Competition on Many-Objective Optimization

at 2018 IEEE Congress on Evolutionary Computation

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

July 8-13, 2018

The competition allows participants to run their own algorithms on 15 benchmark functions, with a number of 5, 10 and 15 objectives respectively. The purpose of this competition is to make it easier for comparative studies of different algorithms using the same platform. To run the competition, we provide the benchmark test suites respectively embedded in an open-source MATLAB software platform - PlatEMO [1] and an open-source Java software platform - jMetal [2]. Participants can conduct simulations via a user-friendly GUI, and statisical results of the performance metrics can be directly generated by the software platform in the form of LaTex or Excel files. Details of the set of the test functions and experimental setups are available in a  Techincal Report [3]. Interested participants are welcome to report their approaches and results in a paper submitted to the submission system of CEC'2017. Or alternatively, the results can be submitted in the form of a brief technical report, which should be sent directly to Ran Cheng or Miqing Li. Submissions in both forms will be considered as entries, therefore be ranked according to the competition evaluation criteria.

References:

[1] The PlatEMO software platform can be downloaded from here, where the benchmark test suite is directly embedded in it.

[2] The jMetal software platform can be downloaded from here, and the benchmark test suite can be downloaded from here.

[3] Ran Cheng, Miqing Li, Ye Tian, Xingyi Zhang, Shengxiang Yang, Yaochu Jin and Xin Yao " Benchmark Functions for the CEC'2018 Competition on Many-Objective Optimization",  Technical Report, University of Birmingham, United Kingdom, 2018.

Important Dates:

For participants planning to submit a paper to the 2018 IEEE Congress on Evolutionary Computation:

For other participants (only result entry but without a paper):

Results:

Winner

2nd Place

For full results, including source code, data sets and technical reports, please visit our repository.

Organizers:


Ran Cheng
University of Birmingham
United Kingdom


Miqing Li
University of Birmingham
United Kingdom

Ye Tian
Anhui University
China

Xiaoshu Xiang
Anhui University
China

Xingyi Zhang
Anhui University
China


Shengxiang Yang
De Montfort University
United Kingdom


Yaochu Jin
University of Surrey
United Kingdom

Xin Yao
University of Brimginham
United Kingdom