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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. To be presented at 41st British Computer Society's Specialist Group on Artificial Intelligence (SGAI) Artificial intelligence international conference 2021 (AI-2021), 14-16 December 2021, [virtual conference].

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, [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 becomea 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 algorithm... Read More about Weighted ensemble of deep learning models based on comprehensive learning particle swarm optimization for medical image segmentation..

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..

Ensemble-based relationship discovery in relational databases. (2020)
Conference Proceeding
OGUNSEMI, A., MCCALL, J., KERN, M., LACROIX, B., CORSAR, D. and OWUSU, G. 2020. Ensemble-based relationship discovery in relational databases. In Bramer, M. and Ellis, R. (eds.) Artificial intelligence XXXVII: proceedings of 40th British Computer Society's Specialist Group on Artificial Intelligence (SGAI) Artificial intelligence international conference 2020 (AI-2020), 15-17 December 2020, [virtual conference]. Lecture notes in artificial intelligence, 12498. Cham: Springer [online], pages 286-300. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-63799-6_22

We performed an investigation of how several data relationship discovery algorithms can be combined to improve performance. We investigated eight relationship discovery algorithms like Cosine similarity, Soundex similarity, Name similarity, Value ran... Read More about Ensemble-based relationship discovery in relational databases..

A homogeneous-heterogeneous ensemble of classifiers. (2020)
Conference Proceeding
LUONG, A.V., VU, T.H., NGUYEN, P.M., VAN PHAM, N., MCCALL, J., LIEW, A.W.-C. and NGUYEN, T.T. 2020. A homogeneous-heterogeneous ensemble of classifiers. In Yang, H., Pasupa, K., Leung, A.C.-S., Kwok, J.T., Chan, J.H. and King, I. (eds.) Neural information processing: proceedings of 27th International conference on neural information processing 2020 (ICONIP 2020), part 5. Communications in computer and information science, 1333. Cham: Springer [online], pages, 251-259. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-63823-8_30

In this study, we introduce an ensemble system by combining homogeneous ensemble and heterogeneous ensemble into a single framework. Based on the observation that the projected data is significantly different from the original data as well as each ot... Read More about A homogeneous-heterogeneous ensemble of classifiers..

Toward an ensemble of object detectors. (2020)
Conference Proceeding
DANG, T., NGUYEN, T.T. and MCCALL, J. 2020. Toward an ensemble of object detectors. In Yang, H., Pasupa, K., Leung, A.C.-S., Kwok, J.T., Chan, J.H. and King, I. (eds.) Neural information processing: proceedings of 27th International conference on neural information processing 2020 (ICONIP 2020), part 5. Communications in computer and information science, 1333. Cham: Springer [online], pages, 458-467. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-63823-8_53

The field of object detection has witnessed great strides in recent years. With the wave of deep neural networks (DNN), many breakthroughs have achieved for the problems of object detection which previously were thought to be difficult. However, ther... Read More about Toward an ensemble of object detectors..

Comparative run-time performance of evolutionary algorithms on multi-objective interpolated continuous optimisation problems. (2020)
Conference Proceeding
ZĂVOIANU, A.-C., LACROIX, B. and MCCALL, J. 2020. Comparative run-time performance of evolutionary algorithms on multi-objective interpolated continuous optimisation problems. In Bäck, T., Preuss, M., Deutz, A., Wang, H., Doerr, C., Emmerich, M. and Trautmann, H. (eds.) Parallel problem solving from nature: PPSN XVI: proceedings of the 16th Parallel problem solving from nature international conference (PPSN 2020), 5-9 September 2020, Leiden, The Netherlands. Lecture notes in computer science, 12269. Cham; Springer, part 1, pages 287-300. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-58112-1_20

We propose a new class of multi-objective benchmark problems on which we analyse the performance of four well established multi-objective evolutionary algorithms (MOEAs) – each implementing a different search paradigm – by comparing run-time converge... Read More about Comparative run-time performance of evolutionary algorithms on multi-objective interpolated continuous optimisation problems..

