Call for papers: EvoSoft Workshop at GECCO 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

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

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

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

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.


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