Josef Ressel Center for for Adaptive Optimization in Dynamic Environments

On 27th November 2019, the Josef Ressel Center for Adaptive Optimization in Dynamic Environments (JRC adaptOp) was officially opened in Hagenberg. The JRC adaptOp conducts research on methods to meet challenges in dynamic production systems, as for example uncertainties, disruptive events and limited time. Partners of the project are the companies voestalpine Stahl, Industrie Logistik Linz, LogServ and LiSEC, which fund the center together with the Federal Ministry for Digital an Economic Affairs.

Within JRC adaptOp, the researchers of HEAL and the University of Vienna are challenged with solving dynamic optimization problems in domains such as warehousing, production, and transportation. A framework of adaptive methods is developed which react to observed changes in the environment swiftly. Machine learning techniques are integrated to predict the occurrence of future events, devise potential future scenarios, and select and configure adequate optimization algorithms.

As keynote speaker Prof. Thomas Bäck was invited. He is the head of the Natural Computing Group at the University in Leiden, Netherlands, and discussed the topic „ Prescriptive Analytics für dynamische Optimierung im industriellen Kontext: Methoden und Anwendungen“ as a keynote at the opening. 

Also lots of media reported about the new Josef Ressel Center adaptOp:

Oberösterreichische Nachrichten - Ressel-Institut: "Den Geist in der Maschine wecken"

ORF OÖ - Neues Forschungszentrum an FH Hagenberg

Industriemagazin -  Neues Ressel Zentrum an der FH OÖ will den "Geist in der Maschine wecken"

Factory - Viertes Ressel-Zentrum wird eröffnet

TIPS - Neues Josef Ressel Zentrum: FH OÖ forscht an lernender Optimierungssoftware für produzierende Industrie

Regionews - Neues Josef Ressel Zentrum in Hagenberg eröffnet: FH OÖ forscht an lernender Optimierungssoftware für produzierende Industrie

Photocredit: FH OÖ/foto-pils




Stefan Wagner - Head of the JRC
Michael Affenzeller testing simulation
Thomas Bäck and Stefan Wagner
project partners, LR Achleitner, Dr. Irschik
Team of the JRC adaptOp - FH OÖ and Uni Vienna

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. 


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