Welcome to the web page of the ThRaSH'2011 workshop!
The 5th workshop on Theory of Randomized Search Heuristics will
take place on July 8-9, 2011 in Copenhagen.
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.
Aim of the ThRaSH Workshop Series
The mission of the ThRaSH workshop series is to contribute to the
theoretical understanding of randomized search heuristics. The aim is
to stimulate interactions within the research field and between people
from different disciplines working on randomized algorithms. The
primary focus is on discussing recent ideas and detecting challenging
topics for future work, rather than on the presentation of final
The Workshop Theory of Randomized Search Heuristics has been approved
as a PhD course by the Copenhagen University eScience Research
School. Funding by the eScience Research School is gratefully
The Workshop Theory of Randomized Search Heuristics has been approved by
the Technical University of Denmark as a PhD course. Students may be
accredited with 2 ECTS units for participation and a written essay.
We are happy to announce that the
keynote talk will be given by Mikkel Thorup,
and the tutorials will be given by Jens Jägersküpper and Dirk Sudholt.