Evostar 2017

The Leading European Event on Bio-Inspired Computation. Amsterdam. 19-21 April 2017.

Call for papers:

The Great EvoStar Scavenger Hunt 2017


  • Arrange yourselves into a team of 3 or 4 people – at least three of the team members must be students
  • Come up with a Team Name (extra points for creativity)
  • All tasks are worth one point.
  • You must submit your answers, including photographs as a PDF file to students AT species-society DOT org no later than 10pm on Thursday
  • You should try and complete as many of the tasks as you can-don’t worry if you can’t manage all of them.
Our team of judges (Aniko Ekart, Anna I Esparcia, Neil Urquhart, and Jennifer Willies) will decide the winners and present prizes at the closing session
  1. Get a picture with at least 3 past local organisers of Evo*.
  2. Get a picture with the person who coined the name "old crocs" for the recipients of the Evo* Outstanding Contribution to EC in Europe award.
  3. Get a picture with the person who developed GP lab
  4. Get a picture with the person whose name sounds like “Foot in the salt” in Portuguese
  5. Get a picture of a member of your team making an Evo* presentation
  6. Get a picture with five people whose first name starts with J
  7. Get a picture with the person who has travelled the farthest to get to the conference –(state how far they travelled)
  8. Get a picture with people from at least five adjacent countries (state the countries)
  9. Get a picture with the person who created the GP bibliography
  10. Take a picture with your team in order of who lives the closest to farthest away from Amsterdam (state where you each come from and the distance)
  11. Take a team pic at Dam square
  12. Take a picture of your team on a canal bridge
  13. Stand under a street sign beginning with the letter "W"
  14. Get a team pic in front of the two remaining wooden houses in Amsterdam
Special thanks to Emily Lucie for the photo scavenger hunt ideas for Amsterdam.

Important dates:

Submission Deadline: 1 November 2016
EXTENDED DEADLINE: 15 November 2016
(site remains open for final changes until 21 Nov)
Notification: 9 January 2017
Camera-ready: 25 January 2017
Mandatory registration per paper: 1 February 2017
Student bursary deadline: 20 February 2017
Early registration discount: 1 March 2017
Registration deadline: 10 April 2017
EvoStar dates: 19-21 April 2017