FOGA-4 Schedule

Aug 2-5, 1996 (Friday - Monday)

Friday, 2 August

Sat

Sun

Mon

AM1

(9-10:30a)

U. Vazirani: "Go with the Winners" Algorithms

(Invited tallk)

Modeling GAs

H. Kargupta: SEARCH, Blackbox Optimization, and Sample Complexity (#31)

W. P. C. Stemmer: Biological evolution as a model for GAs

(Invited tallk)

Recombination

L. Eshelman: Convergence Controlled Variation (#13)

D. Goldberg: What should Genetic Algorithmists do?

(Invited tallk)

Search Dynamics

J. Shapiro: Genetic Algorithm Dynamics in Two-well Potentials with Basins and Barriers (#19)

Break

AM2

(10:45-12:45)

W. Hart: A Stationary Point Convergence Theory for Evolutionary Algorithms (#10)

A. Menon: Replicators, Majorization and GAs: New models and analytic tools (#14)

J. Suzuki: Further Results on the Markov Chain Model of GAs and Their Application to SA-like Strategy (#20)

G. Koehler: Diagonalizing the Simple GA Mixing Matrix (#42)

P. Surry: A formalism for real-parameter evolutionary algorithms and directed recombination (#16)

K. Crawford: A Study of Fixed-Length Subset Recombination (#4)

T. Kammeyer: Stochastic Context-Free Grammar Induction with a Genetic Algorithm Using Local Search (#27)

A. Geyer-Schulz: Exact Uniform Initialization For Genetic Programming (#7)

M. Rattray: Noisy fitness evaluation in GAs and the dynamics of learning (#17)

J. Culberson: On searching $\alpha$-ary Hypercubes and Related Graphs (#6)

A. Akiko: Fitness Landscape Characterization by Between Variance of Decompositions (#1)

S. Bornholdt: Probing GA performance of fitness landscapes (#2)

Lunch

PM1

(2:30-4p)

A. Wright: A Search for Counterexamples to Two Conjectures on the Simple Genetic Algorithm (#22)

R. Heckendorn: Nonlinearity, Walsh Coefficients, Hyperplane Ranking and the Simple Genetic Algorithm (#24)

K. A. De Jong: Analyzing GAs Using Markov Models with Semantically Ordered States (#25)

G. Harik: Learning Linkage (#9)

J. Horn: GAs (with sharing) in search, optimization and machine learning (#28)

G. Greenwood: Fitness functions for multipleobjective optimization problems (#36)

Discussion

Break

PM2

(4:30-6p)

Discussion

Discussion

Discussion

Dinner

"On the town"

Italian Buffet

@ USD

(7-9p)

(Adjourned)