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Sunday, March 05, 2006

BioGEC Workshop: Call for Papers

This is a reminder that papers are due March 31st for our BioGEC Workshop. More information on the workshop and the call for papers can be found here.

Here is a brief description:

The field of Genetic and Evolutionary Computation (GEC) has greatly benefited by borrowing ideas from the biological sciences. Recently, it has become clear that GEC can help solve biological problems, and thereby “repay its debt”.

The fifth annual workshop on Biological Applications of Genetic and Evolutionary Computation (BioGEC), organized in connection with the 2006 Genetic and Evolutionary Computation Conference (GECCO-2006) in Seattle, USA, is intended to explore and critically evaluate the application of GEC to biological problems. Specifically, the goal is to bring biologists and computer scientists together to foster an exchange of ideas that will yield emergent properties that will move the field forward in unpredictable ways.

The 2006 BioGEC workshop will span two four-hour sessions. The first session will feature a community analysis of a real biological dataset. An important feature of this session is that the biologist that generated the data will be present to provide feedback on the results. The second session will feature poster presentations of new or incomplete work in the BioGEC domain. The goal of this session is to provide a forum for receiving critical feedback on ideas and research results that might not yet be mature.

Workshop Date and Location:

July 9, 2006 (8 hours)

Held at the Renaissance Hotel in Seattle, Washington, USA


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