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The effects of mutation and directed intervention crossover when applied to scheduling chemotherapy

Paul M. Godley, David E. Cairns, Julie Cowie, Kevin M. Swingler, John McCall
2008 Proceedings of the 10th annual conference on Genetic and evolutionary computation - GECCO '08  
This paper discusses the effects of mutation and directed intervention crossover approaches when applied to the derivation of cancer chemotherapy treatment schedules.  ...  This work describes how directed intervention crossover principles are more robust to mutation and lead to significant improvement over UC when applied to cancer chemotherapy treatment scheduling.  ...  The authors would like to thank Catherine Howie of the University of Stirling for her statistical advice.  ... 
doi:10.1145/1389095.1389300 dblp:conf/gecco/GodleyCCSM08 fatcat:xhfoiab2ivdvdiltwwmdr5swti

Adaptive Incremental Genetic Algorithm for Task Scheduling in Cloud Environments

Kairong Duan, Simon Fong, Shirley Siu, Wei Song, Steven Guan
2018 Symmetry  
The task scheduling problem is formulated as an integer programming (IP) model, and solved by a self-adaptive learning particle swarm optimization (SLPSO)-based scheduling approach.  ...  In this paper, we tackle the task scheduling problem which aims to minimize makespan by Genetic Algorithm (GA).  ...  [18] applied ABC to the task scheduling problem in the cloud environment. A food source represents a feasible task scheduling scheme and is evaluated by the pre-defined fitness.  ... 
doi:10.3390/sym10050168 fatcat:a2uujta7cff67pmbsjxyxcbk24

Bio-Inspired Approaches for Smart Energy Management: State of the Art and Challenges

Tri-Hai Nguyen, Luong Vuong Nguyen, Jason J. Jung, Israel Edem Agbehadji, Samuel Ofori Frimpong, Richard C. Millham
2020 Sustainability  
Lastly, open challenges and future directions are also addressed to improve research in this field.  ...  Sustainable energy development consists of design, planning, and control optimization problems that are typically complex and computationally challenging for traditional optimization approaches.  ...  Some other studies have also applied hybrid bio-inspired approaches to solve different issues in EMS [105] [106] [107] [108] [109] .  ... 
doi:10.3390/su12208495 fatcat:hzkrbskodrekzdkkrczqcqxfoi

Self-managing agents for dynamic scheduling in manufacturing

Ana Madureira, Filipe Santos, Ivo Pereira
2008 Proceedings of the 2008 GECCO conference companion on Genetic and evolutionary computation - GECCO '08  
Scheduling resolution requires the intervention of highly skilled human problem-solvers.  ...  The main purpose of this paper is to propose a Multi-Agent Autonomic and Bio-Inspired based framework with selfmanaging capabilities to solve complex scheduling problems using cooperative negotiation.  ...  ACKNOWLEDGMENTS The authors would like to acknowledge FCT, FEDER, POCTI, POCI for their support to R&D Projects and the GECAD Unit.  ... 
doi:10.1145/1388969.1389045 dblp:conf/gecco/MadureiraSP08 fatcat:jmql5t4h35hvfeptgid56zsrkm

Bio-inspired multi-agent systems for reconfigurable manufacturing systems

Paulo Leitão, José Barbosa, Damien Trentesaux
2012 Engineering applications of artificial intelligence  
control approach.  ...  An industrial automation case study is used to illustrate a bio-inspired method based on potential fields to dynamically route pallets.  ...  The authors wish to thank all of them for their work.  ... 
doi:10.1016/j.engappai.2011.09.025 fatcat:ldfomxk5r5fm7mkzhj6efpchsa

Evo* 2021 – Late-Breaking Abstracts Volume [article]