Racing strategy for the dynamic-customer location-allocation problem. (2020)
Conference Proceeding
ANKRAH, R., LACROIX, B., MCCALL, J., HARDWICK, A., CONWAY, A. and OWUSU, G. 2020. Racing strategy for the dynamic-customer location-allocation problem. In Proceedings of 2020 Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) congress on evolutionary computation (IEEE CEC 2020), part of the 2020 (IEEE) World congress on computational intelligence (IEEE WCCI 2020) and co-located with the 2020 International joint conference on neural networks (IJCNN 2020) and the 2020 IEEE International fuzzy systems conference (FUZZ-IEEE 2020), 19-24 July 2020, Glasgow, UK [virtual conference]. Piscataway: IEEE [online], article 9185918. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1109/CEC48606.2020.9185918

In previous work, we proposed and studied a new dynamic formulation of the Location-allocation (LA) problem called the Dynamic-Customer Location-allocation (DC-LA) prob­lem. DC-LA is based on the idea of changes in customer distribution over a define... Read More about Racing strategy for the dynamic-customer location-allocation problem..

WEC: weighted ensemble of text classifiers. (2020)
Conference Proceeding
UPADHYAY, A., NGUYEN, T.T., MASSIE, S. and MCCALL, J. 2020. WEC: weighted ensemble of text classifiers. In Proceedings of 2020 Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) congress on evolutionary computation (IEEE CEC 2020), part of the 2020 (IEEE) World congress on computational intelligence (IEEE WCCI 2020) and co-located with the 2020 International joint conference on neural networks (IJCNN 2020) and the 2020 IEEE International fuzzy systems conference (FUZZ-IEEE 2020), 19-24 July 2020, Glasgow, UK [virtual conference]. Piscataway: IEEE [online], article ID 9185641. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1109/CEC48606.2020.9185641

Text classification is one of the most important tasks in the field of Natural Language Processing. There are many approaches that focus on two main aspects: generating an effective representation; and selecting and refining algorithms to build the c... Read More about WEC: weighted ensemble of text classifiers..

Evolved ensemble of detectors for gross error detection. (2020)
Conference Proceeding
NGUYEN, T.T., MCCALL, J., WILSON, A., OCHEI, L., CORBETT, H. and STOCKTON, P. 2020. Evolved ensemble of detectors for gross error detection. In GECCO '20: proceedings of the Genetic and evolutionary computation conference companion (GECCO 2020), 8-12 July 2020, Cancún, Mexico. New York: ACM [online], pages 281-282. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1145/3377929.3389906

In this study, we evolve an ensemble of detectors to check the presence of gross systematic errors on measurement data. We use the Fisher method to combine the output of different detectors and then test the hypothesis about the presence of gross err... Read More about Evolved ensemble of detectors for gross error detection..

Multi-layer heterogeneous ensemble with classifier and feature selection. (2020)
Conference Proceeding
NGUYEN, T.T., VAN PHAM, N., DANG, M.T., LUONG, A.V., MCCALL, J. and LIEW, A.W.C. 2020. Multi-layer heterogeneous ensemble with classifier and feature selection. In GECCO '20: proceedings of the Genetic and evolutionary computation conference (GECCO 2020), 8-12 July 2020, Cancun, Mexico. New York: ACM [online], pages 725-733. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1145/3377930.3389832

Deep Neural Networks have achieved many successes when applying to visual, text, and speech information in various domains. The crucial reasons behind these successes are the multi-layer architecture and the in-model feature transformation of deep le... Read More about Multi-layer heterogeneous ensemble with classifier and feature selection..

Confidence in prediction: an approach for dynamic weighted ensemble. (2020)
Conference Proceeding
DO D.T., NGUYEN T.T., NGUYEN T.T., LUONG A.V., LIEW A.W.-C. and MCCALL J. 2020. Confidence in prediction: an approach for dynamic weighted ensemble. In Nguyen N., Jearanaitanakij K., Selamat A., Trawiński B. and Chittayasothorn S. (eds.) Intelligent information and database systems: proceedings of the 12th Asian intelligent information and database systems conference (ACIIDS 2020), 23-26 March 2020, Phuket, Thailand. Lecture Notes in Computer Science, 12033. Cham: Springer [online], part 1, pages 358-370. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-41964-6_31

Combining classifiers in an ensemble is beneficial in achieving better prediction than using a single classifier. Furthermore, each classifier can be associated with a weight in the aggregation to boost the performance of the ensemble system. In this... Read More about Confidence in prediction: an approach for dynamic weighted ensemble..

