One of our oldest research partners is Senior Lecturer Dr. Raymond Chiong of The University of Newcastle in Callaghan, NSW, Australia. We collaborate with Dr. Chiong since 2009 and jointly conduct research on the benchmarking of optimization algorithms, on logistics, and on optimization in general. Maybe the most prominent examples of our collaboration are the jointly edited book Variants of Evolutionary Algorithms for Real-World Applications (ISBN: 978-3-642-23423-1, Springer, 2012, doi:10.1007/978-3-642-23424-8) and the TSP Suite, a framework for implementing and comparing algorithms for the Traveling Salesman Problem (TSP), which we also used to analyze a wide variety of different algorithms. Our research work has led to several publications in both conferences and journals, co-organized events, and joint funded research projects. Dr. Chiong has visited us in China in 2014 and 2015.

Joint Funding

  • The University of Newcastle in Callaghan, NSW, Australia, Faculty Strategic Initiatives Research Fund (SIRF) Grant "A Framework for Next Generation Algorithm Benchmarking: Performance Testing and Community Building," 2014, Principal Investigators were Dr. Raymond Chiong, Dr. Thomas Weise, and Dr. Rukshan Athauda

  • The University of Newcastle in Callaghan, NSW, Australia, Faculty Strategic Initiatives Research Fund (SIRF) Grant "Intelligent Transportation Planning: Benchmarking of Novel Business Analytics Techniques using the Travelling Salesman Problem as a Test-Bed," 2013, Principal Investigators were Dr. Raymond Chiong, Dr. Thomas Weise, Dr. David Cornforth, and Prof. Zbigniew Michalewicz

Co-Organized Events

  • Thomas Weise, Jörg Lässig, Alexandre Devert, and Yi Mei. Special Session on Scalable Evolutionary Logistic Planning (SELP) of the 2013 IEEE Symposium on Computational Intelligence in Production and Logistics at the 2013 IEEE Symposium Series on Computational Intelligence (SSCI 2013), April 15-19, 2013, Grand Copthorne Waterfront Hotel, Singapore

  • Thomas Weise, Raymond Chiong, and Zhenyu Yang. Special Session on Evolutionary Computing of the 9th IEEE International Conference on Cognitive Informatics (ICCI 2010) July 7-9, 2010, Tsinghua University, Beijing, China

Joint Publications

  • Thomas Weise, Yuezhong Wu, Raymond Chiong, Ke Tang, and Jörg Lässig. Global versus Local Search: The Impact of Population Sizes on Evolutionary Algorithm Performance. Journal of Global Optimization 66(3):511-534, November 2016.
    doi:10.1007/s10898-016-0417-5 / pdf
    Indexing: EI:20160902030834, WOS:000386373700007, SCI

  • Weichen Liu, Thomas Weise, Yuezhong Wu, Dan Xu, and Raymond Chiong. An Improved Ejection Chain Method and Its Hybrid Versions for Solving the Traveling Salesman Problem. Journal of Computational and Theoretical Nanoscience 13(6):3601-3610, June 2016
    doi:10.1166/jctn.2016.5189
    Indexing: EI:20164002870059

  • Wei Shi, Thomas Weise, Raymond Chiong, and Bülent Çatay. Hybrid PACO with Enhanced Pheromone Initialization for Solving the Vehicle Routing Problem with Time Windows. In Proceedings of the 2015 IEEE Symposium on Computational Intelligence in Production and Logistics Systems (CIPLS'15) Proceedings of the IEEE Symposium Series on Computational Intelligence (SSCI'15), Cape Town, South Africa: Cape Town International Convention Center, December 8-10, 2015, pages 1735-1742. Los Alamitos, CA, USA: IEEE Computer Society Press. ISBN: 978-1-4799-7560-0
    doi:10.1109/SSCI.2015.242 / pdf / slides
    Indexing: EI:20161902358172, WOS:000380431500236

  • Weichen Liu, Thomas Weise, Yuezhong Wu, and Raymond Chiong. Hybrid Ejection Chain Methods for the Traveling Salesman Problem. In Proceedings of the 10th International Conference on Bio-Inspired Computing – Theories and Applications (BIC-TA'15), Maoguo Gong, Linqiang Pan, Tao Song, Ke Tang, and Xingyi Zhang, editors, September 25-28, 2015, Hefei, Anhui, China, volume 562 of Communications in Computer and Information Science. Berlin/Heidelberg: Springer-Verlag, pages 268-282, ISBN 978-3-662-49013-6.
    doi:10.1007/978-3-662-49014-3_25 / pdf
    Indexing: EI:20160300001732, WOS:000369890300025

  • Dan Xu, Thomas Weise, Yuezhong Wu, Jörg Lässig, and Raymond Chiong. An Investigation of Hybrid Tabu Search for the Traveling Salesman Problem. In Proceedings of the 10th International Conference on Bio-Inspired Computing – Theories and Applications (BIC-TA'15), Maoguo Gong, Linqiang Pan, Tao Song, Ke Tang, and Xingyi Zhang, editors, September 25-28, 2015, Hefei, Anhui, China, volume 562 of Communications in Computer and Information Science. Berlin/Heidelberg: Springer-Verlag, pages 523-537, ISBN 978-3-662-49013-6.
    doi:10.1007/978-3-662-49014-3_47 / pdf
    Indexing: EI:20160300001756, WOS:000369890300047

