LINGUIST List 11.2122

Tue Oct 3 2000

Calls: Genetic Computation, Human-Computer Interaction

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  1. GECCO-2001, Genetic and Evolutionary Computation Conference (GECCO-2001)
  2. Judy, Human-Computer Interaction (OZCHI 2000)

Message 1: Genetic and Evolutionary Computation Conference (GECCO-2001)

Date: Sun, 1 Oct 2000 23:47:27 -0400
From: GECCO-2001 <>
Subject: Genetic and Evolutionary Computation Conference (GECCO-2001)



 Genetic and Evolutionary Computation Conference

 (A recombination of the Sixth Annual Genetic Programming Conference (GP-2001) 
 and the International Conference on Genetic Algorithms (ICGA-2001))

 Co-Sponsored by AAAI (American Association for Artificial Intelligence)

 July 7-11, 2001 (Saturday - Wednesday)
 San Francisco, California USA

 One Conference: Many "Mini-Conferences":
 GECCO = GP + GA + ES + EP + EH + ER + DNA + CS + RWA + AAA + ACO + ...

See the latest in YOUR favorite branch of Evolutionary Computation,
AND explore developments in other, related tracks. The Genetic and
Evolutionary Computation Conference (GECCO-2001) will present the
latest high-quality results in the growing field of genetic and
evolutionary computation. Topics include, but are not limited to,
genetic algorithms (GA); genetic programming (GP); evolution
strategies (ES); evolutionary programming (EP); evolvable hardware
(EH); evolutionary robotics (ER); real-world applications (RWA);
classifier systems (CS); DNA and molecular computing (DNA); artificial
life, adaptive behavior and agents (AAA); ant colony optimization
(ACO); optimal design of engineered structures; methodology, pedagogy,
and philosophy (MPP); genetic scheduling and routing (GS); and other
areas to be announced.

Papers are now invited (see further information below), with
manuscripts to be received for review no later than January 24, 2001.
Each paper submitted to GECCO will be rigorously reviewed, in a blind
review process, by one of at least seven separate and independent
program committees specializing in various aspects of genetic and
evolutionary computation. These committees make their own final
decisions on submitted papers for their areas, subject only to
conference-wide space limitations and procedures.


Travel grants to assist graduate students in meeting the expenses of
attending GECCO to present a paper will be available (see web site for


Proposals for Birds-of-a-Feather Workshops for GECCO-2001 are now
being solicited. In addition to a Graduate Student Workshop, many
other workshops on a variety of EC-related topics will be held during
GECCO-2001, on Saturday, July 7. See the web pages or contact the Workshops Chair,
Soraya Rana-Stevens,, for the latest list of topics
or for information on submitting a proposal to organize a workshop.
Workshops already in planning include Optimal Scheduling and Routing,
Optimal Design of Engineered Structures, and the Fourth International
Workshop on Learning Classifier Systems.


Twenty-eight tutorials are being planned, for presentation on Sunday,
July 8, 2001 (see listing below and updates on ).

 GA -- Annie Wu 		 GP - Bill Langdon
 ES & EP - Hans-Michael Voigt Real-World Apps: Mitsuo Gen
(Additional Special Program Committees are still being organized)
 Genetic Scheduling and Routing: Edmund Burke
 Optimal Design of Engineered Structures: Shahram Pezeshk

BUSINESS COMMITTEE: David Goldberg and John Koza

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION For information concerning hotel reservations,
travel discounts, student housing, student travel grants, graduate
student workshop, proposals for workshops, proposals for additional
tutorials, late-breaking papers, and other matters, visit . For technical matters, email: Erik
Goodman, GECCO-2001 Gen. Chair, For
administrative matters, email: Conference
administered by the American Association for Artificial Intelligence,
445 Burgess Drive, Menlo Park, CA 94025 USA. Phone: 650-328-3123.
Fax 650-321-4457. Conference operated by the International Society
for Genetic and Evolutionary Computation, Inc., a not-for-profit


The deadline for ARRIVAL at the physical address below of the eight
(8) paper copies of each submitted paper is WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 24,
2001. The address is GECCO-2001, c/o AAAI, 445 Burgess Drive, Menlo
Park, CA 94025, USA. Phone 650-328-3123.

Submitted papers are to be in single-spaced, 10-point type on 8-1/2" x
11" OR A4 paper with 1" margins at top and 3/4" margin at left, right,
and bottom, and are a maximum of eight (8) pages. Papers may not be
submitted by email or fax. Details regarding the formatting and
content of the papers are contained at the web site,

Review criteria will include significance of the work, novelty, clarity, 
writing quality, and sufficiency of information to permit replication (if 

The first-named author (or other corresponding author designated by
the authors when submitting) will be notified of acceptance or
rejection (on approximately the first week of March, 2001). It is
preferred (but not required) that the format of submitted papers
roughly follow the required format for final camera-ready papers. The
required style for the final camera-ready papers is posted on the
GECCO web page and is similar to that of GECCO-2000.


Erik Goodman, General Chair, GECCO-2001
Genetic Algorithms Research and Applications Group (GARAGe)
Michigan State University
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Message 2: Human-Computer Interaction (OZCHI 2000)

Date: Tue, 3 Oct 2000 21:24:41 +1100
From: Judy <>
Subject: Human-Computer Interaction (OZCHI 2000)

OZCHI 2000 Conference on Human-Computer Interaction
Interfacing reality in the new millennium
Sydney, Australia, 4-8 December 2000

Call for Participation

OZCHI is the annual conference for the Computer-Human Interaction Special
Interest Group (CHISIG) of the Ergonomics Society of Australia, and
Australia and New-Zealand's leading forum for work in all areas of
Human-Computer Interaction.

OZCHI attracts an international community of researchers and practitioners
with a wide range of interests, including human factors and ergonomics,
human-computer interaction, information systems, software engineering,
artificial intelligence, design, social sciences and management.

An excellent program of tutorials, workshops and conference presentations,
with an exhibition, demonstrations and poster display has now been
finalised. Full details on the web page above. Highlights are:

Keynote Speakers
� Richard Helm, Boston Consulting Group
� John Carroll, Center for Human Computer Interaction, Virginia Tech, USA:
Making use: Scenario-Based Design of Human Computer Interaction.
� Penny Sanderson, SCHIL Director, Swinburne University of Technology,
Melbourne, Australia: "It's an IT system, not a control system!"
Revolutionary changes in human computer interaction with large-scale
� Gerhard Fischer, Professor, University of Colorado, USA: Design,
Learning, Collaboration and New Media: a co-evolutionary HCI perspective.
� Brian Gaines, Professor Emeritus, University of Calgary, Canada: HCI and
Internet Communities: Something Borrowed, Something Blue.

Tutorials and Workshops
See details on the web for the 9 Tutorials and 4 workshops on offer 4th and
5th December.

Social Activities
Both the Welcome Cocktails and the Gala Dinner are in spectacular Sydney
locations, recognisable from the recent Olympic coverage! Drink in the sky,
then dine beneath the Sydney Harbour Bridge, network and relax.

Online registration on the web now. Early Bird rates close Sunday 22nd
October - don't delay. Special rates for CHISIG and ACS members.

Enquiries: on any aspect of the Conference, to

c/- Well Done Events
PO Box 90
Cambewarra NSW 2540 Australia

Judy Potter
Managing Director
Well Done Events
PO Box 90
Tel: +61 2 4422 2222
Fax: +61 2 4422 3878
Mobile: 0412 219 895
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