The goal of the journal is to be an outlet for high quality theoretical and applied research on hybrid, knowledge-driven computational approaches that may be characterized under any of the following categories of memetics:

  • Type 1: General-purpose algorithms integrated with human-crafted heuristics that capture some form of prior domain knowledge; e.g., traditional memetic algorithms hybridizing evolutionary global search with a problem-specific local search.
  • Type 2: Algorithms with the ability to automatically select, adapt, and reuse the most appropriate heuristics from a diverse pool of available choices; e.g., learning a mapping between global search operators and multiple local search schemes, given an optimization problem at hand.
  • Type 3: Algorithms that autonomously learn with experience, adaptively reusing data and/or machine learning models drawn from related problems as prior knowledge in new target tasks of interest; examples include, but are not limited to, transfer learning and optimization, multi-task learning and optimization, or any other multi-X evolutionary learning and optimization methodologies.

Authors are encouraged to submit original research articles, including reviews and short communications, expanding the conceptual scope of memetics (e.g., to Type-X and beyond) and/or advancing the algorithmic state-of-the-art. Articles reporting demonstrably novel real-world applications of memetic computing shall also be considered for publication.

  • Features high quality research in hybrid metaheuristics (including evolutionary hybrids) for optimization, control and design in continuous and discrete optimization domains
  • Goes beyond current search methodologies towards innovative research on the emergence of cultural artifacts
  • Presents the latest results which are fuzzed together in novel ways in order to transcend the intrinsic limitations of a single discipline

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  • Chuan-Kang Ting
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3.333 (2019)
Five year impact factor
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Submission to first decision
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20,940 (2019)
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