for GECCO 2008 Workshop Proposals
Deadline: 1 November 2007
The GECCO 2008 Program Committee invites proposals
for workshops which will be held in conjunction
with the 2008 Genetic and Evolutionary Computation
Conference (GECCO 2008).
Each workshop is assumed to focus on a highly
specialized research area or emerging research
field. Workshops may also focus on interdisciplinary
research between the genetic and evolutionary
computation community and other research fields.
The workshops provide an excellent opportunity
to meet other researchers who share the same
interests and to present recent research and
exchange ideas in an informal setting. Researchers
with a strong background in genetic and evolutionary
computation are encouraged to submit proposals.
Workshop organizers are free to chose a format
for their workshop. The duration of a workshop
can be two hours, half day, or a full day long.
Organizers are encouraged to allow for interactive
sessions such as debate or discussion sessions,
brainstorming or problem solving sessions which
outside of a workshop may be difficult to accommodate
inside a larger conference program.
Each proposal (plain text file) should be contain
the following information:
1.) A description
of the workshop topic. Specific issues on which
the workshop will focus should be identified.
2.) A brief discussion of why the topic is of
interest to the
genetic and evolutionary computation community. What audience will
be attending the workshop? If a previous edition of the workshop has
already taken place then you should also specify how many
attendants the workshop had (half page).
3.) A schedule for the workshop with a duration
of either 2 hours,
half day or a full day. Time slots where the workshop will encourage
interaction between workshop attendants should be marked. Previous
workshops usually had a combination of panel discussions, question
and answer sessions, hands-on demonstrations, small group problem
solving sessions, brainstorming sessions, short paper presentations,
poster sessions and debates. (1 page)
4.) Names and complete contact information (Postal
fax and telephone numbers, WWW page) of the workshop organizers.
For each organizer a brief biography should also be provided.
5.) A list of potential attendees.
6.) An estimate of the number of accepted papers
and the number of submissions.
If a previous edition of the workshop has already taken place then
you also have to specify how many submissions and how many accepted
papers the workshop had.
7.) Full CV (as PDF) of the organizers including
in workshop or conference organization.
Organizers whose workshop proposals are accepted
as a GECCO 2008 workshop will be responsible
for coordinating the workshop. Workshop Organizers
are responsible for sending out call for papers,
gathering abstracts and papers to be considered
for inclusion in the workshop, if applicable,
and providing a list of accepted papers and their
authors, if applicable.
Attendance of the workshops will be open to
all GECCO attendees. Note that ALL organizers,
participants and presenters must register for
the GECCO 2008 conference. Organizers of a workshop
do NOT qualify for a reduction in the registration
or accommodation costs of GECCO 2008 conference.
Accepted workshop papers will be collected by
Sheridan/ACM Press, and published in a separate
workshop proceedings. Details and additional
deadlines will be provided once it has been decided
which workshops will be accepted for GECCO 2008.
All accepted Workshop Papers must use the ACM
template for papers and must follow all ACM formatting
rules. Accepted workshop papers that do not use
the ACM template and/or do not adhere to ACM
formatting rules will not be published.
Workshop proposals can be submitted any time
up until November 1, 2007. Proposals should be
submitted as plain text files (no HTML) with
the exception of the CVs which have to be submitted
as PDFs. Workshop organizers will be notified
by November 30, whether or not their workshop
is accepted as a GECCO 2008 workshop.
Proposals should be sent by E-mail to:
Marc Ebner, Universität Würzburg, Germany