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    ... CALL FOR PARTICIPATION AT THE 2009 GENETIC AND EVOLUTIONARY COMPUTATION CONFERENCE (GECCO-2009) July 8-12, 2009 (Wednesday-Sunday) Montreal, Canada
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      CALL FOR PARTICIPATION AT THE
      2009 GENETIC AND EVOLUTIONARY COMPUTATION CONFERENCE (GECCO-2009)

      July 8-12, 2009 (Wednesday-Sunday)

      Montreal, Canada

      http://www.sigevo.org/GECCO-2009

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      Organized by ACM SIGEVO
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      VENUE
      Delta Centre-Ville hotel is located in the heart of downtown, where
      Old Montreal and new Montreal blend seamlessly, and adjacent to
      vibrant nightlife, boutique shops and eclectic cuisine. For more
      information on Delta Centre-Ville, please visit
      http://www.deltahotels.com/hotels/hotels.php?hotelId=35

      KEYNOTE SPEAKERS
      GECCO-2009 offers an amazing opportunity to attend two great keynote
      speeches:
      - Speaker: Demetri Terzopoulos
      Title: Artificial Life Simulation of Humans and Lower Animals:
      From Biomechanics to Intelligence
      Time: July 11, 2009 (Saturday), 4.10pm-5.50pm
      - Speaker: John H. Holland
      Title: Genetic Algorithms: Long Ago [Past] and Far Away [Future]
      Time: July 12, 2009 (Sunday), 10.40am-11.40am

      OTHER SELECTED EVENTS
      There are a number of great events planned within GECCO-2009 besides
      standard technical sessions. These events include
      - Student party at Thomson House Pub, operated by the Graduate
      Students Association of McGill University.
      - Social event with dinner and birthday cake at Bevedere Hall,
      Montreal Science Centre, a spectacular setting offering a
      remarkable panorama of Old Montreal, the Old Port and the St.
      Lawrence River from its terrace.
      - Poster session and hors d'oeuvre reception.
      - Art exhibition.
      - 3rd Annual Job Shop.

      TUTORIALS
      GECCO-2009 will feature more than 40 high-quality tutorials by
      leading researchers in their fields. There will be both introductory
      and advanced tutorials.

      COMPETITIONS
      GECCO-2009 will house several competitions:
      - 6th Annual HUMIES Awards for human-competitive results produced
      by genetic and evolutionary computation ($10,000 in prizes)
      - Simulated Car Racing
      - Evolutionary Robotics
      - GPUs for Genetic and Evolutionary Computation
      - Solve Rubik's Cube

      WORKSHOPS
      GECCO-2009 will feature 13 workshops:
      - Automated Heuristic Design: Crossing the Chasm for Search Methods
      - Black Box Optimization Benchmarking
      - Computational Intelligence on Consumer Games and Graphics Hardware
      - Defense Applications of Computational Intelligence Workshop
      - Evolutionary Computation and Multi-Agent Systems and Simulation
      - Generative & Developmental Systems Workshop
      - Learning Classifier Systems
      - Learning from Failures in Evolutionary Computation
      - Medical Applications of Genetic and Evolutionary Computation
      - Genetic and Evolutionary Computing in Support of Patient Care
      - Symbolic Regression and Modeling Workshop
      - Graduate Student Workshop
      - Undergraduate Student Workshop

      OTHER LOCAL EVENTS
      Visiting GECCO-2009 will be a great opportunity to visit the famous
      Montreal Jazz Festival (July 2-12, 2009):
      http://www.montrealjazzfest.com/Fijm2008/festival_en.aspx

      MORE INFORMATION
      Visit http://www.sigevo.org/gecco-2009 for information about the
      program, latest list of tutorials and workshop, late-breaking
      papers, and more.

      CONTACT
      For technical matters, contact Conference Chair Franz Rothlauf at
      rothlauf@...
      For conference administration matters contact Primary Support Staff at
      gecco-admin@...

      GECCO is sponsored by the Association for Computing Machinery Special
      Interest Group for Genetic and Evolutionary Computation.
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