for Workshop Proposals
15 November, 2006 ****
The GECCO-2007 Program Committee would
like to invite proposals for
workshops to be held during the 2007 Genetic and Evolutionary
Computation Conference (GECCO-2007).
an opportunity for researchers to
meet and discuss
topics with a selected focus in an informal and interactive
Workshops are an excellent forum for participants with
to explore new approaches, critique existing approaches,
emerging areas of interest in genetic and evolutionary
(GEC). Members of all segments of the GEC community are
Individual workshops can be two hours,
half day, or full day in length.
Although the format of the workshops will be determined
organizers, all organizers will be STRONGLY encouraged
significant time to interactive sessions (discussions,
and answer sessions, group problem-solving, brainstorming,
cannot normally be accommodated within a larger conference
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
on which the workshop will focus.
*2.* A brief discussion of why the topic is of particular
the GEC community at this time.
*3.* A brief description of the proposed workshop format
identification of the points where the workshop will
participation of all workshop attendees. (For example,
often included a combination of the following: panel
question and answer sessions, hands-on demonstrations,
problem solving sessions, brainstorming sessions, short
presentations, poster sessions, general discussion).
*4.* The names and full contact information (e-mail
addresses, fax, and telephone numbers) of the workshop
a brief descriptions of their relevant expertise.
*5.* A brief resume of the qualifications of the organizers
evidence of workshop organization ability or experience,
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 day, or full
*7. *An indicative list of potential attendees.
proposals are accepted for GECCO workshops will be
responsible for coordinating the workshop and gathering
for publication if applicable. Attendance of the workshops
will be open
to all GECCO attendees. ALL organizers, participants,
must register for the GECCO-2007 conference. Organizing
a workshop does
NOT qualify the organizer for a reduction in the registration
Where workshops include paper or poster presentations
full papers from each workshop will be published in the
workshop proceedings. Details and additional deadlines
will be provided
once decisions have been made on the proposals. Please
note that all
papers should abide to the ACM formatting rules and it
responsibility of workshop organizers to enforce this.
should be submitted as soon as possible and must be
received no later than *November 15, 2006*. Please submit
PLAIN TEXT e-mail format. Please do not send HTML formatted
encoded attachments. Organizers will be notified of the
decisions by *November 30, 2006*.
Please send proposals and inquiries regarding workshops
by e-mail to:
Tina Yu -