5th Workshop on Theory of Randomized Search Heuristics

8 – 9 July, 2011, University of Copenhagen, Universitetsparken 1

Scope of the ThRaSH Workshop Series

Randomized search heuristics such as simulated annealing, evolutionary algorithms, stochastic neural networks for optimization, ant colony and swarm optimization, and the cross-entropy method are frequently used across many scientific communities. They have been successfully applied in various domains, both for combinatorial and numerical optimization. Despite their success in practice, proving that such algorithms satisfy certain performance guarantees is still a difficult and widely open problem.