We introduce the special issue on Evolutionary Computation (EC) reporting a non-exhaustive list of topics which have recently attracted much interest from the EC community, with particular regard to the ones dealt with by the papers included in this issue: EC research, hybrid neuro-evolutionary systems and synergies between EC and complex systems. In addition, we introduce a more technological emerging topic: the parallel implementation of evolutionary and Swarm Intelligence algorithms on graphics processor units (GPUs), by which new applications of evolutionary algorithms have been made possible, even in real-time environments.
Hot Topics in Evolutionary Computation / L. VANNESCHI; L. MUSSI; S. CAGNONI. - In: INTELLIGENZA ARTIFICIALE. - ISSN 1724-8035. - 5:1(2011), pp. 5-17. [10.3233/IA-2011-0001]