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Heuristic and Evolutionary Algorithms Laboratory

/hjʊəˈrɪstɪk/; Ancient Greek: εὑρίσκειν, heurískein, 'to find, discover'

The Heuristic and Evolutionary Algorithms Laboratory strives to promote scientific research in the field of metaheuristics for solving business, engineering, and biomedical problems. We are committed to the pursuit of excellence in teaching, science and software development and wish to encourage close cooperation between industrialists and academics. We also develop and maintain HeuristicLab, an open source software framework for heuristic and evolutionary optimization, which we hope will attract new users and practitioners.

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    The 21st Annual Workshop on Genetic Programming Theory & Practice (GPTP) was held at the main campus of the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor from June 06-08, 2024. Participation is only possible on invitation.

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    EFRE Project "IPMAI" started

    The official kick-off meeting of the IPMAI project took place at the Software Competence Center Hagenberg from 8 to 9 April 2024. IPMAI is a synonym for Interpretable Prescriptive Maintenance using Artificial Intelligence. Objective of this project is the development of a new artificial intelligence (AI)-based maintenance strategy for machines with gearboxes.

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    HEAL @ Eurocast 2024

    Our research group was strongly represented at the Eurocast -The 19th International Conference on Computer Aided Systems Theory, which took place in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain, from February 25th-March 1st.

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