Projects

Research Projects

HUNTED (2018-2021) - Office of Naval Research Global (ONRG - US Navy) - Role: co-PI

The HUNTED project (Heterogeneous multi-swarms of UNmanned auTonomous systEms for mission Deployment) aims at designing a novel generation of mobility models for heterogeneous multi-swarms of Unmanned Autonomous Systems (UAS) for surveillance and tracking of imminent threats.

Digital Trust in Smart ICT (2017 - 2021) - ILNAS/UL

Following the successful launch of the University Certificate “Smart ICT for business innovation” in September 2015 at the University of Luxembourg in partnership with the Institut luxembourgeois de la normalisation, de l’accréditation, de la sécurité et qualité des produits et services (ILNAS); the interdisciplinary center for security reliability and trust (SnT) and ILNAS entered a partnership to jointly develop Luxembourg as a European centre of excellence and innovation for secure, reliable, and trustworthy Smart ICT systems and services.

ASIMUT - Aid to SItuation Management based on MUltimodal, MUltiUAVs, MUltilevel acquisition Techniques (2015 - 2017) - European Defense Agency (EDA)

The ASIMUT project aims at decreasing the operator workflow during a surveillance mission lead by swarms of UAVs. To this end, innovative algorithms are developed increasing detection and data fusion capabilities, and increasing the swarms of UAVs autonomy.

IShop - Internet Shopping Optimization (2014 - 2017) - FNR POLLUX

Internet Shopping Optimization Project (IShOP) is an INTER POLLUX project, co-funded by Luxembourg National Research Funds (FNR) and the Polish National Research Centre for Research and Development (NCBiR). This project proposes innovative and realistic models for different typical online shopping operations, supported by strong mathematical and operational research fundamentals, and well balanced with lightweight computational algorithms. These models are designed in order to allow the optimization of such transactions. Finding accurate solutions to the defined problems implies both lowering customer expenses and favouring market competitiveness.

Green@Cloud (2012-2016) - FNR CORE

Green@Cloud is an INTER CNRS-FNR project. This project is a collaboration between the Interdisciplinary Center of Security, Reliability and Trust (SnT) of the University of Luxembourg and the Laboratoire d’Informatique Fondamentale de Lille (LIFL) of the University of Lille 1 (France). The project Green@Cloud aims at developing an energy-aware scheduling framework able to reduce the energy needed for high-performance computing and networking operations in large-scale distributed systems (data centers, clouds, grids).

AURORA - unpredictAble Uav swaRms fOr suRveillAnce (2018) - FNR Pathfinder - Role: PI

The AURORA project aims at providing a unique solution through a new generation of aerial surveillance service based on multiple-features autonomous drones evolving simultaneously as a swarm and using unpredictable trajectories.

EvoPerf (2011-2015) - UL

EvoPerf is a University of Luxembourg project. This project takes place in the ILIAS laboratory of the Computer Science and Communications (CSC) Research unit. By choosing a system biomedicine application in collaboration with the Luxembourg Centre for Systems Biomedicine (LCSB), EvoPerf aims at performing interdisciplinary research. EvoPerf aims at providing the bases for robust and performance guaranteed evolutionary computations. Such methods have a large spectrum of applications.

Projects

Technology Transfer Projects

HUNTED (2018-2021) - Office of Naval Research Global (ONRG - US Navy) - Role: co-PI

The HUNTED project (Heterogeneous multi-swarms of UNmanned auTonomous systEms for mission Deployment) aims at designing a novel generation of mobility models for heterogeneous multi-swarms of Unmanned Autonomous Systems (UAS) for surveillance and tracking of imminent threats.

Digital Trust in Smart ICT (2017 - 2021) - ILNAS/UL

Following the successful launch of the University Certificate “Smart ICT for business innovation” in September 2015 at the University of Luxembourg in partnership with the Institut luxembourgeois de la normalisation, de l’accréditation, de la sécurité et qualité des produits et services (ILNAS); the interdisciplinary center for security reliability and trust (SnT) and ILNAS entered a partnership to jointly develop Luxembourg as a European centre of excellence and innovation for secure, reliable, and trustworthy Smart ICT systems and services.