Evolving an optimal decision template for combining classifiers. (2019)
Conference Proceeding
NGUYEN, T.T., LUONG, A.V., DANG, M.T., DAO, L.P., NGUYEN, T.T.T., LIEW, A.W.-C. and MCCALL, J. 2019. Evolving an optimal decision template for combining classifiers. In Gedeon, T., Wong, K.W. and Lee, M. (eds.) Neural information processing: proceedings of the 26th International conference on neural information processing (ICONIP 2019), 12-15 December 2019, Sydney, Australia. Part I. Lecture notes in computer science, 11953. Cham: Springer [online], pages 608-620. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-36708-4_50

In this paper, we aim to develop an effective combining algorithm for ensemble learning systems. The Decision Template method, one of the most popular combining algorithms for ensemble systems, does not perform well when working on certain datasets l... Read More about Evolving an optimal decision template for combining classifiers..

Introducing the dynamic customer location-allocation problem. (2019)
Conference Proceeding
ANKRAH, R., LACROIX, B., MCCALL, J., HARDWICK, A. and CONWAY, A. 2019. Introducing the dynamic customer location-allocation problem. In Proceedings of the 2019 Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Congress on evolutionary computation (IEEE CEC 2019), 10-13 June 2019, Wellington, NZ. Piscataway: IEEE [online], pages 3157-3164. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1109/CEC.2019.8790150

In this paper, we introduce a new stochastic Location-Allocation Problem which assumes the movement of customers over time. We call this new problem Dynamic Customer Location-Allocation Problem (DC-LAP). The problem is based on the idea that customer... Read More about Introducing the dynamic customer location-allocation problem..

On the definition of dynamic permutation problems under landscape rotation. (2019)
Conference Proceeding
ALZA, J., BARTLETT, M., CEBERIO, J. and MCCALL, J. 2019. On the definition of dynamic permutation problems under landscape rotation. In López-Ibáñez, M. (ed.) Proceedings of the 2019 Genetic and evolutionary computation conference companion (GECCO 2019), 13-17 July 2019, Prague, Czech Republic. New York: ACM [online], pages 1518-1526. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1145/3319619.3326840

Dynamic optimisation problems (DOPs) are optimisation problems that change over time. Typically, DOPs have been defined as a sequence of static problems, and the dynamism has been inserted into existing static problems using different techniques. In... Read More about On the definition of dynamic permutation problems under landscape rotation..

Limitations of benchmark sets and landscape features for algorithm selection and performance prediction. (2019)
Conference Proceeding
LACROIX, B. and MCCALL, J. 2019. Limitations of benchmark sets and landscape features for algorithm selection and performance prediction. In López-Ibáñe, M. (ed.) Proceedings of the 2019 Genetic and evolutionary computation conference (GECCO 2019) companion, 13-17 July 2019, Prague, Czech Republic. New York: Association for Computing Machinery [online], pages 261-262. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1145/3319619.3322051

Benchmark sets and landscape features are used to test algorithms and to train models to perform algorithm selection or configuration. These approaches are based on the assumption that algorithms have similar performances on problems with similar fea... Read More about Limitations of benchmark sets and landscape features for algorithm selection and performance prediction..

Simultaneous meta-data and meta-classifier selection in multiple classifier system. (2019)
Conference Proceeding
NGUYEN, T.T., LUONG, A.V., NGUYEN, T.M.V., HA, T.S., LIEW, A.W.-C. and MCCALL, J. 2019. Simultaneous meta-data and meta-classifier selection in multiple classifier system. In López-Ibáñez, M. (ed.) Proceedings of the 2019 Genetic and evolutionary computation conference (GECCO ’19), 13-17 July 2019, Prague, Czech Republic. New York: ACM [online], pages 39-46. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1145/3321707.3321770

In ensemble systems, the predictions of base classifiers are aggregated by a combining algorithm (meta-classifier) to achieve better classification accuracy than using a single classifier. Experiments show that the performance of ensembles significan... Read More about Simultaneous meta-data and meta-classifier selection in multiple classifier system..