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Underwater object detection for smooth and autonomous operations of naval missions: a pilot Dataset. (2024)
Conference Proceeding
YAN, Y., LI, Y., LIN, H., SARKER, M.M.K., REN, J. and MCCALL, J. 2024. Underwater object detection for smooth and autonomous operations of naval missions: a pilot dataset. In: Ren, J., Hussain, A., Liao, I.Y. et al. (eds.) Advances in brain inspired cognitive systems: proceedings of the 13th Brain-inspired cognitive systems 2023 (BICS 2023), 5-6 August 2023, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Lecture notes in computer sciences, 14374. Cham: Springer [online], pages 113-122. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-97-1417-9_11

Underwater object detection is essential for ensuring autonomous naval operations. However, this task is challenging due to the complexities of underwater environments that often degrade image quality, thereby hampering the performance of detection a... Read More about Underwater object detection for smooth and autonomous operations of naval missions: a pilot Dataset..

A weighted ensemble of regression methods for gross error identification problem. (2023)
Conference Proceeding
DOBOS, D., DANG, T., NGUYEN, T.T., MCCALL, J., WILSON, A., CORBETT, H. and STOCKTON, P. 2023. A weighted ensemble of regression methods for gross error identification problem. In Proceedings of the 2023 IEEE (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers) Symposium series on computational intelligence (SSCI 2023), 5-8 December 2023, Mexico City, Mexico. Piscataway: IEEE [online], pages 413-420. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1109/SSCI52147.2023.10371882

In this study, we proposed a new ensemble method to predict the magnitude of gross errors (GEs) on measurement data obtained from the hydrocarbon and stream processing industries. Our proposed model consists of an ensemble of regressors (EoR) obtaine... Read More about A weighted ensemble of regression methods for gross error identification problem..

Explaining a staff rostering problem by mining trajectory variance structures. (2023)
Conference Proceeding
FYVIE, M., MCCALL, J.A.W., CHRISTIE, L.A., ZĂVOIANU, A.-C., BROWNLEE, A.E.I. and AINSLIE, R. 2023. Explaining a staff rostering problem by mining trajectory variance structures. In Bramer, M. and Stahl, F. (eds.) Artificial intelligence XL: proceedings of the 43rd SGAI international conference on artificial intelligence (AI-2023), 12-14 December 2023, Cambridge, UK. Lecture notes in computer science, 14381. Cham: Springer [online], pages 275-290. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-031-47994-6_27

The use of Artificial Intelligence-driven solutions in domains involving end-user interaction and cooperation has been continually growing. This has also lead to an increasing need to communicate crucial information to end-users about algorithm behav... Read More about Explaining a staff rostering problem by mining trajectory variance structures..

Comparison of simulated annealing and evolution strategies for optimising cyclical rosters with uneven demand and flexible trainee placement. (2023)
Conference Proceeding
COLLINS, J., ZĂVOIANU, A.-C. and MCCALL, J.A.W. 2023. Comparison of simulated annealing and evolution strategies for optimising cyclical rosters with uneven demand and flexible trainee placement. In Bramer, M. and Stahl, F. (eds.) Artificial intelligence XL: proceedings of the 43rd SGAI (Specialist Group on Artificial Intelligence) Artificial intelligence international conference 2023 (AI-2023), 12-14 December 2023, Cambridge, UK. Lecture notes in computer science, 14381. Cham: Springer [online], pages 451-464. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-031-47994-6_39

Rosters are often used for real-world staff scheduling requirements. Multiple design factors such as demand variability, shift type placement, annual leave requirements, staff well-being and the placement of trainees need to be considered when constr... Read More about Comparison of simulated annealing and evolution strategies for optimising cyclical rosters with uneven demand and flexible trainee placement..

Explaining a staff rostering genetic algorithm using sensitivity analysis and trajectory analysis. (2023)
Conference Proceeding
FYVIE, M., MCCALL, J.A.W., CHRISTIE, L.A. and BROWNLEE, A.E.I. 2023. Explaining a staff rostering genetic algorithm using sensitivity analysis and trajectory analysis. In GECCO’23 companion: proceedings of the 2023 Genetic and evolutionary computation conference companion, 15-19 July 2023, Lisbon, Portugal. New York: ACM [online], pages 1648-1656. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1145/3583133.3596353

In the field of Explainable AI, population-based search metaheuristics are of growing interest as they become more widely used in critical applications. The ability to relate key information regarding algorithm behaviour and drivers of solution quali... Read More about Explaining a staff rostering genetic algorithm using sensitivity analysis and trajectory analysis..

