at the 2003 Genetic and Evolutionary Computation Conference
July 12-16, 2003 (Saturday-Wednesday)
Chicago, Illinois USA
**** Deadline November 1, 2002 ****
GECCO-2003 Program Committee would like to invite proposals
for Bird-of-a-feather workshops to be held during the 2003
Genetic and Evolutionary Computation Conference (GECCO-2003).
provide an opportunity for researchers to meet and discuss
topics with a selected focus in an informal and interactive
setting. Workshops are an excellent forum for participants
with common interests to explore new approaches, critique
existing approaches, and identify emerging areas of interest
in genetic and evolutionary computation (GEC). Members of
all segments of the GEC community are encouraged to submit
Individual workshops can be two hours, half day, or full day
in length. Although the format of the workshops will be determined
by their organisers, all organisers will be STRONGLY encouraged
to allocate significant time to interactive sessions (discussions,
panels, question and answer sessions, group problem-solving,
brainstorming, etc.) that cannot normally be accommodated
within a larger conference programme.
for workshops should not exceed THREE pages in length and
should contain the following information:
A description of the workshop topic. Identify the specific
issues 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 and
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 postal
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
providing evidence of their previous workshop organisation
experience, their contribution 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 day).
7. An indicative list of potential attendees.
Organisers' whose proposals are accepted for GECCO workshops
will be responsible for co-ordinating the workshop and gathering
abstracts/papers for publication if applicable. Attendance
of the workshops will be open to all GECCO attendees. ALL
organisers, participants, and presenters must register for
the GECCO-2003 conference. Organising a workshop does NOT
qualify the organiser for a reduction in the registration
or accomodation costs.
Where workshops include paper or poster presentations abstracts
and/or full papers from each workshop will be published in
the separate workshop proceedings. Details and additional
deadlines will be provided once decisions have been made on
proposals should be submitted as soon as possible and must
be received no later than November 1, 2002. Please submit
proposals in PLAIN TEXT e-mail format. Please do not send
HTML formatted text or encoded attachments. Organisers will
be notified of the committee's decisions by November 17, 2002.
Updated information about the workshop program will be provided
in this page at http://www.isgec.org/GECCO-2003/workshops/
as it is received.
send proposals and inquiries regarding workshops to: A.M.Barry@bath.ac.uk