Recent Advances In The Theory And Application Of Fitness Landscapes

Author: Hendrik Richter
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 3642418880
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Recent Advances In The Theory And Application Of Fitness Landscapes from the Author: Hendrik Richter. This book is concerned with recent advances in fitness landscapes. The concept of fitness landscapes originates from theoretical biology and refers to a framework for analysing and visualizing the relationships between genotypes, phenotypes and fitness. These relationships lay at the centre of attempts to mathematically describe evolutionary processes and evolutionary dynamics. The book addresses recent advances in the understanding of fitness landscapes in evolutionary biology and evolutionary computation. In the volume, experts in the field of fitness landscapes present these findings in an integrated way to make it accessible to a number of audiences: senior undergraduate and graduate students in computer science, theoretical biology, physics, applied mathematics and engineering, but also researcher looking for a reference or/and entry point into using fitness landscapes for analysing algorithms. Also practitioners wanting to employ fitness landscape techniques for evaluating bio- and nature-inspired computing algorithms can find valuable material in the book. For teaching proposes, the book could also be used as a reference handbook.

Recent Advances In Intelligent Engineering Systems

Author: J√°nos Fodor
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 3642232280
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Recent Advances In Intelligent Engineering Systems from the Author: J√°nos Fodor. This volume is a collection of 19 chapters on intelligent engineering systems written by respectable experts of the fields. The book consists of three parts. The first part is devoted to the foundational aspects of computational intelligence. It consists of 8 chapters that include studies in genetic algorithms, fuzzy logic connectives, enhanced intelligence in product models, nature-inspired optimization technologies, particle swarm optimization, evolution algorithms, model complexity of neural networks, and fitness landscape analysis. The second part contains contributions to intelligent computation in networks, presented in 5 chapters. The covered subjects include the application of self-organizing maps for early detection of denial of service attacks, combating security threats via immunity and adaptability in cognitive radio networks, novel modifications in WSN network design for improved SNR and reliability, a conceptual framework for the design of audio based cognitive infocommunication channels, and a case study on the advantages of fuzzy and anytime signal- and image processing techniques. Computational intelligence represents a widely spread interdisciplinary research area with many applications in various disciplines including engineering, medicine, technology, environment, among others. Therefore, third part of this book consists of 6 chapters on applications. This is a very important part of the volume because the reader can find in it a wide range of fields where computational intelligence plays a significant role.

Advances In Evolutionary Computing

Author: Ashish Ghosh
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9783540433309
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Advances In Evolutionary Computing from the Author: Ashish Ghosh. This book provides a collection of fourty articles containing new material on both theoretical aspects of Evolutionary Computing (EC), and demonstrating the usefulness/success of it for various kinds of large-scale real world problems. Around 23 articles deal with various theoretical aspects of EC and 17 articles demonstrate the success of EC methodologies. These articles are written by leading experts of the field from different countries all over the world.