On discovering optimal trade-offs when introducing new routes in existing multi-modal public transport systems. (2022)
Conference Proceeding
HAN, K., CHRISTIE, L.A., ZAVOIANU, A.-C. and MCCALL, J. 2022. On discovering optimal trade-offs when introducing new routes in existing multi-modal public transport systems. In Moreno-Díaz, R., Pichler, F. and Quesada-Arencibia, A. (eds.) Computer aided systems theory: Eurocast 2022; revised selected papers from the 18th International conference on computer aided systems theory (Eurocast 2022), 20-25 February 2022, Las Palmas, Spain. Lecture notes in computer science, 13789. Cham: Springer [online], pages 104-111. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-031-25312-6_12

While self-driving technology is still being perfected, public transport authorities are increasingly interested in the ability to model and optimise the benefits of adding connected and autonomous vehicles (CAVs) to existing multi-modal transport sy... Read More about On discovering optimal trade-offs when introducing new routes in existing multi-modal public transport systems..

Lightweight interpolation-based surrogate modelling for multi-objective continuous optimisation. (2022)
Conference Proceeding
ZAVOIANU, A.-C., LACROIX, B. and MCCALL, J. 2022. Lightweight Interpolation-based surrogate modelling for multiobjective continuous optimisation. In Moreno-Díaz, R., Pichler, F. and Quesada-Arencibia, A. (eds.) Computer aided systems theory: Eurocast 2022; revised selected papers from the 18th International conference on computer aided systems theory (Eurocast 2022), 20-25 February 2022, Las Palmas, Spain. Lecture notes in computer science, 13789. Cham: Springer [online], pages 53-60. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-031-25312-6_6

We propose two surrogate-based strategies for increasing the convergence speed of multi-objective evolutionary algorithms (MOEAs) by stimulating the creation of high-quality individuals early in the run. Both offspring generation strategies are desig... Read More about Lightweight interpolation-based surrogate modelling for multi-objective continuous optimisation..

Ensemble learning based on classifier prediction confidence and comprehensive learning particle swarm optimisation for medical image segmentation. (2022)
Conference Proceeding
DANG, T., NGUYEN, T.T., MCCALL, J. and LIEW, A.W.-C. 2022. Ensemble learning based on classifier prediction confidence and comprehensive learning particle swarm optimisation for medical image segmentation. In Ishibuchi, H., Kwoh, C.-K., Tan, A.-H., Srinivasan, D., Miao, C., Trivedi, A. and Crockett, K. (eds.) Proceedings of the 2022 IEEE Symposium series on computational intelligence (SSCI 2022), 4-7 December 2022, Singapore. Piscataway: IEEE [online], pages 269-276. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1109/SSCI51031.2022.10022114

Segmentation, a process of partitioning an image into multiple segments to locate objects and boundaries, is considered one of the most essential medical imaging process. In recent years, Deep Neural Networks (DNN) have achieved many notable successe... Read More about Ensemble learning based on classifier prediction confidence and comprehensive learning particle swarm optimisation for medical image segmentation..

Job assignment problem and traveling salesman problem: a linked optimisation problem. (2022)
Conference Proceeding
OGUNSEMI, A., MCCALL, J., KERN, M., LACROIX, B., CORSAR, D. and OWUSU, G. 2022. Job assignment problem and traveling salesman problem: a linked optimisation problem. In Bramer, M. and Stahl, F (eds.) Artificial intelligence XXXIX: proceedings of the 42nd SGAI (Specialist Group on Artificial Intelligence) Artificial intelligence international conference 2022 (AI 2022), 13-15 December 2022, Cambridge, UK. Lecture notes in computer science (LNCS), 13652. Cham: Springer [online], pages 19-33. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-031-21441-7_2

Linked decision-making in service management systems has attracted strong adoption of optimisation algorithms. However, most of these algorithms do not incorporate the complexity associated with interacting decision-making systems. This paper, theref... Read More about Job assignment problem and traveling salesman problem: a linked optimisation problem..

Analysing the fitness landscape rotation for combinatorial optimisation. (2022)
Conference Proceeding
ALZA, J., BARTLETT, M., CEBERIO, J. and MCCALL, J. 2022. Analysing the fitness landscape rotation for combinatorial optimisation. In Rudolph, G., Kononova, A.V., Aguirre, H., Kerschke, P., Ochoa, G. and Tušar, T. (eds.) Parallel problem solving from nature (PPSN XVII): proceedings of 17th Parallel problem solving from nature international conference 2022 (PPSN 2022), 10-14 September 2022, Dortmund, Germany. Lecture notes in computer science, 13398. Cham: Springer [online], pages 533-547. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-031-14714-2_37

Fitness landscape rotation has been widely used in the field of dynamic combinatorial optimisation to generate test problems with academic purposes. This method changes the mapping between solutions and objective values, but preserves the structure o... Read More about Analysing the fitness landscape rotation for combinatorial optimisation..

