Important dates

  • 31 May 2018 - Early Registration deadline
  • 27-31 August 2018 - Summer school days

About Us

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 an attendee profile with knowledge in the form of smart multi-objective optimisation and its applications.


August 27-31


Invited Speakers

Invited Speakers

Enrique Alba

University of Malaga

Jürgen Branke

University of Warwick

Carlos A. Coello Coello


Additional lectures will be provided by the members of the SYNERGY project.

Bogdan Filipič

Jožef Stefan Institute

Peter Korošec

Jožef Stefan Institute

Boris Naujoks


El-Ghazali Talbi

University Lille 1

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.


School Program

The summer school is organised in a workshop style manner to deepen the insights from the lectures by working in smaller subgroups. All subgroups will be guided by a mentor which is expected to ensure qualified discussions and progress of the work.

Students are invited to bring in their own problems and applications to be discussed during the subgroup sessions.

9:00 - 10:30
Real world problem introduction
Synergy between surrogates and parallel optimisation
Work in subgroups
Work in subgroups
10:30 - 11:00
Coffee break
Coffee break
Coffee break
Coffee break
11:00 - 12:30
Evolutionary computation
High-performance computing
Work in subgroups
Subgroups presentations
Subgroups presentations
12:30 - 14:00
Lunch break
Lunch break
Excursion with lunch
Lunch break
14:00 - 15:30
Multi-objective optimisation
Parallel multi-objective optimisation
Work in subgroups
15:30 - 16:00
Coffee break
Coffee break
Coffee break
16:00 - 17:30
Subgroups setup
Work in subgroups


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
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

Summer School Venue

SYNERGY Summer School 2018 will take place at the Vegova Grammar School, Ljubljana, Slovenia. The school is located in the city centre close to the Congress Square. The nearest international airport Ljubljana, Jože Pučnik Airport at Brnik, is only 26 km away. Direct shuttle bus service and private transfers between the airport and Ljubljana are organised throughout the year. From the airport to Ljubljana you can get by bus, train or by one of the private transport companies (i.e.,,, etc.).


Event Location

Vegova Grammar School
Vegova ulica 4
1000 Ljubljana


Hotel suggestions will be available soon.
This event is part of a project that has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 692286.