By Wolfgang Lenders, Christel Baier (auth.), Alden H. Wright, Michael D. Vose, Kenneth A. De Jong, Lothar M. Schmitt (eds.)
The8thWorkshopontheFoundationsofGeneticAlgorithms,FOGA-8,washeld on the college of Aizu in Aizu-Wakamatsu urban, Japan, January 5–9, 2005. This sequence of workshops used to be initiated in 1990 to inspire additional examine at the theoretical facets of genetic algorithms, and the workshops were held biennially ever considering the fact that. The papers awarded at those workshops are revised, edited and released as volumes throughout the 12 months following each one workshop. This sequence of (now 8) volumes offers an excellent resource of reference for the theoretical paintings during this ?eld. while this sequence of volumes presents a transparent photo of ways the theoretical study has grown and matured in addition to the ?eld to surround many evolutionary computation paradigms together with evolution thoughts (ES), evolutionary programming (EP), and genetic programming (GP), in addition to the continued growthininteractionswith different ?elds suchas mathematics,physics, and biology. Atraditionoftheseworkshopsisorganizetheminsuchawayastoencourage plenty of interplay and dialogue by way of proscribing the variety of papers provided and the variety of attendees, and by way of keeping the workshop in a peaceful and casual surroundings. This year’s workshop was once no exception. Thirty-two researchers met for three days to provide and talk about sixteen papers. The neighborhood organizer was once Lothar Schmitt who, including support and help from his college, supplied the workshop amenities. Aftertheworkshopwasover,theauthorsweregiventheopportunitytorevise their papers in keeping with the suggestions they got from the opposite participants.