Call For Workshop Proposals (closed)
The 8th International Conference on
Problem Solving from Nature (PPSN VIII)
18-22 September 2004, Birmingham, UK
In addition to the regular program of the International
Parallel Problem Solving from Nature 2004, workshops exploring current
hot topics on nature-inspired parallel problem solving will be held on
Saturday 18th September in Birmingham, UK. Researchers interested in
chairing a workshop are invited to submit proposals.
Workshops provide an opportunity for researchers to meet
important research issues and challenges in an informal setting.
Provocative new ideas, controversial aspects, open problems and
critical overviews are encouraged. Topics may include, but are not
limited to, the following:
Evolutionary Computation, Quantum Computation,
Molecular Computation, Neural Computation, Artificial Life, Swarm
Intelligence, Evolutionary Art, Artificial Ant Systems, Artificial
Systems, Self-Organising Systems, Emergent Behaviours, Machine
Perception, and Theoretical Aspects, as well as Real World
Individual workshops can be half day, or full day in
time to interactive sessions, discussions, brainstorming etc. that
cannot normally be accommodated within a larger conference programme is
Proposals for workshops should not exceed two pages in
and should contain the following information:
- A title and description of the topic the workshop
is intended to focus on.
- The motivation why the topic is both timely and
the PPSN community.
- A brief description of the proposed workshop format
identification of the points where the workshop will encourage the
participation of all workshop attendees. (For example, workshops have
often included a combination of the following: panel discussion,
and answer sessions, hands-on demonstrations, small group problem
sessions, brainstorming sessions, short paper presentations, poster
- The names and full contact information (e-mail and
addresses, fax, and telephone numbers) of the workshop organiser(s) and
brief descriptions of their relevant expertise.
- Preferred length half day/full day).
- An indicative list of potential attendees.
Organisers of accepted proposals will be responsible for
the workshop and gathering abstracts/papers for publication if
applicable. Attendance of the workshops will be open to all PPSN
attendees. ALL organisers, participants, and presenters must register
for the PPSN-2004 conference.
Where workshops include paper or poster presentations
full papers from each workshop will be published in the separate
workshop proceedings. Details and additional deadlines will be provided
once decisions have been made on the proposals.
Workshop proposals should be submitted no later than
15th March 2004 in
PLAIN TEXT e-mail or postscript / pdf format. Please do
not send html formatted text or encoded attachments. Organisers will
be notified of the committee's decisions by 19th April 2004.
Updated information about the workshop program will be
provided at http://events.cs.bham.ac.uk/ppsn04/
as it is received.
Please send proposals and inquiries regarding workshops
to any of the
Important Dates are:
Dr Ata Kaban, A.Kaban@cs.bham.ac.uk
Dr Peter Tino, P.Tino@cs.bham.ac.uk
School of Computer Science,
University of Birmingham,
of workshop proposals:
||19 April 2004