Publications

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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