Ensemble of deep learning models with surrogate-based optimization for medical image segmentation. (2022)
Conference Proceeding
DANG, T., LUONG, A.V., LIEW, A.W.C., MCCALL, J. and NGUYEN, T.T. 2022. Ensemble of deep learning models with surrogate-based optimization for medical image segmentation. In 2022 IEEE (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers) Congress on evolutionary computation (CEC 2022), co-located with 2022 IEEE International joint conferences on neural networks (IJCNN 2022), 2022 IEEE International conference on fuzzy systems (FUZZ-IEEE 2022), 18-23 July 2022, Padua, Italy. Piscataway: IEEE (online), article #1030. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1109/CEC55065.2022.9870389

Deep Neural Networks (DNNs) have created a breakthrough in medical image analysis in recent years. Because clinical applications of automated medical analysis are required to be reliable, robust and accurate, it is necessary to devise effective DNNs... Read More about Ensemble of deep learning models with surrogate-based optimization for medical image segmentation..

Facility location problem and permutation flow shop scheduling problem: a linked optimisation problem. (2022)
Conference Proceeding
OGUNSEMI, A., MCCALL, J., KERN, M., LACROIX, B., CORSAR, D. and OWUSU, G. 2022. Facility location problem and permutation flow shop scheduling problem: a linked optimisation problem. In Fieldsend, J. (ed.) GECCO'22 companion: proceedings of 2022 Genetic and evolutionary computation conference companion, 9-13 July 2022, Boston, USA, [virtual event]. New York: ACM [online], pages 735-738. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1145/3520304.3529033

There is a growing literature spanning several research communities that studies multiple optimisation problems whose solutions interact, thereby leading researchers to consider suitable approaches to joint solution. Real-world problems, like supply... Read More about Facility location problem and permutation flow shop scheduling problem: a linked optimisation problem..

The intersection of evolutionary computation and explainable AI. (2022)
Conference Proceeding
BACARDIT, J., BROWNLEE, A.E.I., CAGNONI, S., IACCA, G., MCCALL, J. and WALKER, D. 2022. The intersection of evolutionary computation and explainable AI. In Fieldsend, J. (ed.) GECCO'22 companion: proceedings of 2022 Genetic and evolutionary computation conference companion, 9-13 July 2022, Boston, USA, [virtual event]. New York: ACM [online], pages 1757-1762. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1145/3520304.3533974

In the past decade, Explainable Artificial Intelligence (XAI) has attracted a great interest in the research community, motivated by the need for explanations in critical AI applications. Some recent advances in XAI are based on Evolutionary Computat... Read More about The intersection of evolutionary computation and explainable AI..

Towards explainable metaheuristics: PCA for trajectory mining in evolutionary algorithms. (2021)
Conference Proceeding
FYVIE, M., MCCALL, J.A.W. and CHRISTIE, L.A. 2021. Towards explainable metaheuristics: PCA for trajectory mining in evolutionary algorithms. In Bramer, M. and Ellis, R (eds.) Artificial intelligence XXXVIII: proceedings of 41st British Computer Society's Specialist Group on Artificial Intelligence (SGAI) Artificial intelligence international conference 2021 (AI-2021) (SGAI-AI 2021), 14-16 December 2021, [virtual conference]. Lecture notes in computer science, 13101. Cham: Springer [online], pages 89-102. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-91100-3_7

The generation of explanations regarding decisions made by population-based meta-heuristics is often a difficult task due to the nature of the mechanisms employed by these approaches. With the increase in use of these methods for optimisation in indu... Read More about Towards explainable metaheuristics: PCA for trajectory mining in evolutionary algorithms..

Towards the landscape rotation as a perturbation strategy on the quadratic assignment problem. (2021)
Conference Proceeding
ALZA, J., BARTLETT, M., CEBERIO, J. and MCCALL, J. 2021. Towards the landscape rotation as a perturbation strategy on the quadratic assignment problem. In Chicano, F. (ed.) GECCO '21: proceedings of 2021 Genetic and evolutionary computation conference companion, 10-14 July 2021, [virtual conference]. New York: ACM [online], pages 1405-1413. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1145/3449726.3463139

Recent work in combinatorial optimisation have demonstrated that neighbouring solutions of a local optima may belong to more favourable attraction basins. In this sense, the perturbation strategy plays a critical role on local search based algorithms... Read More about Towards the landscape rotation as a perturbation strategy on the quadratic assignment problem..

