# DI (FH) Dr. Erik Pitzer

Phone: | +43 5 0804 22035 |

Email: | erik.pitzer@fh-hagenberg.at |

## Science fields:

- Informatics1108
- Logistics1112
- Operations research1121
- Artificial intelligence1122
- Software engineering1140
- Computer-aided diagnosis and therapy3912
- Transport economics5332
- Operations research5347
- Business logistics5354

## Research fields:

- Production and Operations Management
- Logistikum - Logistics and Business Networks
- Software Technology and Applications
- Information and Communication Systems

## Research units:

## Publications:

2018 | Quasi-bistability of walk-based landscape measures in stochastic fitness landscapes B. Werth, E. Pitzer, G. Ostermayer, M. Affenzeller - Quasi-bistability of walk-based landscape measures in stochastic fitness landscapes - GECCO '18: Proceedings of the Genetic and Evolutionary Computation Conference, Kyoto, Japan, Japan, 2018 |

2018 | Surrogate-Assisted High-Dimensional Optimization on Microscopic Traffic Simulators B. Werth, E. Pitzer, G. Ostermayer, M. Affenzeller - Surrogate-Assisted High-Dimensional Optimization on Microscopic Traffic Simulators - Proceedings of the 30th European Modeling and Simulation Symposium EMSS2018, Budapest, Hungary, Hungary, 2018, pp. 46-52 |

2017 | A Fair Performance Comparison of Different Surrogate Optimization Strategies B. Werth, E. Pitzer, M. Affenzeller - A Fair Performance Comparison of Different Surrogate Optimization Strategies - Lecture Notes in Computer Science 10671, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain, 2017, pp. 8 |

2017 | Enabling High-Dimensional Surrogate-Assisted Optimization by Using Sliding Windows B. Werth, E. Pitzer, M. Affenzeller - Enabling High-Dimensional Surrogate-Assisted Optimization by Using Sliding Windows - GECCO '17: Proceedings of the Genetic and Evolutionary Computation Conference Companion, Berlin, Germany, Germany, 2017 |

2017 | Facilitating Evolutionary Algorithm Analysis with Persistent Data Structures E. Pitzer, M. Affenzeller - Facilitating Evolutionary Algorithm Analysis with Persistent Data Structures - Lecture Notes in Computer Science 10671, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain, 2017, pp. 416-423 |

2017 | Integrating Exploratory Landscape Analysis into Metaheuristic Algorithms A. Beham, E. Pitzer, S. Wagner, M. Affenzeller - Integrating Exploratory Landscape Analysis into Metaheuristic Algorithms - Lecture Notes in Computer Science 10671, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain, 2017, pp. 473-480 |

2017 | Optimization Approaches for the Physical Internet V. A. Hauder, E. Pitzer, M. Affenzeller - Optimization Approaches for the Physical Internet - On the Move to Meaningful Internet Systems: OTM 2017 Workshops (Lecture Notes in Computer Science, LNCS 10697), Rhodes, Greece, 2017, pp. 10 |

2017 | Parameter Selection for “PCMA*” Using Surrogate-Assisted Black-Box Optimization and Microscopic Traffic Simulation B. Werth, E. Pitzer, M. Affenzeller, C. Backfrieder - Parameter Selection for “PCMA*” Using Surrogate-Assisted Black-Box Optimization and Microscopic Traffic Simulation - Proceedings of the 29th European Modeling and Simulation Symposium, 2017, Barcelona, Spain, Barcelona, Spain, 2017 |

2017 | Simulation-Based Optimization in the Field of Physcial Internet C. Haider, E. Pitzer, M. Affenzeller - Simulation-Based Optimization in the Field of Physcial Internet - Proceedings of the 4th International Physical Internet Conference (IPIC 2017), Graz, Austria, 2017, pp. 6 |

2016 | Logistic Optimization for Renewable Energy Carriers G. K. Kronberger, E. Pitzer, S. Kühner, K. Lenz - Logistic Optimization for Renewable Energy Carriers - 14th Symposium Energy Innovation (EnInnov2016), Graz, Austria, 2016, pp. 1-12 |

