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AISB event Bulletin Item

CALL FOR ABSTRACTS: AISB Workshop on Hyper-Heuristics: Past, Present and Future, 13th Dec 2012, University of Exeter, UK

1 Important Dates
Abstract Submission: Wednesday 21st November 2012
Notification of Decision: Friday 23rd November 2012
Registration Deadline: Wednesday 28th November 2012
Workshop: Thursday 13th December 2012

2 About the Workshop
A day of discussion on the origins, state-of-the-art and future directions of hyper-heuristic 
research. The workshop aims to provide a forum for discussing all aspects of hyper-heuristic 
research from philosophical and conceptual foundations through to new approaches and applications 
of methods from the field. In addition to presentations on traditional hyper-heuristic methodologies,
presentations are particularly invited which focus on new hyper-heuristic paradigms and classes of 
optimisation problems, such as Multi-method hyper-heuristics and approaches to solving multi-objective
optimisation problems. Please note, a new Hyper-heuristic symposia will be launched at the AISB's 
2013 annual convention. More information on the convention can be found at 

2.1 Early Career Researchers & Future Directions
Presentations of ongoing and future work are particularly invited from early career researchers 
who will be given the opportunity to present in a special Future Directions session. One year 
membership to the AISB for students is only 15. For more information on the benefits of AISB 
membership can be found at http://www.aisb.org.uk/about/join.

3 Date & Venue
The hyper-heuristic workshop will be held at the University of Exeter, Streatham Campus, Devon on 
Thursday 13th December 2012. The event will take place between 10 am and 4 pm. Details of the 
workshop location and a full timetable and list of speakers will be publicised closer to the event.

4 The AISB Workshop Series
The AISB is sponsoring a series of workshops which are being held across the United Kingdom, 
covering a wide range of themes pertinent to the aims of the society. The first workshop, which 
was held on 26th September 2012 at Goldsmith's College London, explored the theme of Sensory Motor 
Theory. The events are abstract-only and free for AISB members. Current non-members are welcome to 
attend for the cost of AISB membership, which applies to both speakers and attendees. 
If you are interested in more information on the series please contact the workshop organisers at 

5 Registration

5.1 Attendees
There are only a limited number of places available at the workshop and places will be given on a 
first come, first serve basis. Attendees should register for the workshop by emailing 
Workshops@aisb.org.uk with their full name, affiliation, position, email address and AISB 
membership number (if applicable). Non- members are required to pay a fee equal to the annual 
AISB membership rate and will be eligible for membership with no additional fee and will be 
processed as a membership application unless explicitly requested. AISB membership costs are 
available at http://www.aisb.org.uk/about/join.

5.2 Speakers
Extended abstracts are requested for speakers wishing to present at the workshop. Extended 
abstracts should be between 500 and 2,000 words and may include up to 2 pages of figures, tables 
and listings. Abstracts will be reviewed by the workshop organisers and assessed based on quality 
and relevance to the workshop. The presentation title and abstract should be submitted to the 
workshop organisers at workshops@aisb.org.uk by Wednesday 21st November 2012.
Please note: the workshop abstracts will be published online through the AISB website and the 
University of Exeter. 

6 Sponsored by
The Society for Study of Artificial Intelligence and Simulation of Behaviour (AISB)
The Univeristy of Exeter