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CHAIR: Una-May O'Reilly, MIT Artificial Intelligence Lab

PANEL (to date): David B. Fogel, Natural Selection Inc
David E. Goldberg, University of Illinois
John R. Koza, Stanford University
Una-May O'Reilly, MIT Artificial Intelligence Lab

DATE OF STUDENT WORKSHOP: Tuesday July 21, 1998

LOCATION: Memorial Union Building, 800 Langdon Street, Madison, Wisconsin, USA (Same as site of the Genetic Programming 1998 Conference)

DATES OF PRESENTATION SESSIONS: July 22 - 25 (Wednesday - Saturday), 1998 (During GP-98 conference)

DATE FOR SUBMISSIONS: Wednesday, January 21, 1998 (Same date as CFP of GP-98)

SUBMISSIONS: 12 copies of a one-page poster paper reporting GP related research to
GP-98 PhD Workshop
c/o American Association for Artificial Intelligence
445 Burgess Drive
Menlo Park, CA 94025 USA

No E-mail or FAX submissions may be made . Selection of the presenting students and final decisions concerning the workshop will be made shortly after submission.


This is a call for student participation in two related events:

First, a single day workshop will be held on Tuesday July 21, 1998 where approximately 12 selected students with research related to Genetic Programming will each present a 15-20 minute synopisis of their current research to a mentor panel, other students and other selected participants. Each presentation will be followed by questions and discussion prompted by the mentor panel.

This format is intended to offer feedback from the panel to the presenters regarding their results, methodology, future directions and presentation style. It should benefit other attendees in terms of learning about the work of others, engaging in technical discussions and meeting researchers with related interests. A workshop with approximately the same goals and format was held at GP-97 and it was strongly endorsed by both faculty and student participants.

To be eligible to present at this workshop you must submit 12 paper copies of a one page poster paper describing your thesis work involving genetic programming including existing intermediate results. It should be in the camera-ready format of a GP-98 poster paper. Your submission should be authored solely by you (and your advisor or supervisor if protocol demands).

The group of presenting students will be chosen by the chair 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 for at least several months. You are also a strong candidate if genetic programming has a role in an undergraduate project or thesis.

Importantly, even if you are not chosen to present, you will be considered for invitation to the workshop and you can expect to derive a lot of benefit from attending. Participation will be limited to preserve the discussion quality of the workshop but students who submit a paper will receive highest consideration. Our goal is to achieve close to 100% participation by students working on GP research.

Second, concerning presentation sessions on July 22 - 25 (Wednesday - Saturday), 1998. As just stated, all students submitting a poster paper will be considered for presentation and invitation to the workshop. Plus, the same submission will be considered for student oral presentation sessions held in parallel with GP-98. These sesssions are expected to include most submissions because there is sufficient time for them to run as a parallel stream of the conference. These presentations will give students an opportunity to present their work to the larger conference audience and will allow attendees of the GP-98 conference to learn about this ongoing student research work.

The one page papers submitted by students who participate in the workshop and/or presentation sessions will be printed in the GP-98 Late-Breaking Papers book. It is possible that the 12 submissions selected for workshop presentation will be included in the GP-98 proceedings.
Click here for poster paper requirements.


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Last Updated: August 9, 1997

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