Evostar 2017

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

Call for papers:

The Great EvoStar Scavenger Hunt 2017

The EvoStar student mentoring initiative got underway this year and it will be further developed in future years. Twenty students were supported at Amsterdam and the student mentoring team at EvoStar2017 included:
  • Anna Esparcia-Alcázar
  • Neil Urquhart
  • Aniko Ekart
  • Jaume Bacardit
  • Penousal Machado
  • James Foster

Student scavenger hunt winners 2017

Uriel Lopez & Thomas D Griffiths(middle) with Aniko Ekart, Anna Esparcia and Neil Urquhart


  • 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