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FIRST CALL FOR GRADUATE STUDENT PARTICIPATION IN A GENETIC PROGRAMMING WORKSHOP
AND PRESENTATION SESSIONS AT GENETIC PROGRAMMING 1998 CONFERENCE (GP-98)
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
SUBMISSIONS: 12 copies of a one-page poster paper reporting GP related
- 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
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.
for poster paper requirements.
ANSWERS TO FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
- This one-page poster is entirely distinct from submitting to the GP-98
conference. You can do both!
- Your poster can overlap with any paper you've submitted anywhere else
- Your poster *must* relate some aspect of your thesis
- There is a strong possibility of travel grants to authors of accepted
submissions. Our goal is a high level of parti ipation by students. See
GP-98 home page for details on student travel grants for GP-98.
- There will be a student housing package available at the University
of Wisconsin. See GP-98 home page for details on student travel grants for
- If you are not a student, submit an email to firstname.lastname@example.org outlining
your reasons for requesting to attend the workshop.
- The exact location in Madison is an excellent choice! The workshop will
be held in the Memorial Student Union of the University of Wisconsin, Madison
which is located on Lake Mendota. The Union has a lakeside terrace and is
close to bustling State Street which leads to the Capitol. Madison is full
of coffee shops and cafes which allow scientific discussion to be conducted
in a pleasant atmosphere.
For additional information or questions, contact Una-May O'Reilly
Last Updated: August 9, 1997
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