Monthly Archives: February 2015

Energy Frankfurt GRID Report: Make Frankfurt am Main carbon free by 2050

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A proposal to make Frankfurt am Main (Germany) carbon free by 2050 was written by Francisca Molina Moreno, Ivan Leiva Lopez, Gabor Szabo, and Davide Dapelo.

Their idea “is based on a virtual division of the city by areas attending to their production and consumption of energy and also their best option to include one or more energy harvesting system such a PV, Geothermal, Vertical Wind.” To handle timetable demand (dynamic demand)  and production, prediction methods developed in the SPOTSeven Lab [1] are proposed. They write:
“It is therefore known that meteorological information is now available such as quantity of solar radiation, wind and speed direction and also power demand. Statistical methods (stochastic), will provide data source of weather prognosis’ algorithms that will estimate the meteorological parameters [1]. By using technology that can automatically monitor and control the systems in a building by checking the local weather and adjusting climate control for example, energy costs can be reduced by as much as 15%…”

Time series plots of the test data range predictions generated by a method studied in [1].

The technical report for the energy transition in Frankfurt (“Make Frankfurt am Main carbon free by 2050”) is available for download here.


[1] O. Flasch, M. Friese, K. Vladislavleva, T. Bartz-Beielstein, O. Mersmann, B. Naujoks, J. Stork, and M. Zaefferer. Comparing ensemble-based forecasting methods for smart-metering data. In A. Esparcia- Alc ́azar, editor, Applications of Evolutionary Computation, volume 7835 of Lecture Notes in Computer Science, pages 172–181. Springer Berlin Heidelberg, 2013.  A preprint is available for download from the SPOTSeven page.

[2] Francisca Molina,Ivan Leiva Lopez, Gabor Szabo, and Davide Dapelo. A proposal to make Frankfurt am Main carbon free by 2050. Technical report for the energy transition in Frankfurt. DOI: 10.13140/2.1.1052.2403 Affiliation: Provadis School of International Management and Technology Frankfurt/Main, Germany

Wie im Flug gelernt – Design of Experiments und Helikopterbau (Video)

Unter dem Link ist ein Bericht (inkl. Video) der FH Köln zu dem Projekt „Versuchsplanung am Beispiel von Helikoptern“ zu finden. Das Projekt wird von Prof. Dr. Thomas Bartz-Beielstein gemeinsam mit Prof. Dr. Thomas Münster als Teil der Vorlesung Qualitätsmanagement (QM) durchgeführt.

Book on Optimization with R(GP)

Paulo Cortez’s new book “Modern Optimization with R”, published by Springer Verlag, contains practical examples on the successful application of RGP, including examples on time series forecasting. RGP models compare favorably to tuned ARIMA models. See for details. There is also an RGP related Webpage:

Free Overview Article: Evolutionary Algorithms

A pre-peer reviewed version of the following article: Bartz-Beielstein, T. and Branke, J. and Mehnen, J. and Mersmann, O.: Evolutionary Algorithms. WIREs Data Mining Knowl Discov 2014, 4:178- 195. doi:10.1002/widm.1124 is available for download at Cologne Open Science:
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Free PDF: “Evolutionary Robotics: What, Why, and Where to”

A provisional PDF of the article “Evolutionary Robotics: What, Why, and Where to”, written by Stephane Doncieux, Nicolas Bredeche, Jean-Baptiste Mouret and A.E. (Gusz) Eiben, is available on-line. It can be downloaded from

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Sistema inteligente para escalonamento assistido por aprendizagem – a thesis about self tuning of metaheuristics

Ivo André Soares Pereira’s thesis “Sistema inteligente para escalonamento assistido por aprendizagem” is available on-line. It can be downloaded from Continue reading

Steinmüller-Engineering wird neuer Hörsaalsponsor


Die Steinmüller-Engineering GmbH wird neuer Hörsaalsponsor für den Campus Gummersbach der Fachhochschule Köln. Steinmüller Engineering ist ein langjährige Projektpartner des SPOTSeven Labs, mit dem bereits Forschungsvorhaben mit einem Gesamtvolumen von mehr als einer haben Million Euro durchgeführt wurden.

Die Steinmüller Engineering GmbH verfügt über ein breit gefächertes Prozess-Know-how im Bereich der Energie- und Umwelttechnik. Ihre Ingenieure decken alle Aspekte des Anlagenbaus ab. Die Mitarbeiter von Steinmüller Engineering waren an Entwicklung, Bau und Betrieb einer Vielzahl von Anlagen der Energie- und Umwelttechnik bei der vormaligen L&C Steinmüller GmbH in Gummersbach beteiligt. Seit Juli 2014 gehört die Steinmüller Engineering GmbH zu 100 % zur IHI Corporation mit Sitz in Tokio, Japan.

Den vollständigen Bericht zur Hörsaaleinweihung können Sie auf den Seiten der FH lesen.