Monthly Archives: November 2012

Registered as an independent expert for European research and innovation

Experts have a high level expertise in research or innovation

A couple of minutes ago, I updated my registration as an independent expert for European research and innovation. Serving as an expert might increase the chances for our own EU applications.
Until now, the SPOTSeven team has successfully applied for several BMBF (Federal Ministry of Education and Research) funded research projects (FIWA, MCIOP, and CIMO).

Edudemic Reports About 16 Flipped Classrooms

Edudemic reports about “Flipped Classrooms“. The general idea behind Flipped Classrooms is that students work at their own pace, receiving lectures at home via online video or podcasts and then devoting class time to more in-depth discussion and traditional “homework.” Creating short videos to illustrate the fundamental ideas presented in my lectures is appreciated by my students. Further tools to enable students to work at their own place are under development.

How to Create Meaningful and Generalizable Results: Slides Available for Download


The slides from the talk “Beyond Particular Problem Instances: How to Create Meaningful and Generalizable Results”, which was presented during the “First Workshop on Applied Meta-Modeling”, are available for download on SPOTSeven’s publication page. Note, the related paper can be downloaded as well.

The First Workshop on Applied Meta-Modeling was held at Cologne University of Applied Sciences, Gummersbach on Friday, 16 November

Meta-Modeling Workshop Photos

The First Workshop On Applied Meta-Modeling at Cologne University of Applied Sciences, Faculty of Computer Science and Engineering Science in Gummersbach on Friday, 16 November 2012, was a great success. The workshop continues the tradition started at Tilburg University, Netherlands, in 2005.  Here are some photos, which reflect the inspiring atmosphere.

Beyond Particular Problem Instances: How to Create Meaningful and Generalizable Results

The technical report “Beyond Particular Problem Instances: How to Create Meaningful and Generalizable Results” can be downloaded from Cologne Open Science. This report, which was written by Thomas Bartz-Beielstein, illustrates ideas presented during several workshops and tutorials and is based on Marco Chiarandini’s and Yuri Goegebeur’s seminal publication “Mixed models for the analysis of optimization algorithms” [1].

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