Call for Workshops


The call for workshops is now officially closed. On the Workshops page in the content menu of this webpage, a list of accepted workshops can be found with individual deadlines for submissions.

General Information

The Workshops Chairs of GECCO 2017 invite domain experts to submit proposals for organizing a workshop at GECCO 2017. The deadline for this, which is NON-EXTENSIBLE, is as follows:

  • Proposals for workshops: November 7, 2016

Workshops at GECCO 2017 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 (posters, 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 Instruction

Each workshop proposal should include:

  1. A half-page extended abstract (in plain text) that includes: the workshop title, the name and affiliation of the organizer(s), and a description of scope and content. Please refrain from using special characters in the title.
  2. Short bio of the organizer(s) (about half-page in plain text).
  3. [Highly encouraged] A description of any interactive activity or demoplanned within the workshop.
  4. A draft schedule of the workshop, including the estimated duration (1 to max 4 sessions) and type of sessions.
  5. 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.

Workshop proposals should be submitted by e-mail to the GECCO 2017 Workshop Chairs:

Julia Handl
Manchester Business School, United Kingdom
Email: julia.handl at

Markus Wagner
University of Adelaide, Australia
Email: markus.wagner at

Review Process

Workshop proposals will be reviewed by the Workshop Chairs and other members of the GECCO 2017 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 instructor(s).

The outcome of the review process is scheduled to be announced on December 5, 2016.