Opening "Josef Ressel Centre for Adaptive Optimization in Dynamic Environments"

The opening ceremony of our Josef Ressel Centre for Adaptive Optimization in Dynamic Environments (JRZ adaptOp) will take place at Wednesday, 27. November 2019 - 14:30 Uhr at the University of Applied Sciences Upper Austria Campus Hagenberg.

We ask you to register at until 20th November and are looking forward to see you at our opening!


Michael Affenzeller at LT1-television

The head of our research group Michael Affenzeller was interviewed by the regional television LT1 about the strategy and key topics of the Softwarepark in Hagenberg.


You can watch the interview with Michael Affenzeller and Viktoria Hauder about the research in Prescriptive Analytics online in the LT1-Mediathek.

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!


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