First Passage Phenomena And Their Applications

Author: Ralf Metzler
Publisher: World Scientific
ISBN: 9814590304
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First Passage Phenomena And Their Applications from the Author: Ralf Metzler. The book contains review articles on recent advances in first-passage phenomena and applications contributed by leading international experts. It is intended for graduate students and researchers who are interested in learning about this intriguing and important topic. Contents:Arrival Statistics and Exploration Properties of Mortal Walkers (S B Yuste, E Abad and K Lindenberg)First Passage of a Randomly Accelerated Particle (T W Burkhardt)First Passage Problems in Anomalous Diffusion (A Rosso and A Zoia)First-Passage Times of Intermittent Random Walks (O Bénichou and R Voituriez)First-Passage Phenomena on Finite Inhomogeneous Networks (E Agliari and D Cassi)Effective Spectral Dimension in Scale-Free Networks (S Hwang, D-S Lee and B Kahng)First-Passage Statistics for Random Walks in Bounded Domains (R Voituriez and O Bénichou)First Passage Behavior of Multi-Dimensional Fractional Brownian Motion and Application to Reaction Phenomena (J-H Jeon, A V Chechkin and R Metzler)Trajectory-to-Trajectory Fluctuations in First-Passage Phenomena in Bounded Domains (T G Mattos, C Mejía-Monasterio, R Metzler, G Oshanin and G Schehr)Exact Record and Order Statists of Random Walk via First-Passage Ideas (G Schehr and S N Majumdar)First Passage in a Conical Geometry and Ordering of Brownian Particles (E Ben-Naim and P L Krapivsky)First Passage Time Problems in Biophysical Jump Processes with Fast Kinetics (P C Bressloff and J M Newby)First Passage Problems in Biology (T Chou and M R D'Orsogna)The Effect of Detection Mechanisms on Spatial Search and Foraging (D Campos and V Méndez)Search in Random Media with Lévy Flights (E Gelenbe and O H Abdelrahman)Exit Strategies: Visual Search and the Quitting Time Problem (T S Horowitz)Statistical Physics of Evolutionary Trajectories on Fitness Landscapes (M Manhart and A V Morozov)Some Applications of First-Passage Ideas to Finance (R Chicheportiche and J-P Bouchaud)First-Passage and Extremes in Socio-Economic Systems (J Masoliver and J Perelló)Transport and the First-Passage Time Problem with Application to Cold Atoms in Optical Traps (E Barkai and D A Kessler)The Excursion Set Theory in Cosmology (M Maggiore and A Riottoo)Self-Organized Escape Processes of Linear Chains in Nonlinear Potentials (T Gross, D Hennig and L Schimansky-Geier)Efficient Monte Carlo Methods for Simulating Diffusion-Reaction Processes in Complex Systems (D S Grebenkov) Readership: Researchers in stochastic processes, statistical physics, and mathematical physics. Key Features:Comprehensive update of the classical book by Sidney RednerApplications to wide-ranging and active fields of researchWell-known authors in the fieldKeywords:First Passage;Stochastic Processes;Diffusion;Biophysics;Non-Equilibrium Statistical Mechanics;Complex Systems;Econophysics

Bio Inspired Computing Theories And Applications

Author: Maoguo Gong
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 9811036144
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Bio Inspired Computing Theories And Applications from the Author: Maoguo Gong. The two-volume set, CCIS 681 and CCIS 682, constitutes the proceedings of the 11th International Conference on Bio-Inspired Computing: Theories and Applications, BIC-TA 2016, held in Xi'an, China, in October 2016.The 115 revised full papers presented were carefully reviewed and selected from 343 submissions. The papers of Part I are organized in topical sections on DNA Computing; Membrane Computing; Neural Computing; Machine Learning. The papers of Part II are organized in topical sections on Evolutionary Computing; Multi-objective Optimization; Pattern Recognition; Others.

Cybercrime Digital Forensics And Jurisdiction

Author: Mohamed Chawki
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 3319151509
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Cybercrime Digital Forensics And Jurisdiction from the Author: Mohamed Chawki. The purpose of law is to prevent the society from harm by declaring what conduct is criminal, and prescribing the punishment to be imposed for such conduct. The pervasiveness of the internet and its anonymous nature make cyberspace a lawless frontier where anarchy prevails. Historically, economic value has been assigned to visible and tangible assets. With the increasing appreciation that intangible data disseminated through an intangible medium can possess economic value, cybercrime is also being recognized as an economic asset. The Cybercrime, Digital Forensics and Jurisdiction disseminate knowledge for everyone involved with understanding and preventing cybercrime - business entities, private citizens, and government agencies. The book is firmly rooted in the law demonstrating that a viable strategy to confront cybercrime must be international in scope.

