ECiP 2018 Kyoto

July 17th 2018

Gecco 2018

In the Evolutionary Computation in Practice (ECiP) track, well-known speakers with outstanding reputation in academia and industry present background and insider information on how to establish reliable cooperation with industrial partners. They actually run companies or are involved in cooperations between academia and industry.

If you attend, you will learn multiple ways to extend EC practice beyond the approaches found in textbooks. Experts in real-world optimization with decades of experience share their approaches to creating successful projects for real-world clients. Some of what they do is based on sound project management principles, and some is specific to our type of optimization projects.

A panel of experts describes a range of techniques you can use to identify, design, manage, and successfully complete an EA project for a client. If you are working in academia and are interested in managing industrial projects, you will receive valuable hints for your own research projects.


  • Session 1 (S-1): Bridging the gap between academia and industry (Chair: Bogdan Filipic, Jozef Stefan Institute, Slovenia):
    How to establish & continue cooperation with industrial partners.
  • Session 2 (S-2): “Real” real-world optimization (Chair: Tomoyuki Hiroyasu, Doshisha University, Japan):
    Best practice. Talks & Discussions.
  • Session 3 (S-3): Ask the experts / Getting a job (Chair: Thomas Bartz-Beielstein, Institute for Data Science, Engineering, and Analytics. TH Koeln, Germany):
    What to do and what not to do.


Session Time, Room Speaker Title Chair
S-1 10.40-12.20 M. Affenzeller,
University of Applied Sciences Upper Austria
Data-Based Modeling and Optimization in Industrial Processes B. Filipic
S-1 10.40-12.20 R. Braune,
University of Vienna
Automated scheduling of material tests in a chemical research lab – challenges, pitfalls and final implementation B. Filipic
S-1 10.40-12.20 Akira Oyama,
Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency
What they want and what we can B. Filipic
S-2 14.00-15.40 T. Kohira, Mazda Motor Corporation Weight Reduction of Car-Body Structure using Evolutionary Computation and Data-mining T. Hiroyasu
S-2 14.00-15.40 M. Koishi and N. Kowatari,
Yokohama Rubber Company
Material Design of Filled Rubbers based on Materials Informatics T. Hiroyasu
S-2 14.00-15.40 S. Kazuya, Yamagata University Design optimization of the Zao ski jumping hill T. Hiroyasu
S-3 16.00-17.50 E. Goodman, Michigan State University From University Know-How to a Commercial Product – a Hazardous Journey T. Bartz-Beielstein
S-3 16.00-17.50 R. Nugent, Springer Publishing your Research Work T. Bartz-Beielstein
S-3 16.00-17.50 Panel Discussion T. Bartz-Beielstein


Dedicated to the discussion of issues related to the practical application of EC. Organized in cooperation with Synergy Project. This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 692286.