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Student Workshops

Workshops Submission Deadline: Thursday, March 25, 2010

14th Annual Graduate Student Workshop (whole day)

This full day workshop will involve presentations by approximately 10 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.

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8th Annual Undergraduate Student Workshop (half day)

The eighth annual Undergraduate Student Workshop will occur on Wednesday, July 7, 2010. This half-day workshop will provide an excellent opportunity for undergraduate students to present a senior research project, summer project, or exceptional course project involving evolutionary computation, and receive valuable feedback from an international panel of experts. 6-page papers are due March 25.

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GECCO Student Travel Grants

Student Grant Applications are closed

Important Deadlines:

March 11, Thursday
Student Travel Grant applications open
April 6, Tuesday
Student travel grant applications deadline
April 14, Wednesday Student travel grant notifications sent

All full-time students are welcome to apply. First priority will be given to students with accepted full reviewed papers.

How to Apply

To apply for a student travel award:

Submit an online application by the deadline: 6 April 2010. The link to the application will be posted on this page when applications open.
Input estimated travel and lodging expenses in your application (travel and 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.

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


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 20, 2010 to:

ACM / GECCO Student Travel Grants
Attention: April Mosqus

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 2010 will be held from July 7 through July 11, 2010, receipts other than for airline travel must be dated between July 6, 2010 and July 12, 2010.

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.



ACM Committee on Women in Computing Scholarships for Attendance at Research Conferences

Important Deadlines:

Applications due by:
April 01, 2010
Notification on:
April 15, 2010

ACM-W sponsors a program that provides support for women students in Computer Science and related programs (at the undergraduate or graduate levels) who wish to attend research conferences. Please refer to the ACM-W Scholarship page for details on the scholarship and select GECCO as your conference choice.

You must be an ACM or SIG member to apply.

ACM Career & Job Center

ACM Career & Job Center, featur a highly targeted focus on job opportunities in the computing industry. ACM members can access a host of exclusive career-enhancing benefits including:

Access to hundreds of corporate job postings often not seen on commercial sites
Resume posting, allowing you to stay connected to the employment market
An advanced Job Alert system notifying you of opportunities matching your criteria
Live career advice available to assist you in resume development, creating cover letters, company research, negotiating an offer, and more.

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Student Housing

Student housing info is now available


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