2015 | Concise Supply-Chain Simulation Optimization for Large Scale Logistic Networks E. Pitzer, G. K. Kronberger - Concise Supply-Chain Simulation Optimization for Large Scale Logistic Networks in Computational Intelligence and Efficiency in Engineering Systems (Contributions to Book: Part/Chapter/Section 30), (Editors: G. Borowik, Z. Chaczko, L.G. Ford, W. Jacak, T. Luba) - Springer, 2015, pp. 429-442 |

2015 | Metaheuristic Algorithms for the Quadratic Assignment Problem: Performance and Comparison A. Beham, M. Affenzeller, E. Pitzer - Metaheuristic Algorithms for the Quadratic Assignment Problem: Performance and Comparison in Innovative Technologies in Management and Science (Contributions to Book: Part/Chapter/Section 7), (Editors: R. Klempous, J. Nikodem) - Springer Verlag, 2015, pp. 91-110 |

2015 | Simulation-Based Optimization with HeuristicLab M. Affenzeller, A. Beham, S. Vonolfen, E. Pitzer, S. M. Winkler, S. Hutterer, M. Kommenda, M. Kofler, G. K. Kronberger, S. Wagner - Simulation-Based Optimization with HeuristicLab in Applied Simulation and Optimization (Contributions to Book: Part/Chapter/Section 1), (Editors: M. Mujica Mota, I. De La Mota, D. Guimarans Serrano) - Springer, 2015, pp. 3-38 |

2014 | Architecture and Design of the HeuristicLab Optimization Environment S. Wagner, G. K. Kronberger, A. Beham, M. Kommenda, A. Scheibenpflug, E. Pitzer, S. Vonolfen, M. Kofler, S. M. Winkler, V. Dorfer, M. Affenzeller - Architecture and Design of the HeuristicLab Optimization Environment in Advanced Methods and Applications in Computational Intelligence (Contributions to Book: Part/Chapter/Section 10), (Editors: R. Klempous, J. Nikodem, W. Jacak, Z. Chaczko) - Springer, 2014, pp. 197-261 |

2014 | Designing Trans-European Logistics Networks for Biogenic Residues-based Energy Carrier Production S. Rotter, S. Brunner, E. Pitzer, S. Hutterer, C. Rohrhofer - Designing Trans-European Logistics Networks for Biogenic Residues-based Energy Carrier Production - Proceedings 4th Central European Biomass Conference, Graz, Austria, 2014, pp. 235 |

2014 | Simulation-based optimization of biomass-logistics G. K. Kronberger, E. Pitzer, S. Hutterer, S. Brunner - Simulation-based optimization of biomass-logistics - Proceedings FFH 2014, Kufstein, Austria, 2014 |

2013 | Applied Fitness Landscape Analysis E. Pitzer - Applied Fitness Landscape Analysis - Phd Thesis, Johannes Kepler Universität Linz, Austria, 2013, pp. 165 |

2013 | Automatic Algorithm Selection for the Quadratic Assignment Problem Using Fitness Landscape Analysis E. Pitzer, A. Beham, M. Affenzeller - Automatic Algorithm Selection for the Quadratic Assignment Problem Using Fitness Landscape Analysis - Evolutionary Computation in Combinatorial Optimization, Wien, Austria, 2013, pp. 109-120 |

2013 | Fitness Landscape based Parameter Estimation for Robust Taboo Search A. Beham, E. Pitzer, M. Affenzeller - Fitness Landscape based Parameter Estimation for Robust Taboo Search - Computer Aided Systems Theory (Eurocast 2013), Las Palmas, Spain, 2013, pp. 292-299 |

2013 | Yard Storage Assignment Optimisation with Neutral Walks M. Kofler, A. Beham, E. Pitzer, S. Wagner, M. Affenzeller - Yard Storage Assignment Optimisation with Neutral Walks - Proceedings of the 14th International Conference on Computer Aided Systems Theory (EUROCAST 2013), Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain, 2013, pp. 356-363 |

2012 | Comprehensive and Automatic Fitness Landscape Analysis Using HeuristicLab E. Pitzer, M. Affenzeller, A. Beham, S. Wagner - Comprehensive and Automatic Fitness Landscape Analysis Using HeuristicLab - LECTURE NOTES IN COMPUTER SCIENCE, Vol. 6927, No. 1, 2012, pp. 424-431 |

2012 | Generic Hardness Estimation using Fitness and Parameter Landscapes applied to Robust Taboo Search and the Quadratic Assignment Problem E. Pitzer, A. Beham, M. Affenzeller - Generic Hardness Estimation using Fitness and Parameter Landscapes applied to Robust Taboo Search and the Quadratic Assignment Problem - Companion Publication of the 2012 Genetic and Evolutionary Computation Conference, GECCO'12 Companion, Philadelphia, United States of America, 2012, pp. 393-400 |

2012 | Integration of Flexible Interfaces in Optimization Software Frameworks for Simulation-Based Optimization A. Beham, E. Pitzer, S. Wagner, M. Affenzeller, K. Altendorfer, T. Felberbauer, M. Bäck - Integration of Flexible Interfaces in Optimization Software Frameworks for Simulation-Based Optimization - Companion Publication of the 2012 Genetic and Evolutionary Computation Conference, GECCO'12 Companion, Philadelphia, United States of America, 2012, pp. 125-132 |

2012 | On the Analysis, Classification and Prediction of Metaheuristic Algorithm Behavior For Combinatorial Optimization Problems A. Scheibenpflug, S. Wagner, E. Pitzer, B. Burlacu, M. Affenzeller - On the Analysis, Classification and Prediction of Metaheuristic Algorithm Behavior For Combinatorial Optimization Problems - Proceedings of the 24th European Modeling and Simulation Symposium EMSS 2012, Vienna, Austria, 2012 |

2012 | Optimization Knowledge Base: An Open Database for Algorithm and Problem Characteristics and Optimization Results A. Scheibenpflug, S. Wagner, E. Pitzer, M. Affenzeller - Optimization Knowledge Base: An Open Database for Algorithm and Problem Characteristics and Optimization Results - Companion Publication of the 2012 Genetic and Evolutionary Computation Conference, GECCO'12 Companion, Philadelphia, United States of America, 2012, pp. 141-148 |

2012 | Priority Rule-Based Production Optimization with Genetic Programming and a Solution Archive E. Pitzer, A. Beham, M. Affenzeller, H. Heiss, M. Vorderwinkler - Priority Rule-Based Production Optimization with Genetic Programming and a Solution Archive - Proceedings FFH 2012, Graz, Austria, 2012, pp. 113-117 |

2012 | Structural Analysis of Vehicle Routing Problems using General Fitness Landscape Analysis and Problem Specific Measures E. Pitzer, S. Vonolfen, A. Beham, M. Affenzeller, V. Bolshakov, G. Merkuryeva - Structural Analysis of Vehicle Routing Problems using General Fitness Landscape Analysis and Problem Specific Measures - Proceedings of IEEE APCAST'12 Conference, Sydney, Australia, 2012 |

2011 | A Comprehensive Survey on Fitness Landscape E. Pitzer, M. Affenzeller - A Comprehensive Survey on Fitness Landscape in Recent Advances in Intelligent Engineering Systems (Contributions to Book: Part/Chapter/Section 378), (Editors: János Fodor, Ryszard Klempous, Carmen Paz Suárez Araujo) - Springer Verlag, 2011, pp. 161-191 |

2011 | A New Metric to Measure Distances Between Solutions to the Quadratic Assignment Problem A. Beham, E. Pitzer, M. Affenzeller - A New Metric to Measure Distances Between Solutions to the Quadratic Assignment Problem - Proceedings of the IEEE 3rd International Symposium on Logistics and Industrial Informatics (Lindi 2011), Budapest, Hungary, 2011, pp. 45-50 |

