Bartz & Bartz Supports Industrial Challenge in Madrid

The Industrial Challenge is part of the 2015 Genetic and Evolutionary Computation Conference in Madrid, Spain. It is organized by ACM SIGEVO.

Martina Friese presenting the results of last year's industrial challenge in Vancouver
Martina Friese presenting the results of last year’s industrial challenge in Vancouver


to be held as part of the 2015 Genetic and Evolutionary Computation Conference (GECCO-2015)
July 11-15, Madrid, Spain. Organized by ACM SIGEVO

Submission Deadline: June 22, 2015
We are pleased to announce the 2015 Industrial Challenge.
Get ready to enter the challenge and to submit the best recovered data
for an incomplete time series in a defying scenario.

This competition is accomplished with the partner ‚Bartz & Bartz GmbH‘
who gives advice to companies based on mathematical and statistical
methods to enhance products and production processes and to conserve
resources. An intelligent heating system, that meets the individual
requirements, would also contribute to the completion of this goal.
The task of this challenge is to develop capable procedures to recover
missing information in heating system operating data. Adequate
recovery of the missing data enables more accurate forecastings which
allow for intelligent control of the heating systems, and therefore
contributes to a positive energy balance and reduced expenses. Thus,
to be suitable for it’s designated use, methods must be accurate and
computationally efficient.

Finalists selected by the jury will be invited to present their
submission at the competition session, held during the GECCO
conference. The winner of the competition will be announced at the
SIGEVO meeting ceremony, on July 15, 2015. Therefore, each participant
has to be registered at GECCO 2015.

Official Webpage

All submissions should be sent via eMail to
Further information as well as detailed rules and regulations can be
found on the challenges official webpage.

Martina Friese, Cologne University of Applied Sciences
Christopher Schlitt, Cologne University of Applied Sciences
Thomas Bartz-Beielstein, Cologne University of Applied Sciences

GECCO is sponsored by the Association for Computing Machinery Special
Interest Group on Genetic and Evolutionary Computation (SIGEVO). SIG
Services: 2 Penn Plaza, Suite 701, New York, NY, 10121, USA,
1-800-342-6626 (USA and Canada) or +212-626-0500 (Global).