Summer school

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Organised by Jožef Stefan Institute, Cologne University of Applied Sciences, and University of Lille

Ljubljana, 27 - 31 August 2018


The SYNERGY Summer School on Efficient Multi-Objective Optimisation will be devoted to efficient multi-objective optimisation through parallelisation and surrogate modelling. In addition to lectures on the state of the art in this area, the summer school will offer all attendees access to Grid'5000, a large-scale infrastructure for research in grid computing. The targeted audience are students, researchers and industrial participants interested in efficient multi-objective optimisation.

SYNERGY Summer school represents a unique chance to provide a coherent educational package that spans from large scale parallelisation  to  surrogate modelling,  and  builds  a  attendee  profile with  knowledge  in  the  form  of smart  multi-objective  optimisation  and  its  applications.

Invited Speakers

  • Enrique Alba, University of Malaga
  • Jürgen Branke, University of Warwick
  • Carlos A. Coello Coello, CINVESTAV-IPN


9:00-10:30Real world problem introductionSynergy between surrogates and parallel optimisationWork in subgroupsWork in subgroupsWork in subgroups
10:30-11:00OpeningCoffee breakCoffee breakCoffee breakCoffee break
11:00-12:30Evolutionary computationHigh-performance computingWork in subgroupsSubgroups presentationSubgroups presentation
12:30-14:00Lunch breakLunch breakExcursion with lunchLunch break
14:00-15:30Multi-objective optimisationParallel multi-objective optimisationWork in subgroups
15:30-16:00Coffee breakCoffee breakCoffee break
16:00-17:30SurrogatesSubgroups setupWork in subgroups

Organising committee

  • Boris Naujoks, Cologne University of Applied Sciences, Chair
  • Vida Vukašinović, Jožef Stefan Institute, Local Organisation Co-chair
  • Thomas Bartz-Beielstein, Cologne University of Applied Sciences
  • Erik Dovgan, Jožef Stefan Institute
  • Bogdan Filipič, Jožef Stefan Institute
  • Rok Hribar, Jožef Stefan Institute
  • Peter Korošec, Jožef Stefan Institute
  • Nouredine Melab, University of Lille
  • Gregor Papa, Jožef Stefan Institute
  • El-Ghazali Talbi, University of Lille
  • Tea Tušar, Jožef Stefan Institute


Registration is possible until we reached our capacity.

Summer school early registration fee (before 31 May 2018) is 70 €, later 100 €. The fee covers all lectures, coffee breaks, lunches, and an excursion. Registration will be confirmed by an email once the registration fee is received.

Active participants will get a Summer School certificate.

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