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Discounts for SIGEVO and ACM Members
SIGEVO and ACM Members are eligible
to receive a discount on registration rates. You need to
belong to either SIGEVO or ACM to get the same discount.
$25/year Professional Membership, $10/year Student Membership
*Are eligible for the members discount
on registration for SIGEVO-sponsored events
*Receive a subscription to the online newsletter SIGEVOlution
*Receive full-text access to all materials sponsored by their respective
SIGs in the in the ACM Digital Library (DL), including access ACM GECCO
Proceedings and companion material.
ACM Members are eligible for the members discount on registration for SIGEVO-sponsored
events. ACM membership does not include SIGEVO membership.
ACM offers many membership categories; here is a sample:
Professional Membership PLUS Digital Library: $198 (USD)
Student Membership: $19 (USD)
Student Membership PLUS Digital Library: $42 (USD)
Visit the ACM
Membership Home page to learn more about the benefits
of ACM membership, and to find the links for the Professional
and Student Membership applications.
Special Member Rates for Developing Countries
$17 (USD) (127.5 RMB)
Professional Membership PLUS Digital Library: $43 (USD)
Student Membership PLUS Digital Library: $18 (USD) (135
Application for Individuals Residing in Developing Countries
Developing countries include Brazil, China, Georgia, India,
Mexico, Pakistan, Philippines, Poland, Romania, Saudi Arabia,
The application includes the full list of eligible
How to Register
Registration opens February 26, 2009
Register online at: http://www.regonline.com/gecs2009
or by Phone:
1-888-526-1242 (toll free within the U.S.),
+1-303-530-4683 (from outside the U.S.)
( on or before April 3 )
( April 4 - May 15)
/ SIGEVO member:
ACM / SIG member:
All registrants receive:
-The Conference Proceedings and the Tutorial Notes in
-Admission to each session of the 3-day conference: either
a tutorial or one of the sessions in which accepted
papers are presented
-Admission to the Poster Session
Payment and Cancellation Policy
ACM GEC Summit accepts payment by credit cards (Visa, Mastercard,
or American Express) and wire transfer. Registration is
not complete until payment has been received. Bank information
for wire transfer is available on the online registration
No cancellations or refunds will be given,
but a registered individual may transfer their registration
to another person. The
registered individual must make the request for the transfer
to Registration Support prior to the start of the conference.
About the Registration Requirement for
Authors and Presenters
GEC World Summit requires at least one author
(the presenting author) of
each accepted full or poster paper to complete a paid registration
the AUTHOR REGISTRATION DEADLINE, MARCH 23, 2009, or the
paper will be
removed from the proceedings.
One registered author may register for, and present, at
most, one full
paper and one poster paper, or two poster papers. No one
present more than one full paper unless he/she is the sole
both of those papers.
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
Travel Visa Support
A valid passport and visa are required to enter
China. Visas must be obtained from Chinese Embassies and Consulates
Letters from ACM
International registrants should be particularly aware and
visa requirements, and should plan travel well in advance.
support inquiries must be handled by ACM headquarters.
Please note that ACM does not issue formal "letters of
any of its conferences.
Please send your request for a letter in support
of a visa application
to the Office of SIG Services
at ACM headquarters:
Your request must include:
- Name as it appears on your passport
- Residence address and a ship-to address if different
- The name of the conference you wish to attend
- Registration confirmation number
- If you have any papers accepted for the conference, please
indicate whether you are the sole author or a co-author,
and provide the full title of the paper
- Fax number
Please Note: Visa Support letters are not issued via email.