Handbook Of Metaheuristics

Author: Michel Gendreau
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9781441916655
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Handbook Of Metaheuristics from the Author: Michel Gendreau. The rst edition of the Handbook of Metaheuristics was published in 2003 under the editorship of Fred Glover and Gary A. Kochenberger. Given the numerous - velopments observed in the eld of metaheuristics in recent years, it appeared that the time was ripe for a second edition of the Handbook. For different reasons, Fred and Gary were unable to accept Springer‚Äôs invitation to prepare this second e- tion and they suggested that we should take over the editorship responsibility of the Handbook. We are deeply honored and grateful for their trust. As stated in the rst edition, metaheuristics are ‚Äúsolution methods that orch- trate an interaction between local improvement procedures and higher level stra- gies to create a process capable of escaping from local optima and performing a robust search of a solution space. ‚ÄĚ Although this broad characterization still holds today, many new and exciting developments and extensions have been observed in the last few years. We think in particular to hybrids, which take advantage of the strengths of each of their individual metaheuristic components to better explore the solution space. Hybrids of metaheuristics with other optimization techniques, like branch-and-bound, mathematical programming or constraint programming are also increasingly popular. On the front of applications, metaheuristics are now used to nd high-quality solutions to an ever-growing number of complex, ill-de ned re- world problems, in particular combinatorial ones.

An Introduction To Genetic Algorithms

Author: Melanie Mitchell
Publisher: MIT Press
ISBN: 9780262631853
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An Introduction To Genetic Algorithms from the Author: Melanie Mitchell. Genetic algorithms are used in science and engineering for problem solving and as computational models. This brief introduction enables readers to implement and experiment with genetic algorithms on their own. The descriptions of applications and modeling projects stretch beyond the boundaries of computer science to include systems theory, game theory, biology, ecology, and population genetics. 20 illustrations.

Infobiotics

Author: Vincenzo Manca
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 9783642445378
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Infobiotics from the Author: Vincenzo Manca. The book presents topics in discrete biomathematics. Mathematics has been widely used in modeling biological phenomena. However, the molecular and discrete nature of basic life processes suggests that their logic follow principles that are intrinsically based on discrete and informational mechanisms. The ultimate reason of polymers, as key element of life, is directly based on the computational power of strings, and the intrinsic necessity of metabolism is related to the mathematical notion of multiset. The switch of the two roots of bioinformatics suggests a change of perspective. In bioinformatics, the biologists ask computer scientists to assist them in processing biological data. Conversely, in infobiotics mathematicians and computer scientists investigate principles and theories yielding new interpretation keys of biological phenomena. Life is too important to be investigated by biologists alone, and though computers are essential to process data from biological laboratories, many fundamental questions about life can be appropriately answered by a perspicacious intervention of mathematicians, computer scientists, and physicists, who will complement the work of chemists, biochemists, biologists, and medical investigators. The volume is organized in seven chapters. The first part is devoted to research topics (Discrete information and life, Strings and genomes, Algorithms and Biorhythms, Life Strategies), the second one to mathematical backgrounds (Numbers and Measures, Languages and Grammars, Combinations and Chances).

The Microeconomics Of Complex Economies

Author: Wolfram Elsner
Publisher: Academic Press
ISBN: 0124115993
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The Microeconomics Of Complex Economies from the Author: Wolfram Elsner. The Microeconomics of Complex Economies uses game theory, modeling approaches, formal techniques, and computer simulations to teach useful, accessible approaches to real modern economies. It covers topics of information and innovation, including national and regional systems of innovation; clustered and networked firms; and open-source/open-innovation production and use. Its final chapter on policy perspectives and decisions confirms the value of the toolset. Written so chapters can be used independently, the book includes an introduction to computer simulation and pedagogical supplements. Its formal, accessible treatment of complexity goes beyond the scopes of neoclassical and mainstream economics. The highly interdependent economy of the 21st century demands a reconsideration of economic theories. Describes the usefulness of complex heterodox economics Emphasizes divergences and convergences with neoclassical economic theories and perspectives Fits easily into courses on intermediate microeconomics, industrial organization, and games through self-contained chapters