COSEAL Workshop 2013

Overview and Location

The first COSEAL Workshop will take place at the University of Münster on the 29 / 30th of July, as Heike Trautmann was kind enough to offer to host it.

It will mainly take place at WWU Münster, Leonardo-Campus 3, 48149 Münster

in Room 115, 2nd floor (“Erste Etage”)


Start, 10:15 Discuss schedule, ok for all, add something?
10:30 – 12:30 Presentations by COSEAL members 1
12:30 – 14:00 Lunch
14:00 – 16:00 Presentations by COSEAL members 2
16:00 – 18:00 Digital organization and infrastructure of the group:
Webpage, benchmark data, etc.
10:30 – 12:30 New developments and open problems. Discussion.
Where do we want to to go in the near future (regarding methods and theory)?
12:30 – 14:00 Lunch
14:00 – 17:00 Discussion about potential cooperations and organization.
Workshops, Paper, Software, Visits, Proposals

Presentation sessions

Session 1
Marius ASP-based Solver Scheduling 20-30 min
Yuri SNNAP: Solver-based Nearest Neighbor for Algorithm Portfolios 15-20 min
Mike BBOB problem detection by means of niche clustering byproduct data 20 min
Lars R-Demo Package llama ???
Heike / Pascal Algorithm Selection and Exploratory Landscape Analysis – 2 Current Master Projects 20-25 min
Session 2
Kevin Parameter tuner GGA, along with a couple of the features in the latest version 5-10 min
Simon When Parameter Tuning Actually is Parameter Control 20-25 min
Holger Auto-WEKA: Combined Selection and Hyperparameter Optimization of Classification Algorithms [slides] 30-40 min
Bernd On Some Aspects of Model-Based Optimization for Algorithm Configuration – Current Work 15 min


A tentative TODO list

  • Organize benchmark data
  • Collect promising workshops and conferences on the webpage
  • List of recently published, interesting papers? Is that doable at all?


  • Bernd Bischl
  • Christian Grimme
  • Stefan Hess
  • Holger Hoos
  • Pascal Kerschke
  • Lars Kotthoff
  • Yuri Malitsky
  • Olaf Mersmann
  • Mike Preuss
  • Marius Schneider
  • Heike Trautmann
  • Kevin Tierney
  • Tobias Wagner
  • Simon Wessing


Hotel:, Schmale Straße 2, 48149 Münster

Directions to the campus (from the hotel): Take the bus R71 starting from “Steinfurter Str.”, exit at “Eissporthalle”. This is next to the Leonardo-Campus.

Leonardo-Campus 3: (no, I am not working at the FH but the map is fine ;-))

Social Program

On Monday, July 29 we will have dinner at the restaurant Alter Pulverturm (Breul 9, 48143 Münster, at 7:30 p.m..