ACM and SIGEVO
Membership

Registration Rates

Workshop and Tutorial
Schedule

Regarding Travel Visas


ACM and SIGEVO Membership

Discounts on registration rates are available to members of the ACM or the ACM Special Interest Group for Genetic and Evolutionary Computation (SIGEVO). Here is the SIGEVO Membership Application. For ACM membership information see: http://www.acm.org/membership/

Registration Rates

Register online at: http://www.regonline.com/gecco

By Phone: 888-526-1242 (toll free within the U.S.), +1-303-530-4683 (from outside the U.S.)

ACM or SIGEVO Members

Advance
(on or before April 28)

Late
(April 29 - June 23)

Onsite
(after June 23)

Student ACM/SIG member: $230 $300 $400
ACM/SIG member: $650 $750 $775
Non-members      
Student $330 $400 $500
Regular $750 $850 $875


All registrants receive:
  • The Conference Proceedings
  • Two CD ROMs. One is an electronic version of the Conference Proceedings, the other includes the Workshops Proceedings, the Late-Breaking Papers, the Proceedings of the Evolutionary Computing in Practice track, and the Tutorial Notes
  • Admission to either a workshop or a tutorial in each of the four timeslots on Saturday July 8 and in each of the four timeslots on Sunday July 9.
  • Admission to all technical sessions Monday-Wednesday June 10-12
  • Free refreshments
  • One admission each to the Opening Reception (Sunday evening, July 9) and to the Poster Reception (Tuesday evening, July 11)

 

Workshop and Tutorial Schedule 

Workshops and tutorials will be run in parallel over two days, Saturday July 8 and Sunday July 9. On the registration form, you will choose the workshops and/or tutorials you wish to attend. Register early - popular workshops and tutorials reach maximum attendees early..

Workshops may be a whole day (4 sessions), or a half-day (2 sessions). Tutorials are 1 session, presented at 3 levels:

  • Introductory (Intro)
  • Advanced
  • Special Techniques and Applications (Special)
Saturday, July 8
A.M. 1 A.M. 2 P.M. 1 P.M. 2
.

Intro

Particle Swarm Intelligence

Eberhart

.

Special

Fitness Landscape and Problem Difficulty

Watson

Intro

Ant Colony Optimization

Blum

Intro

Introduction to Genetic Programming


Koza

Intro

Coevolution

Ficici, Bucci

.

Medical Applications for Genetic and Evolutionary Computation Workshop (MedGEC)

Smith, Cagnoni

Adaptive Representations Workshop

Toussaint, de Jong

Intro

Grammatical Evolution

Ryan

.

Advanced

GP Theory

Poli

Advanced

Bioinformatics

 Foster, J. Moore

Military and Security Applications of Evolutionary Computation Workshop

Merkle, Upton, Blowers

Advanced

Representations

Rothlauf

Special

Evolutionary Design

Parmee

Advanced

No Free Lunch

Whitley

Intro

Probabilistic Model-Building GAs

Pelikan            

.

Advanced

Evolutionary Hardware


Stoica

Special

Systems Biology & EC


Bleuer, Zimmerman, Zitzler

Special

Genetic and Evolutionary Computer Vision

Cagnoni

Intro

Introduction to Genetic Algorithms


Goodman

Advanced

GA Theory

Rowe

Intro

Learning Classifier Systems


Kovacs

.

Graduate Student Workshop

Soule

 

Sunday, July 9
A.M. 1 A.M. 2 P.M. 1 P.M. 2

Special

Evolving Neural Networks


Miikkulainen

Special

Experimental Research in EC

Preuss , Bartz-Beielstein

 

Special

Evolution and Resiliency


Soule

Intro

Evolution Strategies


Bäck

Intro

A Unified Approach to EC

De Jong

.

Advanced

Evolutionary Multiobjective Optimization


Zitzler, Bleuler

User-centric Evolutionary Computation

Parmee

Optimization by Building and Using Probabilistic Models Workshop

Bosman, Grahl, Sastry, Pelikan

Biological Applications of Genetic and Evolutionary Computation Workshop (BioGEC)

J. Moore, Ritchie

.

Special

Symbolic Regression in Genetic Programming


Keijzer

Advanced

Evolutionary Practical Optimization


Deb

 

Special

Spatially Structured EAs




Tomassini

Advanced

Statistics for EC


Christensen, Wineberg

Special

Evolvable Hardware Applications

Higuchi

Special

Quantum Computing


Spector

Advanced

Industrial Evolutionary Computing


Kordon , Smits, Kotanchek

Advanced

Constraint-Handling Techniques Used with EAs



Coello

Advanced

Coevolution


de Jong, Weigand, Stanley

Undergraduate Student Workshop

Merkle, F. Moore,  Congdon

Complexity through Development and Self-Organizing Representations Workshop

Garibay, Miller, Kumar, Garibay, Oner

Learning Classifier Systems Workshop

Kovacs, Llorà, Takadama

 

 

 



Important USA Travel Advice Regarding Visas

General Visa Information

The sites http://www.unitedstatesvisas.gov and http://travel.state.gov 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 Elizabeth Grove (grove_e@acm.org).

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.

 

 

 

 

 
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Genetic and Evolutionary Computation Conference (GECCO-2006)
 
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