Organizer: Terence Soule   -

Submissions should be made electronically to with thesubject "GECCO 2006 Graduate Student Workshop Submission " .

Graduate Student Workshop Deadlines:
Submission deadline: Friday, March 17, 2006
Acceptance notification: Friday, March 31, 2006
Camera ready deadline: Friday, April 14, 2006

This full day workshop will involve presentations by approximately 12 selected students pursing research in some aspect of evolutionary computation. Students will make 15-20 minute presentations to an audience that will include a 'mentor' panel of established researchers in evolutionary computation. Presentations will be followed by a 10 minute question and discussion period led by the mentor panel.

The goal of this workshop is to assist students regarding their research: research methodology, goals, and plans. Students will also receive feedback on their presentation style. Other attendees will benefit by learning about current research, engaging in technical discussions and meeting researchers with related interests. Other students are encouraged to attend as a means of strengthening their own research.

The group of presenting students will be chosen 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 or dissertation for between 6 and 18 months.

Submissions should follow the general format of GECCO submission (see author guidelines on the main GECCO page). In addition, submissions should be accompanied by a brief cover letter including the student's current enrollment status (undergraduate, M.S. student, or Ph.D. student) and information regarding the extent of their research to date (e.g. number of months on the project, whether they’ve completed a proposal defense, or some similar indication of progress). Accepted papers will be included with the other workshop papers on the GECCO workshops CD. Awards will be presented for best work and best presentation.

Presenters should plan to present both their current research results and their future research goals and plans. Keeping in mind that the goal is to receive advice and suggestions on both the current status of their research and on their planed future research directions.
One Conference: Many "Mini-Conferences"
Genetic and Evolutionary Computation Conference (GECCO-2006)
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