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Summer School

SIGEVO SUMMER SCHOOL (S3) and STUDENT WORKSHOP

Held in conjunction with ACM GECCO 2020 Conference


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, see last year's tutorials for a good indication of what to expect. Taught through mentor sessions and by attending tutorials and workshops associated with GECCO (included in price).


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!

Call for Papers / Participation

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.

Important Dates

Paper Submission DeadlineTBA
Motivation Statement Submission DeadlineTBA
Paper Acceptance NotificationTBA
Summer School Acceptance NotificationTBA
Summer School and Student Workshop05-07 July 2020
GECCO Tutorials and Workshops08-09 July 2020
GECCO Main Conference10-12 July 2020