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Comparing hyper-heuristics with blackboard systems



Graham K & Smith L (2017) Comparing hyper-heuristics with blackboard systems. In: 2017 Genetic and Evolutionary Computation Conference Companion, GECCO 2017. GECCO 2017: The Genetic and Evolutionary Computation Conference, Berlin, Germany, 15.07.2017-19.07.2017. New York: Association for Computing Machinery, Inc, pp. 1141-1145.

This paper aims to draw a comparison between the traditional view of hyper-heuristics and a lesser known type of multi-agent system known as a blackboard system. Both approaches share many similarities in both implementation and philosophy but also have several important differences in terms of characteristics and approach, such as a difference in control scheme. To investigate the consequences of the perceived differences, both approaches are decomposed into their constituent parts and compared with a focus on the perceived strengths and weaknesses of adopting one methodology over the other.

Publication date31/12/2017
Publication date online31/07/2017
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery, Inc
Place of publicationNew York
ConferenceGECCO 2017: The Genetic and Evolutionary Computation Conference
Conference locationBerlin, Germany

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Professor Leslie Smith

Professor Leslie Smith

Emeritus Professor, Computing Science

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