A.M. Mora, A.I. Esparcia-Alcázar
2021 arXiv   pre-print
These papers present ongoing research and preliminary results investigating on the application of different approaches of Bioinspired Methods (mainly Evolutionary Computation) to different problems, most  ...  Volume with the Late-Breaking Abstracts submitted to the Evo* 2021 Conference, held online from 7 to 9 of April 2021.  ...  Acknowledgements Many thanks to the Colab notebook authors: Ryan Murdock and Vadim Epstein, for making this technology successful, accessible and exciting.  ... 
arXiv:2106.11804v1 fatcat:6otgwnlqsfev5jt4fnux32ffly

Bio-Mimic Optimization Strategies in Wireless Sensor Networks: A Survey

Md. Adnan, Mohammd Razzaque, Ishtiaque Ahmed, Ismail Isnin
2013 Sensors  
In this paper we take a step in that direction by presenting a survey of the literature in the area of wireless sensor network optimization concentrating especially on the three most widely used bio-mimetic  ...  In conventional optimization approaches, the methods need to comply with the structure of the objective function which is to be solved [2], but sometimes the derivative of the objective function cannot  ...  Acknowledgments Authors would like to thank Universiti Teknologi Malaysia and Ministry of Higher Education, Malaysia for sponsoring this research under vote numbers: 4D062, 07J04, and 08J35.  ... 
doi:10.3390/s140100299 pmid:24368702 pmcid:PMC3926559 fatcat:lndlgfl2ajflxhvninklnukww4

Reducing Efficiency of Connectivity-Splitting Attack on Newscast via Limited Gossip [chapter]

Jakub Muszyński, Sébastien Varrette, Pascal Bouvry
2016 Lecture Notes in Computer Science  
Hyperheuristics have been successfully applied to problem domains such as timetabling and production scheduling.  ...  EvoAPP session 4 : Bio-inspired algorithms applied to networks Thursday 31 March 0930 -1110 Room 1 A Heuristic Crossover Enhanced Evolutionary Algorithm for Clustering Wireless Sensor Network Muyiwa  ... 
doi:10.1007/978-3-319-31204-0_20 fatcat:27rnwllk75cv5kncys2u7utreq

Bio-Inspired Approaches for Autonomic Pervasive Computing Systems [chapter]

Daniele Miorandi, Iacopo Carreras, Eitan Altman, Lidia Yamamoto, Imrich Chlamtac
2008 Lecture Notes in Computer Science  
The approach pursued is based on the use of evolutionary techniques -properly embedded in the system components -as a means to achieve fully autonomic behaviour.  ...  The set of problems addressed include networking as well as service management issues.  ...  The authors are grateful to S. Alouf, G. Neglia and A. Fialho for the discussions on the evolutionary forwarding case-study and to T. Meyer for the joint work on reaction algorithms for fraglets.  ... 
doi:10.1007/978-3-540-92191-2_20 fatcat:54sqn6zvhzfldlbqy277zm547i

Confronting challenges in intervention research with ethnically diverse older adults: the USC Well Elderly II Trial

Jeanne Jackson, Deborah Mandel, Jeanine Blanchard, Mike Carlson, Barbara Cherry, Stanley Azen, Chih-Ping Chou, Maryalice Jordan-Marsh, Todd Forman, Brett White, Douglas Granger, Bob Knight (+1 others)
2009 Clinical Trials  
Within either the first or second six month phase of their study involvement, each elder received a lifestyle intervention designed to improve a variety of aging outcomes.  ...  Results-The study protocol was successfully implemented, including the enrollment of study sites, the recruitment of 460 older adults, administration of the intervention, adherence to the plan for assessment  ...  We used structural equation modeling (SEM) for the evaluation of direct and mediating effects of the intervention.  ... 
doi:10.1177/1740774508101191 pmid:19254939 pmcid:PMC3073495 fatcat:gg7azrxw2jcmbmoibjj47bop5q

Bio-Inspired ICT for Big Data Management in Healthcare [chapter]

