June 7, 2017

Call for Competitions

Prospective competition organizers are invited to submit their proposals to the Competitions Chairs, Professor Chang-Shing Lee (changshing.lee@gmail.com) and Professor Simon Lucas (sml@essex.ac.uk) by 15 November 2017. A common website for all accepted competitions will be provided on the congress website, for which a link to the homepage of each competition maintained by their organizers independently will be provided.

Each proposal should contain the following information:
1. Competition Outline

Please describe the competition outline, including competition goals and rules, contributions to the computational intelligence community and/or the society, how to submit an entry and how to evaluate them, expected number of entries, and URL to the competition home page.

2. Competition Category
Please select the competition category from below. In case you have other requirements, please also elaborate them:
Category A: You plan also to organize an associated special session, whose proposal must be submitted separately to the Special Session Chairs. In addition, you require that each team must submit at least one paper to the
special session. Since competition results are usually announced at such special sessions, we will not allocate extra time slots, for all competitions of this category, in the congress program.

Category B: You plan also to organize an associated special session, whose proposal must be submitted separately to the Special Session Chairs. However, submission of papers to the special session by competition participants is not
mandatory. In this category, we will allocate some time slots as competition sessions in the congress program where competition results will be announced and oral presentations about submitted entries will be conducted.
Category C: You have no plan to organize an associated special session. In this category, competition sessions will be allocated in the congress program, where competition results will be announced and oral presentations about
submitted entries will be conducted.

Note: For category A congress participation is required for each entry.

3. Sponsorship
While IEEE WCCI 2018 will try to arrange for a winning certificate and prize to be given to the winner of each competition who attends the congress, we strongly encourage competition organizers to find any sponsorship for their competitions. Please describe any such sponsorship plans in your submission.

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