Tuesday, July 31, 2007

GECCO 2007 In Videos

Here you are nice videos upon the debate which had the presence of luminaries from biology in general, such as Richard Dawkins, Steve Jones, and Lewis Wolpert. The debate was chaired by Peter Bentley. See here.

Thanks to Xavier Llorà, from IlliGAL Blogging, for the link..

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Thursday, July 26, 2007

GECCO 2007 In Pictures

Here you are a nice link to the beautiful pictures taken by, I suppose, Juan Julián Merelo Guervós, see here.

Above and below pictures from London, thanks to Juan Julián Merelo Guervós. :)

The famous Picadilly Circus:

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Wednesday, July 25, 2007

GECCO 2007 - Personal Summaries (Updated)

Our old blog friend, Julian Togelius, has written a personal summary upon the GECCO 2007 event, see here. The same was done by Juan Julián Merelo Guervós, who also attended the event, see here. There is also the nice report by David, see here.

Togelius emphasizes the lack of suitable room and the relative "long distance" among the places where presentations were being held. Let alone the comparison he does between the previous IEEE evolutionary computation/A.I. events and GECCO 2007. By the way, he says that he does not want to lose contact with both sides of conferences.

Merelo Guervós points to some drawbacks he had while in London to attend the event and the lack of organization on basic issues, such as lunch place, small space to put posters, and unsuitable computer facilities. He does a bitter conclusion upon the subject.

David report is a mix of, let's say, tour, gastronomic gathering and... scientific expedition! His summary is a tour around so many subjects on GECCO 2007, from evolutionary art to naval evolutionary optimization - which is his own research issue. He accomplishes his posting comparing his high schoool days and the nowadays conference in which he is involved. It's a nice summary!

By the way, as I do not appreciate bairrismos (bairrismo is a kind of a tacky insider atitude), and as those two summaries are not the only ones, I would suggest the reader to see the previous posting upon the same subject, please, follow the link below:

GECCO 2007 Blogging

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Monday, July 16, 2007

GECCO 2007 Blogging

It would be interesting to point to some blogs that are posting upon the GECCO 2007 event. It was held in London, England. So, as I am not bairrista (bairrista is some kind of a tacky insider :) ), let's see it!

Here you are some nice links reporting the event:

From Kephale's Blog:

GECCO, Day 1

GECCO, Day 2

GECCO, Day 3

GECCO, Days 4 & 5

GECCO Follow-Up.

From Manuel Foerster's Blog:

First Night In London

Evo Blogger Meeting Around GECCO

GECCO Keynote Event

Last Night In London

From Ickejuwie:


From Juan Julián Merelo Guervós:

There is such a thing as a free lunch

From Matake's Blog (in Japanese):

Collection Of Links Reporting GECCO 2007

From the Geneura Team:

Geneura At GECOO

For more informations, please, see here:


Google's Blog Search

That's all, folks!

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Saturday, July 07, 2007

Auf Wiedersehen!

Hi, Friends! :)

So, the Genetic Argonaut blog will soon enter some kind of "stagnation" (but not in a local optimum, since this blog has self-adaptation mechanisms!), because I am planning to begin my final project at university, something that has to do with neural networks. Then, the update of this blog will be sporadically, but not so "frequent" as it has been so far.

However, after some months I will be back again! Just wait!

Auf Wiedersehen!


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Particle Swarm Optimization Of Mechanical Systems

Interesting overview of a PSO applied to the optimization of mechanical devices, see here. There is two PSO animations.

Tuesday, July 03, 2007

Evolving Naval Structure Through Simulated Evolution

I found a nice summary upon the application of both Evolution Strategies and Genetic Algorithms to optimize the structure of a passenger liner. The simulations took into acount some physical features, such as weight, tension, and deformation, resulting in a problem with 60,000 variables!

You can read the short summary here. (The original German text can be found here.)
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