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(Set- and Indicator-Based Multi-Criteria Optimization)

Welcome to the web page of the SIMCO Lorentz Center workshop. SIMCO stands for Set- and Indicator-Based Multi-Criteria Optimization. The SIMCO workshop took place September 2-6, 2013 at the Lorentz Center in Leiden, The Netherlands. During this workshop, we studied geometrical and algorithmic foundations of set-oriented and indicator-based multi-criteria optimization.

The workshop featured four major topics, all related to SIMCO:

  1. On appropriate set preferences and indicators
  2. The design of set-oriented variation operators
  3. Links to (computational) geometry
  4. Towards SIMCO for non-standard problems


All presentations will be collected here.

Working Group Results

Please add your working group results here.


… can/should be provided here.

Points from final discussion

  1. Characterization of local optimality w.r.t. unary / n-ary set indicators
  2. Preference articulation on sets of solutions (several different non-standard problems (NSP) included, see below)
  3. Performance assessment: Statistics on sets, multiple runs
  4. Subset selection algorithms: approximation algorithms + exact. (limits?)
  5. Indicators for NSP, computational efficiency, optimal sets
  6. Population/set- vs. individual/element - level approach
  7. Interaction with the user: tools (visualisation in higher dimensions), interaction schemes / workflows, interactive decision map, Multi Criteria Decsision Aid (MCDA), groups of decision
  8. Parameter adaptation, operator selection, bandits, learning, self-adaptation
  9. Run-time analysis, performance guarantees
  10. (Computational) geometry aspects of MOO (solution sets)

Non-Standard Problems (NSP)

  • representations
  • robustness
  • noise
  • diversity
  • constraints
  • interexchangeability)

Please also see the list of open problems.


Keynote Speakers

  • Carlos Fonseca, University of Coimbra, Portugal
  • Tobias Glasmachers, Ruhr-Universität Bochum, Germany
  • Joshua Knowles, University of Manchester, UK
  • Marc van Kreveld, Utrecht University, Netherlands

Workshop schedule as of August 27

The SIMCO workshop is organized by

  • Dimo Brockhoff
  • Andre Deutz
  • Michael Emmerich
  • Boris Naujoks

at the Lorentz-Center@Oort, the original web page can be found here.

To read more about the topic, we refer to the original proposal or the list of open problems and themes to work on.

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