for workshop proposals
Part of the Genetic and Evolutionary Computation Conference
(GECCO-2006) Seattle, WA, USA on July 8 - 12, 2006
A recombination of the 11th Annual Genetic Programming
and the 15th International Conference on Genetic Algorithms
*** Deadline 28 October, 2005 ***
The GECCO-2006 Program Committee would like to invite
proposals for workshops to be held during the 2006
Genetic and Evolutionary Computation Conference (GECCO-2006).
provide an opportunity for researchers to meet and
discuss topics with a selected focus in an
informal and interactive setting. Workshops are an
excellent forum for participants with common interests
to explore new approaches, critique existing approaches
,and identify emerging areas of interest in genetic
and evolutionary computation (GEC). Members of all
segments of the GEC community are encouraged to submit
Individual workshops can be two hours, half
day, or full day in length. Although the format of
will be determined by their organizers, all organizers
will be STRONGLY encouraged to allocate significant
time to interactive sessions (discussions, panels,
question and answer sessions, group problem-solving,
brainstorming, etc.) that cannot normally be accommodated
within a larger conference programe.
Proposals for workshops
should not exceed THREE pages in length and should
contain the following information:
1. A description of the workshop topic. Identify the
specific issues on which the workshop will focus.
2. A brief discussion of why the topic is of particular
interest to the GEC community at this time.
3. A brief description of the proposed workshop format
and identification of the points where the workshop
will encourage the participation of all workshop attendees.
(For example, workshops have often included a combination
of the following: panel discussion, question and answer
sessions, hands-on demonstrations, small group problem
solving sessions, brainstorming sessions, short paper
presentations, poster sessions, general discussion).
4. The names and full contact information (e-mail
and postal addresses, fax, and telephone numbers) of
the workshop organiser(s) and a brief descriptions
of their relevant expertise.
5. A brief resume of the qualifications of the organizers
providing evidence of workshop organization ability
or experience, their contributions to the field of
Evolutionary Computation and evidence of peer-esteem
in the subject area of the workshop.
6. A brief description of the preferred length (2hr,
half day, or full day).
7. An indicative list of
Organizers’ whose proposals
are accepted for GECCO workshops will be responsible
the workshop and gathering abstracts/papers for publication
if applicable. Attendance of the workshops will be
open to all GECCO attendees. ALL organizers, participants,
and presenters must register for the GECCO-2006 conference.
Organizing a workshop does NOT qualify the organizer
for a reduction in the registration or accommodation
Where workshops include paper or poster presentations
abstracts and/or full papers from each workshop will
be published in the separate workshop proceedings.
Details and additional deadlines will be provided once
decisions have been made on the proposals. Please note
that all papers should abide to the ACM formatting
rules and it is the responsibility of workshop organizers
to enforce this.
Workshop proposals should be submitted
as soon as possible and must be received no later than
28, 2005. Please submit proposals in PLAIN TEXT e-mail
format. Please do not send HTML formatted text or encoded
attachments. Organizers will be notified of the committee’s
decisions by November 11, 2005.
Please send proposals
and inquiries regarding workshops by e-mail to:
Jano van Hemert -
Proceedings will be published both on CD-ROM and in book
form, and distributed at the conference.
To propose a tutorial or workshop, contact Mike Cattolico at