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)

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

Dan Ashlock, Iowa State University,
David B. Fogel, Natural Selection, Inc.
Max H. Garzon, University of Memphis
David E. Goldberg, University Illinois, Champagne-Urbana
John Koza, Stanford University
Una-May O'Reilly, Massachusetts Inst. of Technology
Bill Punch, Michigan State University
Gregory Rawlins, Indiana University


The workshop will have 4 sessions each consisting of 3 papers. Each presentation is to last 15 minutes followed by a 10 minute question period.

9:00 - 9:10: Preliminaries: Wordy remarks and panel introduction

Session 1. ------------------- 9:10 to 10:25 --------------------

Adrian Trenaman, National University of Ireland: Concurrent GP and Robot Motion Planning

Laur Ivan, University of Limerick: Automatic Parallelization of Loops in Sequential Programs Using GP

Ole J. Mengshoel, U. of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign: Evolutionary Computation in Bayesian Networks

------------------------- BREAK: 10:25 - 10:45 ----------------

Session 2. ------------------- 10:45 - noon -------------------

Prof. Lloyd Smith of the UW Chemistry Dept

S.D. Gillmor et al, U. Wisconsin, Madison: Addressed Array Approach to
DNA Computation Readout through UV Photopatterning

T. Strother et al, U. Wisconsin, Whitewater: A Split and Pool Approach
to the synthesis of combinatorial olignucleotide mixtures for DNA

Liman Wang et al, U. Wisconsin, Madison: Surface-based DNA Computing Operations: DESTROY and READOUT

------------------------- LUNCH: noon to 1:30 --------------

Session 3. ------------------- 1:30 - 2:45 -------------------

Claire J. Kennedy, : Evolutionary Higher-Order Concept Learning

Janet Taylor, University of Wales: GP Applied to the Rapid Spectroscopic Analysis of Biological Samples

Robert Marmelstein, Air Force Institute of Technology: GPCEE: A Genetic Programming Approach to Data Mining

------------------------- BREAK: 2:45 - 3:15 ---------------

Session 4. ------------------- 3:15 - 4:30 -------------------

Ibrahim Kuscu, University of Sussex: Generalization and Genetic Programming

John James Collins, University of Limerick: Modelling the Behaviour of Interacting Autonomous Intelligent Agents

Talib S. Hussain, Queen's University: Basic Properties of Attribute Grammar Encoding

Instructions Regarding the Student Workshop (July 21, 1998) and Student Presentation Sessions at GP'98

These instructions are for students who submitted 1 page abstracts describing their GP research and who were informed that:

1) they were selected to present their work orally at the Student workshop to members of the panel and other students and/or

2) their abstract would be included in the late-breaking papers booklet. (Note: all students invited to present at the workshop are expected to submit their abstract for publication in the late-breaking papers booklet) and they would be scheduled to give an 15 minute oral presentation of their submission at student presentation sessions running parallel to GP-98.

Regarding the workshop (item 1 above):

---If you want your original submission updated before a copy is
dispatched to each member of the panel, send the new version to:

Una-May O'Reilly
Rm 937, NE-43
545 Technology Sq
Cambridge, MA, 02139, USA

---See the GP'98 web site page for the day's schedule and details
concerning the length of your presentation. Make sure your
presentation is rehearsed, coherent and within the time limit
allocated. Use of overhead transparencies to accompany your
presentation is recommended.

--- Make sure you inform Una-May as to whether you will attend.

Regarding the Publication of Abstracts and Student Presentation Sessions (item 2 above):

--- Deadline for receipt of 2 copies of the abstract and the completed "Permission to Publish" form is Wed, June 17th, 1998.

--- The permission to publish form is available at:

The 2 copies and form must be submitted to:
GP-98 Late-Breaking Papers - Student POSTER
American Association for Artificial Intelligence
445 Burgess Drive
Menlo Park, CA 94025.USA
PHONE: 415-328-3123

--- Prepare a 15 minute oral presentation accompanied by view-graphs, overhead transparencies, etc.

--- Check a schedule (to be released just prior to GP-98, after the conference sessions are set) for the time of your presentation.

--- Don't forget to apply for student travel grants if this is pertinent to you.

Last Updated: June, 1, 1998

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