GECCO 2005 Workshops
Part of the Genetic and Evolutionary Computation Conference
Washington, D.C., on June 25 - 29 (Saturday - Wednesday), 2004
recombination of the 10th Annual Genetic Programming
Conference (GP-2005) and the 14th International Conference
on Genetic Algorithms (ICGA-2005)
**** Deadline October 29, 2004 ****
The GECCO-2005 Program Committee would like to invite
proposals for workshops to be held during the 2005
Genetic and Evolutionary Computation Conference (GECCO-2005).
Workshops provide an opportunity for researchers to meet
topics with a selected focus in an informal and interactive
Workshops are an excellent forum for participants with
interests to explore new approaches, critique existing
identify emerging areas of interest in genetic and evolutionary
computation (GEC). Members of all segments of the GEC community
encouraged to submit proposals.
Individual workshops can be two hours, half day, or full
length. Although the format of the workshops will be determined
their organisers, all organisers will be STRONGLY encouraged
allocate significant time to interactive sessions (discussions,
panels, question and answer sessions, group problem-solving,
brainstorming, etc.) that cannot normally be accommodated
larger conference programme.
Proposals for workshops should not exceed THREE pages
in length and
should contain the following information:
1. A description of the workshop topic. Identify the specific
on which the workshop will focus.
2. A brief discussion of why the topic is of particular
interest to the
GEC community at this time.
3. A brief description of the proposed workshop format
identification of the points where the workshop will encourage the
participation of all workshop attendees. (For example, workshops
have often included a combination of the following: panel
discussion, question and answer sessions, hands-on demonstrations,
small group problem solving sessions, brainstorming sessions, short
paper presentations, poster sessions, general discussion).
4. The names and full contact information (e-mail and
addresses, fax, and telephone numbers) of the workshop
organiser(s) and brief descriptions of their relevant expertise.
5. A brief resume of the qualifications of the organisers
evidence of workshop organisation ability or experience, their
contributions to the field of Evolutionary Computation and evidence<
of peer-esteem in the subject area of the workshop.
6. A brief description of the preferred length (2hr, half
7. An indicative list of potential attendees.
Organisers' whose proposals are accepted for GECCO workshops
responsible for co-ordinating the workshop and gathering
abstracts/papers for publication if applicable. Attendance
workshops will be open to all GECCO attendees. ALL organisers,
participants, and presenters must register for the GECCO-2004
conference. Organising a workshop does NOT qualify the
a reduction in the registration or accommodation costs.
Where workshops include paper or poster presentations
full papers from each workshop will be published in the
workshop proceedings. Details and additional deadlines
provided once decisions have been made on the proposals.
Workshop proposals should be submitted as soon as possible
and must be
received no later than October 29, 2004. Please submit
PLAIN TEXT e-mail format. Please do not send HTML formatted
encoded attachments. Organisers will be notified of the
decisions by November 12, 2004.
information about the workshop program will be provided
on htis website as it
Please send proposals and inquiries regarding workshops
by e-mail to:
University of Mannheim, Germany