ASIMUT - Aid to SItuation Management based on MUltimodal, MUltiUAVs, MUltilevel acquisition Techniques (2015 - 2017) - European Defense Agency (EDA)

The ASIMUT project aims at decreasing the operator workflow during a surveillance mission lead by swarms of UAVs. To this end, innovative algorithms are developed increasing detection and data fusion capabilities, and increasing the swarms of UAVs autonomy.

IShop - Internet Shopping Optimization (2014 - 2017) - FNR POLLUX

Internet Shopping Optimization Project (IShOP) is an INTER POLLUX project, co-funded by Luxembourg National Research Funds (FNR) and the Polish National Research Centre for Research and Development (NCBiR). This project proposes innovative and realistic models for different typical online shopping operations, supported by strong mathematical and operational research fundamentals, and well balanced with lightweight computational algorithms. These models are designed in order to allow the optimization of such transactions. Finding accurate solutions to the defined problems implies both lowering customer expenses and favouring market competitiveness.

Green@Cloud (2012-2016) - FNR CORE

Green@Cloud is an INTER CNRS-FNR project. This project is a collaboration between the Interdisciplinary Center of Security, Reliability and Trust (SnT) of the University of Luxembourg and the Laboratoire d’Informatique Fondamentale de Lille (LIFL) of the University of Lille 1 (France). The project Green@Cloud aims at developing an energy-aware scheduling framework able to reduce the energy needed for high-performance computing and networking operations in large-scale distributed systems (data centers, clouds, grids).

AURORA - unpredictAble Uav swaRms fOr suRveillAnce (2018) - FNR Pathfinder - Role: PI

The AURORA project aims at providing a unique solution through a new generation of aerial surveillance service based on multiple-features autonomous drones evolving simultaneously as a swarm and using unpredictable trajectories.

EvoPerf (2011-2015) - UL

EvoPerf is a University of Luxembourg project. This project takes place in the ILIAS laboratory of the Computer Science and Communications (CSC) Research unit. By choosing a system biomedicine application in collaboration with the Luxembourg Centre for Systems Biomedicine (LCSB), EvoPerf aims at performing interdisciplinary research. EvoPerf aims at providing the bases for robust and performance guaranteed evolutionary computations. Such methods have a large spectrum of applications.

Awards

  • 2017 - IEEE CybConf: Best Paper Award.
  • 2016 - ACM GECCO : Best Paper Nomination.
  • 2009 - ACM GECCO : Best Paper Nomination.
  • 2003 - Prize of the Revue technique Luxembourgeoise of the ALIAI (Association Luxembourgeoise des Ingénieurs, Architectes et Industriels).

Teaching

Past and current teaching activities at University of Luxembourg

  • Smart Cities, Smart ICT Certificate, ILNAS/University of Luxembourg, 2016.
  • Optimisation Techniques, Master 2, University of Luxembourg (2008-Present).
  • Analysis and Design using UML, Bachelor I2, University of Luxembourg (2006-2009).
  • Evolutionary Computing, Master 2, University of Luxembourg (2005-2008).
  • Advanced Algorithmics, Bachelor I2, University of Luxembourg (2004-2008).

Students Supervision

PhD level

Supervisor

  • Nader Samir, Digital Trust in Smart ICT - IoT (2017 - )

Daily Advisor

  • Antonio Fiscarelli, Digital History and Hermeneutics (2016 - )
  • Boonyarit Changaival, Evolutionary clustering of biological knowledge, (2016 - )
  • Emmanuel Kieffer, Bi-level optimisation algorithms (2015 - )

  • Sune S. Nielsen, Diversity Preserving Genetic Algorithms - Application to the Inverted Folding Problem and Analogous Formulated Benchmarks (with the LCSB) (2011 - 2016)

  • Agata Grzybek, Community-based vehicular networks for traffic information systems (2011 - 2015)

