Student Workshops

Workshops Submission Deadline: March 26, 2008

11th Annual Graduate Student Workshop (whole day)

Students present research to a mentor panel and receive feedback about results, methodology, future direction, and presentation style. An excellent opportunity to network with industry and academic members of the community. Submit 4-page paper describing your current research.

6th Annual Undergraduate Student Workshop (half day)

Students hone their research presentation skills with two presentations: at the workshop to other students and mentors, and the Poster Session to active researchers. Submit a 4-page paper describing your senior research, summer, or exceptional course project.

Career Events

2nd Annual JobShop
For participants looking for positions in academia or industry, and for employers looking to hire. New format.

EC in Practice: Job Prep
How to prepare for GEC jobs in industry.

Student Travel Grants

Student Travel Grants for reimbursable expenses will be awarded.

All full-time students are welcome to apply. First priority will be given to students with accepted full reviewed papers and accepted papers in the Undergraduate and Graduate Student Workshops to be held on 12 July. These workshops are designed to allow students to discuss their research in a stimulating environment and to get useful feedback on their work.

Applications are now closed. Decisions will be sent on April 16.

Important Deadlines:

Applications open:
Wednesday, March 12, 2008
Applications close:
Monday, April 7, 2008
Applicants notified of decisions:
Wednesday, April 16, 2008

How to Apply

To apply for a student travel award:

Submit an application by the deadline: Monday 7 April 2008
Input a budget of estimated expenses in your application (travel, lodging,
Submit proof of full-time student status (a clear, readable photocopy of valid student ID)

Your application is NOT complete until you submit your proof of student status. Proof of full time student status can be a scan of your student ID, or a letter or other document from your professor or university that states you are a full time student. A copy of your class schedule is not a valid form of proof.

Submit your proof of student status by email, fax, or mail to:

Email (preferred method):
Fax: +1-425-821-6987

GECCO-2007 Student Travel Awards
PMB 418
11410 NE 124th ST
Kirkland, WA 98034-4399

Covered Expenses

Acceptable reimbursable expenses are the expenses of traveling, which include:

• Transportation: air travel, other transportation to and/or from the conference, such as taxi, train, bus, car rental

• Lodging: hotel or student dorm

• Food

Conference expenses which are NOT reimbursed by student travel awards include

• Conference registration fee


Claiming an Award

As a condition of acceptance, travel award recipients are required to submit an expense report, with original receipts, by Friday August 22, 2008 to:

ACM / GECCO Student Travel Grants
Attention: Stephanie Smith
2 Penn Plaza, Suite 701
New York, New York 10121

Please note it can take 3-6 weeks for you to receive your check from ACM headquarters.

More About Original Receipts

AIR TRAVEL RECEIPTS: The easiest way to supply original receipts is to provide the receipt for your airline travel.

If you purchased your airline ticket over the Internet, you must submit the PRINTOUT of YOUR EMAIL RECEIPT AND your ORIGINAL BOARDING PASS from the city where your travel begins.

TYPES of RECEIPTS: acceptable receipts, other than for airline travel, include food, lodging, and other transportation (taxi, bus). NO copies are accepted.

DATES on RECEIPTS: Receipts other than for your airline tickets must have a date that coincides with traveling to or from the conference, or on conference days. For example, since GECCO 2008 will be held from July 12 through July 16, 2008, receipts other than for airline travel must be dated between July 11, 2007 and July 17, 2008.

INVALID RECEIPTS: Your conference registration fee is NOT reimbursable.

Please take the time to understand the following:

The ACM will NOT, under ANY circumstances, release a check without the proper original receipts. There are absolutely NO EXCEPTIONS to this ACM rule.


Tiger Mountain Scientific, Inc.
Grammatical Evolution
Michael Korns  
Critical Technologies Inc.

Student Housing

A block of 2-person dorm rooms at Georgia Tech has been made available for GECCO 2008 attendees. Only individuals registered for the GECCO-2008 conference are eligible to reserve these rooms.


Georgia Institute of Technology
Fulmer Dorm
West Campus
871 McMillan St NW
Building 106, campus map grid C5

Breakfast is served in Woodruff Dining Hall
Located in Woodruff Residence Hall
890 Currant Street NW
Building 116; campus map grid B4

Fulmer Dorm offers the following:

  • Traditional two-person rooms furnished with a bed (with extra-long mattress), desk, desk chair, lockable footlocker, wardrobe and dresser per resident.
  • Towels, linens and pillows provided
  • Optional Breakfast in Woodruff Dining Hall
  • Public areas: Kitchen, Lounge, Study Area, Laundry

Rates and Reservations

The rate is $41 per night per person includes tax and dorm administration fee. Optional breakfast is $7 per day. Breakfast is served in Woodruff Dining Hall.

We're sorry, but the dorm space at Georgia Tech is now full. We are unable to take any new bookings. There is no wait list.

Reservation Dates

Earliest reserved date is July 11, 2008
Last reserved date: July 15, 2008 (checkout on July 16)

Reservation Deadline

Reservations must be made on or before Wednesday, June 11, 2008.


Participants may NOT check-in/out between 12:00 a.m. and 7:00 a.m.

Payment Policy

Payment must be made in full at the time the reservation is made, by Visa or MasterCard.

NO refunds or cancellations.

Directions and Campus Maps

MARTA (Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority): Trains take you from the Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport baggage claim to the North Avenue station. It is a 20-minute ride. Walk three blocks west on North Avenue to campus main entrance or transfer to a bus on route #13 to Tech. Fare is $1.75 one way, and exact change is required (change machines are available at MARTA stations).


If you do not specify a roommate, we will assign one to you. No single rooms are available.

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