LINGUIST List 8.1817

Sun Dec 21 1997

Calls: Genetic Programming, Evolutionary Computation

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  1. Una-May O'Reilly, Genetic Programming Grad Student Workshop
  2. Una-May O'Reilly, Canadian AI: Workshop on Evolutionary Computation

Message 1: Genetic Programming Grad Student Workshop

Date: Fri, 19 Dec 1997 11:39:34 -0500 (EST)
From: Una-May O'Reilly <>
Subject: Genetic Programming Grad Student Workshop

This is a timely reminder of the Genetic Programming '98 Graduate Student
Workshop. Please note that the submission date is Wed, Jan 21, 1998.
Twelve copies of a one-page poster paper must be submitted. The basic info

Call for Graduate Student Participation in a
Genetic Programming Workshop and Presentation Sessions

Date of Student Workshop: Tuesday July 21, 1998

Location: Genetic Programming 1998 Conference (GP-98) in
 Madison, Wisconsin, USA

Dates of Presentation Sessions: July 22 - 25 (Wednesday - Saturday), 1998
Deadline 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.

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

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Message 2: Canadian AI: Workshop on Evolutionary Computation

Date: Fri, 19 Dec 1997 11:48:36 -0500 (EST)
From: Una-May O'Reilly <>
Subject: Canadian AI: Workshop on Evolutionary Computation

- -------------------- Call for Short Papers -------------------

 12th Canadian Conference on AI: Workshop on Evolutionary Computation

A workshop on Evolutionary Computation will be held at Simon Fraser
University the day preceeding AI-98, the Canadian conference on
Artificial Intelligence. We solicit contributions describing current
or recently completed projects related to research or application of
evolutionary algorithms. Anticipated participants are graduate
students, academics and professionals who will be attending AI-98,
VI-98 or GI-98. Potential topics of interest related to Evolution
Strategies, Evolutionary Programming, Genetic Algorithms or Genetic
Programming are (but not restricted to):

	- genetic operator design
	- formal or experimental analysis 
	- representation choices
	- inspiration from natural systems
	- comparison of algorithms
	- applications to real-world problems
	- applications to AI system sub-modules
	- practitioner insights
	- distributed or parallel implementations
	- hybridized optimization systems
	- evolving neural nets
	- artificial life

Authors should submit short manuscripts (2-3 pages) formatted as
postscript, adobe-acrobat, plain text or html. Contributions will be
reviewed for quality and relevance. A short presentation (approx 15
minutes) will be expected of accepted submissions. The format of the
workshop will be groups of presentations interleaved with general
discussion motivated by the presentation topics.

One purpose of the meeting will be to promote a network of researchers
interested in E.C. Therefore, if you wish to attend the workshop yet
not submit a manuscript, you may instead submit a brief email
explaining your motivation to attend. If you would be interested in
attending a 1-2 hour tutorial on evolutionary algorithms on the day of
the workshop or during AI-98, send an email to:

Cost of the workshop is $30 (CDN) for non-student and 1/2 price for

Please submit your paper electronically to:

Check the WWW site for further details:

Milestones for this workshop are as follows:

April 15, 1998		Paper submission deadline
May 1, 1998		Notification of acceptance and schedule
Wed, June 17, 1-4 pm	Workshop


Franz Oppacher, School of Computer Science, Carleton University,,

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

Related Information	 Information: AI-98 Conference		 Information: AI/GI/VI-98 

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