Call for Papers

The next international workshop on nature inspired distributed computing (NIDISC'2010) is being held during the International Parallel and Distributed Processing Symposium (IPDPS) in Atlanta, Georgia, USA from April 19-23, 2010. The workshop covers the following topics:

  • Nature-inspired methods (e.g. ant colonies, GAs, cellular automata, DNA and molecular computing, local search, etc) for problem solving environments.
  • Parallel and distributed metaheuristics techniques (algorithms, technologies and tools).
  • Applications combining traditional parallel and distributed computing and optimization techniques as well as theoretical issues (convergence, complexity, etc).
  • Other algorithms and applications relating the above mentioned research areas.

Interested researchers should refer to the NIDISC website and submit their contributions until December, 4th 2009.

KIRAS project completed

The KIRAS research project Emergency Mission Control Center (EMC²) has ended successfully. The project's aim was to research on information technology support for fire fighting crews that allows for effective cooperation, information discovery and sharing. A prototype application has been built and was tested successfully in a simulated emergency scenario in a motorway tunnel near Wels, Upper Austria. The project partners were ROSENBAUER International AG, FH OÖ Forschungs & Entwicklungs GmbH, mobilkom austria AG, Österreichischer Bundesfeuerwehrverband and SIEMENS IT Solutions and Services GmbH. Project leader at the FH OÖ was Stefan Wagner. The project was funded by the Austrian Research Promotion Agency (FFG). The prototype and live streams from the simulated emergency scenario were presented in a big event at Rosenbauer's headquarters in Leonding, Austria.

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Source: ROSENBAUER International AG
EMCC final presentation

LINDI Conference

The LINDI 2009 conference is taking place in Linz. The conference deals with topics in the field of logistics and industrial informatics and is organized by the Upper Austria University of Applied Sciences. The proceedings are published by IEEE.

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Professorship for Stefan Wagner

We are proud to announce that, as of this month, Stefan Wagner started his professorship for Complex Software Systems at the Department of Software Engineering at the Upper Austria University of Applied Sciences, School of Informatics, Commnications and Media, Campus Hagenberg. Stefan is one of the founding members of this research group and father of the software environment HeuristicLab. The whole team congratulates wholehearted!

New projects accepted

Two research projects, proposed by HEAL in cooperation with the School of Management (FH OÖ, Campus Steyr), have been accepted: "TSCHECHOW" and "COVER.core". In TSCHECHOW, opinion mining and bioinformatical text mining shall be researched; research in cost-efficient vehicle routing with constraint relaxation shall be conducted in COVER.core. Both research projects will be funded by the Upper Austria University of Applied Sciences and the Government of Upper Austria; in each of these projects two research assistants will be employed for approximately one and a half years: one in Steyr, one in Hagenberg working with HEAL members. Thus, we expect the HEAL team to grow by two members within the next months!


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