The SIGEVO Summer School (S3) goes into round 4 with a renewed format, which fully integrates the student workshop previously held during the workshop days at GECCO. We will be targeting the following areas of knowledge:
- General skills needed by GECCO researchers, e.g. reviewing, paper writing and presenting, as well as best practices for the empirical evaluation of evolutionary algorithms. Taught through lectures and small practices led by summer school mentors, as well as through learning-by-doing during the "student workshop"-part of the summer school .
- In-depth knowledge about specific topics within GECCO, mostly through attending tutorials and workshops associated with GECCO (included in price), see last year's tutorials for a good indication of what to expect. Mentor sessions will also be tailored towards specific research topics to allow for more in-depth discussions with an expert in the field.
There will also be ample chances to meet and work with fellow students, as well as senior researchers (our mentors) in a relaxed and smaller setting than during the main conference. Interested? See below how to participate!
Due to the new format, we'll have two main ways to participate in the summer school:
- with paper: Submit a 4-page paper, which will be peer-reviewed. Upon acceptance, you will automatically be accepted for the summer school and your paper will appear in the GECCO companion proceedings. You will have a chance to present your paper during the summer school and get detailed feedback from our mentors, and will also be able to present it as a poster during the main GECCO conference.
- without paper: Submit a short motivational statement about why you would like to attend the summer school. The organisation committee will be reviewing these statements and distribute the remaining summer school places to the authors of the most convincing statements.
You can of course submit both a statement and a paper. In order for your paper to be included in the proceedings, you will have to attend the whole summer school and present during it. More details regarding how to submit your paper / statement will follow in due course.
|Sunday, July 5th 2020||Summer School (start ~9am)|
|Monday, July 6th 2020||Summer School (start ~9am)|
|Tuesday, July 7th 2020||Summer School (start ~9am)|
|Wednesday, July 8th 2020||GECCO Tutorials|
|Thursday, July 9th 2020||GECCO Tutorials + Networking lunch|
|Paper Submission Deadline||03 April 2020|
|Motivation Statement Submission Deadline||03 April 2020|
|Paper Acceptance Notification||17 April 2020|
|Summer School Acceptance Notification||17 April 2020|
|Summer School and Student Workshop||05-07 July 2020|
|GECCO Tutorials and Workshops||08-09 July 2020|
|GECCO Main Conference||10-12 July 2020|
The prizes for attending the summer school are detailed below. There will be various funding opportunities for students, including scholarships and travel grants. Please see the info for students for more details.
To become member of ACM and/or SIGEVO, follow these instructions. The yearly rate for ACM SIGEVO membership is 10 USD for students, while ACM student membership is 19 USD.
Summer School only (July 5th-9th):
|Student ACM/SIG Members||200 USD||250 USD|
|Student Non-Members||300 USD||350 USD|
Summer School plus GECCO conference (July 5th-12th):
|Student ACM/SIG Members||400 USD||450 USD|
|Student Non-Members||500 USD||550 USD|