single day workshop will involve approximately 12 selected students
researching any aspect of Evolutionary Algorithms presenting a
a 15-20 minute synopisis of their current research to a mentor
panel, other students and other selected participants. Each presentation
will be followed by questions and discussion prompted by the mentor
panel. A limited number of other students will be invited to attend
the workshop where they will have an opportunity to join in discussions.
format is intended to offer feedback from the panel to the presenters
regarding their results, methodology, future directions and presentation
style. It should benefit other attendees in terms of learning
about the work of others, engaging in technical discussions and
meeting researchers with related interests. Workshops with approximately
the same goals and format was held at previous GP/GECCO events
and were strongly endorsed by both faculty and student participants.
be eligible to present at this workshop you must submit a paper
up to four pages long describing your thesis work involving any
area of Evolutionary Algorithms including existing intermediate
results. Your submission should be authored solely by you (and
your advisor or supervisor if protocol demands).
group of presenting students will be chosen by the panel with
the intent of creating a diverse group of students working on
a broad range of topic areas. You are an ideal candidate if your
thesis topic has already been approved by your university and
you have been working on your thesis for between 6 and 18 months.
You are also a strong candidate if evolutionary computation has
a role in an undergraduate project or thesis.
even if you are not chosen to present, you will be considered
for invitation to the workshop and you can expect to derive a
lot of benefit from attending. Participation will be limited to
preserve the discussion quality of the workshop but students who
submit a paper will receive highest consideration.
papers submitted by students who participate in the workshop and/or
presentation sessions will be printed in the GECCO Workshop Papers
does my paper submission relate to GECCO?
workshop is entirely distinct from submitting to the GECCO conference.
You may submit your paper both here and at GECCO. In fact, your
workshop paper may overlap with any other paper submission you've
made elsewhere, so long as this does not violate copyright agreements
I get a travel grant?
is a strong possibility of travel grants to authors of accepted
submissions. Our goal is a high level of participation by students.
topics can I submit?
can submit a paper on any topic that would be acceptable to
the original GECCO call for papers. However, your paper
must be related in some aspect to your thesis work.
Previous GECCO Graduate Student Workshops
Graduate Student Workshop has a long history of participation
in the GP and GECCO conferences, and has had many notables in
the EA community participate both as presenters and as panel members.
GECCO 2001 Graduate
Graduate Student Workshop
1999 Graduate Student Workshop
Programming 1998 Graduate Student Workshop
Programming 1997 Graduate Student Workshop
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