Important Dates
Call for Papers
Review Process  

Submit a Paper for Review 
ACM Template
 Submit Final Files for Accepted Papers

FAQs and Help

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 the GEC Summit Proceedings also meet the criteria for indexing by ISI.

The 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 also 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.

Submission Results

2009 World Summit on GEC call for papers has closed.

Total submissions: 372
Accepted as full paper: 153
Accepted as short paper: 126

41% acceptance rate (full paper)

Important Dates

Deadline for Paper Submission: December 20th, 2008
Acceptance Notification: February 24, 2009
Camera-ready Paper Submission: March 18, 2009
Author Registration Deadline: March 23 March 30, 2009
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 Submissions are invited on substantial, original, and previously unpublished research on all aspects of genetic and evolutionary computation.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 for indexing.


Review Process

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 [7] has shown that...", rather than "In our previous work [7] 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 will be removed from the proceedings.

One author may register for, and present, at most, one full paper and one poster paper, or two poster papers. No one author may present more than one full paper unless he/she is the sole author of both of those papers.

If authors other than the registered presenting author wish to attend the conference, those authors must also complete a paid registration. No person can attend the conference without paying the registration fee.


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) pages.

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: 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 and


ACM Template

The page size for this ACM publication is US Letter (8-1/2x11 inches).

Template Location Description of link

Microsoft Word
LaTex Option 2

A page on the ACM website with download links for

  • Word, WordPerfect, WordPerfect 9 template files
  • Several LaTeX options. Use Option 2
  • LaTeX FAQ and ACM help
  Microsoft Word template The .doc that you will find at the ACM page. Placed here for your convenience to download now with a righ-click and Save Target As....


First 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:
    Help on how to classify works using the ACM Computing Classification System:
  • 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.

Color 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 quality reproduction.
  • 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.

Final Page Layout

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 ( will send you an EMAIL containing:

- a link to detailed instructions about copyright information
- 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 information
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.