[Bioforum] MedGEC 2012 - GECCO Workshop on Medical Applications of Genetic and Evolutionary Computation

Stephen L Smith via bioforum%40net.bio.net (by sls5 from ohm.york.ac.uk)
Wed Mar 21 04:26:03 EST 2012


                            to be held as part of the

       2012 Genetic and Evolutionary Computation Conference (GECCO-2012)
                      July 7-11, 2012, Philadelphia, USA

                            Organized by ACM SIGEVO
20th International Conference on Genetic Algorithms (ICGA) and the 16th

                 Annual Genetic Programming Conference (GP)

           One Conference - Many Mini-Conferences 15 Program Tracks


We are pleased to invite you to submit a paper to MedGEC 2012 the GECCO
Workshop on Medical Applications of Genetic and Evolutionary Computation.

Full details can be found at the MedGEC Web site:

Subjects will include (but are not limited to) applications of GEC to:

Medical imaging
Medical signal processing
Medical text analysis
Clinical diagnosis and therapy
Data mining medical data and records
Clinical expert systems
Modelling and simulation of medical processes
Drug description analysis
Genomic-based clinical studies
Patient-centric care

A dedicated workshop at GECCO provides a much needed focus for medical
related applications of EC, not only providing a clear definition of the
state of the art, but also support to practitioners for whom GEC might not
be their main area of expertise or experience.

The Workshop has two main aims:

(i) to provide delegates with examples of the current state of the art of
applications of GEC to medicine.

(ii) to provide a forum in which researchers can discuss and exchange
ideas, support and advise each other in theory and practice.

GECCO is widely regarded to be the most authoritative conference in GEC and
as such, offers the ideal venue for this important and growing community.

Accepted Workshop papers will be published in the GECCO 2012 Companion
Material, included with the proceedings on a CD, and also in the ACM
Digital Library.

New for GECCO MedGEC 2012

The Workshop Organizers will deliver a joint presentation on Future 
for GEC in Medicine which will encompass the latest research 
developments. This
will include a review of projects completed under the "MIBISOC" (Medical
Imaging using Bio-Inspired and Soft Computing) EU project funded by the
Marie-Curie Initial Training Network (Action FP7 PEOPLE-ITN-2008).

Important dates:

Paper submission deadline: 28 March 2012

Notification of acceptance: 9 April, 2012

Camera-ready copy deadline: 16 April, 2012

Workshop: 7 or 8 July, 2012

For full details, please see the Workshop home page at:

Stephen Smith
Stefano Cagnoni
Robert Patton
Workshop Organizers

GECCO is sponsored by the Association for Computing Machinery Special
Interest Group on Genetic and Evolutionary Computation (SIGEVO). SIG
Services: 2 Penn Plaza, Suite 701, New York, NY, 10121, USA,
1-800-342-6626 (USA and Canada) or +212-626-0500 (Global).

Dr Stephen L. Smith
Senior Lecturer in Electronics
Department of Electronics
The University of York
York  YO10 5DD

Tel: +44 (0)1904 322351
Fax: +44 (0)1904 322335

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