Working Group 4: Software

 LederCarlos M. Fonseca 
 Vice LeaderDomagoj Jakobović



Working Group 4 is tasked with support for software development in the field of nature-inspired search and optimisation heuristics. Instead of developing yet another software framework for nature-inspired search and optimisation heuristics it concentrates on the development of useful rules for the development of software and the adaptation of nature-inspired search and optimisation heuristics that are based on and guided by theoretical insights in their functioning. It provides and maintains those parts of the COST Action's Internet website that directly relate to this task, namely a repository of case studies and good practice examples, pieces of example software, important hints and rules structured along the lines of problem properties. It will contribute significantly to the summer school and the joint workshop with industry partners.


Dimo Brockhoff, Inria Saclay - Île-de-France, France
Mauro Castelli, Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Portugal
Tudor Cioara, Technical University of Cluj-Napoca, Romania
Cerasela Crisan, University of Bacau, Romania
Michael T. M. Emmerich, Leiden University, The Netherlands
Carlos M. Fonseca, University of Coimbra, Portugal
José Manual García‐Nieto, University of Malaga, Spain
Andreia P. Guerreiro, University of Coimbra, Portugal
George T. Hall, The University of Sheffield, United Kingdom
Atanas Hristov, University of Information Science and Technology "St. Paul the Apostle", fYR Macedonia
Domagoj Jakobović, University of Zagreb, Croatia
Ilija Jolevski, University of St. Kliment Ohridski, fYR Macedonia
Magdalena Kostoska, Univ. Sts Cyril and Methodius, fYR Macedonia
Algirdas Lančinskas, Vilnius University, Lithuania
Manuel López-Ibáñez, The University of Manchester, United Kingdom
Gara Miranda Valladares, University of La Laguna, Spain
Antonio J. Nebro, University of Málaga, Spain
Elena Nechita, University of Bacau, Romania
Miguel Nicolau, University College Dublin, Ireland
Stjepan Picek, Technical University Delft, The Netherlands
Florin Pop, University Politehnica of Bucharest, Romania
Vladimir Rankovic, University of Kragujevac, Serbia
Günter Rudolph, Technische Universität Dortmund, Germany
René Schumann, University of Applied Sciences Western Switzerland - (HES-SO) Valais, Switzerland
Markus Wagner, The University of Adelaide, Australia

Further information

WG4 uses a Wiki as a collaboration tool.