Book review

A review of our book ("Genetic Algorithms and Genetic Programming - Modern Concepts and Practical Applications") has been published in Genetic Programming and Evolvable Machines. The reviewer, Gisele L. Pappa from Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais, points out that the book covers the basics of GA and GP for optimization and presents results of interesting research on new methods capable of preserving relevant building blocks; she also describes it as a good buy for students and researchers interested in genetic algorithms and their application in optimization problems! The full review is available online at SpringerLink.

HEAL in the news

The Austrian newspaper OÖ Nachrichten regularly introduces people in technical professions as part of their feature series 'Traumberuf Technik'. Our colleague Monika Kofler was interviewed about her research and gender roles in computer science. Read the full article (in German).

Presenting Heureka during an invited talk

Michael Affenzeller is today presenting the Ressel Centre for Heuristic Optimization Heureka! at the annual ÖGM Meeting in Graz, Austria.

Paper presentation

Stephan Winkler is going to present the paper Heuristic Modeling of the Mental Progress of Persons with Normal Brain Aging, Subjective Cognitive Impairment, Mild Cognitive Impairment, Alzheimer's Disease and Related Dementia Disorders at the 21st European Modeling und Simulation Symposium (EMSS 2009). The work presented is a joint contribution between Stephan Winkler and Michael Affenzeller from the Upper Austria University of Applied Sciences, Hagenberg, Austria, Stefanie Auer and Yvonne Donabauer from the M·A·S Alzheimerhilfe, Bad Ischl, Austria and Barry Reisberg from the Department of Psychiatry of the New York University Langone Medical Center, NY, USA.

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.


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