Monday, April 17, 2017


*** S I G E V O S U M M E R S C H O O L
*** For GECCO students!
*** We have grants to ease your participation!
.......... Held along with ACM GECCO 2017 Conference ..........

July 14-20-21 (plus activities in July 15-19) BERLIN


>>> Only 30 positions are available for students: tell us on your
participation during the registration process of GECCO 2017 <<<

*** Call for Participation***

SIGEVO is a special interest group of ACM always looking for new ways to
improve the research and learning on genetic and evolutionary computation.

In this quest for disseminating the knowledge and making activities in
this domain we will organize, for the first time, a Summer School around
GECCO 2017 in Berlin: S3 (Sigevo Summer School).

We seek for PhD students to participate in this great event, offering:

1. One day before GECCO (July 14th), with lectures and interactions to
world class researchers in this domain.

2. Two days after GECCO (July 20th and 21st) of discussions,
presentations, and joint works.

3. Oriented interactions and learning in tutorials and sessions of GECCO.

4. Great networking opportunities and up to 6 awards to recognize
outstanding performance.

The many appealing activities during S3 will include:

- A first day (get together) where students will meet each other, form
groups, and listen to short lessons. An assignment will be done to
students and links for a close interaction to mentors will be created
for the whole school and conference duration.

- Questions, competitions and awards (economic plus diploma prizes) will
be offered to the students who perform the best, granted at the end of
the summer school. We have up to 6 awards in different categories: come
and participate!

- Opportunities to attend a big number of high quality GECCO tutorials
plus continuous interaction to the summer school staff and mentors, what
will raise the abilities and vision of students: don't miss this.

- The first day after GECCO, students will discuss with mentors, so as
to finish their assignments. Also, the staff in S3 will evaluate during
this day the solution to the questions made the first day and offer, on
the very last day, the results and winners.

- The last day of the summer school (two days after GECCO) students will
present their assignments to the whole board of mentors. Enjoy this
boosting to your knowledge, your PhD thesis, and your networking to this

- Attend *ALL* the 1+2 days of S3, plus attending some tutorials and
sessions of GECCO 2017.

- Have a valid registration to GECCO itself, plus a small fee of 100
euros to participate in the school.

- Fulfill an assignment, participate in the school challenges, and
follow the standards of proper social and research behavior.

Students of the S3 will be eligible for travel, register and lodging
grants of GECCO.

See the special section on S3 that will appear soon in the web page of

Any comments or questions on the school organization, please contact
Prof. Enrique Alba (


Prof. Enrique Alba
University of Malaga

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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