By Evangelista, P.; Maia, P.; Rocha, M.
ISDA 2009 - 9th International Conference on Intelligent Systems Design and Applications
This work proposes JECoLi - a novel Java-based library for the implementation of metaheuristic optimization algorithms with a focus on Genetic and Evolutionary Computation based methods. The library was developed based on the principles of flexibility, usability, adaptability, modularity, extensibility, transparency, scalability, robustness and computational efficiency. The project is opensource, so JECoLi is made available under the GPL license, together with extensive documentation and examples, all included in a community Wiki-based web site (http://darwin.di.uminho.pt/jecoli). JECoLi has been/is being used in several research projects that helped to shape its evolution, ranging application fields from Bioinformatics, to Data Mining and Computer Network optimization.