Wednesday, March 8, 2017

[DMANET] [GECCO 2017] CFP for the GECCO Student Workshop

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The student workshop at GECCO (Genetic and Evolutionary Computation
Conference) 2017 aims to provide a platform for graduate and
undergraduate students to present their research on the topic at GECCO
in Berlin, Germany. This multi-session workshop supports students with
their scientific work and facilitates their inclusion in the research

At the workshop, students receive valuable feedback on the quality of
their work and their presentation style. This is assured by constructive
discussions after each talk led by a mentor panel of established
researchers. Students are encouraged to use this opportunity for
guidance on future research directions.

In addition, we provide opportunities to:
* present the work to the whole conference audience at the poster session,
* receive a best paper award, and,
* network and discuss ideas during and after the workshop.

This call is open to all papers mainly authored by students (Bachelor,
Master or PhD) and covering topics related to genetic and evolutionary
computation, for example related to any of the GECCO 2017 tracks:

* Ant Colony Optimisation and Swarm Intelligence
* Complex Systems
* Digital Entertainment Technologies and Arts
* Evolutionary Combinatorial Optimisation and Metaheuristics
* Evolutionary Machine Learning
* Evolutionary Multiobjective Optimisation
* Evolutionary Numerical Optimisation
* Genetic Algorithms
* General Evolutionary Computation and Hybrids
* Genetic Programming
* Real World Applications
* Search-Based Software Engineering
* Theory

We hope that the variety of covered topics will catch the attention of a
wide range of GECCO attendees, who will learn about fresh research ideas
and meet young researchers with related interests. Even when not
submitting or presenting, students are encouraged to attend the workshop
to learn of and from the work of their colleagues and broaden their
(scientific) horizons.

... so, submit your work / encourage your students to do so!


* Workshop submission deadline: March 27, 2017
* Decision notification: April 15, 2017
* Camera-ready submission: tba


Please submit your current research related to genetic and evolutionary
computation via


You will be required to provide:
* information about all authors of the paper and mark at least one as
corresponding author
* the title and abstract of the paper
* at least three keywords that characterise your paper
* at least one topic (GECCO track) that is relevant for your paper
* the degree the first author is currently pursuing (Bachelor, Master or
* your paper

Your submission of up to 4 pages is required to contain previously
unpublished work. The student(s) is/are not required to be the sole
author(s), but, since this is an educational event, they must be the
main contributor(s) as well as first and corresponding author(s) of the
paper. The student(s) are also expected to present at the workshop.
Therefore, please make sure to check your funding options for the
registration fee and travelling costs before submission!

Your contribution should be formatted according to the ACM Guidelines
in PDF format, and not exceed 4 pages, as opposed to the regular full
papers. Workshop papers will be published in the GECCO Companion


General information on GECCO workshops can be found at

For more details on the student workshop in particular as well as
up-to-date news, please visit our workshop web site at

or follow us on twitter:


* Boris Naujoks (TH Köln - University of Applied Sciences, Germany)
* Vanessa Volz (TU Dortmund University, Germany)

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Javier Ferrer
E.T.S. Ingeniería Informática
University of Málaga
Tel: +34 95213 2815
Fax: +34 95213 1397
ferrer [at]

Publicity Chair for GECCO 2017

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