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Simulation und praktischer Versuch im Vergleich @TH_Koeln

Vier herausragende Abschlussarbeiten im Bereich Umweltschutz konnte das Entsorgungsunternehmen AVEA mit Sitz in Engelskirchen und Leverkusen 2017 prämieren. Bastian Greisner aus Köln wurde für seine Bachelorarbeit „Optimierung eines Staubabscheiders mit Methoden der statistischen Versuchsplanung“ ausgezeichnet. Diese Arbeit wurde vom Team des SPOTSeven Labs betreut. Continue reading

@GECCO2018 CfP: Industrial Challenge “Internet of Things: Online Anomaly Detection for Drinking Water Quality”

Internet of Things: Online Anomaly Detection for Drinking
Water Quality


The provision of clean and safe drinking-water is an essential task for water supply companies all over the world. To deal with this scenario, highly sensible sensors monitor relevant water- and environmental data at several measuring points, on a regular basis. The monitored data can be analyzed to discover any kinds of anomalies. Early identification of anomalies in water quality data is a challenging task. It is important to identify true undesirable variations in the water quality. At the same time, false alarm rates have to be very low. This brings in the need for developing a robust and reliable early anomaly identification system that enables the water supply companies to counteract in time.
Based on the 2017 GECCO industrial challenge an updated more advanced problem is provided. This year’s industrial partner again is Thüringer Fernwasserversorgung (TFW), which provides the real-world dataset used in this challenge. Goal of the GECCO 2017 Industrial Challenge is to develop an event detector to accurately predict any kinds of changes in a time series of drinking water composition data.
Additionally, for the first time in the GECCO history we are now able to provide the opportunity for all participants to submit 2-page algorithm descriptions for the GECCO Companion. Thus, it is now possible to create publications in a similar procedure to the Late Breaking Abstracts (LBAs) directly through competition participation!

Highlights of the GECCO 2018 Industrial Challenge will include: Continue reading

CfP: International Conference on High-Performance #Optimisation in Industry @SynergyTwinning


High-Performance Optimisation in Industry
The conference on High-Performance Optimisation (HPO) in Industry will be held in Ljubljana as part of the International Multi-conference on Information Society (IS 2018). It will be a forum for presenting use cases and exchanging experience among industrial partners already deploying HPO, as well as stimulating further proliferation of the methodology through promotional activities, establishing direct collaboration between academia and industry, and applying for multilateral projects. The presented work will be published in conference proceedings and publicly available to the interested audience.

Multiobjective optimization
Evolutionary computation
High-performance computing
Surrogate modelling
Industrial applications
This event is part of a project that has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 692286.


Paper submission: May 1, 2018

Notification of acceptance: June 1, 2018

Final papers: July 31, 2018

Conference: October 8, 2018


Call for Papers: Real-World Applications Track @GECCO2018, July 15-19, Kyoto, Japan #Optimization @TH_Koeln

Call for Papers: Real-World Applications Track
GECCO 2018, July 15-19, Kyoto, Japan

Real-world applications (RWA) were originally the driving force for the development of evolutionary optimisation techniques; way before any theories were developed, EC was already applied successfully in the real world. In this spirit, the RWA track welcomes rigorous experimental, computational and/or applied advances in evolutionary computation (EC) in any discipline devoted to the study of real-world problems. The aim is to bring together contributions from the diverse fields encountered in Engineering and Sciences, including Social Sciences and Economics, into a single event. The focus is on applications including but not limited to:

  • Papers that describe advances in the field of EC for implementation
  • Papers that present rigorous comparisons across techniques in
    real-world applications.
  • Papers that present novel uses of EC in the real world.
  • Papers that present new applications of EC to real-world problems.

All contributions should be original research papers demonstrating the relevance and applicability of EC within a real-world problem. Papers covering multiple disciplines are welcome; we encourage the authors of such papers to write and present them in a way that allows researchers from other fields to grasp the main results, techniques, and their potential applications. The real-world applications track is open to all domains and all industries.

Important Dates:
– Abstract deadline: January 30, 2018
– Submission of full papers: February 6, 2018
– Notification: TBA
– Conference: July 15-19, 2018

Track Chairs:
Anna I Esparcia-Alcazar, Universitat Politècnica de València
Thomas Bartz-Beielstein, TH Köln

Other keywords:
Real-world applications, optimization, distributed computing,
scalability, industrial applications, scalable implementations.

Forschung live: Produktion optimieren, Kosten sparen, Fördermittel erhalten @TH_Koeln

Die Veranstaltungsreihe „Forschung live – aktuelle Entwicklungen am Campus Gummersbach” wird vom Verein zur Förderung des Campus Gummersbach der Technischen Hochschule Köln e.V. präsentiert. In dieser Reihe hält Prof. Dr. Thomas Bartz-Beielstein zu dem Thema „Produktion optimieren, Kosten sparen, Fördermittel erhalten“ am Montag, 22. Januar 2018 um 18 Uhr an der TH Koeln in Gummersbach einen Vortrag. Details finden Sie weiter unten auf dieser Seite. Bitte melden Sie Ihre Teilnahme bis zum 15. Januar 2018. Continue reading