The new issue of SIGEVOlution
is hot off the press, and it includes a paper, Building bridges: the role of subfields in metaheuristics
, by Carlos Cotta
and your truly, which is a sociometric analysis of the paper the different subfields within heuristics (evolutionary computation, local search, and other population-based heuristics) play. It so happens that, coauthorship-graph-wise, ant-colony optimization is at the core of the field of heuristics, with evolutionary computation at large serving as bridge with the rest of the fields.
The permalink seems to be this one
. BTW, this is the second article published in the same web-journal
which analyzes the coauthorship graph of evolutionary computation and surroundings. This one has been commented in MEDAL
and in the editor's own blog