Why Nature-inspired meta-heuristics?

  • It is promising approach to solve hard and realistic optimization problems.
  • Interesting computational model inspired by nature.

Our short and long term objectives in meta-heuristics research:

  • How different meta-heuristics perform the search? Can we compare different meta-heuristics based on exploration and exploitation measures?
  • Comparison of tuning approaches with adaptive and self-adaptive approaches.
  • Ranking of meta-heuristics.
  • Multi-objective optimization.
  • Hyper-heuristics.
  • Application of meta-heuristics (e.g., Grammatical Inference, Textile Simulation Model).