for GECCO 2009 Workshop Proposals
10 November 2009
The GECCO 2009 Program Committee invites proposals for workshops
which will be held in conjunction with the 2009 Genetic and
Evolutionary Computation Conference (GECCO 2009).
Each workshop is assumed to focus on a highly specialized
research area or emerging research field. Workshops may also
focus on interdisciplinary research between the genetic and
evolutionary computation community and other research fields.
The workshops provide an excellent opportunity to meet other
researchers who share the same interests and to present recent
research and exchange ideas in an informal setting. Researchers
with a strong background in genetic and evolutionary computation
are encouraged to submit proposals.
Workshop organizers are free to chose a format for their workshop.
The duration of a workshop can be two hours, half day, or a
full day long. Organizers are encouraged to allow for interactive
sessions such as debate or discussion sessions, brainstorming
or problem solving sessions which outside of a workshop may
be difficult to accommodate inside a larger conference program.
Attendance of the workshops will be open to all GECCO attendees.
Organizers whose workshop proposals are accepted as a GECCO
2009 workshop will be responsible for coordinating the workshop.
Workshop Organizers are responsible for sending out call for
papers, gathering abstracts and papers to be considered for
inclusion in the workshop, if applicable, and providing a list
of accepted papers and their authors, if applicable, by the
Accepted workshop papers will be collected by Sheridan/ACM
Press, and published in a separate workshop proceedings to
be included on the GECCO Proceedings and Companion Material
CD, and in the ACM Digital Library. All papers must use the
ACM templates and follow the ACM formatting rules. Accepted
workshop papers that do not use the ACM template and/or do
not adhere to ACM formatting rules will not be published.
Details and additional deadlines will be provided once it
has been decided which workshops will be accepted for GECCO
Note that ALL organizers, participants and presenters must
register for the GECCO 2009 conference. Organizers of a workshop
do NOT qualify for a reduction in the registration or accommodation
costs of GECCO 2009 conference.
Submit a Proposal
Each proposal (plain text file) should be contain the following
1.) A description of the workshop topic. Specific issues on
which the workshop will focus should be identified. (half page)
2.) A brief discussion of why the topic is of interest to
the genetic and evolutionary computation community. What audience
will be attending the workshop? If a previous edition of the
workshop has already taken place then you should also specify
how many attendants the workshop had (half page).
3.) A schedule for the workshop with a duration of either
2 hours, half day or a full day. Time slots where the workshop
will encourage interaction between workshop attendants should
be marked. Previous workshops usually had a combination of
panel discussions, question and answer sessions, hands-on demonstrations,
small group problem solving sessions, brainstorming sessions,
short paper presentations, poster sessions and debates. (1
4.) Names and complete contact information (Postal address,
E-mail, fax and telephone numbers, WWW page) of the workshop
organizers. For each organizer a brief biography should also
5.) A list of potential attendees.
6.) An estimate of the number of accepted papers and the number
of submissions. If a previous edition of the workshop has already
taken place then you also have to specify how many submissions
and how many accepted papers the workshop had.
7.) Full CV (as PDF) of the organizers including previous
experience in workshop or conference organization.
Workshop proposals can be submitted any time up until November
10, 2009. Proposals should be submitted as plain text files
(no HTML) with the exception of the CVs which have to be submitted
as PDFs. Workshop organizers will be notified by November 17,
whether or not their workshop is accepted as a GECCO 2009 workshop.
Proposals should be sent by E-mail to: Anna I.