Where will the proceedings be indexed?
ACM will submit the GEC Summit Proceedings to
ISI for indexing. All
other ACM SIGEVO conference proceedings are indexed by ISI,
so it is the
expectation that the GEC Summit Proceedings will also be, as
Summit Proceedings also meet the criteria for indexing by ISI.
printed index product from ISI is called ISTP, and the on-line
version is now called the Proceedings Citation Index (PCI).
The PCI is
included in the Web of Science product. ACM Proceedings are
completely indexed in SCOPUS.
ACM Proceedings are also included in ACM's Guided to Computing
Literature, an on-line bibliographic database that indexes
ACM's own publications and those of other major publishers
in computer science. It is also a citation index with author
profiles showing citation statistics as well as download usage
for all the full text articles in
the ACM Digital Library.
Because ACM's conference proceedings are published as volumes,
not journals, they cannot be included in SCI (or SCIE), because
those are JOURNAL indices, so conference proceedings published
as volumes are not eligible for indexing there. That is no
reflection on the quality of the conference proceedings.
2009 World Summit on GEC call for papers has
Total submissions: 372
Accepted as full paper: 153
Accepted as short paper: 126
41% acceptance rate (full paper)
Deadline for Paper Submission: December
Acceptance Notification: February 24, 2009
Camera-ready Paper Submission: March 18, 2009
Author Registration Deadline:
March 23 March
Conference Dates: June 12-14, 2009
Call for Papers
The 2009 World Summit on Genetic and Evolutionary
Computation (2009 GEC Summit) Program Committee invites submissions
for full technical papers for 2009 GEC Summit, to be held June
12-14, 2009, in Shanghai, China. Submissions are invited on substantial,
original, and previously unpublished research on all aspects
of genetic and evolutionary computation.
Proceedings will be published on CD and in the
ACM Digital Library. The proceedings will be submitted to ISI
There is a “blind” review process
for all submitted papers, with reviews conducted by the Program
Committee and other qualified reviewers under their supervision.
To make blind reviewing possible, authors must delete their names and affiliations
from the PDF file submitted for review, so that the paper is anonymous. Also,
while the references should include all published literature relevant to the
paper, including previous works of the authors, it should not include unpublished
works. When referring to one's own work, use the third person rather than the
first person. For example, say "Previously, Beyer  has shown that...",
rather than "In our previous work  we have shown that...." Try
to avoid including any information in the body of the paper or references that
would identify the authors or their institutions. Author information is added
to papers accepted for publication in the proceedings.
Acceptance is based on content, presentation and
suitability for the conference. Depending on submission volume,
some papers may be accepted as poster papers, rather than scheduled
for individual presentation times. In that case, the full paper
will still appear in the conference proceedings CD, but the author
will prepare a poster and present in a special poster session.
GEC World Summit requires at least one author (the
presenting author) of
each accepted full paper or poster paper to complete a paid registration
by the AUTHOR REGISTRATION DEADLINE, MARCH 23, 2009, or the paper
be removed from the proceedings.
One author may register for, and present, at most, one full
one poster paper, or two poster papers. No one author may present
than one full paper unless he/she is the sole author of both
If authors other than the registered presenting author wish
the conference, those authors must also complete a paid registration.
person can attend the conference without paying the registration
Submit A Paper for Review
1. Prepare a PDF file that meets all of the ACM
template requirements, and is no longer than eight (8)
2. Make the paper ANONYMOUS: delete the author
names and contact information and leave the author section
blank, or replace the text with x's (The Linklings Review System
tracks your authors separately from your PDF)
3. Include a copyright notice: Use the sample
contained in the ACM template, or replace the text with x's.
Papers under review are not copyrighted, but your file must
show that you include the space for it, and use the correct
formatting. The correct copyright statement text will be provided
for accepted papers.
4. Submit your PDF file to the Linklings Review
System: https://ssl.linklings.net/conferences/gecs/ DEADLINE: DECEMBER 20th, 2008.
