Prof. Dr. Franz Rothlauf gave his inaugural lecture at the university of Mainz on June 19, 2008. The talk on "Heuristic Optimization Methods: A tool for the "sinnhafte Vollautomatisierung" in companies" positioned heuristic optimization methods in the field of information systems. In addition, the talk gave an overview over the research topics of the team members and Prof. Rothlauf.
The president of the Johannes Gutenberg university, Prof. Dr. Krausch, the Dean of the department, Prof. Dr. Breuer, and many external colleagues (like Prof. Dr. Kargl, Prof. Dr. Merntens, and Prof. Dr.
Heinzl) as well as family and friends enjoyed the presentation and congratulated Franz on his talk.
After the presentation, the department and Franz invited all guests for snacks, wine, beer, and nice weather. All guests enjoyed it (as well as the soccer game in the evening) and partied until night.
The slides of the talk are here.