Alessandro Di Stefano, Aurelio La Corte, Pietro Lió, Marialisa Scatá
2015 Studies in Big Data  
Following a bio-inspired approach to ICT, we can relate Big Data and the data intensive computing issues in the future vision of a smart healthcare.  ...  The multidimensional approach to comorbidity and the introduction of a social dimension of analysis allow to find out correlations and causality relations between diseases and patients also considering  ...  The bio-inspired approach, when applied to ICT, starting from the striking similarities between biological and ICT systems, gives the opportunity to use algorithms, tools and analytical models to optimize  ... 
doi:10.1007/978-3-319-23742-8_1 fatcat:ulinqn4n6vggdk7d5dk3w5ktr4

Empirically Supported Treatments in Pediatric Psychology: Nocturnal Enuresis

M. W. Mellon
2000 Journal of Pediatric Psychology  
Our understanding of this common childhood problem results from several factors: (1) the prevalence of the problem, (2) the conceptualization of enuresis as a bio-behavioral problem, and (3) the breadth  ...  Consistent with the theme of this special series, this review applies the "Chambless criteria" (Task Objective: To review the medical and psychological literature concerning enuresis treatments in light  ...  The only interventions that clearly fit the criteria of an "efficacious treatment" are the multicomponent behavioral approach called dry-bed training by Azrin, Sneed, and Foxx (1974) and the use of the  ... 
doi:10.1093/jpepsy/25.4.193 pmid:10814687 fatcat:njn5pyrsu5bcxl4gxrisq2hdeu

The HAART cell phone adherence trial (WelTel Kenya1): a randomized controlled trial protocol

Richard T Lester, Edward J Mills, Antony Kariri, Paul Ritvo, Michael Chung, William Jack, James Habyarimana, Sarah Karanja, Samson Barasa, Rosemary Nguti, Benson Estambale, Elizabeth Ngugi (+6 others)
2009 Trials  
Primary outcomes are self-reported adherence to ART and suppression of HIV viral load at twelve months scheduled follow-up.  ...  Patients initiating ART at three comprehensive care clinics in Kenya will be randomized to receive either a structured weekly SMS ('short message system' or text message) slogan (the intervention) or current  ...  Acknowledgements The authors would like to thank the many clinic staff and patients who contributed to the design and optimization of the mobile phone intervention. Funding.  ... 
doi:10.1186/1745-6215-10-87 pmid:19772596 pmcid:PMC2760542 fatcat:6sqre3rzsjf4llxejr6o4hk7mu

An examination of black/white differences in the rate of age-related mortality increase

Andrew Fenelon
2013 Demographic Research  
This paper investigates black/white differences in the rate of mortality increase with age for major causes of death in order to examine the factors responsible for the black/white crossover.  ...  While black and white populations differ in the level of mortality, mortality also rises less rapidly with age for blacks than for whites, leading to the well-known black/white mortality "crossover".  ...  Acknowledgments The author acknowledges support from the National Institutes of Health (F31-AG039188-01), and to Samuel Preston for helpful comments, critiques, and suggestions on an earlier version of  ... 
doi:10.4054/demres.2013.29.17 pmid:24772002 pmcid:PMC3998199 fatcat:vm5ltundbffg3eqh53ppiwig6i

Cancer patient-centered home care: a new model for health care in oncology

Vittorio Gebbia, Vittorio Gebbia, Borsellino, Ferrau', Verderame, Butera, Giuffrida, Paolo Tralongo
2011 Therapeutics and Clinical Risk Management  
This model may be applied to elderly patients, who present comorbid diseases, but it also fits with the needs of younger fit patients.  ...  Every effort should be made to achieve optimal coordination between the health professionals and the reference hospital and to employ shared evidence-based guidelines, which in turn guarantee safety and  ...  Acknowledgments The authors are grateful to the GSTU Foundation for cancer care and the Sicilian Section of the GOIM (Gruppo Oncologico Italia Meridionale) for supporting elaboration and publishing expenses  ... 
doi:10.2147/tcrm.s22119 pmid:21941445 pmcid:PMC3176172 fatcat:htx7wtv7hvfuvby346lmskc7ke
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