Searching for Pareto-optimal Randomised Algorithms

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@InProceedings{Millard:2012:SSBSE,
  author =       "Alan G. Millard and David R. White and John A. Clark",
  title =        "Searching for Pareto-optimal Randomised Algorithms",
  booktitle =    "4th Symposium on Search Based Software Engineering",
  year =         "2012",
  editor =       "Gordon Fraser and Jerffeson {Teixeira de Souza} and 
                 Angelo Susi",
  volume =       "7515",
  series =       "Lecture Notes in Computer Science",
  pages =        "183--197",
  address =      "Riva del Garda, Italy",
  month =        sep # " 28-30",
  publisher =    "Springer",
  keywords =     "genetic algorithms, genetic programming, SBSE, MOGA",
  isbn13 =       "978-3-642-33118-3",
  DOI =          "doi:10.1007/978-3-642-33119-0_14",
  size =         "15 pages",
  abstract =     "Randomised algorithms traditionally make stochastic
                 decisions based on the result of sampling from a
                 uniform probability distribution, such as the toss of a
                 fair coin. In this paper, we relax this constraint, and
                 investigate the potential benefits of allowing
                 randomised algorithms to use non-uniform probability
                 distributions. We show that the choice of probability
                 distribution influences the non-functional properties
                 of such algorithms, providing an avenue of optimisation
                 to satisfy non-functional requirements. We use
                 Multi-Objective Optimisation techniques in conjunction
                 with Genetic Algorithms to investigate the possibility
                 of trading-off non-functional properties, by searching
                 the space of probability distributions. Using a
                 randomised self-stabilising token circulation algorithm
                 as a case study, we show that it is possible to find
                 solutions that result in Pareto-optimal trade-offs
                 between non-functional properties, such as
                 self-stabilisation time, service time, and fairness.",
}

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