- Systems Analysis
- Programming (LISP/Scheme)
- Evolutionary Strategies in Optimization
- Qualitative Theory of Selforganization
- Technical Optimization
seminaries on

- world modelling
- systems ecology
- stochastic search processes
- models of evolution
- adaptive learning
- theory and applications of GA and ES
- computational intelligence
- metaheuristics
supervisor of

- several project groups (12 students, one year each)
- more than 170 diploma theses
- 24 dissertations, 2 habilitations (venia legendi)

- 'Systems Analysis at the Interface of Engineering and Economics', Dalian University of Technology, China
- 'Evolution Strategies', Technical University of Ilmenau, GDR
- 'Introduction to Systems Analysis', Technical University of Tianjin, China
- 'Software Tools for Instrumental Systems Analysis', University of Tehran, Iran
- 'Evolutionary Algorithms', La Trobe University, Bundoora, Victoria, Australia
- 'Evolutionary Computation', University of Patras, Greece
- 'Evolutionary Optimisation', University of Ulster Magee Campus, Derry/Londonderry, Ulster, UK

H.-P. Schwefel: Numerische Optimierung von Computer-Modellen, Birkhäuser, Basle, 1977 [identical to dissertation 1974/75]

H.-P. Schwefel: Numerical Optimization of Computer Models, Wiley, Chichester, 1981 [translation of dissertation plus extra paragraph on correlated mutations along a research report of 1975]

H.-M. Voigt, H. Mühlenbein, and H.-P. Schwefel (Eds.): Evolution and Optimization, Proceedings of the Wartburg workshop in 1989, Akademie-Verlag, Berlin, 1990

H.-P. Schwefel and R. Männer (Eds.): Parallel Problem Solving from Nature - PPSN I, Proceedings of the first PPSN workshop at Dortmund in 1990, Springer-Verlag, Berlin, 1991, vol. 496 of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science

Y. Davidor, H.-P. Schwefel, and R. Männer (Eds.): Parallel Problem Solving from Nature, PPSN III, Proceedings of the third PPSN conference at Jerusalem in Oct. 1994, Springer-Verlag, Berlin, 1994, vol. 866 of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science

H.-P. Schwefel: Evolution and Optimum Seeking, Wiley, New York, 1995 [revised and slightly enlarged edition of the Wiley 1981 book above]

V. Claus, J. Hopf, and H.-P. Schwefel (Eds.): Evolutionary Algorithms and their Application, Dagstuhl Seminar-Report No. 140, March 1996

H.-M. Voigt, W. Ebeling, I. Rechenberg, and H.-P. Schwefel (Eds.): Parallel Problem Solving from Nature - PPSN IV, Proceedings of the fourth conference at Berlin in September 1996, Springer-Verlag, Berlin, 1996, Vol. 1141 of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science

S. Hafner, H. Kiendl, and H.-P. Schwefel (Hrsg.): Computational Intelligence - Neuronale Netze, Evolutionäre Algorithmen, Fuzzy Control im industriellen Einsatz, VDI Berichte 1381, VDI Verlag, Düsseldorf, 1998

A.E. Eiben, Th. Bäck, M. Schoenauer, and H.-P. Schwefel (Eds.): Parallel Problem Solving from Nature - PPSN V, Proceedings of the fifth conference at Amsterdam in September 1998, Springer-Verlag, Berlin, 1998, Vol. 1498 of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science

D.B. Fogel, H.-P. Schwefel, Th. Bäck, and X. Yao (Eds.): Proceedings of the Fifth IEEE Conference on Evolutionary Computation at Anchorage AK in May 1998 (as part of the Second IEEE World Congress on Computational Intelligence (WCCI'98)), IEEE Press, Piscataway NJ, 1998

S. Hafner, H. Kiendl, R. Kruse, and H.-P. Schwefel (Hrsg.): Computational Intelligence im industriellen Einsatz, VDI Berichte 1526, VDI Verlag, Düsseldorf, 2000

M. Schoenauer, K. Deb, G. Rudolph, X. Yao, E. Lutton, J.J. Merelo, and H.-P. Schwefel (Eds.): Parallel Problem Solving from Nature - PPSN VI, Proceedings of the sixth conference at Paris in September 2000, Springer-Verlag, Berlin, 2000, Vol. 1917 of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science

J.J. Merelo Guervos, P. Adamidis, H.-G. Beyer, J.-L. Fernandez-Villacanas, H.-P. Schwefel (Eds.): Parallel Problem Solving from Nature - PPSN VII, Proceedings of the seventh conference at Granada in September 2002, Springer-Verlag, Berlin, 2002, Vol. 2439 of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science

H.-P. Schwefel, I. Wegener, K. Weinert (Eds.): Advances in Computational Intelligence - Theory and Practice, Springer-Verlag, Berlin, 2003, Natural Computing Series

X. Yao, E. Burke, J.A. Lozano, J. Smith, J.J. Merelo-Guervos, J.A. Bullinaria, J. Rowe, P. Tino, A. Kaban, H.-P. Schwefel (Eds.):
Parallel Problem Solving from Nature - PPSN VIII, Proceedings of the
eigth conference at Birmingham, UK, in September 2004, Springer-Verlag, Berlin, 2004,
Vol. 3242 of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science

evolution and optimization, parallel machine learning, collective artificial life, self-organization, evolutionary economics, theoretical ecology, cybernetics, bionics, synergetics, chaotics and fractals, epistemology, general systems science, futures research