IEEE Congress on Evolutionary Computation 2017

Donostia - San Sebastián, Spain

June 5-8, 2017

Information for presenters

Please note that there will be no distinction in the conference proceedings between oral and poster presentations.

Oral presentations

Each presentation will take 20 minutes: 17 minutes for the oral presentation and 3 minutes for questions. Please strictly observe this time limit in order to facilitate people moving between sessions. Each room is equipped with a projector, a PC laptop and a screen. However, authors can bring their own laptop or borrow one from another author presenting in the same session. Presenters should arrive at their session before the session starts and check that their slides work satisfactorily with the audio visual system in the room. If not, they should notify any problem either to the session chair or the staff.

Poster presentations

Posters will be presented in a poster session that will take place separately to oral sessions (time and location of this session will be announced in the conference program). A poster-board will be available for each poster presenter. Each poster-board has the following dimensions: 1.0 meters wide x 2.35 meters high. Thus, please print out a poster with appropriate dimensions to fit these boards. Each poster-board will have a paper number indicating the assigned poster paper. Please check this info before placing your poster, to avoid any possible overlaps with another poster presenter. The organisation will provide adhesive tapes for holding the posters. Poster presenters are kindly required to remove their posters, once the session is over.

Session chairs

All session chairs are required to be at the room of their session 10 minutes before presentations start. In case of a "no show", please wait until reaching the next time slot, since some people could be moving from one session to another. In case of no session chair has been assigned, the presenter of the last paper will chair the session.

Donostia / San Sebastián

Donostia/San Sebastian is a coastal medium-size city (183,000 inhabitants) located in northern Spain, 20km from the border with France. It stands as an amphitheatre over-looking the sea. It is known the world over for its spectacular bay and is referred to as the Pearl of the Cantabrian Sea

The unparalleled beauty, cosmopolitan atmosphere, and high standards offered to everyone who comes to visit Donostia/San Sebastian have turned the city into a world-class conference and meeting destination. The city is small enough to be pleasantly negotiated on foot or by bike, so business travellers will enjoy walking or cycling around to make the most of their trip. The city boasts a wide range of pedestrian areas, parks, landscaped gardens, and wonderful walks along the sea and the river, which makes it really easy to get around on foot or by bike to visit the city’s sights.

Donostia / San Sebastián can be proud of the high quality of all of its tourist resources and services. In its relentless pursuit of excellence in tourism, the city has over one hundred service providers, facilities, and resources that have been awarded quality seals: One of the 25 best beaches in the World 2012 (Travellers ́ Choice), Best destination in Spain - Golden List 2013 (Condé Nast Traveller), Best quality destination in Spain 2012 (SICTED), One of 15 best travel destinations 2012 (Tripadvisor). All that joined to the wide variety of cultural activities have driven the city to be awarded with the European Capital of Culture 2016.

Last but not least Donostia/San Sebastian is internationally renowned for being a culinary haven. Here visitors will find more Michelin stars per square metre than in any other city in the world. Furthermore, the city witnessed the renaissance of Basque cuisine, courtesy of the “new Basque cuisine” movement. Donostia/San Sebastian’s top-quality foods and mouth-watering “pintxos” or morsels are made available to visitors all year round. 

Kursaal Convention Center

The conference will take place at the Kursaal Convention Center and Auditorium. Kursaal is located in the city centre, overlooking the seafront. This avant-garde architectural showpiece was designed by Rafael Moneo  and won the Mies van der Rohe prize for the best building in Europe in 2001. Fully equipped with cutting-edge technology, its 2 auditoriums and multi-purpose modular meeting-rooms offer the best location for all kind of meetings, from small business meetings to big congresses, as well as product launches, conventions and exhibitions. The main hotels, restaurants and shopping areas are within walking distance. A team led by 2-Michelin-star chef Andoni Luis Adúriz  is in charge of our on-site catering service.

Organising Committee