  • Mateusz Guzek, Holistic, Autonomic, and Energy-aware Resource Allocation in Cloud Computing (PPP with Tri-ICT) (2011 - 2014)

  • Apostolos Stathakis, Satellite payload reconfiguration optimization (PPP with SES S.A.) (2010 - 2014)

  • Patricia Ruiz, Efficient communication protocols for ad hoc networks (2009 - 2013)

Students Supervision

Master & Bachelor level

Bachelor Level

  • 2018 - Youri Falomir, INP Bordeaux, France ? Usage of Hololens for the control of UAVs

Master level

  • 2018 - Matthieu Vuillez, Univerity of Lorraine, France - Evolutionary Game theory for UAV swarming
  • 2018 - Gabriel Duflo, Normandy INSA Rouen, France - Hyper-heuristics for the automatic generation of UAV swarming behaviors
  • 2015 - Abdeslam Bourkane, University of Luxembourg - Study of Satellite Communication Channels and The Effect of the Atmospheric Attenuation (with SES S.A.)
  • 2014 - Emmanuel Kieffer, Univerity of Lorraine, France - Multi-objective Satellite Payload Optimization (with SES S.A.)
  • 2013 - Luke Scott, University of Luxembourg - A method for coordinating unrelated space-time topologies in multi-agent, multi-scale simulations (with the BC3 research centre, Spain)

PhD Boards

Participation to PhD Boards

  • 2017 - Esteban López Camacho, University of Malaga, Spain - Reviewer
  • 2017 - Santiago Iturriaga, Universidad de La Republica, Uruguay - Reviewer
  • 2017 - Jean-Thomas Camino, LAAS, Toulouse, France - Jury Member
  • 2017 - Anh Quan Nguyen, University of Luxembourg - Jury Member
  • 2015 - Juan Jose Palacios Alonso, University of Oviedo, Spain - Jury Member
  • 2010 - Apivadee Piyatumrong, University of Luxembourg - Jury Member

Publications

Book

More Publications

. Evolutionary Algorithms for Mobile Ad hoc Networks. 2013.

Publications

Book Chapters

More Publications

. Evolutionary Algorithms for the Inverse Protein Folding Problem. Handbook of Heuristics, 2018.

DOI

. Efficient Hierarchical Task Scheduling on GRIDS Accounting for Computation and Communications. Intelligent Decision Systems in Large-Scale Distributed Environments, 2011.

. Energy-Efficient Computing using Agent-Based Multi-Objective Dynamic Optimization. Green IT: Technologies and Applications, 2011.

. Multi-objective Cooperative Coevolutionary Evolutionary Algorithms for Continuous and Combinatorial Optimization. Intelligent Decision Systems in Large-Scale Distributed Environments, 2011.

Publications

Journals

. Chaos-enhanced mobility models for multilevel swarms of UAVs. Swarm and Evolutionary Computation, 2018.

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. Clustering approaches for visual knowledge exploration in complex biomedical repositories. BMC Bioinformatics, 2018.

. RapidRMSD: Rapid determination of RMSDs corresponding to motions of flexible molecules. Bioinformatics, 2018.

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. A new modeling approach for the biobjective exact optimization of satellite payload configuration. International Transactions in Operational Research, 2017.

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. A scalable parallel cooperative coevolutionary PSO algorithm for multi-objective optimization. Journal of Parallel and Distributed Computing, 2017.

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. Chaotic Traversal (CHAT): Very Large Graphs Traversal Using Chaotic Dynamics. I. J. Bifurcation and Chaos, 2017.

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. Adopting trust and assurance as indicators for the reassignment of responsibilities in multi-agent systems. Knowledge Eng. Review, 2015.

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. Mitigating flash crowd effect using connected vehicle technology. Vehicular Communications, 2015.

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. Optimizing communication satellites payload configuration with exact approaches. Engineering Optimization, 2015.

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. Power Allocation in Multibeam Satellite Systems: A Two-Stage Multi-Objective Optimization. Wireless Communications, IEEE Transactions on, 2015.

