ITC conference grants EvoSTAR 2018
João Pedro Gonçalves Teixeira Macedo obtained ITC conference grant from COST Action CA15140 to participate at EvoSTAR 2018 conference. Congratulations!
Tiago Martins obtained ITC conference grant from COST Action CA15140 to participate at International Conference on Computational Intelligence in Music, Sound, Art and Design (EvoMusArt) 2018. He won the Best Paper Award and Best Poster Award. He was also selected as “EvoStar Outstanding Students 2018”. Congratulations!
Filipe Assunção obtained ITC conference grant from COST Action CA15140 to participate at European Conference on Genetic Programming (EuroGP) 2018 conference. He was also selected as “EvoStar Outstanding Students 2018”. Congratulations!
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Extended Core Group and WG Meeting (07.03.2018 - 09.03.2018)
In March, we organize a Core Group Meeting and a Working Group Meeting at Hasso-Plattner-Institut, Potsdam, Germany. The local organizer is Tobias Friedrich (WG 1 Leader).
Industry Workshop in Copenhagen (16.01.2017)
On the 16th January 29 attendees from 18 different countries came together in Copenhagen to directly tackle the topic of our COST Action: how to bridge the gap between theory and applications of nature-inspired optimisation heuristics. The focus was on finding out what kind of questions practioners would like to see answered by theory. This is the focus of Working Group 2 and therefore the majority of the day was chaired by the its Working Group leader Christine Zarges. The below schedule gives an impression of the topics that we discussed and how the day was organised.
|09:00-09:15||Opening and Welcome (chaired by Chair Thomas Jansen)|
Overview of STSMs (chaired by Chair Thomas Jansen)
including presentations about a recently finished and two upcoming STSMS
by Aleš Zamuda, Christian Esposito and Kateryna Kononova
Presentation "Case Study Application of NIO Methods in the Drina River Power Development"
by Svetlana Stevovic
Presentation "Tools and Instruments for Social Data Mining"
by Keteryna Kononova
Brainstorming: Organisation of Discussions in the Afternoon
(chaired by WG 2 Leader Christine Zarges)
Panel discussion including audience questions and participation
with panel members Thomas Bartz-Beielstein, Aniko Ekart and Anne Tasker
(chaired by WG 2 Leader Christine Zarges)
|16:30-17:30||Breakout sessions: Discussion of Areas for Cooperation|
|17:30-18:00||Closing (chaired by WG 2 Leader Christine Zarges)|
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1st Management Committee Meeting (09.03.2016)
The start of our COST Action was formally marked by the 1st Management Committee Meeting on the 9th of March 2016 in Brussels, Belgium. Twentyseven MC Members came together to decide about Chair, Vice Chair, Grant Holder, Working Group Leaders and Vice-Leaders, STSM Coordinator, Outreach Coordinator, Website Coordinator; participation in Working groups; the budget for the first Grant Period; further meetings and workshops in the first Grant Period.
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Workshop and 2nd Management Committee Meeting (17./18.10.2016)
On the 17th October we had a workshop in Cluj-Napoca dedicated to the work in our four Working Groups. The 36 attendees from 19 different countries were updated on what was going on in the different working groups in a number of presentations. In a breakout session and subsequent discussions we decided about our goals and planned the next activities.
Our 2nd MC meeting followed on the next day, the 18th of October, in the same premises of the Technical University of Cluj-Napoca.
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18th-24th October 2017 in Paris, France
Local Organiser Carola Doerr
|Carlos M. Fonseca|
Here are some photos and reports for Thomas Bartz-Beilestein's COST Training School lecture:
The COST Action CA15140 'Improving Applicability of Nature-Inspired Optimisation by Joining Theory and Practice (ImAppNIO)' is organising a training school on the theme of the COST Action: bridging the gap between theory and practice and making nature-inspired search and optimisation heuristics (like for example evolutionary algorithms) more applicable. Participation is free but the number of participants is limited.
|Wednesday Morning Session||Carlos Fonseca||Evolutionary Algorithms for Single and Multiobjective Optimization - An Introduction|
|Wednesday Afternoon Session||Tobias Glasmachers||Continuous Optimization - Evolution Strategies|
|Thursday Morning Session||Carlos Fonseca||Evolutionary Multiobjective Optimization - Advanced Topics|
|Thursday Afternoon Session||Benjamin Doerr||Useful Theory of Evolutionary Algorithms|
|Friday Morning Session||Tobias Glasmachers||Continuous Optimization - Advanced Topics|
|Friday Afternoon Session||Thomas Bäck and Hao Wang||Evolutionary Algorithms for Industrial Problems|
|Saturday Morning Session||Manuel Lopez-Ibanez||Empirical Analysis and Automatic Design of Optimization Algorithms (Part 1)|
|Saturday Afternoon Session||Manuel Lopez-Ibanez||Empirical Analysis and Automatic Design of Optimization Algorithms (Part 2)|
|Monday Morning Session||Thomas Bartz-Beielstein and Frederik Rehbach||Statistical Analysis of Algorithms for the Optimization of Real-World Problems: Foundations; The Electrostatic Percipitator (ESP) Problem|
|Monday Afternoon Session||Thomas Bartz-Beielstein and Frederik Rehbach||Statistical Analysis of Algorithms for the Optimization of Real-World Problems: Hands-On Exercise (Team Work); Presentation and Discussion|
|Tuesday Morning Session||Carola Doerr||Parameter Selection in Evolutionary Computation|
|Tuesday Afternoon Session||Carlos Fonseca||Wrap Up/Closing|
All days follow the following general schedule (but based on the needs of a session there might well be changes). On the last day the closing session will end at 4pm.
|09:00-09:30||Coffee and tea|
|09:30-11:00||Morning Session Part 1|
|11:00-11:30||Coffee, tea, and croissants|
|11:30-12:30||Morning Session Part 2|
|14:00-15:30||Afternoon Session Part 1|
|15:30-16:00||Coffee and tea|
|16:00-17:30||Afternoon Session Part 2|
Application deadline is the 1st of September 2017.
We have limited funding available for trainees from participating COST countries (see COST pages for a complete list of all 30 countries). It is expected to be sufficient to pay for accommodation, subsistence and a significant contribution towards the cost of travel. Funding can only be provided for trainees who participate at all days of the training school.
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