SIGEVO - Genetic and Evolutionary Computation
SIGEVO GECCO Impact Paper Award
Presented annually to the author(s) of 1 to 3 papers presented at the Genetic and Evolutionary Computation Conference (GECCO) held 10 years prior to the award year.
SIGEVO Best Dissertation Award
Recognizes excellent thesis research by doctoral candidates in the field of evolutionary computing. Given annually to a maximum of 1 winner and a maximum of 2 honorable mentions at the GECCO awards ceremony. Includes a $1,000 honorarium and a plaque for the award winner.
SIGEVO Outstanding Contribution Award
Recognizes truly distinctive contributions to the field of Evolutionary Computation (EC) when evaluated over an extended period of at least 15 years. Given annually to a maximum of 2 individuals at the GECCO awards ceremony. Each award will carry a monetary value of $1,000 and a plaque.
ACM SIGKDD announced seven recipients for its inaugural KDD Impact Program, which aims to fund projects that have the potential for maximum impact on society. The proposals covered training data scientists; a hackathon; use of algorithms by government; women data science leaders; a summer school for high school students; data science for social good; and promoting community understanding of Big Data.
The 46th ACM SIGPLAN Symposium on Principles of Programming Languages is a forum for the discussion of all aspects of programming languages and programming systems. Co-hosted workshops will cover Certified Programs and Proofs, and Verification, Model Checking, and Abstract Interpretation. Keynote speakers are Mark Harman, an Engineering Manager at Facebook London, and Brigitte Pientka, an Associate Professor in the School of Computer Science at McGill University.