Stephan Winkler visiting the University of Alcalá de Henares in Spain

Stephan Winkler spent some days at the Department of Physics and Mathematics of the University of Alcalá de Henares. Together with Prof. Bonifacio Castaño he worked on prognosis models for stocks, indices and trading rules optimization implemented in HeuristicLab; in cooperation with Prof. J. Rafael Sendra he also researched on the optimization of polynomials using evolutionary algorithms. We look forward to seeing the results of this work in the future in the form of joint research articles and project proposals!

HeuristicLab 3.3.8 released

HeuristicLab 3.3.8 is out now. You can download it from

Among others, HeuristicLab 3.3.8 contains the following new features:
* Scatter Search
* Relevant Alleles Preserving GA (RAPGA)
* Symbolic Time-Series Prognosis
* Neighborhood Component Analysis
* Ensemble Modeling
* Gaussian Process Regression and Least-Squares Classification
* Job Shop Scheduling
* Linux support based on Mono

GPTP 2013 Workshops

Michael Affenzeller and Stefan Wagner are going to attend this years GPTP 2013 workshop which takes place at the campus of the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. The GPTP workshop is a small invite-only event and offers a good opportunity to discuss in depth important challenges and approaches in the field of genetic programming. Prof. Affenzeller will give a keynote talk on symbolic regression and Prof. Wagner will hold a HeuristicLab tutorial showing some of the useful data analysis and genetic programming features built into HL.

Stephan Hutterer at the IEEE Symposium Series on Computational Intelligence

HEAL researcher Stephan Hutterer attended the IEEE Symposium Series on Computational Intelligence which took place in Singapore. The IEEE SSCI is one of the flagship international events sponsored by the IEEE Computational Intelligence Society (IEEE CIS), promoting all aspects of the theory and applications of computational intelligence. Stephan is very happy to have presented his work on intelligent electric vehicle charging control in front of the audience at the "Symposium on Computational Intelligence Applications in Smart Grid".

Stephan also took the opportunity to join the meeting of the CIS task force on smart grid, discussing future aspects of smart grids as well as activities of the task force.

HEAL researchers at Evo* 2013 in Vienna, Austria

HEAL members Stefan Wagner, Erik Pitzer, Gabriel Kronberger, Stephan Hutterer and Andreas Beham have been attending Evo* 2013 to present their work and discuss the state of metaheuristic methods, optimization problems, and industry-relevant applications.

EvoStar comprises of five co-located conferences run each spring at different locations throughout Europe. These events arose out of workshops originally developed by EvoNet, the Network of Excellence in Evolutionary Computing, established by the Information Societies Technology Programme of the European Commission, and they represent a continuity of research collaboration stretching back nearly 20 years.

We hope to meet again at next year's Evo* in Baeza, Spain.


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