CEC 2015 solicits proposals for tutorials that address the interests of its varied audience of individuals interested in Evolutionary Computation and related techniques, including graduate students, researchers and educators from academia, and researchers and practitioners from industry and government.
Tutorials offer a unique opportunity to disseminate in-depth information on specific topics in computational intelligence. We especially welcome proposals for tutorials that:
- Introduce a specific Evolutionary Computation topic, designed to make the topic (and the conference) more accessible to participants who are new to that topic.
- Provide a comprehensive review of the current state of the art in a specific EC topic aimed at researchers and practitioners who are knowledgeable, but not necessarily experts in the topic.
- Introduce new research problems, new application areas, or new or emerging technologies of relevance to EC.
- Provide a hands-on introduction to one or more tools or other resources of broad interest to the conference participants.
The tutorials will be held on May 25, 2015. We envision most tutorials to be 2 hours long, although longer durations (in multiples of 2 hour slots) may be considered.
Tutorials will be organized by scientists or professionals who have significant expertise in the selected topic and whose recent work has had a significant impact in their field. The format of each tutorial will be up to the organizer(s), but the focus should be on well-organized, systematic presentations of didactic value. Tutorial organizers should prepare various materials including handouts or electronic resources that will be made available for distribution before or during the tutorial. Setting up specific web pages for tutorials is highly encouraged. The audience size of an average tutorial is expected to be around 25-40. Organizers of successful tutorials may receive some minor compensation, the details of which will be communicated later.
Tutorial proposals should not exceed 5 pages, using an 11 point font for the text, and should include:
- Tutorial title
- Names and affiliations of presenters
- Tutorial abstract (200 words maximum, suitable for inclusion on the conference website)
- Tutorial description, including the objectives of the tutorial, its relevance to CEC 2015, description of the intended audience and background assumed of the audience, sufficient detail regarding the scope of material to be covered and the depth at which it will be covered.
- Desired tutorial length (if there is flexibility regarding length, please specify the topics to be included for each length).
- Information about other venues in which tutorials on the same topic have been presented or planned to be presented, along with pointers to the relevant slides or other tutorial materials and a brief explanation of how the proposed tutorial differs from the other offerings.
- Brief professional biographies of presenters including their scientific and professional qualifications and experience (relevant research, teaching, or tutorial presentation) and contact information.
Each proposal will be reviewed by the members of the CEC2015 tutorial program committee, and ranked based on the significance of the proposed tutorial topic, overall quality of the proposal, the qualifications and experience of the presenters, and the tutorial’s fit to the conference, and the number of tutorial slots and the space available.
Please email tutorial proposals to the Tutorial Chair: Clare Bates Congdon (e-mail: congdon -at- usm.maine.edu)
To ensure full consideration, tutorial proposals must be received no later than January 9, 2015.