Call for papers: EvoSoft Workshop at GECCO 2014

February 6, 2014

Stefan Wagner and Michael Affenzeller are going to host another installment of the EvoSoft workshop at the upcoming GECCO conference. Everyone is invited to submit a contribution addressing a number of different aspects such as:

  • development and application of generic and reusable EC software systems
  • architectural and design patterns for EC software systems
  • software modeling of EC algorithms and problems
  • open-source EC software systems
  • expandability, interoperability, and standardization
  • comparability and traceability of research results
  • graphical user interfaces and visualization
  • comprehensive statistical and graphical results analysis
  • parallelism and performance
  • usability and automation
  • comparison and evaluation of EC software systems


The deadline for the submission is March 28th, 2014. Further important dates and submission guidelines can be found in the attached call for papers and on the workshop page.

HeuristicLab Software Review in GPEM Journal

January 28, 2014

A review of HeuristicLab was published in the Genetic Programming and Evolvable Machines Journal (GPEM). Achiya Elyasaf and Moshe Sipper both from the Computer Science Department of the Ben-Gurion University of the Negev summarize the major features and describe strengths and weaknesses. The review can be accessed at Springer Link.

HEAL members at APCASE'14

January 24, 2014

Several HEAL members will present their work at the 2nd running of the well-received Asia-Pacific Conference on Computer Aided System Engineering (APCASE) conference. The conference takes place in the Asia-Australia and Pacific region in even years, and is a sister conference of EUROCAST. The APCASE is organized by Zenon Chaczko from the University of Technology, Sydney, Australia and Ford Lumban Gaol, IEEE Indonesia Section, Indonesia.

A HeuristicLab tutorial will be given alongside several talks concerning challenges in heuristic optimization.

Logistics Research Austria founded

December 20, 2013

The founding members of the Logistics Research Austria (LRA) gathered on Tuesday to officially found the association as a registered society. LRA members aim to further the knowledge in logistics research through cooperative projects. Members of this association come from several important research institutions in Austria including university departments, research groups at applied universities as well as members of research oriented companies. The head of LRA is Dr. Friedrich Starkl from the Logistikum in Steyr, Upper Austria.

Founding members at the official launch of LRA in Linz, Austria.

Institutions that aim to cooperate in logistics research projects and seek partners in Austria are invited to contact LRA.

HEAL visits Grupo Integrada de Ingeniera

December 19, 2013

Following research visits by Pilar Caamano from the Grupo Integrada de Ingeneria (GII) at the HEAL laboratory in Hagenberg earlier this year, Michael Affenzeller, Erik Pitzer, and Andreas Beham have been visiting the GII in their laboratories in Ferrol, Spain last week. In their short trip they got to know the members, projects, and approaches of the group that is coordinated by Richard Duro in more detail. The visit was topped off with several presentations from our side regarding our activities, projects, and research interests as well as the HeuristicLab optimization software.

Dr. Stephan Hutterer

December 5, 2013

We would like to congratulate our colleague Stephan Hutterer as he today successfully defended his PhD thesis! Stephan joined us a couple of years ago and is doing research in smart grids and energy networks. As one of the milestones in his young career was the first place in the GECCO 2012 industrial challenge. The PhD is well earned!

Heureka! finishing event

November 13, 2013

After 5 years of intensive work the Ressel Center Heureka! finishes. Michael Affenzeller organized a lunch at the Promenadenhof in Linz where the partners came together. It was a hard-working time with many insights and discoveries, finished PhD theses, and with results that have been achieved by implementing the findings at our partners locations. We are happy to have expanded our international cooperation network and that the research group grew more visible with the work that we have been doing.

Project partners got together for a final lunch, to celebrate the end of Heureka! and to discuss and forge new ideas for proposed and future projects

HEAL at MAS Conference in Athens, Greece

October 8, 2013

Michael Affenzeller has been this years general chair of the Modeling & Applied Simulation (MAS) conference which is held in conjunction with further conferences in the frame of the International Multidisciplinary Modeling & Simulation Multiconference (I3M). The venue of the conference was set to be the Royal Olympic Hotel in Athens, Greece.

Michael Affenzeller during his opening speech.

HEAL research group at the GECCO 2013

July 19, 2013
From 6th to 10th of July, HEAL members attended the Genetic and Evolutionary Computation Conference (GECCO) 2013 in Amsterdam, the Netherlands.

Once more, group head Michael Affenzeller and Stefan Wagner chaired the EvoSoft Workshop which enables EC researchers to exchange their ideas on how to develop and apply generic and reusable EC software systems.

Besides that, several group members took the chance to present their scientific achievements at various workshops, namely Bogdan Burlacu at VizGEC, Stephan Winkler at MedGEC, Stephan Hutterer at GreenGEC, and Gabriel Kronberger at the Symbolic Regression Workshop.

While enjoying this great conference, we were happy to successfully participate in GECCO competitions:
Gabriel Kronberger and Michael Kommenda won the 2nd place at the Industrial Challenge, while Mohab Elkaref and Andreas Scheibenpflug also reached the 2nd place at the Evorobocode Competition.

Nomination for the logistics award 2013

June 26, 2013

One of our projects that we worked on in the Josef Ressel Centre Heureka! together with our partner Rosenbauer International AG has been nominated for the logistics award 2013. The project treats the optimization of the storage location for items in a high rack warehouse identifying items that are going to be picked together and that should be stored together. We are very proud of this nomination and would like to share the video that was created to describe the project.

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