This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the 19th European Conference on Evolutionary Computation in Combinatorial Optimization, EvoCOP 2019, held as part of Evo 2019, in Leipzig, Germany, in April 2019, co-located with the Evo 2019 events EuroGP, EvoMUSART and EvoApplications. The 14 revised full papers presented were carefully reviewed and selected from 37 submissions. The papers cover a wide spectrum of topics, ranging from the foundations of evolutionary computation algorithms and other search heuristics to their accurate design and application to both single- and multi-objective combinatorial optimization problems. Fundamental and methodological aspects deal with runtime analysis, the structural properties of fitness landscapes, the study of metaheuristics core components, the clever design of their search principles, and their careful selection and configuration. Applications cover domains such as scheduling, routing, partitioning and general graph problems.
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Many machine learning tasks involve solving complex optimization problems, such as working on non-differentiable, non-continuous, and non-unique objective functions; in some cases it can prove difficult to even define an explicit objective function. Evolutionary learning applies evolutionary algorithms to address optimization problems in machine learning, and has yielded encouraging outcomes in many applications. However, due to the heuristic nature of evolutionary optimization, most outcomes to date have been empirical and lack theoretical support. This shortcoming has kept evolutionary learning from being well received in the machine learning community, which favors solid theoretical approaches. Recently there have been considerable efforts to address this issue. This book presents a range of those efforts, divided into four parts. Part I briefly introduces readers to evolutionary learning and provides some preliminaries, while Part II presents general theoretical tools for the analysis of running time and approximation performance in evolutionary algorithms. Based on these general tools, Part III presents a number of theoretical findings on major factors in evolutionary optimization, such as recombination, representation, inaccurate fitness evaluation, and population. In closing, Part IV addresses the development of evolutionary learning algorithms with provable theoretical guarantees for several representative tasks, in which evolutionary learning offers excellent performance.
This book constitutes the thoroughly refereed proceedings of the First International Conference on Machine Learning for Networking, MLN 2018, held in Paris, France, in November 2018. The 22 revised full papers included in the volume were carefully reviewed and selected from 48 submissions. They present new trends in the following topics: Deep and reinforcement learning; Pattern recognition and classification for networks; Machine learning for network slicing optimization, 5G system, user behavior prediction, multimedia, IoT, security and protection; Optimization and new innovative machine learning methods; Performance analysis of machine learning algorithms; Experimental evaluations of machine learning; Data mining in heterogeneous networks; Distributed and decentralized machine learning algorithms; Intelligent cloud-support communications, resource allocation, energy-aware/green communications, software defined networks, cooperative networks, positioning and navigation systems, wireless communications, wireless sensor networks, underwater sensor networks.
Three acknowledged experts in search engine optimization share guidelines and innovative techniques that will help you plan and execute a comprehensive SEO strategy. This third edition focuses on a number of tool updates and examines the changes brought about by Hummingbird, Google´s context-aware algorithm. The book is perfect for anyone interested in becoming an SEO practitioner, as well as people already working in the profession. For novices, it´s a complete and thorough education on search engine optimization?SEO 101. For experienced SEO practitioners, this book serves as an extensive reference volume to support ongoing engagements. * Comprehend SEO?s many intricacies and complexities * Explore the underlying theory and inner workings of search engines * Understand the role of social media, user data, and links * Discover tools to track results and measure success * Recognize how changes to your site can confuse search engines * Learn to build a competent SEO team with defined roles * Glimpse the future of search and the SEO industry
This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the 8th International Conference on Evolutionary Computation in Combinatorial Optimization, EvoMUSART 2019, held in Leipzig, Germany, in April 2019, co-located with the Evo 2019 events EuroGP, EvoCOP and EvoApplications. The 16 revised full papers presented were carefully reviewed and selected from 24 submissions. The papers cover a wide range of topics and application areas, including: visual art and music generation, analysis, and interpretation; sound synthesis; architecture; video; poetry; design; and other creative tasks.
Marco Russo and Alberto Ferrari walk students step-by-step through creating powerful data models, and then illuminate advanced features such as optimization, deployment, and scalability. Tabular Modeling in Microsoft SQL Server Analysis Services will be indispensable for everyone moving to Analysis Services Tabular, regardless of their previous experience with tabular-style models or with Microsoft´s older Analysis Services offerings. It will also be an essential follow-up for every reader of the authors´ highly-praised Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Analysis Services: The BISM Tabular Model.
This book constitutes the proceedings of the Second International Conference on 5G for Future Wireless Networks, 5GWN 2019, held in Changsa, China, in February 2019. The 13 full papers were selected from 34 submissions and present the state of the art and practical applications of 5G technologies. The papers are arranged thematically on optimization theory and applications, intelligent computing technology for 5G applications, resource allocation and management, and security and privacy in emerging 5G applications.