Call for Participation
GECCO-99 Student Workshop
Date: Tuesday July 13, 1999
Submission is CLOSED
UPDATE! The deadline for student travel grant application is March 31, 1999.
Students with research topics focused on genetic and evolutionary
computation, DNA computation, Artificial Life and Agents are invited to apply to participate in the 1999 GECCO
Student Workshop. Approximately 12 students will be selected to
present a 15-20 minute synopisis of their current research to a mentor
panel, other students and selected participants at the day-long
workshop. Each presentation will be followed by questions and
discussion prompted by the mentor panel. To apply submit, via
one page poster-style synopsis of your research (details below).
Reports of research at all stages are welcome.
The workshop format offers feedback from well qualified
listeners regarding results, methodology, future directions and
presentation style. It benefits all 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 GP-97 and GP-98
and they were strongly endorsed by both faculty and student
The group of students who present will be chosen by the chair 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 at least several months. You are also a strong
candidate if a GECCO-related topic has a role in your 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. Our goal is to achieve high participation by students
working on GECCO-related research.
Location: Omni Rosen Hotel, Orlando, Florida, USA
Acceptance Date:May 1, 1999
What to submit: A one page poster-style reporting
How and Where to submit: Email your submission in post-script format (preferably uuencoded and gzipped), pdf format, html format or ascii (if absolutely necessary) to:
- Snail-mail will be tolerated if email is not an option.
Address 10 copies of your submission to:
- Una-May O'Reilly
- MIT Artificial Intelligence Lab,
- Cambridge, MA, 02139,USA
- If accepted, you are expected to create a web page related to
your research which provides your abstract. This will be linked from
a central page.
- All submissions of adequate quality (not those accepted for presentation)
will be printed along with the Late-Breaking
Papers book of GECCO.
Limited funds for students only are available to assist participants
with travel and accomodation costs. Registration to GECCO-99 will not
be waived. The deadline for application is Wed, March 31. At that time
applications will be reviewed and decisions about awards will be made
by about May 1, 1999. As a condition of acceptance, you will be
required to complete and submit an expense report to AAAI, accompanied
by original receipts one month after the conference. The URL for the travel
grant application is at the top of this page.
The Panel (to date)
- Dan Ashlock, Iowa State University
- Max Garzon, U. of Tennessee
- David E. Goldberg, University of Illinois
- John R. Koza, Stanford University
- Una-May O'Reilly, MIT Artificial Intelligence Lab (chair)
To be eligible to present at this workshop you must be a student.
Your submission should be authored solely by you (and your advisor or
supervisor if protocol demands).
Testimonial and Great Example:
Here is a message recently posted (March, 1999) to a number of electronic-lists by Frank W. Moore, PhD.
Dr. Moore was voted as having the Outstanding Presentation of
the GP'97 Student Workshop.
ATTENTION GRADUATE STUDENTS!
I urge all of you to consider submitting a poster paper summarizing your
on-going research in genetic or evolutionary computation, DNA computation,
artificial life, or intelligent agents to the GECCO'99 Graduate Student
As a participant in the GP'97 Graduate Student Workshop, I was given the
opportunity to join a group of outstanding graduate students from around
the world in presenting a summary of my dissertation research to some of
the most distinguished researchers in the genetic programming field. The
warm and positive responses of panel members, students, and other guests
were truly gratifying. Their constructive feedback proved invaluable as
my dissertation research drew to its conclusion. I have no doubt that
this year's workshop will be just as beneficial to you.
See you in Orlando!
Assistant Professor of Systems Analysis
Here is the single page poster-style paper Dr. Moore submitted.
Answers to Frequently Asked Questions
Other links about the workshop:
- This one-page poster is entirely distinct from submitting to GECCO-99.
You can do both! Note that the GECCO-99 submission deadline is earlier!
- Your submission can overlap with any paper you've submitted anywhere else
- Your submission must relate some aspect of your thesis. You can opt to paint a wide brush or focus on a specific aspect.
- There is a strong possibility of travel grants to authors of accepted
submissions. Our goal is a high level of partipation by students.
- If you are not a student, you may still attend. To do so, submit an
email request to firstname.lastname@example.org outlining
your reasons for requesting to attend the workshop.
For additional information or questions, contact Una-May O'Reilly
Last Updated: May 2, 1999