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. https://doi.org/10.1145/3067695.3082055
Abstract 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.