Publications

A Metaheuristic Search Framework to Derive Cancer Care Services from Business Process Models
    Hamzeh Aljawawdeh, Mohammed Odeh, Chris Simons, and Nawras Lezbo.
    Proceedings of the 2018 1st International Conference on Cancer Care Informatics, 2018. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1109/CANCERCARE.2018.8618153

A Systematic Review of Interaction in Search-Based Software Engineering
    Aurora Ramirez, Raul Romero, and Chris Simons
    IEEE Transactions on Software Engineering, 2018. Early Access DOI:  http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/TSE.2018.2803055

Simply the Best: Optimising with an Evolutionary Computing Framework
    Francis Buontempo and Chris Simons
    Annual Conference of the Association of C and C++ Users, 2018.  slides


Metaheuristic Design Patterns: New Perspectives for Larger-Scale Architectures

    Krzysztof Krawiec, Chris Simons, Jerry Swan, and John Woodward
    Handbook of Research on Emergent Applications of Optimization Algorithms,
2017
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-5225-2990-3.ch001

Evolutionary Computing Frameworks for Optimisation
    Aurora Ramirez and Chris Simons
    Overload, 2017.   https://accu.org/index.php/journals/c380/

Exploiting Antipheromone in Ant Colony Optimisation for Interactive Search-based Software Design and Refactoring
    Chris Simons and Jim E. Smith
    Proceedings of the Genetic and Evolutionary Computation Conference Companion, 2016. DOI: 10.1145/2908961.2909018  

The Influence of Search Components and Problem Characteristics in Early Lifecycle Class Modelling

    Jim E. Smith and Chris Simons
    Journal of Systems and Software, 2015. DOI: 10.1016/j.jss.2014.11.034

Software Refactoring: Metrics are Not Enough
    Chris Simons, Jeremy Singer and David R. White
    7th International Symposium on Search-Based Software Engineering,
2015. DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-22183-0_4


Interactive Ant Colony Optimization (iACO) for Early Lifecycle Software Design
    Chris Simons, Jim E. Smith and Paul White
    Swarm Intelligence, 2014. DOI: 10.1007/s11721-014-0094-2

Elegant Object-oriented Software Design via Interactive Evolutionary Computation
    Chris Simons and Ian C. Parmee
    IEEE Transactions on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics, Part C: Applications and Reviews, 2012. DOI: 10.1109/TSMCC.2012.2225103

Interactive, Evolutionary Search in Upstream Object-Oriented Class Design
    Chris Simons,  Ian C. Parmee and Rhys Gwynllyw
    IEEE Transactions on Software Engineering, 2010. DOI: 10.1109/TSE.2010.34

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