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. Optimising small-world properties in VANETs: Centralised and distributed overlay approaches. Appl. Soft Comput., 2014.

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. New State-of-the-art Results for Cassini2 Global Trajectory Optimization Problem. Acta Futura, The Journal of the Advanced Concepts Team, European Space Agency Publication, 2012.

. A Multi-Agent Organizational Framework for Coevolutionary Optimization. LNCS Transactions on Petri Nets and Other Models of Concurrency IV, 2010.

. Optimal Interconnection of Ad Hoc Injection Networks. Journal of Interconnection Networks, 2008.

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Publications

Conference Proceedings

. Coverage Optimization with Connectivity Preservation for UAV Swarms Applying Chaotic Dynamics. 2017 IEEE International Conference on Autonomic Computing (ICAC), 2017.

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. Area exploration with a swarm of UAVs combining deterministic chaotic ant colony mobility with position MPC. 2017 International Conference on Unmanned Aircraft Systems (ICUAS), 2017.

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. A new Co-evolutionary Algorithm Based on Constraint Decomposition. IPDPS Workshops, 2017.

. ASIMUT Project: Aid to SItuation Management Based on MUltimodal, MUltiUAVs, MUltilevel Acquisition Techniques. Proceedings of the 3rd Workshop on Micro Aerial Vehicle Networks, Systems, and Applications, 2017.

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. Bayesian optimization approach of general bi-level problems. GECCO (Companion), 2017.

. Defending Against Intrusion of Malicious UAVs with Networked UAV Defense Swarms. 42nd IEEE Conference on Local Computer Networks Workshops, LCN Workshops 2017, Singapore, Singapore, October 9, 2017, 2017.

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. Target Tracking Optimization of UAV Swarms Based on Dual-Pheromone Clustering. CYBCONF, 2017.

. A Novel Co-evolutionary Approach for Constrained Genetic Algorithms. Genetic and Evolutionary Computation Conference, GECCO 2016, Denver, CO, USA, July 20-24, 2016, Companion Material Proceedings, 2016.

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. A parallel cooperative coevolutionary SMPSO algorithm for multi-objective optimization. International Conference on High Performance Computing & Simulation, HPCS 2016, Innsbruck, Austria, July 18-22, 2016, 2016.

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. From Random Process to Chaotic Behavior in Swarms of UAVs. Proceedings of the 6th ACM Symposium on Development and Analysis of Intelligent Vehicular Networks and Applications, DIVANet 2016, Malta, November 13-17, 2016, 2016.

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. Hybrid mobility model with pheromones for UAV detection task. 2016 IEEE Symposium Series on Computational Intelligence, SSCI 2016, Athens, Greece, December 6-9, 2016, 2016.

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. Tackling the IFP Problem with the Preference-Based Genetic Algorithm. Proceedings of the 2016 on Genetic and Evolutionary Computation Conference, Denver, CO, USA, July 20 - 24, 2016, 2016.

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. UAV Fleet Mobility Model with Multiple Pheromones for Tracking Moving Observation Targets. Applications of Evolutionary Computation - 19th European Conference, EvoApplications 2016, Porto, Portugal, March 30 - April 1, 2016, Proceedings, Part I, 2016.

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. UAV Multilevel Swarms for Situation Management. Proceedings of the 2nd Workshop on Micro Aerial Vehicle Networks, Systems, and Applications for Civilian Use, 2016.

. Using heterogeneous multilevel swarms of UAVs and high-level data fusion to support situation management in surveillance scenarios. 2016 IEEE International Conference on Multisensor Fusion and Integration for Intelligent Systems, MFI 2016, Baden-Baden, Germany, September 19-21, 2016, 2016.

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. A Novel Multi-objectivisation Approach for Optimising the Protein Inverse Folding Problem. Applications of Evolutionary Computation - 18th European Conference, EvoApplications 2015, Copenhagen, Denmark, April 8-10, 2015, Proceedings, 2015.

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. An NK Landscape Based Model Mimicking the Protein Inverse Folding Problem. 27th European Conference on Operational Research, 2015.

