[Bioforum] GECCO 2007 Undergraduate Student Workshop Extended Deadline: MARCH 30, 2007

Frank Moore via bioforum%40net.bio.net (by affwm from uaa.alaska.edu)
Mon Mar 26 12:37:29 EST 2007

EXTENDED PAPERS DEADLINE: Friday, March 30, 2007


GECCO 2007 Undergraduate Student Workshop
Saturday, July 7, 2007

to be held as part of the


July 7-11, 2007 (Saturday-Wednesday)
Gower Street
London WC 1E 6BT, UK
Organized by ACM SIG-EVO



Clare Bates Congdon, Colby College

Laurence D. Merkle, Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology

Frank W. Moore, University of Alaska Anchorage

The fifth annual Undergraduate Student Workshop at a GECCO conference 
will occur on Sunday immediately prior to the GECCO-2007 conference in 
London, UK. The workshop will provide an opportunity for undergraduate 
students to present their research in evolutionary computation. 
Typically, presentations will describe senior-level research projects 
supervised by a faculty mentor; however, summer research projects or 
exceptional course projects may also be appropriate.

The workshop will be a half-day event, during which approximately eight 
undergraduate students will present their work to each other, to 
participating students' faculty mentors, and to GECCO participants 
interested in undergraduate research. Students should plan on 15-minute 
presentations, followed by five minutes of questions and discussion.

Students invited to the workshop will also participate in the conference 
poster session. Students will display posters summarizing their work, 
allowing the larger GECCO community to see what's being done by 
undergraduates in evolutionary computation. The poster session will also 
be a great opportunity for networking!

The goals of the Undergraduate Student Workshop are to:

(*)    provide a forum allowing undergraduate students to put a capstone 
on their undergraduate research activities, by presenting their work at 
an international conference

(*)    encourage teaching faculty to consider undergraduate research 
opportunities for their students in the EC field

(*)    prepare undergraduate students for graduate work in EC areas

(*)    encourage sharing and networking amongst teaching faculty with 
students participating in undergraduate research projects in EC

(*)    provide networking opportunities for graduate school faculty and 
undergraduate students interested in pursuing advanced degrees, and

(*)    encourage more emphasis on education at the GECCO conference


Students are invited to submit papers not to exceed 4 pages that must 
strictly adhere to the ACM formatting rules; Word and LaTex templates 
are provided at http://www.sigevo.org/gecco-2007/papers.html.

Papers should be submitted in PDF format only and should be submitted 
via email to ugws2007 from cs.rose-hulman.edu. Be sure to place the text 
"GECCO 2007 Undergraduate Workshop" in the subject line of your message. 
For additional information, please refer to the workshop web site at

Faculty Participation

Since many undergraduate students do not normally read the EC newsgroups 
and mailing lists, faculty participation is a key element for promoting 
this workshop.

Faculty who have taught undergraduate courses related to evolutionary 
computation, or who have supervised undergraduate research activities in 
the field, are encouraged to consider which of their outstanding 
students might wish to submit papers for the workshop.

In addition, faculty members who are interested in undergraduate 
education may serve on the workshop panel. The panel will provide an 
excellent opportunity for sharing project ideas and pedagogy related to 
evolutionary computation. Interested faculty members should contact the 
workshop organizers at ugws2007 from cs.rose-hulman.edu.

Important Dates

** NEW ** Submission deadline:      Friday, March 30, 2007
           Acceptance notification:  Wednesday, April 4, 2007
           Camera ready deadline:    Wednesday, April 11, 2007

Contact Point

Laurence D. Merkle, Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology
      ugws2007 from cs.rose-hulman.edu

For information about the annual Genetic and Evolutionary Computation 
Conference (GECCO) to be held in London, England, UK, on July 7-11, 2007 
(Saturday - Wednesday), please visit http://www.sigevo.org/gecco-2007/.

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