peer review, the
reviewers were asked to nominate papers for best paper awards. We continue the tradition this
year. The Track Chairs, Editor in Chief, and the Conference Chair nominated the papers that
received the most nominations and/or the highest evaluation scores for consideration by the
conference. The winners are chosen by secret ballot of the GECCO attendees after the papers have
been orally presented at the conference. Best Paper winners are posted on the conference
website. The titles and authors of all nominated papers are given below:

Ant Colony Optimization and Swarm Intelligence
• Adaptive Artificial Bee Colony Optimization. Wei-Jie Yu, Wei-Neng Chen, Jun Zhang
• • Improving the Interpretability of Classification Rules Discovered by An Ant Colony Algorithm.
Fernando Otero, Alex Freitas (;

Artificial Life/Robotics/Evolvable Hardware
• • Generic Behaviour Similarity Measures for Evolutionary Swarm Robotics. Jorge Gomes,
Anders Lyhne Christensen (;
•• Critical Interplay Between Density-dependent Predation and Evolution of the Selfish Herd.
Randal S. Olson, David B. Knoester, Christoph Adami (;;

Evolutionary Combinatorial Optimization and Metaheuristics
• • The Generalized Minimum Spanning Tree Problem: A Parameterized Complexity Analysis of
Bi-level Optimisation. Dogan Corus, Per Kristian Lehre, Frank Neumann
• • Second Order Partial Derivatives for NK-landscapes. Wenxiang Chen, Darrell Whitley, Doug
Hains, Adele Howe (;;;

Evolutionary Multiobjective Optimization
• • Parameterized Average-Case Complexity of the Hypervolume Indicator. Karl Bringmann and
Tobias Friedrich (;
• • Edges of Mutually Non-dominating Sets. David Walker, Richard Everson, Jonathan Fieldsen

Genetic Algorithms
• • Lessons From the Black-Box: A Fast Crossover-Based Genetic Algorithm. Benjamin Doerr,
Carola Doerr, Franziska Ebel (;; fhuthmpiinf.
• • Hyperplane Initialized Local Search for MAXSAT. Doug Hains, Darrell Whitley, Adele Howe,
Wenxiang Chen (;;;

Genetic Programming
• • • Genetic Programming for Edge Detection using Multivariate Density. Wenlong Fu, Mark
Johnston, Mengjie Zhang (;;
• • • Runtime Analysis of Mutation-Based Geometric Semantic Genetic Programming for Basis
Functions Regression. Alberto Moraglio, Andrea Mambrini (;
• • • Prioritized Grammar Enumeration: Symbolic Regression by Dynamic Programming. Tony
Worm, Kenneth Chiu (;

Genetics Based Machine Learning
• • • Extending Scalable Learning Classifier System with Cyclic Graphs to Solve Complex Large-
Scale Boolean Problems. Muhammad Iqbal, Will N. Browne, Mengjie Zhang
• • • Networks of Transform-Based Evolvable Features for Object Recognition. Taras Kowaliw,
Wolfgang Banzhaf, Rene Doursat (;;

Real World Applications
• • • A Multi-Objective Approach to Evolving Platooning Strategies in Intelligent Transportation
Systems. Willem Van Willigen, Evert Haasdijk, Leon Kester (;;
• • • Search for a grand tour of the Jupiter Galilean moons. Dario Izzo, Luis F. Simoes, Marcus
Martens, Guido de Croon, Aurelie Heritier, Chit Hong Yam (;;;;;

Search-Based Software Engineering
• • • Testing Of Precision Agricultural Networks for Adversary-induced Problems. Karel Paul
Bergmann, Jorg Denzinger (;
• • • The Optimisation of Stochastic Grammars to Enable Cost-Effective Probabilistic Structural
Testing. Simon Poulding, John A. Clark, Rob Alexander, Mark J. Hadley

Nominations for track grouping: Generative and Developmental Systems and Estimation of
Distribution Algorithms
• • • On Learning to Generate Wind Farm Layouts. Dennis Wilson, Emmanuel Awa, Sylvain Cussat-Blanc, Kalyan Veeramachaneni, Una-May O'Reilly (;;;;
• • • Towards Large Scale Continuous EDA: A Random Matrix Theory Perspective. Ata Kaban,
Jakramate Bootkrajang, Robert John Durrant (;;

Nominations for track grouping: Digital Entertainment Technologies and Arts and Self-* Search
• • • Enhancements to Constrained Novelty Search: Two-Population Novelty Search for
Generating Game Content. Antonios Liapis, Georgios N. Yannakakis, Julian Togelius
• • • S-Race: A Multi-Objective Racing Algorithm. Tiantian Zhang, Michael Georgiopoulos,
Georgios Anagnostopoulos (;;

Nominations for track grouping: Theory and Parallel Evolutionary Systems
• • • Particle Swarm Optimization Almost Surely Finds Local Optima. Manuel Schmitt, Rolf Wanka
• • • ParadisEo-Mo-Gpu: a Framework for Parallel Gpu-based Local Search Metaheuristics.
Nouredine Melab, The van Luong, Karima Boufaras, El-Ghazali Talbi (;;;

Nominations for track grouping: Integrative Genetic and Evolutionary Computation, Evolution
Strategies and Evolutionary Programming and Biological and Biomedical Applications
• • • Solving Satisfiability in Fuzzy Logics by Mixing CMA-ES;Tim Brys. Madalina M. Drugan, Peter
A. N. Bosman; Martine De Cock; Ann Nowe (;;;;
• • • On the behaviour of the (1,lambda)-ES for a conically constrained problem. Dirk V. Arnold
• • • Particularities of Evolutionary Parameter Estimation in Multi-stage Compartmental Models of
Thymocyte Dynamics. Daniela Zaharie, Lavinia Moatar-Moleriu, Viorel Negru(;;






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