Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Research Days on Self-Organization and Swarm Intelligence in Cyber Physical Systems

July 10 – 12, 2017
Lakeside Labs
Klagenfurt, Austria

Systems with swarm intelligence consist of a set of agents, with local intelligence, interacting locally. Typically, approaches for swarm intelligence come from biological systems, like ant or bee colony behavior, schooling of fishes, flocking of birds, etc. As the agents follow very simple rules without a central control dictating their activities, the interactions between those agents lead to the emergence of intelligent or complex global behavior. In other words, CPS researchers need to learn how to construct and apply techniques for self- organization and swarm intelligence, their opportunities and challenges.

At the Research Days 2017, a group of international researchers will discuss how this translation between CPS, self-organization, and swarm intelligence can be achieved on a theoretical and practical basis. The Research Days are a regular event concentrating on the core competence of Lakeside Labs - Self-organizing Networked Systems. During this workshop organized by Lakeside Labs GmbH in cooperation with the University of Klagenfurt, international experts devote themselves to a special topic in self-organization. The event is organized as a workshop of several consecutive days in July. It takes place at Lakeside Labs in Klagenfurt am W├Ârthersee, Austria, near a beautiful lake and Alps scenery. Invited experts, local professors, and young researchers discuss and elaborate ideas in the field of Self-Organizing Systems (SOS). The main emphasis of the workshop is on soliciting discussions and creating new ideas regarding a topic related to self-organizing systems. The event greatly supports scientific exchange, networking, establishment of international collaborations, and joint research projects.

The following video gives a nice impression of the Research Days:
Learn more and registerfor the event at

Friday, February 10, 2017

School Kids Rule at Coding Contest

The results from the Advent Programming Contest 2016 made it clear: The next generation of hackers will be awesome!

The front positions are dominated by students from school, who showed great problem-solving skills and also a lot of dedication to apply these skills! Running up are excellent coders from the "other" category, thus (often professional) coders who are not studying in a school or university.

The final ranking is as follows:
RankNameCategorySolved Problems
1Marc Goritschnig school24
2ChristianGubesch school24
3DanielSemmelrock school24
4Simon school24
5jareds other22
6ck127720 other22
7Dieser1Boi other21
8gutblender other20
9nightelf other19
10MichaelGubesch other19
11maahgeh other18
12Matzoer other17
13AugustHoerandl school16
14JoelHolzbauer school16
15Kozeschnik Oskar school16

In overall, we had 175 participants from schools, 105 university students, and 115 in the "other" category.
The awarding ceremony will take place at the beginnig of the new semester as part of the semester opening game night of the IEEE Student Branch Klagenfurt. See you there