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Workshop Proposals

General Information

The Workshops Chairs of GECCO 2021 invite domain experts to submit proposals for organizing a workshop at GECCO 2021. The NON-EXTENSIBLE deadline is:

  • Proposals for workshops: November 5, 2020
  • Acceptance Decision: December 3, 2020


Workshops at GECCO provide the possibility to commonly develop visions and exchange ideas in an informal setting, especially if focused on an emerging research field or interdisciplinary research area. In contrast to regular sessions, workshops can (and should) host interactive sessions (discussions, demonstrations, etc.). Attendance at the workshops will be free to all GECCO attendees.

Workshop organizers are responsible for coordination and publicity. They collect and review papers, and provide a list of accepted papers and their authors, if applicable. Alternatively, a list of (invited) speakers and titles of talks to be given can be provided. If required, the GECCO organizers may provide additional support to the workshop organizers, such as publicity. Note that organizers, participants and presenters must register for the conference.

Accepted workshop papers will be published as part of a Companion volume to the conference proceedings in the ACM Digital library.

Workshop Proposal Submission

To submit a proposal click in the button below (you need to log in). Submitters should be prepared to provide the following information:

  1. The workshop title and acronym (or short title). Please refrain from using special characters in the title.
  2. A description of scope and content. This field will also be displayed on the website as the default description for the workshop if it is accepted.
  3. 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.
  4. (Optional) A URL with more info about the workshop.
  5. The expected number of participants to the workshop.
  6. Whether the organizers plan to invite speakers to the workshop.
  7. (Optional but highly encouraged) A description of any interactive activity or demo planned within the workshop.
  8. A draft schedule of the workshop, including the estimated duration (1 to max 4 sessions) and type of sessions. One session lasts 110 minutes. A typical workshop takes at most two sessions.
  9. (Optional) If this workshop (or a similar event coordinated by the same organizers or a subset of them) has taken place in previous years, either at GECCO or at other events, then include URLs to the event pages.
  10. (Optional) Any other relevant information to evaluate the workshop proposal.

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If you have questions regarding the workshops at GECCO 2021, please contact the Workshops Chairs:

Hugo Terashima-Marin
Tecnológico de Monterrey, Mexico
Email: terashima (at) tec.mx

Alberto Moraglio
University of Exeter, UK
Email: a.moraglio (at) exeter.ac.uk

If you encounter issues or have questions about the Workshop Proposal submission process on the GECCO website, please contact the Electronic Media Chair:

Nadarajen Veerapen
University of Lille, France
Email: nadarajen.veerapen (at) univ-lille.fr

Review Process

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

The outcome of the review process is scheduled to be announced on December 3, 2020.