Interested in #ModelBased Methods for #Optimization? #SPOT2

If you are interested in “Model-based Methods for Continuous and Discrete Global Optimization“, you can freely access the article until April 11, 2017:
https://authors.elsevier.com/a/1Ub295aecSVmv2
The SPO Toolbox was used for performing the experiments described in this article. The Sequential Parameter Optimization Toolbox 2.0.1 is a major update of the SPOT R package. It provides a set of tools for model based optimization and tuning of algorithms. It includes surrogate models, optimizers and design of experiment approaches. The main interface is spot, which uses sequentially updated surrogate models for the purpose of efficient optimization. The main goal is to ease the burden of objective function evaluations, when a single evaluation requires a significant amount of resources. See: https://CRAN.R-project.org/package=SPOT

CfP: Multidisciplinary Design #Optimisation @EUROGEN2017


Across all fields of Engineering Sciences, many design problems are multidisciplinary in nature. An optimal design can be achieved if all the disciplines are concurrently considered in an integrated approach. In MDO the whole is more than the sum of the parts, therefore the optimum of the integrated problem is superior to the design found by optimizing each discipline independently. However, including all disciplines simultaneously significantly increases the complexity of the problem. The optimal design of each discipline can be in itself a hard and computationally intensive optimization problem. In addition, the definition of the level of fidelity of the model for each discipline, the interexchange of variables of different nature (the output of one discipline can become the input to another) and the increased dimensionality, contribute to make the problem considerably harder. The largest number of applications is in the field of aerospace engineering, such as aircraft and spacecraft design in which aerodynamics, structural analysis, propulsion, control theory, and economics are integrated in a single optimization process. But many techniques have been developed and applied in a number of different fields, including automotive design, naval architecture, electronics, computers, and electricity distribution. More: http://eurogen2017.etsiae.upm.es/minisymposia/

Sequential Parameter #Optimization Toolbox SPOT 2.0.1 on CRAN #rstats

SPOT: Sequential Parameter Optimization Toolbox 2.0.1

This is a major update of the R package. The SPO toolbox provides a set of tools for model based optimization and tuning of algorithms. It includes surrogate models, optimizers and design of experiment approaches. The main interface is spot, which uses sequentially updated surrogate models for the purpose of efficient optimization. The main goal is to ease the burden of objective function evaluations, when a single evaluation requires a significant amount of resources. See: https://CRAN.R-project.org/package=SPOT

@GECCO2017 Call for Late-Breaking Abstracts

GENERAL INFORMATION

Two-page abstracts describing late-breaking developments in the field of genetic and evolutionary computation are solicited for presentation at the Late-Breaking Abstracts Workshop of the 2017 Genetic and Evolutionary Computation Conference (GECCO 2017), and for inclusion in the proceedings companion to be distributed on USB key to all attendees of the conference and in the ACM Digital Library.
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