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For conference administration matters contact

Student Travel Awards

Submit an Application

Application Deadline: March 31, 2006.

To apply for a student travel award:

  • Submit the application by the deadline: March 31, 2006
  • Provide proof of full-time student status (a clear, readable photocopy of valid student ID is sufficient)
  • Provide a budget of estimated expenses

Submit your completed application and proof of student status by mail or fax to:

GECCO-2006 Student Travel Awards
PMB 418
11410 NE 124th ST
Kirkland, WA 98034-4399

Fax: +1-425-821-6987

Award Decisions

Applications will be reviewed by the GECCO-2006 Travel Awards Committee. Decisions about travel awards will be made in April.

As a condition of acceptance, travel award recipients are required to

  • Provide their social security or taxpayer identification number
  • Submt an expense report, with original receipts, to SIGEVO by Friday August 11, 2006.

Important USA Travel Advice Regarding Visas

General Visa Information

The sites and have information about obtaining a visa for those traveling to the United States. Both sites have links to websites for U.S. embassies and consulates worldwide. The embassy and consulate websites have very helpful information about procedures, time lines, communities served, required documentation, and fees.

Letters from ACM

International registrants should be particularly aware and careful about visa requirements, and should plan travel well in advance. All visa inquiries must be handled by ACM headquarters..

Please send your request for a letter in support of a visa application to Stephanie Smith at ACM headquarters

Your request must include:

  • Your name
  • Mailing address
  • Fax number
  • Name of the conference you are attending
  • Authors of papers/posters should also include the title

Please note that ACM does not issue formal "letters of invitation" to any of its conferences.


Publishing Instructions for Workshops, Tutorials, Late-Breaking Papers, and Evolutionary Computation in Practice Papers

One Conference: Many "Mini-Conferences"
Genetic and Evolutionary Computation Conference (GECCO-2006)
GECCO is sponsored by the Association for Computing Machinery Special Interest Group on Evolutionary Computation (SIGEVO). ACM SIG Services: 1515 Broadway, New York, NY, 10036, USA, 1-800-342-6626 (USA and Canada) or +212-626-0500 (Global)