2011 | HeuristicLab 3.3: An Extendable and Flexible Software System for Heuristic Optimization S. Wagner, A. Beham, G. K. Kronberger, M. Kommenda, E. Pitzer, M. Kofler, S. Vonolfen, S. M. Winkler, V. Dorfer, M. Affenzeller - HeuristicLab 3.3: An Extendable and Flexible Software System for Heuristic Optimization - Proceedings of the fifth Research Forum of the Austrian University of Applied Sciences, Wien (Favoriten), Austria, 2011, pp. 164-165 |

2011 | Production Fine Planning Using a Solution Archive of Priority Rules. E. Pitzer, A. Beham, M. Affenzeller, H. Heiss, M. Vorderwinkler - Production Fine Planning Using a Solution Archive of Priority Rules. - Proceedings of the IEEE 3rd International Symposium on Logistics and Industrial Informatics (Lindi 2011), Budapest, Hungary, 2011, pp. 111-116 |

2010 | A Closer Look Down the Basins of Attraction E. Pitzer, M. Affenzeller, A. Beham - A Closer Look Down the Basins of Attraction - 2010 UK Workshop on Computational Intelligence (UKCI), Colchester, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, 2010, pp. 6 |

2010 | HeuristicLab 3.3: A unified approach to metaheuristic optimization S. Wagner, A. Beham, G. K. Kronberger, M. Kommenda, E. Pitzer, M. Kofler, S. Vonolfen, S. M. Winkler, V. Dorfer, M. Affenzeller - HeuristicLab 3.3: A unified approach to metaheuristic optimization - Proceedings of the 7th spanish congress on Metaheuristics, Evolutionary and Bioinspired Algorithms (MAEB'2010), Valencia, Spain, Spain, 2010, pp. 8 |

2010 | On-Line Parameter Optimization Strategies for Metaheuristics M. Affenzeller, L. Pöllabauer, G. K. Kronberger, E. Pitzer, S. Wagner, S. M. Winkler, A. Beham, M. Kofler - On-Line Parameter Optimization Strategies for Metaheuristics - 22nd European Modeling and Simulation Symposium EMSS 2010, Fes, Morocco, 2010, pp. 31-36 |

2009 | Evaluation of a large-scale biomedical data annotation initiative R. Lacson, E. Pitzer, C. Hinske, P. Galante, L. Ohno-Machado - Evaluation of a large-scale biomedical data annotation initiative - BMC Bioinformatics, Vol. 10, No. 9, 2009, pp. 6 |

2009 | Towards large-scale sample annotation in gene expression repositories E. Pitzer, R. Lacson, C. Hinske, P. Galante, J. Kim, L. Ohno-Machado - Towards large-scale sample annotation in gene expression repositories - BMC Bioinformatics, Vol. 10, No. 9, 2009, pp. 6 |

2007 | Assessing peptide de novo sequencing algorithms per¬formance on large and diverse data sets E. Pitzer, A. Masselot, J. Colinge - Assessing peptide de novo sequencing algorithms per¬formance on large and diverse data sets - PROTEOMICS, Vol. 7, No. 17, 2007, pp. 3051-3054 |

2007 | Benefits of Plugin-Based Heuristic Optimization Software Systems S. Wagner, S. M. Winkler, E. Pitzer, G. K. Kronberger, A. Beham, R. Braune, M. Affenzeller - Benefits of Plugin-Based Heuristic Optimization Software Systems - LECTURE NOTES IN COMPUTER SCIENCE, Vol. 4739, No. 4739, 2007, pp. 747-754 |

2007 | PepSeq: Technical Report E. Pitzer, J. Colinge - PepSeq: Technical Report - Technical Report, FH OÖ Fakultät Hagenberg, Austria, 2007, pp. 1-7 |

## Projects:

2014 |
K-Projekt HOPL (Hagenberg) This project aims to develop novel algorithms in order to gain additional optimization potential by modeling and optimizing interrelated logistics and production processes in an integrative way.Effici ... |

2008 |
Josef Ressel-Center for Heuristic Optimization |

2005 |
PepSeq - Genome Based Diagnostics |

2003 |
Biodatabases |

2003 |
Biomedical Information Systems In the past few years, the promises of biotechnology - understanding the human body and its intercellular processes, detailed knowledge of health and disease, better diagnostics and treatments - have ... |