Q14: What Technical Reports are available?

Technical reports are informally published, unrefereed papers giving up-to-date information on what is going on at research institutes. Many later go on to be formally published in journals or at conferences.

TCGA Reports

The Clearing House for Genetic Algorithms (TCGA) at the Univ. of Alabama (Tuscaloosa) distributes TCGA technical reports. A number of these are now available in compressed Postscript form via FTP from: ftp://aramis.cs.ua.edu/pub/tech-reports/ Read the file README first.

Contact: Robert Elliott Smith, Department of Engineering of Mechanics, Room 210 Hardaway Hall, The University of Alabama, P.O. Box 870278, Tuscaloosa, AL 35487, USA. Tel: (205) 348-1618, <rob@comec4.mh.ua.edu>, or Dr. Ron Sun <rsun@athos.cs.ua.edu>

IlliGAL Reports

The Illinois Genetic Algorithms Laboratory distributes IlliGAL technical reports, as well as reprints of other publications; they are available in hardcopy and can be ordered from: IlliGAL Librarian, Department of General Engineering, 117 Transportation Building, 104 South Mathews Avenue, Urbana, IL 61801-2996, USA. <library@gal1.ge.uiuc.edu>

NOTE: When ordering, please include your surface mail address!

IlliGAL also have an anonymous-FTP server, holding most of the existing IlliGAL reports, at: ftp://gal4.ge.uiuc.edu/pub/papers/IlliGALs/ There is also a WWW home page with a complete list, order form, and other information at: ftp://gal4.ge.uiuc.edu/illigal.home.html

SyS Reports

The Systems Analysis Research Group (SyS) at the University of Dortmund, maintains an experimental anonymous FTP server: ftp://lumpi.informatik.uni- dortmund.de/pub/ On lumpi you can find SyS-Reports from 1992 on. (Get "/pub/ls-Ral.Z" and look for "papers" folders, the server is sorted by EA paradigms, i.e. "/pub/GA/papers" contains papers related to GAs, etc.). A strongly recommended, and quarterly updated, report is a list of current applications of GAs, EP and ESs; get "/pub/EA/papers/ea-app.ps.gz" (SyS-2/92).

Bionics Reports

The Bionics and EVOLUTION Techniques Laboratory at the Technical University of Berlin maintains an anonymous FTP server: ftp://ftp-bionik.fb10.tu-berlin.de/pub/ On ftp-bionik you find reports and software, related to EVOLUTIONARY ALGORITHMs and Artificial Neural Networks.

University College London Reports

A number of GENETIC ALGORITHM reports produced by UCL are available via anonymous FTP at ftp://cs.ucl.ac.uk/genetic/papers/ Abstracts of others can be obtained via WWW at http://www.cs.ucl.ac.uk/rns/

Other Sources of Reports

Reports are also available from some of the sources listed in Q15.1, Q15.2 and Q15.3.

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