HEAL at MAS Conference in Athens, Greece

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

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

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.

Conferment of the title Prof. (FH) to Gabriel Kronberger

Gabriel Kronberger received the title Prof. (FH) for his achievements in teaching and research yesterday during a ceremony at the Landhaus in Linz. We would like to congratulate him whole-heartedly!

Invited Talk and HeuristicLab Demo at GPTP

Michael Affenzeller's invited talk on symbolic regression and genetic programming has been very well received by the participants of the prestigious GPTP-workshop (Genetic Programming in Theory and Practice) in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Stefan Wagner got a chance to give a live demonstration of our latest version of the HeuristicLab software and it's features for symbolic regression and genetic programming.

Following the talk, many interesting discussions revolved around research topics that we have been working on in the last years, also within the Josef Ressel center "Heureka!". In particular, our developments to improve the applicability of symbolic regression to real-worlds problems hit a nerve of with many participants and led to many insightful discussions. We are looking forward to next year's workshop!


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