MedGEC 2011

7th GECCO Workshop on Medical Applications of Genetic and Evolutionary Computation

12 July 2011, Dublin, Ireland


Workshop Venue
Paper Submission

GECCO 2011
Genetic and Evolutionary Computation Conference
12-16 July 2011
Dublin, Ireland

Important dates:

Paper submission deadline:
7 April 2011

Notification of acceptance:
14 April 2011

Camera-ready copy deadline:
26 April 2011

12 July 2011








Welcome to MedGEC 2011

MedGEC is the GECCO Workshop on the application of genetic and evolutionary computation (GEC) to problems in medicine and healthcare.

Subject areas

Subjects will include (but are not limited to) applications of GEC to:

    Medical imaging
    Medical signal processing
    Medical text analysis
    Clinical diagnosis and therapy
    Data mining medical data and records
    Clinical expert systems
    Modelling and simulation of medical processes
    Drug description analysis
    Genomic-based clinical studies
    Patient-centric care

A dedicated workshop at GECCO provides a much needed focus for medical related applications of EC, not only providing a clear definition of the state of the art, but also support to practitioners for whom GEC might not be their main area of expertise or experience.

The Workshop has two main aims:

(i) to provide delegates with examples of the current state of the art of applications of GEC to medicine.

(ii) to provide a forum in which researchers can discuss and exchange ideas, support and advise each other in theory and practice.

GECCO is widely regarded to be the most authoritative conference in GEC and, as such, offers the ideal venue for this important and growing community.

Accepted Workshop papers will be published in the GECCO 2011 Companion Material, included with the proceedings on a CD, and also in the ACM Digital Library.


New for GECCO MedGEC 2011

A session of the  workshop will be dedicated to the presentation of large transnational projects in which GEC plays a significant role and of other opportunities for young scientists to be involved in this field.  In  particular, a short presentation of  the EU-funded project MIBISOC ("Medical Imaging using Bio-Inspired and Soft Computing", funded within the Marie-Curie Initial Training Network Action FP7
PEOPLE-ITN-2008), which funds 16 PhDs in laboratories form 5 European countries will be given, while similar contributions will be solicited in the CFP.