Parameter Control in Evolutionary Algorithms: Trends and Challenges

Giorgos Karafotias, Mark Hoogendoorn, A.E. Eiben

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More than a decade after the first extensive overview on parameter control, we revisit the field and present a survey of the state-of-the-art. We briefly summarize the development of the field and discuss existing work related to each major parameter or component of an evolutionary algorithm. Based on this overview, we observe trends in the area, identify some (methodological) shortcomings, and give recommendations for future research.
Original languageEnglish
Article number6747993
Pages (from-to)167-187
Number of pages21
JournalIEEE Transactions on Evolutionary Computation
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 1 Apr 2015


  • Evolutionary algorithm
  • heuristic search
  • methodology
  • parameter control


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