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Generic Algorithms workshop at 2011 Genetic and Evolutionary Computation Conference (GECCO-2011)

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    FINAL CALL FOR PAPERS. (Apologies for cross posting), please forward to interested people. 1st GECCO WORKSHOP ON EVOLUTIONARY COMPUTATION FOR DESIGNING GENERIC
    Message 1 of 1 , Apr 3, 2011

      FINAL CALL FOR PAPERS. (Apologies for cross posting), please forward to interested people.


      to be held as part of the

      2011 Genetic and Evolutionary Computation Conference (GECCO-2011)
      July 12-16, Dublin, Ireland

      Organized by ACM SIGEVO
      20th International Conference on Genetic Algorithms (ICGA) and the
      16th Annual Genetic Programming Conference (GP)

      One Conference - Many Mini-Conferences 15 Program Tracks


      Workshop Website

      Although most evolutionary computation techniques are designed to
      generate specific solutions to a given instance of a problem, some
      of these techniques can be explored to solve more generic problems.
      The main objective of this workshop is to discuss evolutionary
      computation methods for generating generic algorithms and/or
      heuristics. These methods have the advantage of producing solutions
      that are applicable to any instance of a problem domain, instead
      of a solution specifically produced for a single instance of the problem.
      The areas of application of these methods may include, for instance,
      data mining, machine learning, optimization, bioinformatics,
      image processing, economics, etc.

      The workshop welcomes original submissions on all aspects of Evolutionary
      Computation for Designing Generic Algorithms, which include (but are
      not limited to) the following topics and themes:

      - Evolutionary algorithms for designing generic combinatorial
      optimization algorithms or heuristics
      - Evolutionary algorithms for designing generic machine learning algorithms
      or heuristics
      - Evolutionary algorithms for designing generic function optimization
      - Evolutionary algorithms for designing generic algorithms or heuristics
      for bioinformatics
      - (Meta-level) evolutionary algorithms for designing other (base-level)
      evolutionary algorithms
      - Empirical comparison of different hyper-heuristics
      - Theoretical analyses of hyper-heuristics
      - Automatic selection of algorithms' building blocks as a preprocessing step
      for the use of hyper-heuristics
      - Analysis of the trade-off between generality and effectiveness of different
      heuristics algorithms or heuristics produced by hyper-heuristics
      - Real-world applications of hyper-heuristics

      Paper Submission

      Submitted papers should follow the ACM format, and not exceed 8 pages.
      Please see the GECCO 2011 information for authors for further details.
      However, note that the review process of the workshop is not double-blind.
      Hence, authors' information should appear in the paper.
      All accepted papers will be presented at the workshop and appear in the
      GECCO workshop volume. Proceedings of the workshop will be published on
      CD-ROM, and distributed at the conference.

      Papers should be submitted by 7 April, 2011 in PDF format to:
      and contain the subject "GECCO Workshop".

      Important Dates

      * Paper submission deadline: 7 April, 2011
      * Notification of acceptance: 14 April, 2011
      * Camera-ready deadline: 26 April, 2011
      * Registration deadline: 2 May, 2011
      * GECCO-2011: July 12-16, 2011

      Workshop Chairs

      - Gisele L. Pappa - UFMG(Federal University of Minas Gerais), Brazil
      - John Woodward - University of Nottingham, Ningbo, China
      - Alex A. Freitas - University of Kent, United Kingdom
      - Jerry Swan - University of Nottingham, United Kingdom

      For more details, please visit the workshop website at:

      GECCO is sponsored by the Association for Computing Machinery Special
      Interest Group on Genetic and Evolutionary Computation (SIGEVO). SIG
      Services: 2 Penn Plaza, Suite 701, New York, NY, 10121, USA,
      1-800-342-6626 (USA and Canada) or +212-626-0500 (Global).




      John Woodward

      Department of Computer Science at the University of Nottingham Ningbo China.

      webpages: http://www.cs.nott.ac.uk/~jrw/ http://uk.linkedin.com/in/johnrwwoodward http://www.facebook.com/JohnRWWoodward

      emails: john.woodward@... john.r.woodward@... jrw@...

      phones: mobile +86 18658297583 office 8818 0239  fax +86 (0)574 8818 0125 skype john.r.woodward

      address: 423 Administration Building, University of Nottingham, Ningbo China, 199 Taikang East Road, University Park, Ningbo, Zhejiang, 315100, P.R.C.


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