Evostar 2016

The Leading European Event on Bio-Inspired Computation.

Porto, Portugal, 30 March - 1 April 2016

Application deadline: 20 February 2016


A limited number of travel bursaries & pre-paid accommodation places will be available to those whose papers have been accepted for EuroGP, EvoCOP, EvoMusArt and EvoApplications 2016. We aim to offer assistance to as many students as possible and applications will only be accepted from those who have already registered for the EvoStar conferences. Do not apply for an EvoStar bursary until you have completed the registration process, otherwise your application will be automatically rejected. Providing support for conference travel or accommodation costs is meant to make it easier for individuals to obtain additional funding from their own institution, or from other sources.

There are two types of financial support: for travel and for accommodation

Travel bursaries are principally for students travelling inter-continental distances from outside Europe. Claims are made after the conference and require original travel tickets/boarding passes, hotel or similar receipts to be submitted with a claim form for reimbursement in April.

Accommodation bursaries are for pre-paid accommodation for three nights and are primarily aimed at students residing within Europe. Twin accommodation within the conference venue (SeminĂ¡rio de Vilar) has been reserved and costs will be paid directly by the organisers. Applications from those prepared to share in twin accommodation rooms are given the highest priority, but some single rooms will also be available. You can specify with whom you would like to share, and you will not be asked to share with anyone who is not of similar gender or nationality. Please note that several strong EvoStar friendships, and even research collaborations, have resulted from students meeting and sharing accommodation rooms at EvoStar conferences!

We are trying to support as many EvoStar participants as possible with limited funds so please be realistic in your expectations of the support that can be offered.

If you wish to apply for travel bursary for long distance travel or an accommodation place if you are based in Europe, please complete asap the BURSARY APPLICATION FORM, and not later than 20 February when final decisions will be taken. If you have any queries, please email the EvoStar Conference Coordinator ( j.willies@napier.ac.uk ) (and include TRAVEL BURSARY QUERY in your email subject header).

The deadline for bursary applications is 20 February 2016 and decisions will be notified to all applicants by 23 February.


Important dates:

Submission Deadline: 1 November 2015
EXTENDED DEADLINE: 11 November 2015
(site remains open for final changes until 15 Nov)
Notification: 4 January 2016
Camera-ready: 18 January 2016
Mandatory registration per paper: 15 February
Student bursary deadline: 20 February
Early registration discount: 25 February 2016
Registration deadline: 24 March
EvoStar dates: 30 March - 1 April 2016