GECCO 2005 Graduate Student Workshop

Michael.ONeill Michael.ONeill at ul.ie
Mon Jan 24 11:23:23 EST 2005

                   (Apologies for any cross postings)


                       to be held as part of the


                 June 25-29, 2005 (Saturday-Wednesday)

 	              Loew's L'Enfant Plaza Hotel

                          Washington, DC, USA


                       Organized by ACM SIG-EVO

 			  Important Dates:
 	        Submission Deadline:      14 March 2005
 		Acceptance Notification:   4 April 2005
 		Camera Ready Deadline:    18 April 2005

This single day workshop will involve approximately 10 selected students
researching any aspect of Evolutionary Algorithms and presenting a 15-20
minute synopsis of their current research to a mentor panel, other students
and other selected participants. Each presentation will be followed by
questions and discussion prompted by the mentor panel. The panel will
consist of a rotating group of well known and established researchers in
Evolutionary Computation. A limited number of other students will also be
invited to attend the workshop where they will have an opportunity to join
in discussions.

This format is intended to offer feedback from the panel to the presenters
regarding their results, research methodology, future directions and
presentation style. It should benefit other attendees in terms of learning
about the work of others, engaging in technical discussions and meeting
researchers with related interests. Workshops with approximately the same
goals and format were held at previous GP/GECCO events and were strongly
endorsed by both faculty and student participants.

The group of presenting students will be chosen by the panel with the intent
of creating a diverse group of students working on a broad range of topic
areas. You are an ideal candidate if your thesis topic has already been
approved by your university and you have been working on your thesis for 
between 6 and 18 months. You are also a strong candidate if evolutionary 
computation has a role in an undergraduate project or thesis.

Importantly, even if you are not chosen to present, you will be considered
for invitation to the workshop and you can expect to derive a lot of benefit
from attending. Participation will be limited to preserve the discussion
quality of the workshop but students who submit a paper will receive highest
consideration. The papers submitted by students who participate in the workshop 
and/or presentation sessions will be printed in the GECCO Workshop
Papers. Awards will also be presented for best paper, and best presentation.

Please see the GECCO web site for more details: 

Dr. Michael O'Neill, CSG027A, Dept. of Computer Science & Information Systems,
University of Limerick, Limerick, Ireland.

Email: michael.oneill at ul.ie   WWW  : http://shine.csis.ul.ie
Phone: +353-61-213542         Fax  : +353-61-202734

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