Tracer spectrum : a visualisation method for distributed evolutionary computation

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dc.contributor.author O'Neill, Michael
dc.contributor.author Brabazon, Anthony
dc.contributor.author Hemberg, Erik
dc.date.accessioned 2012-03-27T14:28:37Z
dc.date.available 2012-03-27T14:28:37Z
dc.date.copyright 2010 Springer en
dc.date.issued 2011-09
dc.identifier.citation Genetic Programming and Evolvable Machines en
dc.identifier.issn 1389-2576 (Print)
dc.identifier.issn 1573-7632 (Online)
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10197/3540
dc.description.abstract We present a novel visualisation method for island-based evolutionary algorithms based on the concept of tracers as adopted in medicine and molecular biology to follow a biochemical process. For example, a radioisotope or dye can be used to replace a stable component of a biological compound, and the signal from the radioisotope can be monitored as it passes through the body to measure the compound’s distribution and elimination from the system. In a similar fashion we attach a tracer dye to individuals in each island, where each individual in any one island is marked with the same colour, and each island then has its own unique colour signal. We can then monitor how individuals undergoing migration events are distributed throughout the entire island ecosystem, thereby allowing the user to visually monitor takeover times and the resulting loss of diversity. This is achieved by visualising each island as a spectrum of the tracer dye associated with each individual. Experiments adopting different rates of migration and network connectivity confirm earlier research which predicts that island models are extremely sensitive to the size and frequency of migrations en
dc.description.sponsorship Science Foundation Ireland en
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dc.format.mimetype application/pdf
dc.language.iso en en
dc.publisher Springer en
dc.relation.requires CASL Research Collection en
dc.rights The final publication is available at springerlink.com en
dc.subject Evolutionary computation en
dc.subject Visualisation en
dc.subject Distributed EC en
dc.subject.lcsh Evolutionary computation en
dc.subject.lcsh Visualization en
dc.subject.lcsh Tracers (Chemistry) en
dc.title Tracer spectrum : a visualisation method for distributed evolutionary computation en
dc.type Journal Article en
dc.internal.availability Full text available en
dc.internal.webversions Publisher's version en
dc.internal.webversions http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10710-010-9125-y en
dc.status Peer reviewed en
dc.identifier.volume 12 en
dc.identifier.issue 2 en
dc.identifier.startpage 161 en
dc.identifier.endpage 171 en
dc.identifier.doi 10.1007/s10710-010-9125-y
dc.neeo.contributor O'Neill|Michael|aut| en
dc.neeo.contributor Brabazon|Anthony|aut| en
dc.neeo.contributor Hemberg|Erik|aut| en
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