Happy new year

The HeuristicLab development team wishes everyone a successful and happy new year 2009! We're glad about the worldwide interest in our software and hope that you're on board with us the coming year. The next chance to meet with members of the team is at the EuroCAST 2009 conference in Gran Canaria, Spain from February 15-20. We are there co-organizing a workshop on heuristic problem solving together with the group of Günther Raidl from the University of Vienna.

Research award received

Stephan Winkler today received the Junior Researcher Award 2008 from the Upper Austria University of Applied Sciences (FH OÖ). He was given the prize in recognition of his excellent research work, presented in his PhD thesis and more than 30 peer reviewed publications over the course of the last 4 years! The whole team congratulates whole-heartedly to this success!

Heureka! opening ceremony

The Josef Ressel-Centre HEUREKA! has been officially opened in a ceremony at the Upper Austria University of Applied Sciences, Campus Hagenberg. There were a number of interesting talks and people from the industry, science and politics later gathered at the buffet. Please find below several pictures of the opening ceremony.

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Josef Ressel-Centre HEUREKA!

We are proud to announce that the Josef Ressel-Centre HEUREKA! a research laboratory at the FH-OÖ officially started today. The website can be found at and explains the mission and background of this lab, research plans and our partners. Josef Ressel-Centres are an equivalent to the well-known Christian Doppler laboratories, but specifically adjusted to aid the development of the Austrian Universities of Applied Scienes. They are funded partly by an industry consortium, partly by the FH-OÖ and partly by the Austrian Research Promotion Agency (FFG).

New team member

The HeuristicLab development team is proud to announce that Michael Kommenda joined today. He will reinforce the research group and study in the field of structure identification, working on some of the projects defined in the Josef Ressel-Centre HEUREKA!


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