Category Archives: Open Science

Sauberes Trinkwasser in NRW @TH_Koeln

Das Team des SPOTSeven Lab mit Prof. Dr. Thomas Bartz-Beielstein (Mitte hinten) ​(Bild: Dirk Adolphs/TH Köln)

Interessierte Privatpersonen, Schulen und Unternehmen gesucht: Wie kann die Trinkwasserqualität in Nordrhein-Westfalen sichergestellt werden? Wie kann der Klimawandel berücksichtigt werden? Und wie kann die Trinkwasserversorgung vor Terroranschlägen geschützt werden? Diesen Fragen geht Prof. Dr. Thomas Bartz-Beielstein im Forschungsprojekt OWOS „OpenWater – OpenSource“ nach. Mehr:

Celebrating OpenWater-OpenSource Research Professorship @TH_Koeln

The new research project OWOS (“Open Water – Open Scource”) starts this month.
Dr. Bartz-Beielstein is one of twenty professors in North Rhine-Westfalia, who were awarded with a research professorship. This research professorship enables Dr. Bartz-Beielstein to intensify research with his PhD students and to make research results available for the public.
Here are some photos from the celebration during the SPOTSeven doctoral seminar.

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Interested in #ModelBased Methods for #Optimization? #SPOT2

If you are interested in “Model-based Methods for Continuous and Discrete Global Optimization“, you can freely access the article until April 11, 2017:
The SPO Toolbox was used for performing the experiments described in this article. The Sequential Parameter Optimization Toolbox 2.0.1 is a major update of the SPOT R package. It provides a set of tools for model based optimization and tuning of algorithms. It includes surrogate models, optimizers and design of experiment approaches. The main interface is spot, which uses sequentially updated surrogate models for the purpose of efficient optimization. The main goal is to ease the burden of objective function evaluations, when a single evaluation requires a significant amount of resources. See:

More than 100 Free Publications #ComputationalIntelligence #Optimization on

Today, I updated my publication list. You can find more than 100 PDFs (Computational Intelligence, Optimization, Simulation, Evolutionary Algorithms, Algorithm Tuning, etc.) on

The most recent article Model-based methods for continuous and discrete global optimization
is freely available until April 11, 2017. The following link will direct you to the final version of the article on ScienceDirect (free, without personal or institutional registration)