Michael Affenzeller - opening speech at EMSS, 2019

At last weeks I3M-Multiconference in Lisbon, Portugal, Michael Affenzeller Michael had the honor to welcome the I3M community in his role as EMSS Program Chair. 

The European Modeling and Simulation Symposium (EMSS) is the oldest and most established event at the I3M-Multiconference and a very important platform for the scientific community.


The European Modeling and Simulation Symposium is one of the most important simulation appointments in Europe. As tradition the conference focuses on Modeling & Simulation in Industry taking into consideration both applications and theoretical approaches. The conference proposes a multi-sides perspective to Modeling & Simulation environment. Tracks organization is intended to cover different research macro-areas dedicated to industrial engineering, Effective design, business, economy and finance, medicine, methodologies, techniques and applications. Such framework gives to scientists, technicians and users the opportunity to interact, collaborate on the most challenging research topics in the field of Modeling & Simulation.

In his opening statement, Michael Affenzeller announced that the traditional workshop organized by the HEAL research group within the scope of EMSS will appear under the name „Prescriptive Analytics“ at EMSS 2020 which will be held in Athens.

Michael Affenzeller also received a scientific achievement Award of the I3M-community at the opening event.


Michael Affenzeller receives a scientific achievement Award of the I3M community at the opening event.
Viktoria Hauder during her well-received presentation.

Dr. Andreas Beham - Congratulations!

We would like to congratulate our colleague Andreas Beham who successfully defended his PhD thesis!

Andreas is one of our longest researchers and joined HEAL in 2004. He has done his PhD-thesis "Fitness Landscape Analysis and Algorithm Selection for Assignment Problems" at the JKU - supervised by FH-Prof. PD DI Dr. Michael Affenzeller and Prof. Enrique Alba, who came personally from Malaga to perform his role as second examiner. 

HeuristicLab 3.3.16 "Prague" Release

We are happy to announce the release of HeuristicLab 3.3.16, which is named after the location of this year's Genetic and Evolutionary Computation Conference (GECCO) in Prague, Czech Republic.

HeuristicLab 3.3.16 "Prague" contains the following new features:

  • decision tree algorithms for regression problems

  • integration of Google OR-Tools for writing and solving MIP/LP models

  • new and much faster persistence API (HEAL.Attic) for saving and loading files

  • management of projects in HeuristicLab Hive for assigning jobs and compute resources

  • upgraded to .NET Framework 4.6.1

  • several other performance improvements and bug fixes

For a full list of all changes have a look at the ChangeLog.

Go to the Download page or click on the image below to get HeuristicLab 3.3.16 "Prague" now!

GECCO 2019 Follow Up Visit

As before in the past after major events, such as conferences, held in Central Europe, fellow research colleagues once again used the opportunity to visit us at the University of Applied Sciences Upper Austria, Campus Hagenberg. 

This time we were happy to welcome Prof. Eugene Semenkin and Prof. Nic McPhee - two renowned researches in the field of evolutionary algorithms and artificial intelligence - on neutral austrian soil;) 

HEAL at GECCO 2019, Prague

Our research group HEAL was again strongly represented with 7 participants at this years GECCO - The Genetic and Evolutionary Computation Conference 2019, that took place in Prague from July 13th-17th.

Among other things, Stefan Wagner organized the EvoSoft Workshop for the eighth time and Michael Affenzeller gave an invited lecture on Prescriptive Analytics as part of the Evolutionary Computation in Practice Workshop (ECiP).

Find out more about the GECCO -The Genetic and Evolutionary Computation Conference 2019 in Prague here. 

Find out more about the ECiP - The Evolutionary Computation in Practice workshops at the GECCO here.   

Find out more about the EvoSoft - The Evolutionary Comutation Software Systems workshop at the GECCO here.



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