Weighted ensemble of deep learning models based on comprehensive learning particle swarm optimization for medical image segmentation. (2021)
Conference Proceeding
DANG, T., NGUYEN, T.T., MORENO-GARCIA, C.F., ELYAN, E. and MCCALL, J. 2021. Weighted ensemble of deep learning models based on comprehensive learning particle swarm optimization for medical image segmentation. In Proceeding of 2021 IEEE (Institute of electrical and electronics engineers) Congress on evolutionary computation (CEC 2021), 28 June - 1 July 2021, Kraków, Poland : [virtual conference]. Piscataway: IEEE [online], pages 744-751. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1109/CEC45853.2021.9504929

In recent years, deep learning has rapidly become a method of choice for segmentation of medical images. Deep neural architectures such as UNet and FPN have achieved high performances on many medical datasets. However, medical image analysis algorith... Read More about Weighted ensemble of deep learning models based on comprehensive learning particle swarm optimization for medical image segmentation..

Weighted ensemble of gross error detection methods based on particle swarm optimization. (2021)
Conference Proceeding
DOBOS, D., NGUYEN, T.T., MCCALL, J., WILSON, A., STOCKTON, P. and CORBETT, H. 2021. Weighted ensemble of gross error detection methods based on particle swarm optimization. In Chicano, F. (ed) Proceedings of the 2021 Genetic and evolutionary computation conference (GECCO 2021), 10-14 July 2021, [virtual conference]. New York: ACM [online], pages 307-308. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1145/3449726.3459415

Gross errors, a kind of non-random error caused by process disturbances or leaks, can make reconciled estimates can be very inaccurate and even infeasible. Detecting gross errors thus prevents financial loss from incorrectly accounting and also ident... Read More about Weighted ensemble of gross error detection methods based on particle swarm optimization..

Landscape features and automated algorithm selection for multi-objective interpolated continuous optimisation problems. (2021)
Conference Proceeding
LIEFOOGHE, A., VEREL, S., LACROIX, B., ZĂVOIANU, A.-C. and MCCALL, J. 2021. Landscape features and automated algorithm selection for multi-objective interpolated continuous optimisation problems. In Chicano, F. (ed) Proceedings of 2021 Genetic and evolutionary computation conference (GECCO 2021), 10-14 July 2021, [virtual conference]. New York: ACM [online], pages 421-429. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1145/3449639.3459353

In this paper, we demonstrate the application of features from landscape analysis, initially proposed for multi-objective combinatorial optimisation, to a benchmark set of 1 200 randomly-generated multiobjective interpolated continuous optimisation p... Read More about Landscape features and automated algorithm selection for multi-objective interpolated continuous optimisation problems..

Non-deterministic solvers and explainable AI through trajectory mining. (2021)
Conference Proceeding
FYVIE, M., MCCALL, J.A.W. and CHRISTIE, L.A. 2021. Non-deterministic solvers and explainable AI through trajectory mining. In Martin, K., Wiratunga, N. and Wijekoon, A. (eds.) SICSA XAI workshop 2021: proceedings of 2021 SICSA (Scottish Informatics and Computer Science Alliance) eXplainable artificial intelligence workshop (SICSA XAI 2021), 1st June 2021, [virtual conference]. CEUR workshop proceedings, 2894. Aachen: CEUR-WS [online], session 4, pages 75-78. Available from: http://ceur-ws.org/Vol-2894/poster2.pdf

Traditional methods of creating explanations from complex systems involving the use of AI have resulted in a wide variety of tools available to users to generate explanations regarding algorithm and network designs. This however has traditionally bee... Read More about Non-deterministic solvers and explainable AI through trajectory mining..

VEGAS: a variable length-based genetic algorithm for ensemble selection in deep ensemble learning. (2021)
Conference Proceeding
HAN, K., PHAM, T., VU, T.H., DANG, T., MCCALL, J. and NGUYEN, T.T. 2021. VEGAS: a variable length-based genetic algorithm for ensemble selection in deep ensemble learning. In Nguyen, N.T., Chittayasothorn, S., Niyato, D. and Trawiński, B. (eds.) Intelligent information and database systems: proceedings of the 13th Asian conference on intelligent information and database systems 2021 (ACCIIDS 2021), 7-10 April 2021, [virtual conference]. Lecture Notes in Computer Science, 12672. Cham: Springer [online], pages 168–180. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-73280-6_14

In this study, we introduce an ensemble selection method for deep ensemble systems called VEGAS. The deep ensemble models include multiple layers of the ensemble of classifiers (EoC). At each layer, we train the EoC and generates training data for th... Read More about VEGAS: a variable length-based genetic algorithm for ensemble selection in deep ensemble learning..