Wednesday, February 5, 2014

6th Symbolic Regression and Modeling Workshop (SRM) at GECCO 2014

6TH SYMBOLIC REGRESSION AND MODELING WORKSHOP (SRM)
                     to be held as part of the

2014 Genetic and Evolutionary Computation Conference (GECCO-2014)
                   July 12-16, Vancouver, Canada

                     Organized by ACM SIGEVO
                 http://www.sigevo.org/gecco-2014
  Submission Deadline for this workshop: March 28th, 2014


AIM AND SCOPE

Symbolic Regression and Modeling is used to designate the search for symbolic descriptions, usually
in the language of mathematics, to describe and predict numerical data in diverse fields such as
industry, economics, finance and science.

Symbolic modeling captures the field of symbolic regression: a genetic programming based search
technique for finding symbolic formula on numerical data in order to obtain an accurate and concise
description of that data in symbolic, mathematical form. In the evolutionary computation field it also
captures learning classifier systems, if and when they are applied to obtain specific interpretable
results in the field of interest.

The key discriminator of producing symbolic results over numerical results is the ability to interpret
and analyze the results, leading either to acceptance by field experts, or to heightened understanding
of the theory in the field of application. Interpretation is key, and the workshop will focus heavily on
this. The workshop will focus on advances in using symbolic modeling for real world problems in
industry, economics, finance and science. Papers are sought that contribute to the state of the art in
symbolic modeling, either through innovative applications, theoretical work on issues of
generalization, size and comprehensibility of the results produced, algorithmic improvements to
make the techniques faster, more reliable and generally better controlled, and feature selection
approaches enabled by symbolic modeling.


IMPORTANT DATES

* Paper submission deadline: 28 March 2014
* Notification of acceptance: 15 April 2014
* Final papers due: 25 April 2014
* GECCO Conference: 12-16 July 2014


SUBMISSION

Accepted submissions will be presented orally at the workshop
and distributed in the workshop proceedings to all GECCO attendees.
Authors should follow the format of the GECCO manuscript style; refer
to http://www.sigevo.org/gecco-2014/ for further details. Manuscripts
should not exceed 8 pages. Papers should be submitted by 28 March 2014 in
PostScript or PDF format to steven.gustafson@research.ge.com  Acceptance to the
workshop will be based on peer review of submitted papers.


WORKSHOP ORGANISERS

Steven Gustafson
(GE Global Research)
Email: steven.gustfson@research.ge.com
Web: http://ge.geglobalresearch.com/

Katya Vladislavleva
(Evolved Analytics)
Email: katya@vanillamodeling.com
Web: http://www.evolved-analytics.com/

GECCO is sponsored by the Association for Computing Machinery Special
Interest Group on Genetic and Evolutionary Computation (SIGEVO). SIG
Services: 2 Penn Plaza, Suite 701, New York, NY, 10121, USA,
1-800-342-6626 (USA and Canada) or +212-626-0500 (Global).