An Introduction to Multi-Objective Evolutionary Algorithms and Their Applications


This chapter provides the basic concepts necessary to understand the rest of this book. The introductory material provided here includes some basic mathematical definitions related to multi-objective optimization, a brief description of the most representative multi-objective evolutionary algorithms in current use and some of the most representative work on performance measures used to validate them. In the final part of this chapter, we provide a brief description of each of the chapters contained within this volume.