  • Yuezhong Wu, Thomas Weise, and Raymond Chiong. Local Search for the Traveling Salesman Problem: A Comparative Study. In Proceedings of the 14th IEEE Conference on Cognitive Informatics & Cognitive Computing (ICCI*CC'15), July 6-8, 2015, Beijing, China, pages 213-220, Los Alamitos, CA, USA: IEEE Computer Society Press, ISBN: 978-1-4673-7289-3.
    doi:10.1109/ICCI-CC.2015.7259388 / pdf
    Indexing: EI:20161202119039, WOS:000380466100034

  • Thomas Weise and Raymond Chiong. An Alternative Way of Presenting Statistical Test Results when Evaluating the Performance of Stochastic Approaches. Neurocomputing, 147:235-238, January, 2015.
    doi:10.1016/j.neucom.2014.06.071 / pdf
    Indexing: EI:20143600022800, WOS:000343337600020, SCI

  • Yan Jiang, Thomas Weise, Jörg Lässig, Raymond Chiong, and Rukshan Athauda. Comparing a Hybrid Branch and Bound Algorithm with Evolutionary Computation Methods, Local Search and their Hybrids on the TSP. In Proceedings of the IEEE Symposium on Computational Intelligence in Production and Logistics Systems (CIPLS'14), Proceedings of the IEEE Symposium Series on Computational Intelligence (SSCI'14), Orlando, FL, USA: Caribe Royale All-Suite Hotel and Convention Center, December 9-12, 2014, pages 148-155. Los Alamitos, CA, USA: IEEE Computer Society Press. ISBN 978-1-4799-5375-2.
    doi:10.1109/CIPLS.2014.7007174 / pdf
    Indexing: EI:20150700522268, WOS:000380487400021

  • Thomas Weise, Raymond Chiong, Ke Tang, Jörg Lässig, Shigeyoshi Tsutsui, Wenxiang Chen, Zbigniew Michalewicz, and Xin Yao. Benchmarking Optimization Algorithms: An Open Source Framework for the Traveling Salesman Problem. IEEE Computational Intelligence Magazine (CIM), 9(3):40-52, August 2014.
    Featured article and selected paper at the website of the IEEE Computational Intelligence Society (http://cis.ieee.org/).
    doi:10.1109/MCI.2014.2326101 / pdf
    Indexing: EI:20143117995681, WOS:000340271800004, SCI, Google Scholar

  • Mani Abedini, Michael Kirley, Raymond Chiong, and Thomas Weise. GPU Accelerated eXtended Classifier System. In Proceedings of the 2013 IEEE Symposium on Computational Intelligence and Data Mining (CIDM'13), Proceedings of the IEEE Symposium Series on Computational Intelligence (SSCI'13), pages 293-300, Singapore: Grand Copthorne Waterfront Hotel, April 16-19, 2013. ISBN: 978-1-4673-5895-8, Los Alamitos, CA, USA: IEEE Computer Society Press.
    doi:10.1109/CIDM.2013.6597250 / pdf
    Indexing: EI:20134316873557, WOS:000333756100041

  • Jin Ouyang, Thomas Weise, Alexandre Devert, and Raymond Chiong. SDGP: A Developmental Approach for Traveling Salesman Problems. In Proceedings of the 2013 IEEE Symposium on Computational Intelligence in Production and Logistics Systems (CIPLS'13), Proceedings of the IEEE Symposium Series on Computational Intelligence (SSCI'13), pages 78-85, Singapore: Grand Copthorne Waterfront Hotel, April 15-19, 2013. ISBN: 978-1-4673-5905-4, Los Alamitos, CA, USA: IEEE Computer Society Press.
    doi:10.1109/CIPLS.2013.6595203 / pdf / slides
    Indexing: EI:20134116837899, WOS:000335391600011

  • Thomas Weise, Raymond Chiong, and Ke Tang. Evolutionary Optimization: Pitfalls and Booby Traps. Journal of Computer Science and Technology (JCST), 27(5):907-936, September 2012.
    doi:10.1007/s11390-012-1274-4 / pdf
    Indexing: EI:20125115809493, WOS:000309193600002, SCI, Google Scholar

  • Jelena Jovanović, Raymond Chiong, and Thomas Weise. Social Networking, Teaching, and Learning: Introduction to Special Section on Social Networking, Teaching, and Learning (SNTL). Interdisciplinary Journal of Information, Knowledge, and Management (IJIKM), 7:39-43, April 2012
    pdf / pdf
    Indexing: EI:20122415119200

