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[GECCO 2013] EvoRobocode Competition CFP

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  • Daniele Loiacono
    Our apologies if you receive multiple copies of this announcement. ... EvoRobocode Competition to be held as part of the 2013 Genetic and Evolutionary
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      Our apologies if you receive multiple copies of this announcement.
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      EvoRobocode Competition


                         to be held as part of the

          2013 Genetic and Evolutionary Computation Conference (GECCO-2013) 

                          July 6-10, Amsterdam, The Netherlands


                         Organized by ACM SIGEVO
                     http://www.sigevo.org/gecco-2013

      *Goal*

      EvoRobocode challenges you to apply Evolutionary Computation to design a 
      competitive robot tank for the Robocode game!

      Robocode is a programming game, where the goal is developing in Java a 
      robot tank to fight against other tanks. Battles can be either run in 
      real-time and displayed on the screen or run in a batch mode without 
      visualization.
      Robocode also features an on-line tournament system to rank developed 
      tanks.
      To make the competition among robots more fair, each tank belongs to 
      different categories based on its code size. Accordingly, only robots 
      with a similar degree of complexity are allowed to battle together.

      *Rules*

      Each team can enter the competition with one robot tank.
      Robot tanks are Java program developed using the APIs provided with the 
      standard distribution of Robocode (http://robocode.sourceforge.net/)

      Robocode, allows different category of robot tanks based on the size of 
      the code, but for EvoRobocode we accept only tanks in the Nano bot 
      robot tanks with a code size not larger than 250 bytes (where  the code 
      size has to be computed as described at: http://goo.gl/IbSnU).

      Each entrant is free to use any tool, approach or method desired to 
      develop his own robot tank as long as the final result is a valid robot 
      tank according to the RoboRumble specifications 
      must be possible to submit the entry to the RoboRumble tournament without 
      any modification.

      *Submission*

      A submission to EvoRobocode involves two different steps.

      First, each entrant has to submit its own entry to the RoboRumble 1-vs-1 
      tournament (instructions to enter the RoboRumble are available at 

      Second, entrants have to submit to evorobocode@... the
      following materials:

        1. the name used to submit the entry to the RoboRumble 1-vs-1 tournament
        2. a package containing the robot tank and including the source code
        3. a brief writeup (2 pages max) describing the entry and the approach 
           used to develop it 

      All submissions should be sent to evorobocode@... by 
      June 21, 2013.

      *Scoring*

      Each entry will be scored by a panel of judges according to the following 
      schema:

       - 50% Performance, i.e., on ranking in RoboRumble tournament
       - 30% Relevance, i.e., to what extent EC was relevant in the development
                process of the robot
       - 20% Novelty, i.e., how novel is the approach used

      *Important Dates*

      Submission deadline: June 21, 2013
      Results will be announced during GECCO 2013 (July 06-10, 2013)

      *Further Information*

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