Genetic and Evolutionary Computational Conference GECCO-2003

June 26-30, 2004. Seattle, Washington, USA
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Format for Late Breaking papers submitted to GECCO 2004

Submission of LBPs is now closed. A list of accepted papers is available here.

The format for Late Breaking Papers submitted to GECCO 2004 is that used for Springer-Verlag Lecture Notes in Computer Science described here in pdf  
(Note: In order to view this document you may need to download Acrobat PDF reader.)

Manuscripts should be no more than 12 pages long in this format and should be submitted electronically in PDF format (see below for more information on how to produce PDF documents).

Preparing your manuscript *

You will get the best results and your files will be easiest to handle if you use LaTeX2e for the preparation of your manuscript together with the corresponding Springer class file llncs.cls. Only if you use LaTeX2e and llncs.cls will we be able to add hyperlinks to your manuscript in the online version. The LaTeX2e macro package for LNCS contains further files: llncs.dem is a sample input file which you may take as a source for your own input. llncs.doc (a TEX file) is the documentation of the class, here you can find detailed instructions showing how the macro package works. llncs.dvi is the resulting DVI file of llncs.doc to enable you to print out the documentation directly. We also provide the LaTeX2e source file of the "Authors' Instructions", which may serve as a further sample input. You can download it as a ZIP archive.

If you are not able to use LaTeX2e you may use our old macro packages for LaTeX or for TeX.

Authors may also use MS Word. We provide the template sv-lncs.dot (for use with PC systems) or sv-lncs (for use with Macintosh systems) to help MS Word users to prepare their manuscripts and to enable us to use their source files for the online version of the LNCS. Please read the documentation of the template sv-lncs.pdf carefully, we also provide typeinst.doc, our "Authors' Instructions", as an example input. You can download all four files as a ZIP archive

We would like to stress that the style files should not be manipulated and that the guidelines regarding font sizes and format should be adhered to. This is to ensure that the end product is as homogeneous as possible.

For more information please refer to Springer's "Information for LNCS Authors" web page.

Producing a PDF version of your manuscript

PDF documents can be produced either by using commercial software available from Adobe or by using free conversion tools such as those available at http://www.gobcl.com/, http://www.pdf995.com/, http://www.ps2pdf.com/convert/convert.htm for Windows or the ps2pdf  and pdflatex utilities under Unix/Linux. In addition, recent versions of MS Word may be able to save directly in PDF format. Please, preview your PDF file with acrobat reader to check that all the fonts and figures are properly reproduced before submitting the manuscript.

* (from
Springer's "Information for LNCS Authors" web page)

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