CALL FOR VOLUNTEERS FOR THE PROGRAM COMMITTEE FOR
Genetic Programming 1998 Conference
July 22 - 25 (Wednesday - Saturday), 1998
University of Wisconsin - Madison, Wisconsin USA
The program committee for the third annual Genetic Programming Conference
(GP-98) to be held on July 22 - 25 (Wednesday - Saturday), 1998 at University
of Wisconsin - Madison is broad-based and is open to all authors of one
or more previously published papers on genetic programming.
The GP-97 Conference attracted over 350 attendees and featured 20 tutorials,
84 peer-reviewed papers, 3 invited speakers, vendor presentations, 38 late-breaking
papers, and 16 PhD student presentations. The GP conference has acquired
a reputation for robust discussion and new ideas and has already become
the largest single conference in the field of evolutionary computation.
Being on the program committee will involve your reading, reviewing, and
ranking about four to six submitted papers on genetic programming during
the month of February 1998. (The paper submission deadline for GP-98 is
Wednesday, January 21, 1998).
The review process used at the GP conference is based on judgment by peers
of the submitting authors. The decisions on which papers are accepted
and published by the conference are made entirely by the submitter's peers
(i.e., authors of previously published GP papers). As in the past, the
goal is to have each submitted paper read and ranked by about 6 or 7 peers
so as to get a broad-based judgment of the submitted paper. The willingness
of a broad base of published GP authors is absolutely critical to make this
system work. Neither the conference's general chair or executive committee
review any papers. The executive committee applies an automatic algorithm
based on the rankings provided by the peer reviewers who actually read the
papers in determining which papers are accepted and published in the various
categories (long, short, and poster). That is, the peer reviewers who
actually read the papers closely are the people who actually make the decision
on which papers are accepted and published.
Your participation on the program committee will be acknowledged in the
conference proceedings as well as various editions of the calls for papers,
the conference brochure, and ads.
If you are willing to do this, please send me
Physical copies of the papers will be sent to you by UPS courier service
in late January 1998. The review form will be sent to you by e-mail.
You will be given several weeks to read and review the papers. Reviews
are returned by e-mail directly to the AAAI. The reviewer's name is removed
from the message by the AAAI before the review is forwarded to the conference's
general chair, executive committee, or (eventually) the submitting author.
If your physical mailing address or e-mail address changes between now
and February 1998, please notify us.
- the exact way you want your name listed,
- the institutional affiliation you want listed with your name, if any,
- your physical mailing address in February 1998,
- your phone number (for the courier address label), and
- your e-mail address in February 1998 (if different from the one you
use to reply).
GP-98 will be co-located with 6 other conferences in Madison. Three conferences
--- Machine Leaning (ICML), Computational Learning Theory (COLT), and Uncertainty
in AI (UAI) will concurrent with GP-98. Two others --- AAAI and IAAI will
immediately follow GP-98 in Madison and Cognitive Science 1998 will immediately
follow AAAI and IAAI. Arrangements are currently being made concerning
various joint and cooperative activities among the various conferences.
In 1998, GP-98 will be the only summertime conference on evolutionary computation.
Other EC conferences in 1998 include EP-98 in San Diego in March 1998;
ICEC-98 in Anchorage, Alaska in May 1998; PPSN-98 in September 1998 in Amsterdam,
and FOGA-98 in September 1998 in Amsterdam.
GP-97 will be held in cooperation with American Association for Artificial
Intelligence (AAAI), Association for Computing Machinery (ACM), ACM SIGART,
and IEEE Neural Networks Council.
There will be GP-98 PhD Student Workshop on Tuesday July 21, 1998 chaired
by Una-May O'Reilly. See www.genetic-programming.org for details.
Tutorial proposals are being solicited. See www.genetic-programming.org
Workshop proposals are also solicited as well as ideas for invited speakers
and other activities.
As at GP-96 and GP-97, the main focus of the conference will be on genetic
programming, but there will be several additional tracks on various other
areas of evolutionary computation, including genetic algorithms, evolutionary
programming, evolution strategies, classifier systems, DNA computing, evolvable
hardware, evolutionary robotics, and possibly others.
Please reply to firstname.lastname@example.org concerning participating on
the program committee.
GP-98 General Chair
Computer Science Department
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