Team, Visitors, External Collaborators
Overall Objectives
Research Program
Application Domains
Highlights of the Year
New Software and Platforms
New Results
Bilateral Contracts and Grants with Industry
Partnerships and Cooperations
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Section: New Results

A mixed-integer benchmark testbed for single and multiobjective black-box optimization

We have introduced two suites of mixed-integer benchmark problems to be used for analyzing and comparing black-box optimization algorithms. They contain problems of diverse difficulties that are scalable in the number of decision variables. The bbob-mixint suite is designed by partially discretizing the established BBOB (Black-Box Optimization Benchmarking) problems. The bi-objective problems from the bbob-biobj-mixint suite are, on the other hand, constructed by using the bbob-mixint functions as their separate objectives. We explain the rationale behind our design decisions and show how to use the suites within the COCO (Comparing Continuous Optimizers) platform. Analyzing two chosen functions in more detail, we also provide some unexpected findings about their properties [8].