The workshop attempts to bring together researchers from evolutionary computation and related areas who are interested in Multimodal Optimization. This is a currently forming field, and we aim for a highly interactive and productive meeting that makes a step forward towards defining it. The Workshop will provide a unique opportunity to review the advances in the current state-of-the-art in the field of Niching methods. Further discussion will deal with several experimental/theoretical scenarios, performance measures, real-world and benchmark problem sets and outline the possible future developments in this area. Positional statements, suggestions, and comments are very welcome!
Multimodal Optimization is currently getting established as a research direction that collects approaches from various domains of evolutionary computation that strive for delivering multiple very good solutions at once. This workshop attempts to bring together researchers from many subfields of evolutionary computation and related areas who are interested in Multimodal Optimization. We intend to hold the workshop in a very interactive fashion, emphasizing discussion, exchange and possibly synthesis of opinions. Prospective topics will include, but are not limited to:
We invite authors/participants to submit new ideas, positional statements, and reviews/summaries/comments on existing work in the field of Multimodal Optimization in the form of extended abstracts (max 2 pages). The workshop will take place at PPSN 2014 in September 2014. Researchers working on finding multiple solutions of multimodal optimization problems are strongly encouraged to contribute!
ERCIS, WWU Muenster,
48149 Münster, Germany
Computing Science and Mathematics, School of Natural Sciences,
University of Stirling,
Stirling FK9 4LA, Scotland.