Monthly Archives: November 2013

Autotuning of Pattern Runtimes for Accelerated Parallel Systems: SPOT is able to quickly eliminate the bad options

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Parallel architectures with node-level accelerators promise significant performance improvements over conventional homogeneous systems. To cope with the increased complexity of programming such systems various pattern-based programming libraries have become available [1]. The integration of pattern-based programming libraries with tuning frameworks such as SPOT [2] is presented in the paper “Autotuning of Pattern Runtimes for Accelerated Parallel Systems“, which was written by Enes Bajrovic, Siegfried Benker, Jiri Dokulil, and Martin Sandrieser (Research Group Scientic Computing, University of Vienna, Austria). Continue reading

The experimental method is gaining ground in computer science

The article “The Role and Relevance of Experimentation in Informatics” presents a nice overview. The authors (Carlos Andujar, Viola Schiaffonati, Fabio A. Schreiber, Letizia Tanca, Matti Tedre, Kees van Hee, and Jan van Leeuwen) claim that Experimentation is a key methodology in Informatics, and its principles should be fully recognized in the field’s philosophy. Informatics curricula should give an adequate background in the understanding and practical use of experimental methods.”  Continue reading

Netzwerkveranstaltung Nanotechnologien, neue Materialien und Produktionstechnologien

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Veranstaltung:
Erfolgreich forschen in Europa – Netzwerkveranstaltung Nanotechnologien, neue Materialien und Produktionstechnologien (NMP) am 03. Dezember 2013, KIMW Lüdenscheid

Für das neue EU-Rahmenprogramm für Forschung und Innovation – Horizont 2020 – (2014-2020) werden bereits Ende 2013 die ersten Ausschreibungen u.a. im Themenkomplex Nanotechnologien, neue Materialien und Produktionstechnologien (NMP) erwartet. Das Budget für 2014 und 2015 beträgt ca. 900 Mio. Euro. Die Veranstaltung richtet sich an NMP-Unternehmen (KMU) in NRW, Hochschulen, Fraunhofer-Institute, sowie an Clustermitglieder von NanoMikroWerkstoffePhotonik.NRW und ProduktionNRW. Continue reading

Prof. Bartz-Beielstein accepts invitation to have the PC Member role on GECCO-2014

Prof. Bartz-Beielstein accepted the invitation to serve as member of next year’s Genetic and Evolutionary Computation Conference (GECCO-2014) program committee. The GECCO 2014, which will be held in Vancouver, will present the latest high-quality results in genetic and evolutionary computation. Topics include: genetic algorithms, genetic programming, evolution strategies, evolutionary programming, memetic algorithms, hyper heuristics, real-world applications, evolutionary machine learning, evolvable hardware, artificial life, adaptive behaviour, ant colony optimization, swarm intelligence, biological applications, evolutionary robotics, coevolution, artificial immune systems, and more.

Datenanalysen für Service, Wartung und Smart Home: Treffen mit Bosch Thermotechnik

Von links nach rechts: Prof. T. Bartz-Beielstein, J. Stork, Prof. H. Klocke, Dr. B. Naujoks, Dr. M. Arndt, Dr. M. Scherer, S. Moritz

Die von SPOTSeven durchgeführten Datenanalysen spielen eine wichtige Rolle für Bosch Thermotechnik. Im letzten Semester wurden drei Masterarbeiten erfolgreich abgeschlossen, weitere sind in Vorbereitung. Momentan arbeiten mehrere studentische Arbeitsgruppen, die gemeinsam von S. Moritz, Dr. Scherer, Dr. Arndt bei Bosch TT und von J. Stork, O. Mersmann, Dr. Naujoks und Prof. Bartz-Beielstein bei SPOTSeven betreut werden, an dieser Thematik. Zur weiteren Vernetzung nahm Prof. Klocke,der das Projekt „Intelligentes Energie‐Monitoring“ (IEM) leitet, an der Besprechung teil. Das Projekt IEM analysiert und optimiert den Stromverbrauch in Haushalten, Handel und Gewerbe sowie öffentlichen Einrichtungen.

 

Prof. Bartz-Beielstein: External Examiner at Warwick Business School

wbs-logoProf. Thomas Bartz-Beielstein was invited to Warwick Business School (WBS) last Monday. WBS is part of the University of Warwick, one of the UK’s top universities. Thomas served as an external examiner for Jawal Elomaris’s thesis “Efficient Learning Methods to Tune Algorithm Parameters”. The examination was for the “Doctor of Philosophy in Warwick Business School”.  Dr. Bo Chen Professor of Operational Research and Management Science, served as the internal examiner and Dr. Victor Podinovski, Professor of Operational Research, was appointed as an examination advisor. The thesis was supervised by Dr. Jürgen Branke, Professor of Operational Research & Systems.

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Prof. V. Podinovski, J. Elomari, Prof. T. Bartz-Beielstein, and Prof. B. Chen

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ISAFAN ist Gewinnerteam bei FH-Struktur

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Das von Prof. Bartz-Beielstein gemeinsam mit den Professoren Blaurock (Sprecher des Forschungsschwerpunkts), Bongards, Lake und Herrmann beantragte Förderprojekt “ISAFAN: Intelligente Schadensvorhersage an Faserverbundkunststoff-Bauteilen in industriellen Anwendungen” zählt zu den Gewinnerteams in der Förderlinie FH Struktur. Continue reading

PPSN 2014: Workshop and Tutorial Proposals

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** 13th International Conference on Parallel Problem Solving from Nature (PPSN 2014) **
September 13-17, 2014, Ljubljana, Slovenia
Organized by the Jozef Stefan Institute
http://ppsn2014.ijs.si

You are invited to submit your workshop or tutorial proposals. The workshops and tutorials will be held in conjunction with the International Conference on Parallel Problem Solving from Nature (PPSN 2014). Continue reading