CFP: Track on Smart Grid Planning, Optimization and Control - SPOC

Stephan Hutterer and Michael Affenzeller will chair the Track on Smart Grid Planning, Optimization and Control - SPOC, which takes place at the International Workshop on Simulation for Energy, Sustainable Development & Environment (SESDE). SPOC is meant to provide a platform for discussing recent research issues, where achievements in computer sciences enable future technologies for smart grids.
SESDE will take place in Athens, Greece, 23 - 25 September 2013.

Submission deadline: April 15th, 2013
Notification of acceptance: May 15th, 2013
Camera-ready submission: June 15th, 2013
Registration (due): August 7th, 2013

All information regarding submission of extended abstracts respectively full papers can be obtained from the submission section.

See you there!

Research Associate of the Year: Stephan Hutterer

Just a couple of weeks after Viktoria Dorfer received the Junior Researcher Award 2012 we can announce yet another HEAL laureate:

Yesterday, HEAL member Stephan Hutterer was honored as Research Associate of the Year by a jury of industry and university representatives in Wels (FH-Förderverein Wels). Stephan's research focus is on smart grids and e-mobility. Due to the interdisciplinary nature of this field he splits his time between Hagenberg and Wels, combining expertise from both automation engineering and heuristic optimization. Joint-supervisors Michael Affenzeller and Franz Auinger - and of course the entire HEAL team - congratulate Stephan to this well-deserved achievement.

Research Assistant of the Year 2012 - Wels

Guest Lecture: Stock Market Trading with HeuristicLab

Fellow HEAL member and Bioinformatics research group head Stephan Winkler would like to invite everyone to an upcoming guest lecture by Prof. Dr. Bonifacio Castaño from the University of Alcalá/Madrid.
Stock Markets Trading Rules and Genetic Programming with HeuristicLab
Thursday, 24 January, 2013, 18:00
HS3, Hagenberg

The lecture will deal with stock exchange markets and some basic technical analysis strategies focused on trading rules. The main purpose will be to show how these rules can be adapted in order to be exploited in a Genetic Programming context and then implemented using HeuristicLab.

CFP: Workshop on Evolutionary Computation Software Systems (EvoSoft)

We are pleased to announce that Michael Affenzeller and Stefan Wagner will once again chair the Evolutionary Computation Software Systems (EvoSoft) Workshop at the GECCO 2013 conference. We hope that the workshop will help to identify common efforts in the development of evolutionary computation software systems and will be a great platform to discuss cooperation potentials and synergies between different research groups.
GECCO 2013 will take place in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, from July 06-10, 2013.

Submission deadline: March 28th, 2013 (hard deadline)
Notification of acceptance: April 15th, 2013
Camera-ready submission: April 25th, 2013
Workshops at GECCO 2013: July 6 - 7, 2013

Authors should send their papers to All workshop papers have to fulfill the preparation requirements of GECCO 2013 full regular papers. Additional details are available at and

Download the Call for Papers

Award for Bioinformatics Researcher

Every year the Upper Austria University of Applied Sciences (FH OÖ) honors outstanding scientists and scholars actively engaged in research. We are therefore delighted to announce that long-term HEAL member Viktoria Dorfer received the Junior Researcher Award 2012 for her contributions to the field of bioinformatics. Viktoria's research revolves around the development of novel algorithms to identify proteins in mass spectra. She is a core researcher of Stephan Winkler's young bioinformatics research group, whose successful collaboration with the Research Institute of Molecular Pathology (IMP) was recently rewarded with a prestigious FWF grant.

Researchers of the Year 2012


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