• Genetic and Evolutionary Computation Conference (GECCO 2021) - Last Cal

    From markus.wagner@adelaide.edu.au@21:1/5 to All on Tue Nov 3 14:38:22 2020
    Genetic and Evolutionary Computation Conference (GECCO 2021) - Last Call for Competition Proposals
    July 10-14, 2021, Lille, France

    Competitions Proposals: November 5, 2020

    Acceptance Decision: December 3, 2020

    Conference: July 10-14, 2021


    Competitions demonstrate how Evolutionary Computation and related
    techniques can be utilized in challenging practical, real-world and
    gaming settings. They also enable fair comparisons between algorithms
    and (for recurrent competitions) provide the possibility to follow the development of approaches over time.

    We are offering the publication of short algorithm descriptions as
    2-page contributions to the GECCO Companion. The competition organizers
    decide whether they want to offer this to the competition participants.
    The deadline for these algorithm descriptions will be in April 2021, and
    they will be reviewed by the respective competition organizers. Your competition's deadline can be after the 2-pages are due, e.g. in June.

    *PRIZES *

    While fame and certificates attract some participants, others are
    attracted by prizes. We encourage the competition organizers to source
    sponsors prizes. The sponsors can either directly donate a prize to your competition, or they can sign up for an official 'GECCO-level'
    sponsorship (or a customized variant of one): https://gecco-2021.sigevo.org/Call-for-Sponsors where, of course, an
    agreement would be made that their donation is meant to sponsor (in part
    or in total) the competition. Please note that we are merely encouraging
    this as a way of attracting additional attention -- it is not mandatory
    to have a sponsor, and we might even be able to organize a sponsor for
    you, if interested.


    Competition Proposals are submitted using the form in the GECCO 2021 web
    page (https://gecco-2021.sigevo.org/Competition-Proposals). Instructions
    on how to login in the web page and how to create an account are
    provided in the webpage. Submitters should be prepared to provide the
    following information:

    * The competition title. Please refrain from using special characters in the title.
    * A description of the competition. This field will also be displayed on the website as the default description for the competition if it is accepted.
    * The name, affiliation, email and short bio of the organizer(s). The first organizer will be the default contact person, but more organizers
    can be designated as contact person.
    * (Optional) A URL with more info about the competition.
    * The deadline for competitors to submit their artifacts/results (it can be after the 2-pages are due, if this option is offered to the participants).
    * (Optional) If the competition has been held before, then also
    provide the web address of the last edition and what you will change in
    case you plan any changes.
    * Description of any prizes and how they will be sourced.
    * Description of the judging process.
    * (Optional) How do you plan to encourage newcomers? Can you provide tutorials (incl. videos) to make the entrance easier?
    * (Optional) What is the dissemination plan for the submitted
    artifacts (please explain how you would like to handle the potential
    issues related to intellectual property of the artifacts, if any).
    * (Optional) Any other relevant information to evaluate the
    competition proposal.


    Competition proposals will be reviewed by the Competition Chairs and
    other members of the GECCO 2021 organizing committee, based on GECCO
    attendees' and competitors' likely interest, the breadth and the depth
    of the topic(s), and the expertise and credentials of the organizer(s).


    You can find updated information of the Competitions at: https://gecco-2021.sigevo.org/Competition-Proposals

    If you have questions regarding the competitions at GECCO 2021, please
    contact the Competitions Chairs:

    Marcella Scoczynski
    Federal University of Technology - Parana, Brazil
    Email: marcella@utfpr.edu.br

    Markus Wagner
    University of Adelaide, Australia
    Email: markus.wagner@adelaide.edu.au

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