Consortium Meeting

The entire Heureka! project consortium meets roughly twice a year to network, exchange best practises and report on progress in the different research branches. This time, Ing. Reinhard Aschauer from CARVATECH Karosserie & Kabinenbau GmbH invited everyone to Steyrermühl, starting with a diverting tour of the Austrian Papermill Museum, which included the creation of a handmade piece of paper. After coffee and small refreshments Heureka! researchers presented recent developments:

  1. Newly minted PhD Gabriel Kronberger repeated his final thesis presentation, which focused on the generation of Genetic Programming models that are smaller and easier to interpret for human experts.
  2. Stefan Wagner presented the Optimization Knowledge Base, a project that - we hope - will greatly improve the process of testing and parameter tuning for metaheuristics.
  3. Afterwards, Erik Pitzer gave a brief introduction to fitness landscape analysis, a highly relevant topic that he persued during his scientific sabbatical.
  4. Finally, Monika Kofler presented the results of a recently completed warehouse migration project at Rosenbauer International.

Michael Affenzeller would like to thank CARVATECH for hosting the meeting and all attendees for their interest and feedback! Below are several pictures from the event.


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Modelling and Simulation Workshop

We are pleased to announce that the Upper Austria University of Applied Sciences will host a

Workshop on modelling and simulation
Date: January 10th, 2011, 4pm
Room: Hörsaal 3 (HS3), FH2

Our colleague Prof. (FH) DI Dr. Stephan Winkler will give the keynote speech and we have been able to secure a set of excellent speakers from the fields of simulation optimization, process and plant simulation as well as simulation and visualization. The workshop will conclude with informal "fireside chats" and a buffet.

For additional information go to or contact Stephan Winkler ( Attendence is free but please register until January 5th, 2011 via the workshop homepage.

Presentation: Open Source Softwaresystem HeuristicLab

There is an official HeuristicLab presentation scheduled on September, 30th at the Upper Austria University of Applied Sciences (FH OÖ), Campus Hagenberg. The event will start at 16:30 with a welcome drink and will include a presentation of HeuristicLab and some of its applications. There will also be a buffet afterwards.

Presentation: Open Source Softwaresystem HeuristicLab
September 30th, 16:30
FH OÖ Campus Hagenberg, Building FH2, Room HS3

Consortium Meeting

Prim. Dr. Herbert Stekel, MD, from the General Hospital Linz (AKH Linz) was so kind to organize the last consortium meeting before the summer. Shortly before 3:00 p.m. the Heureka! project consortium met in front of the Ars Electronica Center (AEC), which is also one of the most important sights in Linz. Gerfried Stocker, CEO and artistic director of the AEC, surprised us with an exclusive and exciting tour through his "Museum of the Future", followed by presentations and a buffet in the Sky Media Loft. In detail, Heureka! researchers presented results on the following topics:

  1. Research group head Michael Affenzeller talked about the interim evaluation of Heureka! and briefly sketched the most important accomplishments of the center in the last 1.5 project years.
  2. Stefan Wagner talked about the HeuristicLab 3.3 release and gave a live demo of our greatly improved software framework. You can get more information about the framework on the HeuristicLab Develeopment Homepage.
  3. Finally, students from FH OOE presented the results of their study project about medical data analysis in cooperation with AKH Linz.

Michael Affenzeller would like to thank AKH Linz for hosting the meeting and all consortium members for attending!


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Heureka! Film Spot

We recently had a film team in Hagenberg for a short portrait about our work in Heureka! The resulting film was presented at the 4th Science Symposium of Austrian Universities for Applied Sciences in Pinkafeld, Burgenland and very well received.


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