  • Raymond Chiong, Thomas Weise, and Zbigniew Michalewicz, editors. Variants of Evolutionary Algorithms for Real-World Applications. ISBN: 978-3-642-23423-1, Berlin/Heidelberg: Springer-Verlag, 2012.
    doi:10.1007/978-3-642-23424-8
    Indexing: EI:20172603850806

  • Christian Blum, Raymond Chiong, Maurice Clerc, Kenneth Alan De Jong, Zbigniew Michalewicz, Ferrante Neri, and Thomas Weise. Evolutionary Optimization. In Raymond Chiong, Thomas Weise, and Zbigniew Michalewicz, editors, Variants of Evolutionary Algorithms for Real-World Applications, chapter 1, pages 1-29. Berlin/Heidelberg: Springer-Verlag, 2012.
    doi:10.1007/978-3-642-23424-8_1 / pdf
    Indexing: EI:20172603850808

  • Thomas Weise and Raymond Chiong. A Novel Extremal Optimization Approach for the Template Design Problem. International Journal of Organizational and Collective Intelligence (IJOCI), 2(2):1-17, April–June 2011.
    doi:10.4018/joci.2011040101

  • Thomas Weise, Stefan Niemczyk, Raymond Chiong, and Mingxu Wan. A Framework for Multi-Model EDAs with Model Recombination. In Proceedings of the 4th European Event on Bio-Inspired Algorithms for Continuous Parameter Optimisation (EvoNUM'11) in Applications of Evolutionary Computation – Proceedings of EvoApplications 2011: EvoCOMPLEX, EvoGAMES, EvoIASP, EvoINTELLIGENCE, EvoNUM, and EvoSTOC, Part 1 (EvoAPPLICATIONS'11), volume 6624 of Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS), pages 304-313, Torino, Italy, April 27–29, 2011. Berlin, Germany: Springer-Verlag GmbH. ISBN: 978-3-642-20524-8.
    doi:10.1007/978-3-642-20525-5_31 / pdf
    Indexing: EI:20112013980645, WOS:000302387400031

  • Raymond Chiong and Thomas Weise. Editorial: Special Issue on Modern Search Heuristics and Applications. Evolutionary Intelligence, 4(1):1-2, March 2011.
    doi:10.1007/s12065-011-0050-7 / pdf
    Indexing: EI:20111013720552

  • Pu Wang, Thomas Weise, and Raymond Chiong. Novel Evolutionary Algorithms for Supervised Classification Problems: An Experimental Study. Evolutionary Intelligence, 4(1):3-16, March 2011.
    doi:10.1007/s12065-010-0047-7 / pdf
    Indexing: EI:20111013720553

  • Thomas Weise and Raymond Chiong. Evolutionary Data Mining Approaches for Rule-based and Tree-based Classifiers. In Fuchun Sun, Yingxu Wang, Jianhua Lu, Bo Zhang, Witold Kinsner, and Lotfi A. Zadeh, editors, Proceedings of the 9th IEEE International Conference on Cognitive Informatics (ICCI'10), pages 696-703, Beijing, China: Tsinghua University, July 7–9, 2010. ISBN: 978-1-4244-8040-1, Los Alamitos, CA, USA: IEEE Computer Society Press.
    doi:10.1109/COGINF.2010.5599821
    Indexing: EI:20105013469299

  • Raymond Chiong, Thomas Weise, and Bee Theng Lau. Template Design using Extremal Optimization with Multiple Search Operators. In Nanna Suryana Herman, Siti Mariyam Shamsuddin, and Ajith Abraham, editors, Proceedings of the International Conference on SOft Computing and PAttern Recognition (SoCPaR'09), pages 202-207, Malacca, Malaysia: Melaka International Trade Centre (MITC), December 4–7, 2009. ISBN: 978-1-4244-5330-6, Piscataway, NJ, USA: IEEE (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers).
    doi:10.1109/SoCPaR.2009.49
    Indexing: EI:20101012758280, WOS:000277207700035

  • Thomas Weise, Michael Zapf, Raymond Chiong, and Antonio Jesús Nebro Urbaneja. Why is optimization difficult? In Raymond Chiong, editor, Nature-Inspired Algorithms for Optimisation, volume 193/2009 of Studies in Computational Intelligence, chapter 1, pages 1-50. ISBN: 978-3-642-00266-3, Berlin/Heidelberg: Springer-Verlag, April 2009.
    doi:10.1007/978-3-642-00267-0_1
    Indexing: Google Scholar

  • Thomas Weise and Raymond Chiong. Evolutionary Approaches and Their Applications to Distributed Systems. In Raymond Chiong, editor, Intelligent Systems for Automated Learning and Adaptation: Emerging Trends and Applications, chapter 6, pages 114-149. ISBN: 978-1-60566-798-0, Hershey, PA, USA: Information Science Reference / IGI Global, September 2009.
    doi:10.4018/978-1-60566-798-0.ch006
    Indexing: EI:20172403786891

  • Raymond Chiong and Thomas Weise. Global Optimisation and Mobile Learning. Learning Technology – LTTF Newsletter, 11(1-2):26-28, January–April 2009.