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[Neuroscience] Reminder: GECCO-2006 Graduate Student Workshop

Terry Soule tsoule at cs.uidaho.edu
Thu Feb 2 19:01:28 EST 2006

Reminder of the
to be held as part of the
July 8-12, 2006 (Saturday-Wednesday)
Renaissance Seattle Hotel
Seattle, Washington, USA
Organized by ACM SIG-EVO

The graduate student workshop is an opportunity for students pursuing
research in some aspect of evolutionary computation to present their
research and to receive feedback from both the general evolutionary
computation community and a 'mentor' panel of established researchers in
evolutionary computation.

Graduate Student Workshop Deadlines:
Submission deadline:       Friday, March 17, 2006
Acceptance notification:   Friday, March 31, 2006
Camera ready deadline:    Friday, April 14, 2006

This all day workshop will involve presentations by approximately 12
selected students pursing research in some aspect of evolutionary
computation.  Preference will be given to graduate students, but
undergraduates pursing research in evolutionary computation are also
encouraged to submit papers and attend.  Students will make 15-20 minute
presentations to an audience that will include a 'mentor' panel of
established researchers in evolutionary computation.  Presentations will be
followed by a 10 minute question and discussion period led by the mentor

The goal of this workshop is to assist students regarding their research:
research methodology, goals, and plans.  Students will also receive feedback
on their presentation style.  Other attendees will benefit by learning about
current research, engaging in technical discussions and meeting researchers
with related interests.  Other students are encouraged to attend as a means
of strengthening their own research.

The group of presenting students will be chosen 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 or dissertation for
between 6 and 18 months.

Submissions should be made electronically to tsoule at cs.uidaho.edu with the
subject "GECCO 2006 Graduate Student Workshop Submission".  Submissions
should be in PDF or PostScript format and follow the formatting rules for
GECCO submissions (see http://www.sigevo.org/gecco-2006/submitting.html).
In addition, submissions should be accompanied by a brief cover email
including the student's current enrollment status (undergraduate, M.S.
student, or Ph.D. student) and information regarding the extent of their
research to date (e.g. number of months on the project, whether they've
completed a proposal defense, or some similar indication of progress).
Accepted papers will be included with the other workshop papers on the GECCO
Workshops CD.  Awards will be presented for best paper and best

Keeping in mind that the goal of the workshop is to supply advice and
suggestions on both the current status of their research and on their planed
future research directions; presenters should plan to present both their
current research results and their future research goals and plans.

For more information:
For more information on GECCO 2006 go to www.sigevo.org/GECCO-2006.
For more information on the graduate student workshop go to
www.sigevo.org/gecco-2006/grad-student.html or contact:
Terence Soule
Department of Computer Science
University of Idaho
Moscow, ID 83844-1010
tsoule at cs.uidaho.edu
(208) 885-7789

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