Visiting PhD student

The HeuristicLab development team welcomes a visiting PhD student from the university of Riga, Latvia! Tatjana Lagzdina will stay here for the next three months investigating the application of robust optimization techniques to simulation-based optimization tasks.

HEUREKA! opening ceremony

The opening ceremony of the Josef Ressel-Centre HEUREKA! will take place at campus Hagenberg of the Upper Austrian University of Applied Sciences (FH-OÖ). The event will start on October 23rd 2008 at 15:30. Following are the topics and speakers of the opening ceremoney. Welcome Univ.-Prof. DI Dr. Witold Jacak, Dean FH-Campus Hagenberg Dr. Gerald Reisinger, CEO FH-OÖ Research in Upper Austria KommR Viktor Sigl, Minister of Economy, Labour, Youth, Education and European Affairs, Upper Austria R&D at Austria's Universities of Applied Sciences Univ.-Prof. DI Dr. Norbert Vana, Member of the Fachhochschulrat Funding Programme Josef Ressel-Centres Dipl.-Ing. Theresia Vogel-Lahner, Structural Programmes, Austrian Research Promotion Agency (FFG) Josef Ressel-Centre Heureka! Prof. (FH) Priv.-Doz. DI Dr. Michael Affenzeller, Head Heureka! On the Importance of Metaheuristics for Science and Industry Prof. Dr. Enrique Alba, University of Málaga, Spain Buffet   For administrative reasons we beg you to register for the event until October 20th, 2008 with MMag. Martina Anzinger either by phone: +43 (0)7236 3888-1550 or e-mail:

Stefan Wagner in Sydney

Stefan Wagner is staying in Sydney, Australia as guest professor. He will give some talks at the University of Technology, Sydney, as well as meet with Zenon Chaczko, a renowned software engineer and professor at the university.

Journal publication for Andreas Beham

The article AbYSS: Adapting Scatter Search to Multiobjective Optimization has been published in IEEE Transactions on Evolutionary Computation, Volume 12 Issue 4 2008. It is a joint contribution of Antonio Nebro, Francisco Luna, Enrique Alba, Bernabé Dorronsoro, Juan Durillo from the University of Málaga and our Andreas Beham. The reference can be found, e.g. on the publication page.

Stefan Winkler attends GECCO 2008

Stephan Winkler attended the Genetic and Evolutionary Computation Conference (GECCO 2008) in Atlanta, Georgia, this week to present his contribution Fine-Grained Population Diversity Estimation for Genetic Programming Based Structure Identification (which is available as poster [pdf, 3.2 MB]).


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