The Linklings system will email you a confirmation
that your submission was received. Please ensure that your email
filters allow email from linklings.net and linklings.com.
The page size for this ACM publication is
US Letter (8-1/2x11 inches).
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Page Mandatory Sections
Your submission must include all of
these ACM first page mandatory sections:
- Title: Format the title of your paper
so that the first letter of the main words in your title is
an uppercase letter, for example:
Genetic and Evolutionary Computation and You
- Authors: Include the following information
for each author: Name, Affiliation, Address, Email address
NOTE: papers submitted for review must be anonymous.
Do not include author information in your submission
for review. Author information must be included in camera
ready files of papers accepted for publication.
- Categories and Subject Descriptors: Select
the category and descriptors in the ACM Computing Classification
Scheme that best describe the content of your paper. Include
the codes and descriptive words on the first page of your paper.
ACM Computing Classification Scheme: http://www.acm.org/class/1998/
Help on how to classify works using the ACM Computing Classification
- General Terms: This section is limited
to the following 16 terms. Select one of the following general
terms that best describes the content of your submission: Algorithms,
Management, Measurement, Documentation, Performance, Design,
Economics, Reliability, Experimentation, Security, Human Factors,
Standardization, Languages, Theory, Legal Aspects, Verification.
- Keywords: choose the terms by which would
like your to be indexed. Include your choice of keywords that
describe the content of your submission.
- Copyright notice: The ACM Coypright
Notice must appear on the first page of your paper, on the
bottom, left of the first page. This statement must appear
in 8 pt. Times New Roman, justified text, with GEC Summit'09
in italics. The ACM templates you use to submit your paper
for review contain a sample copyright notice. The exact text
of the copyright statement will be provided for accepted authors
after paper acceptance decisions are made.
Images, Figures, Graphs, Tables, Charts
Your color images will appear in color on the proceedings
CD-ROM and in the ACM Digital Library.
We recommend that:
- Images be at least 300 or 600 dpi for
- Graph, table, and chart rules are at
least 0.5 pt and black. Finer lines and point size will
not reproduce well, even if you can see them on your laser
printed hardcopy. Keep in mind that your laser printers have
a far lower resolution that the imagesetters that will be used
to produce the Proceedings.
- All fonts be embedded or included in
figures. If your figure uses custom, or any non-standard font,
the characters may appear differently when printed in the proceedings.
Be sure to embed or include fonts correctly.
- If you use images or figures assembled
from multiple images, embed the images, and/or flatten
or group layers correctly. The images must not be lined.
Check the final layout of your paper:
- Page and Column Breaks: check for paragraph "widows";
that is the last line of a paragraph is at the top of a page
or column. To correct paragraph widows, either tighten the
previous column, or force the next-to-the-last sentence to
the next page.
- Section and Sub-section headings should
remain with at least 2 lines of body text when near the end
of a page or column.
Submit Final Files for Accepted Papers
If your paper is accepted, you will receive
a notification from the Program Committee. After that, Sheridan
Printing Company (sheridanprinting.com) will send you an EMAIL
- a link to detailed instructions about copyright
- a link to use to submit your final files
Please ensure your email filters allow email from
To submit your final files:
1. Use the ACM template
2. Include the Author names and contact information on the first page
3. Be sure paper is no more than EIGHT (8) pages
4. Follow the detailed guidelines provided in an email from Sheridan
Printing Company, paying careful attention to the correct copyright
5. Submit your PDF and source file to the link that Sheridan sends you
by email. DEADLINE: MARCH 18, 2009
6. Submit your completed ACM Copyright Form by the DEADLINE: MARCH 1, 2009
7. Sheridan may contact you to request corrections to your files: Please
reply without delay.
File preparation instructions for accepted papers
and short papers:
For help with submission of final files and copyright
or permission to publish form contact Lisa Tolles
with the conference name (GEC'09) in the subject line.