Prof. Dr. Sebastian Herrmann | Information Systems | Wirtschaftsinformatik

Postal Address:

Postfach 3251
65022 Wiesbaden


Bleichstraße 44
65183 Wiesbaden


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Research Interests

  • Computational Intelligence
    • Metaheuristics, Evolutionary Computation for Combinatorial Optimization
    • Fitness Landscape Analysis
    • Local Optima Networks
  • Data Science, Network Analysis
  • Recommender Systems
  • Digital Transformation of Business Processes


Selected Publications and Talks:

  • Ochoa, G.; Herrmann, S. (2018). Perturbation Strength and the Global Structure of QAP Fitness Landscapes. Proceedings of 15th International Conference on Parallel Problem Solving from Nature (PPSN 2018), Coimbra, Portugal, Sept. 8-12.
  • Herrmann, S.; Ochoa, G.; Rothlauf, F. (2018). PageRank centrality for performance prediction: the impact of the local optima network model. Journal of Heuristics.
  • Herrmann, S.; Herrmann, M.; Ochoa, G.; Rothlauf, F. (2017). Shaping Communities of Local Optima by Perturbation. Proceedings of the ACM Genetic and Evolutionary Computation Conference (GECCO 2017), Berlin, Germany, July 15th-19th.
  • Reia, S. M.; Herrmann, S. & Fontanari, J. F. (2017). Impact of centrality on cooperative processes. In: Physical Review E, 95(2), 22305.
  • Herrmann, S.; Ochoa, G. & Rothlauf, F. (2016). Communities of Local Optima as Funnels in Fitness Landscapes. In: Proceedings of the ACM Genetic and Evolutionary Computation Conference (GECCO 2016). Denver, Colorado, USA, July 20-24.

For a full list of publications, please visit:

 ORCID      Google Scholar     Scopus      ResearchGate

Workgroups and Memberships

  • Research Group Fitness Landscape Analysis and Local Optima Networks (LON Maps)
  • Research Group Smart Systems für Man und Technology (SSMT)
  • ImAppNIO - Improving Applicability of Nature-Inspired Optimisation by Joining Theory and Practice (COST Action CA15140)
  • ACM Special Interest Group on Genetic and Evolutionary Computation (SIGEVO)
  • German Academic Association for Business Research (VHB)


  • ACM Genetic and Evolutionary Computation Conference
  • IEEE Transactions on Evolutionary Computation

Current Classes and Courses

Digital Business Management:

  • Information Management
  • Data Management & Database Systems
  • Project Management
  • Change Management
  • Integrated Business Processes / ERP Systems
  • Research Colloquium Digital Business

Business Administration & International Management:

  • Foundations of IT
  • Advanced Topics in Information Systems

Office hours for students

Please book in StudIP


  • Avinomics GmbH, Frankfurt/Main
  • Bots and People
  • t.e.a.m. Consulting AG, Eschborn
  • Chair of Information Systems, Johannes Gutenberg-Universität, Mainz