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Workshops & Tutorials

The academic activities of HEAL include the organization of workshops in the field of heuristic optimization at renown conferences. Additionally, tutorials are given at conferences in order to present HeuristicLab and its features to interested researchers.


HEAL members have a long tradition in hosting a workshop at the EuroCAST conference which is held in every odd year in February. This workshop is co-organized with Prof. Raidl from TU Vienna, Austria. Additionally, 2012 the EvoSoft workshop could be revived which provides a lively place for discussing progress and challenges for evolutionary computation software systems.


HeuristicLab has been presented at numerous occasions drawing the attention of researchers all over the world. Below is a list of conferences at which tutorials are held.


HeuristicLab 3.x

  • Beham, A., G. Kronberger, J. Karder, M. Kommenda, A. Scheibenpflug, S. Wagner, M. Affenzeller. 2014. Integrated Simulation and Optimization in HeuristicLab. Proceedings to the International Multidisciplinary Modelling & Simulation Multiconference (I3M), Bordeaux, France, (accepted).
  • Beham, A., J. Karder, G. Kronberger, S. Wagner, M. Kommenda, A. Scheibenpflug. 2014. Scripting and Framework Integration in Heuristic Optimization Environments. Companion Publication of the 2014 Genetic and Evolutionary Computation Conference, GECCO'14 Companion, Vancouver, Canada, (accepted).
  • Elyasaf, A., and M. Sipper. 2014. Software Review: The HeuristicLab Framework. Genetic Programming and Evolvable Machines. 15(2):215-218.
    The original publication is available at Download: PDF
  • Wagner, S. et al. 2014. Architecture and Design of the HeuristicLab Optimization Environment. In Advanced Methods and Applications in Computational Intelligence, Topics in Intelligent Engineering and Informatics Series. Springer, pp. 197-261.
    The original publication is available at Download: PDF BibTeX
  • Beham, A. et al. 2012. Integration of Flexible Interfaces in Optimization Software Frameworks for Simulation-Based Optimization. Companion Publication of the 2012 Genetic and Evolutionary Computation Conference, GECCO'12 Companion, Philadelphia, United State of America, pp. 125-132.
  • Wagner, S. et al. 2010. HeuristicLab 3.3: A Unified Approach to Metaheuristic Optimization. Proceedings of the VII Congreso Español sobre Metaheurísticas, Algoritmos Evolutivos y Bioinspirados (MAEB 2010), Valencia, Spain.
  • Wagner, S. 2009. Heuristic Optimization Software Systems - Modeling of Heuristic Optimization Algorithms in the HeuristicLab Software Environment. PhD Thesis. Johannes Kepler University, Linz, Austria.
  • Wagner, S., G. Kronberger, A. Beham, S. Winkler, and M. Affenzeller. 2009. Model Driven Rapid Prototyping of Heuristic Optimization Algorithms. Computer Aided Systems Theory - EUROCAST 2009. vol. 5717: Springer Berlin / Heidelberg. pp. 729–736.
  • Wagner, S., G. Kronberger, A. Beham, S. Winkler, and M. Affenzeller. 2008. Modeling of Heuristic Optimization Algorithms. Proceedings of the 20th European Modeling and Simulation Symposium: DIPTEM University of Genova, pp. 106–111.
  • Wagner, S. et al. 2007. Benefits of Plugin-Based Heuristic Optimization Software Systems. Computer Aided Systems Theory - EUROCAST 2007. vol. 4739. Springer, pp. 747–754.

Older Versions of HeuristicLab

  • Wagner, S., and M. Affenzeller. 2005. HeuristicLab: A Generic and Extensible Optimization Environment. Adaptive and Natural Computing Algorithms: Springer, pp. 538–541.
  • Wagner, S., and M. Affenzeller. 2004. HeuristicLab Grid - A Flexible and Extensible Environment for Parallel Heuristic Optimization. Journal of Systems Science. vol. 30. no. 4. pp. 103–110.