[Computational-biology] Reminder - Call for GECCO 2010 workshop proposals - Deadline November 16th

Jaume Bacardit via comp-bio%40net.bio.net (by jqb from Cs.Nott.AC.UK)
Wed Nov 11 05:46:52 EST 2009

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                     CALL FOR WORKSHOP PROPOSALS

                      Sponsored by ACM SIGEVO

The GECCO-2010 Program Committee invites proposals for workshops to be 
held in conjunction with the 2010 Genetic and Evolutionary Computation
Conference (GECCO-2010) in Portland, Oregon, USA, July 7-11.

** Important Dates **
Deadline for Workshop Proposals:  November 16th, 2009
Notification of Acceptance:       November 30th, 2009
Information and Submissions:      jqb from cs.nott.ac.uk

GECCO workshops provide an excellent opportunity to meet people with
similar interests, to be exposed to cutting-edge research and to 
exchange ideas in an informal setting. Ideally, a GECCO workshop should 
focus on a specialized research area, on an emerging research field, or 
on interdisciplinary research area between the genetic and evolutionary
computation community and other research fields. GECCO workshops can be
two hours, half day, or a full day long. The format can be decided by 
the organizers who are encouraged to plan interactive sessions (e.g,
debate/discussion sessions, brainstorming or problem solving sessions)
which cannot be easily accommodated in the GECCO conference program.
Proposals should be mailed to: jqb from cs.nott.ac.uk

Each proposal must be submitted as a plain text file and must contain 
the following information:
1. A half page description of the workshop including a clear description
of the specific topics issues on which the workshop will focus should be
2. A brief (half page) discussion of why the topic is of interest to the
genetic and evolutionary computation community and about the workshop
target audience.
3. The estimated number of potential attendees, accepted papers and
submissions. If a previous edition of the workshop has already taken 
place, then the previous number of submissions, accepted papers, and 
attendees should be included.
4. A draft schedule of the workshop (with a duration of either 2 hours,
half day or a full day) highlighting the planned discussion sessions
(panels, Q&A, hands-on demonstrations, problem-solving sessions,
brainstorming, etc.)
5) The complete contact information of the workshop organizers (Postal
address, E-mail, phone and fax numbers, & WWW page).
6) A brief biography of the organizers.

The proposal should be accompanied by the full CVs of the organizers in 
PDF format. These should include previous experience in workshop or 
conference organization.

The organizers of an accepted workshop are responsible for its
coordination, for its publicity (e.g., for sending out call for papers),
for collecting and reviewing the papers, for providing a list of 
accepted papers and their authors, if applicable.

Attendance at the workshops will be open to all GECCO attendees. Note 
that *all* organizers, participants and presenters must register to the
GECCO-2010 conference. Organizers of a workshop *do not* qualify for a
reduction in the registration or accommodation costs at the conference.
Accepted workshop papers will be collected by Sheridan/ACM Press, and
published in a separate workshop proceedings volume. Details and 
additional deadlines will be provided once it has been decided which 
workshops will be accepted for GECCO-2010. All accepted Workshop Papers 
must use the ACM template for papers and must follow all 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.

The deadline for the submission of workshop proposal is November 16, 
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 30th whether the workshop 
proposal has been accepted.

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).

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