GECCO 2004 Workshops
of the Genetic and Evolutionary Computation Conference (GECCO-2004)
Seattle on June 26 - 30 (Saturday - Wednesday), 2004
recombination of the 9th Annual Genetic Programming Conference
(GP-2004) and the 13th International Conference on Genetic
**** Deadline October 31, 2003 ****
GECCO-2004 Program Committee would like to invite proposals
for workshops to be held during the 2004 Genetic and Evolutionary
Computation Conference (GECCO-2004).
Workshops provide 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 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 proposals.
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.
A brief discussion of why the topic is of particular interest
to the GEC community at this time.
A brief description of the proposed workshop format and
identification of the points where the workshop will encourage
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,
paper presentations, poster sessions, general discussion).
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.
A brief resume of the qualifications of the organisers providing
evidence of their previous workshop organisation experience,
contribution to the field of Evolutionary Computation and
of peer-esteem in the subject area of the workshop.
A brief description of the preferred length (2hr, half day,
An indicative list of potential attendees.
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-2004 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
Workshop proposals should be submitted as soon as possible
and must be received no later than October 31, 2003.
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
information about the workshop program will be provided at
the workshops main page on this website
as it is received.
send proposals and inquiries regarding workshops to: