Heureka! finishing event
Nov 9, 2013

After 5 years of intensive work the Ressel Center Heureka! finishes. Michael Affenzeller organized a lunch at the Promenadenhof in Linz where the partners came together. It was a hard-working time with many insights and discoveries, finished PhD theses, and with results that have been achieved by implementing the findings at our partners locations. We are happy to have expanded our international cooperation network and that the research group grew more visible with the work that we have been doing.

Project partners got together for a final lunch, to celebrate the end of Heureka! and to discuss and forge new ideas for proposed and future projects.

We will continue as a research group with several proposals currently being evaluated. Future activities, announcements and updates will be posted to the HEAL website.

HEAL at MAS Conference in Athens, Greece
Oct 8, 2013

Michael Affenzeller has been this years general chair of the Modeling & Applied Simulation (MAS) conference which is held in conjunction with further conferences in the frame of the International Multidisciplinary Modeling & Simulation Multiconference (I3M). The venue of the conference was set to be the Royal Olympic Hotel in Athens, Greece.

Michael Affenzeller during his opening speech.

Nomination for the logistics award 2013
Jun 26, 2013

One of our projects that we worked on in the Josef Ressel Centre Heureka! together with our partner Rosenbauer International AG has been nominated for the logistics award 2013. The project treats the optimization of the storage location for items in a high rack warehouse identifying items that are going to be picked together and that should be stored together. We are very proud of this nomination and would like to share the video that was created to describe the project.

Conferment of the title Prof. (FH) to Gabriel Kronberger
Jun 13, 2013

Gabriel Kronberger received the title Prof. (FH) for his achievements in teaching and research yesterday during a ceremony at the Landhaus in Linz. We would like to congratulate him whole-heartedly!

Invited Talk and HeuristicLab Demo at GPTP
Jun 6, 2013

Michael Affenzeller's invited talk on symbolic regression and genetic programming has been very well received by the participants of the prestigious GPTP-workshop (Genetic Programming in Theory and Practice) in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Stefan Wagner got a chance to give a live demonstration of our latest version of the HeuristicLab software and it's features for symbolic regression and genetic programming. Following the talk, many interesting discussions revolved around research topics that we have been working on in the last years, also within the Josef Ressel center "Heureka!". In particular, our developments to improve the applicability of symbolic regression to real-worlds problems hit a nerve of with many participants and led to many insightful discussions. We are looking forward to next year's workshop!

HeuristicLab 3.3.8 released
May 10, 2013

HeuristicLab 3.3.8 is out now. You can download it from http://dev.heuristiclab.com/download. Among others, HeuristicLab 3.3.8 contains the following new features:

  • Scatter Search
  • Relevant Alleles Preserving GA (RAPGA)
  • Symbolic Time-Series Prognosis
  • Neighborhood Component Analysis
  • Ensemble Modeling
  • Gaussian Process Regression and Least-Squares Classification
  • Job Shop Scheduling
GPTP 2013 Workshops
May 8, 2013
Michael Affenzeller and Stefan Wagner are going to attend this years GPTP 2013 workshop which takes place at the campus of the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. The GPTP workshop is a small invite-only event and offers a good opportunity to discuss in depth important challenges and approaches in the field of genetic programming. Prof. Affenzeller will give a keynote talk on symbolic regression and Prof. Wagner will hold a HeuristicLab tutorial showing some of the useful data analysis and genetic programming features built into HL.
Monika Kofler in Australia
Mar 5, 2013

HEAL researcher Monika Kofler is leaving for Australia where she will be staying for the next year. We would like to thank Monika for the great time that she has already been with us and the many hours that she has devoted to establish and grow our group. We wish her an enjoyable and successful time down under! Monika is determined to complete her thesis and deepen the ties with the University of Technology, Sydney.

Looking back at Eurocast 2013
Feb 25, 2013
Our group members had a great time at the Eurocast 2013 conference in Las Palmas, Gran Canaria. We used the opportunity to meet up with fellow researchers such as Günther Raidl and his team from the Vienna University of Technology, Richard F. Hartl from the University of Vienna, Zenon Chaczko from UTS Sydney, Carmen Paz Suárez Araujo from the Universidad de Las Palmas de Gran Canaria as well as Jan Nikodem and Ryszard Klempous from Wroclaw University of Technology. Stephan Winkler even managed to get a picture with guest speaker and legendary system theorist Rudolf E. Kalman. Eurocast is a biannual conference which takes place every odd year. Since last year the conference has a "younger sibling" called APCast, which takes place every even year in the Asia Pacific region.


GECCO Workshop: Submission Deadline
Feb 18, 2013
We would like to remind everyone that the submission deadline for the upcoming Evolutionary Computation Software Systems (EvoSoft) Workshop at the GECCO 2013 conference is just 1.5 months away. Contributions can be submitted until March 28th, 2013 (hard deadline). For more information download the Call for Papers or check the Workshop Homepage.