for Abstract Submission
The Evolutionary Computation
in Practice (ECP) track at Genetic and Evolutionary
Computation Conference (GECCO) is dedicated to the
discussion of issues related to practical application
of Evolutionary Computation. For the past four years,
members from industry, governmental agencies and other
public sectors have participated in presentations and
discussions describing how evolution-related technologies
are being used to solve real-world problems. Moreover,
subjects on bridging academic training and real-world
usage are also addressed.
We invite you to present work that employs evolution-related technologies to
solve real-world problems. We are accepting one to two page abstracts for review,
with the following themes:
· Real-world application success
· Real-world application lessons learned;
· Academic case study in real-world applications;
· Expectations of academic training from industry;
The subject domains include, but not
limited to the following:
· Energy and Resources;
· Government and Military;
· Academic training for real-world applications;
· Computer Graphics and Gaming;
The applied technology can be any evolution-related
algorithms or its hybrid with other techniques. For
a list of evolution-related technologies, please
refer to GECCO
Tracks. Examples of other technologies
are agent-based modeling, simulated annealing, tabu
search, neural networks, fuzzy logic, statistical
modeling, and decision trees.
++ Please send abstracts to
April 30, 2009
Evolutionary Computation in Practice
has several purposes:
as a place for industrial and government attendees
to talk and learn of new EC approaches
that they can use
provide top-level presentations of techniques across industries and
help students learn how to get employment in EC
a forum in which practitioners of real-world systems can describe their approaches
in a non-technical way
provide descriptions of the way that practitioners
have created and run
successful EC projects
ECP track at GECCO-2009 will include
the following sessions:
Managing an EC project
for success. Many of the most important factors
in an EC project's success have nothing to do with
technology. In this session, experienced project
managers describe how to identify, design, manage,
and promote a successful EC project.
Technologies. What are the new EC technologies that
you can use
in your own organization? What do you need to know
in order to use them? This session includes three
discussions of new technologies and the best way
to apply them.
EC in Design. Three experts from
industry describe EC projects in which evolutionary
techniques were critical in designing cutting-edge
EC in Statistics and EA Consultancy.
How can EC techniques and classical statistics
work together? How can EC improve on statistical
How can you use these techniques in the real world?
This session addresses these important questions.
Getting a job in Evolutionary Computation: What
To Do and What Not To Do. This session is intended
to help students place themselves in the most positive
position for getting employment in the evolutionary
computation field. This is the fourth year time
we have included this session. We have found that
of the points made by speakers from academia and
industry are both surprising and helpful to students.
Ask The Experts: EC Questions From The Audience.
This session is improvisational. A panel of experts
in EC applications responds to presentations from
the session attendees. After a problem is described,
the experts respond with their assessment of its
suitability for EC solution and their suggestions
for solving the problem. You may wish to attend
this session to gain free consulting by describing
of your own, or to watch the fun as real experts
are presented with real problems and think on their
· Thomas Bartz-Beielstein, Cologne
University of Applies Sciences -
· David Davis, VGO Associates -
· Jörn Mehnen, Cranfield University -
Frequently Asked Questions:
Invitation for Abstract Submission solicited
a one- to two-page abstract for review. Are these
abstracts in lieu of, or in addition to, submission
of a full-length paper to the GECCO conference
- ECP abstracts review is independent
of GECCO papers review. Unlike the main conference
which only accepts papers with high technical quality,
ECP presentations place emphasis on deploying solutions
for real-world problems. Depending on the application
area of the work, the abstract is reviewed by the
session organizer, who decides if the work suits
the ECP theme and invite the authors to present the
already prepared a 6-page paper. Would submission of this paper (rather than
an abstract) be acceptable?
abstracts accepted for the ECP track be published as full papers (i.e., 8-10
pages) in the GECCO Proceedings?
- No. Since ECP abstracts are not reviewed the same way as
that of GECCO papers, they will not be published in the GECCO Proceedings.
Previously, we either have published ECP abstracts/papers in a separate volume
or published the power point presentations with GECCO Workshop Proceedings
in a CD. We have not decided how we will handle publications this year.
is the relationship between the ECP track and the Real World Applications
track, if any?
- The Real-World Applications track at GECCO accepts papers
with high technical quality like that of the other GECCO track papers.
The ECP track is generally suitable for researchers and managers from industry,
who have less time to spend writing a complete technical paper but still
would like to relate a significant success in using the technology to solve
a real-world problem. Therefore, if academic publication is important to
you, we suggest that you submit your papers to the GECCO real-world applications