Guest speakers

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Maurice CLERC
was working with France Telecom R&D as research engineer (optimization of telecommunications networks). In 2005 he has been awarded with James Kennedy by IEEE Transactions on Evolutionary Computation for their 2002 paper on Particle Swarm Optimization (PSO). He is now retired but still active in this field: a book about PSO in 2005 (translated into English in 2006), a book in 2015 about guided randomness in optimization (translated into English), several papers in international journals and conference proceedings, external examiner for PhD theses, reviewer and member of editorial board and program committee for conferences and journals (IEEE TEC Best Reviewer Award 2007), co-webmaster of the Particle Swarm Central.

Title: Total Memory Optimiser: A Proof of Concept

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Brigitte WOLF
After studying industrial Design and Psychology, Brigitte Wolf has had a varied international career as project manager, consultant, researcher and lecturer. In 1991 she was awarded the first professorship for design management in Germany at the University of Applied Sciences Cologne. Since october 2006 Brigitte Wolf has led the Centre for Applied research in Brand, reputation and Design management (CBrD) at iNHollAND University of Applied Sciences in Rotterdam. In 2007 she became professor of design theory at the University of Wuppertal, with a focus on the planning, methodology and strategy of design management.

Title: Inspiration by Swarms