. Connectivity Stability in Autonomous Multi-level UAV Swarms for Wide Area Monitoring. Proceedings of the Fifth ACM International Symposium on Development and Analysis of Intelligent Vehicular Networks and Applications, 2015.

. NK Landscape Instances Mimicking the Protein Inverse Folding Problem Towards Future Benchmarks. Proceedings of the Companion Publication of the 2015 Annual Conference on Genetic and Evolutionary Computation, 2015.

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. Preference-Based Genetic Algorithm for Solving the Bio-Inspired NK Landscape Benchmark. 7th European Symposium on Computational Intelligence and Mathematics (ESCIM), 2015.

. Cooperative Selection: Improving Tournament Selection via Altruism. Evolutionary Computation in Combinatorial Optimisation - 14th European Conference, EvoCOP 2014, Granada, Spain, April 23-25, 2014, Revised Selected Papers, 2014.

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. Hybridisation Schemes for Communication Satellite Payload Configuration Optimisation. Applications of Evolutionary Computation - 17th European Conference, EvoApplications 2014, Granada, Spain, April 23-25, 2014, Revised Selected Papers, 2014.

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. Multi-objective evolutionary approach for the satellite payload power optimization problem. 2014 IEEE Symposium on Computational Intelligence in Multi-Criteria Decision-Making, MCDM 2014, Orlando, FL, USA, December 9-12, 2014, 2014.

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. Visualization and classification of protein secondary structures using Self-Organizing Maps. 2014 IEEE Symposium on Computational Intelligence in Multi-Criteria Decision-Making, MCDM 2014, Orlando, FL, USA, December 9-12, 2014, 2014.

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. Using data-flow analysis in MAS for power-aware HPC runs. High Performance Computing and Simulation (HPCS), 2013 International Conference on, 2013.

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. An Overlay Approach for Optimising Small-World Properties in VANETs. Applications of Evolutionary Computation, 2013.

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. Minimising Longest Path Length in Communication Satellite Payloads via Metaheuristics. Proceeding of the Fifteenth Annual Conference on Genetic and Evolutionary Computation Conference, 2013.

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. ParaMoise: Increasing Capabilities of Parallel Execution and Reorganization in an Organizational Model. Proceedings of the 2013 International Conference on Autonomous Agents and Multi-agent Systems, 2013.

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. System Design and Implementation Decisions for ParaMoise Organizational Model. FedCSIS, 2013.

. UAV Fleet Area Coverage with Network Connectivity Constraint. Proceedings of the 11th ACM International Symposium on Mobility Management and Wireless Access, 2013.

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. Vehicular Mobility Model Optimization Using Cooperative Coevolutionary Genetic Algorithms. Proceeding of the Fifteenth Annual Conference on Genetic and Evolutionary Computation Conference, 2013.

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. Novel efficient asynchronous cooperative co-evolutionary multi-objective algorithms. Evolutionary Computation (CEC), 2012 IEEE Congress on, 2012.

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. Evolutionary Algorithm Parameter Tuning with Sensitivity Analysis. Proceedings of the 2011 International Conference on Security and Intelligent Information Systems, 2012.

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. Generation of Realistic Mobility for VANETs Using Genetic Algorithms. Proceedings of the IEEE Congress on Evolutionary Computation, 2012.

. Generation of Realistic Traces for Vehicular Mobility Simulations. Proceedings of the Second ACM International Symposium on Design and Analysis of Intelligent Vehicular Networks and Applications, 2012.

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. Satellite Payload Reconfiguration Optimisation: An ILP Model.. ACIIDS (2), 2012.

. The Necessity for Strong Reciprocators in Mobile Ad Hoc Networks. Proceedings of the 2012 IEEE International Symposium on Parallel and Distributed Processing Workshops and PhD Forum, 2012.

. A vehicular mobility model based on real traffic counting data. Proceedings of the Third international conference on Communication technologies for vehicles, 2011.

