The 2007 IEEE CEC simulated car racing competition

Julian Togelius, Simon Lucas, Ho Duc Thang, Jonathan M. Garibaldi, Tomoharu Nakashima, Chin Hiong Tan, Itamar Elhanany, Shay Berant, Philip Hingston, Robert M. MacCallum, Thomas Haferlach, Aravind Gowrisankar, Pete Burrow

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    This paper describes the simulated car racing competition that was arranged as part of the 2007 IEEE Congress on Evolutionary Computation. Both the game that was used as the domain for the competition, the controllers submitted as entries to the competition and its results are presented. With this paper, we hope to provide some insight into the efficacy of various computational intelligence methods on a well-defined game task, as well as an example of one way of running a competition. In the process, we provide a set of reference results for those who wish to use the simplerace game to benchmark their own algorithms. The paper is co-authored by the organizers and participants of the competition.

    Original languageEnglish (US)
    Pages (from-to)295-329
    Number of pages35
    JournalGenetic Programming and Evolvable Machines
    Issue number4
    StatePublished - Dec 2008

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Software
    • Theoretical Computer Science
    • Hardware and Architecture
    • Computer Science Applications


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