COSEAL Workshop 2016



Overview and Location

The organization team for the COSEAL Workshop in 2016 warmly invites you to Eindhoven. The Netherlands for the fourth annual COSEAL Workshop on September 12th and 13th of 2016.

The workshop will consist of posters and talks about late-breaking research and useful tools, discussions regarding intra- and international cooperation, and copious opportunities to interact with other attendees.

Here is the important information:

  • Where Eindhoven University of Technology; De Rondom 70,
    5612 AP Eindhoven. Room MMP 3 in the Innovation Center.
  • When September 12-13, 2016
    • Monday: 10:00 – 18:00
    • Tuesday: 09:00 – 12:00
  • Contact E-mail: Joaquin Vanschoren <j.vanschoren “at”>

Technical Program

Monday (12 September, Room MMP 3)
  • 09:30-10:00: Walk-in (coffee, fruit, cake)
  • 10:00-11:00: Welcome and Updates
  • 11:00-12:15: Technical Talks + Poster highlights (3″)
  • 12:15-14:00: Lunch
  • 14:00-15:00: Poster session 1
  • 15:00-15:30: Break
  • 15:30-16:00: Group discussion: Where does COSEAL go next?
  • 16:00-17:00: Group discussion: Challenges in the configuration and selection of algorithms.
  • 20:00: Dinner. Afghani en zo ( – meet at Market Square (in front of Queen Hotel) at 19:45
Tuesday (13 September, Room MMP 3)
  • 09:30-10:00: Walk-in (coffee, fruit, cake)
  • 10:00-11:15: Technical Talks + Poster highlights (3″)
  • 11:15-12:15: Poster session 2
  • 12:15-12:30: Closing
  • 12:30-14:00: Lunch (TBA)
  • 14:00-16:00: Social Activity (Activity depending on the weather)

Talks – Monday

  • Markus Wagner, Marius Lindauer, Mustafa Misir, Samadhi Nallaperuma, and Frank Hutter: A case study of algorithm selection for the traveling thief problem
  • Katharina Eggensperger: Efficient Benchmarking of Algorithm Configuration Procedures using Model-Based Surrogates
  • Marius Lindauer: On-going Projects in ML4AAD

Talks – Tuesday

  • Markus Wagner: Optimisation on smartphones: opportunities for configuration and selection of algorithms
  • Bernd Bischl: Multi-Objective Parameter Configuration of Machine Learning Algorithms
    using Model-Based Optimization
  • Leslie Perez Caceres, Thomas Stuetzle: COSEAL Workshop 2016 at ULB /IRIDIA.

Posters – Monday

  • Markus Wagner: Fast and Effective Multi-Objective Optimisation of Submerged Wave Energy Converters
  • William Raynaut: Instance characterization for meta-learning
  • Nguyen Dang: Tuning irace using surrogate benchmarks
  • Marius Lindauer: Efficient Parameter Importance Analysis via Ablation with Surrogates
  • Leslie Perez Caceres: The irace package: New developments and current research

Posters – Tuesday

  • Bernd Bischl et al.: mlr – Machine Learning in R
  • Bernd Bischl et al.: mlrMBO – a toolbox for model-based optimization in R
  • Jakob Bossek: Understanding Characteristics of Evolved Instances for State-of-The-Art Inexact TSP Solvers with Maximum Performance Difference
  • Hans Degroote, Bernd Bischl, Lars Kotthoff, Patrick De Causmaecker. Reinforcement Learning for Automatic Online Algorithm Selection


  • Marius Lindauer
  • Markus Wagner
  • Giuseppe Casalicchio
  • Janek Thomas
  • William Raynaut
  • Bernd Bischl
  • Xudong Sun
  • Rafael G Mantovani
  • Nguyen Dang
  • Katharina Eggensperger
  • Jakob Bossek
  • Jan van Rijn
  • Nacim Belkhir

Social Program

On Monday evening there will be a social dinner. We are currently considering to make a reservation in a nice Afghani restaurant: On Tuesday afternoon (for those who stay longer), we’ll go for a social lunch and a social activity. Depending on the weather we may do a cycling trip in nature or another group activity.


We got a room in the Innovation Lab, which is lucky because this is the start of the semester and everything is full. This is a cosy place, tucked away in a corner of the campus. However, it’s 15-20 min walking from the train station, or 6 min by bus.


There are several hotels nearby, indicated on the map below. I recommend the Queen or Crown Inn. There is also the cheaper Van Neer hotel (outside city center), or the more upscale Hampshire

Locations (Hotels and Venue)

Google Map


There is a bus service from the train station. Take bus 104 at the station (leaves every 15 minutes in the morning), and descend at the second stop (De Lismortel). Tickets should be about 1 Euro Timetable and map can be found here:

Please note

While registration is free,  we do not have funding; hence lunch and dinners will be on your own expense.


Please register here.


Joaquin Vanschoren