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. Energy-Aware Fast Scheduling Heuristics in Heterogeneous Computing Systems. Proceedings of the 2011 International Conference on High Performance Computing & Simulation (HPCS 2011), 2011.

. Sensitivity analysis for a realistic vehicular mobility model. Proceedings of the first ACM international symposium on Design and analysis of intelligent vehicular networks and applications, 2011.

. A New Parallel Multi-objective Cooperative Coevolutionary Algorithm Based on SPEA2. ALIO-INFORMS Joint International Meeting 2010 (2010), 2010.

. A Platform for Realistic Online Vehicular Network Management. International Workshop on Management of Emerging Networks and Services (MENS 2010) in conjunction with IEEE GLOBECOM 2010, 2010.

. On quantifying the quality of CDS-based virtual backbones in mobile ad hoc networks. Proc. 8th ACM International Symposium on Mobility Management and Wireless Access, 2010.

. A Multi-Agent Organizational Model for Coevolutionary Optimization. ANNIE ‘09: Proceedings of the 19th international conference on Articial Neural Networks In Engineering, 2009.

. Blackbone2, an Efficient Deterministic Algorithm for creating 2-Connected m-dominating Set-based Backbones in Ad Hoc Networks. Proceedings of the Seventh ACM International Workshop on Mobility Management & Wireless Access, 2009.

. Multi-objective Optimization for Information Sharing in Vehicular Ad Hoc Networks. Proceedings of the 3rd International Conference on Advances in Information Technology (IAIT), 2009.

. Overcoming partitioning in large ad hoc networks using genetic algorithms. GECCO ‘09: Proceedings of the 11th Annual conference on Genetic and evolutionary computation, 2009.

. Towards Connectivity Improvement in VANETs using Bypass Links. 2009 IEEE Congress on Evolutionary Computation, 2009.

. A Context-Aware Broadcast Protocol for Mobile Wireless Networks. Modelling, Computation and Optimization in Information Systems and Management Sciences, Second International Conference (MCO 2008), 2008.

. Evaluation of Different Optimization Techniques in the Design of Ad Hoc Injection Networks. special session on Parallel and Grid Computing for Optimization as part of The 2008 International Conference High Performance Computing & Simulation (HPCS008) and in conjunction with The 22nd European Conference on Modeling and Simulation (ECMS 2008)., 2008.

. Coevolutionary genetic algorithms for Ad hoc injection networks design optimization. Proceedings of the IEEE Congress on Evolutionary Computation(CEC), 2007.

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. Evaluations of Strategies for Co-Evolutionary Genetic Algorithms: dLCGA Case Study. ANNIE 2006: Proceedings of the 16th international conference on Artificial Neural Networks In Engineering, 2006.

. Simulating Realistic Mobility Models for Large Heterogeneous MANETs. Demo proceeding of the 9th ACM/IEEE International Symposium on Modeling, Analysis and Simulation of Wireless and Mobile Systems (MSWIM’06), 2006.

. hLCGA: A Hybrid Competitive Coevolutionary Genetic Algorithm. HIS’06: Proceedings of the 6th international conference on Hybrid Intelligent Systems, 2006.

. Dafo, a multi-agent framework for decomposable functions optimization. Knowledge-Based Intelligent Information and Engineering Systems, 9th International Conference, KES 2005, Melbourne, Australia, September 14-16, 2005, Proceedings, Part IV, 2005.

. Un framework multi-agent pour algorithmes g'en'etiques co'evolutionnaires distribu'es. ROADEF’05, 2005.

. Agent-Based Optimization of Business Functions Using Coevolutionary Algorithms. Proceedings of the International Conference on Information and Knowledge Engineering. IKE’04, June 21-24, 2004, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA, 2004.

. Agent-based optimization of business functions using coevolutionary algorithms: the distributed warehouse management case study. AISTA 2004 (International Conference on Advances in Intelligent Systems - Theory and Applications) organized in cooperation with the IEEE Computer Society, 2004.

Contact

  • gregoire.danoy@uni.lu
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  • University of Luxembourg
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    Computer Science and Communication Research Unit (CSC)
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