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 book.
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 made elsewhere.
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
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
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. Previous workshops:
2002 Graduate Student Workshop
GECCO 2001 Graduate
Graduate Student Workshop
1999 Graduate Student Workshop
Programming 1998 Graduate Student Workshop
Programming 1997 Graduate Student Workshop
further information, contact Maarten