Genetic and Evolutionary Computational Conference GECCO-2003

June 26-30, 2004. Seattle, Washington, USA
Evolutionary Computation in Industry Free Tutorials Planned Graduate Student Workshop Hotel and Local Arrangements Keynote Speakers Program Tracks Registration Submitting Papers Discounts for ISGEC members Committees Additional Information Call for LBP Workshops Competitions
Submitting Papers

Important Dates for Technical Paper:

Paper submissions deadline has passed, but people can still submit to the workshops
(including the graduate student workshop) and to Late Breaking Papers.

January 26 2004 Electronic Paper and Submission Deadline
February 2 , 2004 Hardcopy Paper and Title Page Submission Deadline
(if requested by AAAI)
March 8, 2004 Paper Author Notifications Sent
March 24, 2004 Camera-Ready Copy Deadline
June 26-30, 2004 GECCO-2004

Review Process.
Each paper submitted to GECCO will be rigorously reviewed by one of thirteen separate and independent program committees specializing in various aspects of genetic and evolutionary computation. These committees make their own final decisions on submitted papers for their areas, subject only to conference-wide space limitations and procedures. The GECCO review process is "double blind," meaning that reviewers should not be able to infer the identities of the authors of the papers that they are reviewing (and, of course, that authors will not know the identities of their reviewers). Review criteria will include significance of the work, novelty, clarity, writing quality, and sufficiency of information to permit replication (if applicable). 

Each track chair will nominate the best papers from their track for "Best paper of GECCO awards". GECCO attendees will select the best papers by ballot during the conference. Some of these papers will be invited to submit revised and extended versions of their papers to a special issue of the MIT Press Journal, Evolutionary Computation. These papers will be reviewed on a 'fast track' basis.

Best Application papers from the RWA Track will be invited to submit a revised and enhanced version of the paper to the Applied Soft Computing Journal.

The conference proceedings will be published in book form and on CD-ROM and distributed at the conference. The proceedings will be published by Springer Verlag in the series Lecture Notes in Computer Science. Springer offers a 33% discount on their publications to authors of accepted papers.


format for manuscripts submitted to GECCO 2004

Each paper MUST identify a category under which it will be reviewed.

Review categories include:

- Genetic Programming
- Genetic Algorithms
- Evolution Strategies, Evolutionary Programming
- Real World Applications
- Learning Classifier Systems
- Evolvable Hardware
- Biological Applications
- A-Life, Adaptive Behavior, Agents, and Ant Colony Optimization
- Evolutionary Robotics
- Evolutionary Scheduling and Routing
- Search Based Software Engineering
- Coevolution
- Artificial Immune Systems

Authors must submit electronic versions of their papers, as described in the next paragraph. If the electronic version does not print properly, authors will be immediately requested to submit two hard copies of their papers. If requested, hardcopies must arrive at the AAAI office no later than Monday, February 2, 2004. Hardcopy submissions are only required if the electronic submission fails to print properly, as determined by the AAAI. Authors may elect to send two hard copies at the time of their electronic submission to avoid courier charges or the risk of a submission arriving too late.

The address is:
c/o AAAI,
445 Burgess Drive,
MenloPark, CA 94025, USA.
Phone 650-328-3123.

Authors are required to register on the GECCO-2004 ConfMaster paper submission software, and to submit a formatted electronic version of their paper through this software no later than Monday, January 26, 2004. A login and password, as well as detailed instructions about how to submit an electronic paper, will be sent to to the author by email after registering with ConfMaster. 

If you experienced problems submitting a paper to ConfMaster, please read here.

Submissions received after the deadlines or that do not meet the length or formatting requirements detailed on the GECCO-2004 web site will not be accepted for review. Authors who do not have access to the Web should contact AAAI at gecco@aaai.org no later than January 10, 2004 for alternate submission instructions. No email or fax submissions will be accepted.

Notification of receipt of the electronic paper will be mailed to the first author (or designated author) soon after receipt. If there are problems with the electronic submission, AAAI will contact the primary author by email. The last day for inquiries regarding lost submissions is February 2, 2004.

Notification of acceptance or rejection of submitted papers will be mailed to the first author (or designated author) by March 8, 2004. Camera-ready copy of accepted papers must be received by the publisher in the USA by March 24, 2004. Note that at least one author of each accepted paper must register by March 31, 2004, and will be required to attend the conference to present the work.

Paper Length and Format. The electronic version must be a PDF file (see below) formatted for 8-1/2" x 11" US letter paper. No electronic submissions formatted for A4 paper will be accepted for review. In addition, PDF files bigger than 5 MBytes cannot be accepted. All technical paper submissions must be formatted according to the guidelines on the GECCO-2004 web site, and must not exceed twelve formatted pages. Formatting instructions can be read and downloaded here. In order to make double blind reviewing possible, authors should omit their names and affiliations from the paper. 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, Cantu-Paz [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. Such information can be added to the final camera-ready version for publication.

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. Please, preview your PDF file with acrobat reader to check that all the fonts and figures are properly reproduced before submitting the manuscript.

Abstract and Keywords. In addition to an electronic copy of the submitted paper, authors will be required to submit electronically an abstract of less than 200 words. In addition authors must also choose a suitable subset of keywords describing their paper out of the large set available in ConfMaster for GECCO-2004. 

Policy on Multiple Submissions. The material in papers must represent substantially new work that has not been previously published by conferences, journals, or edited books in the evolutionary computation field. GECCO permits a paper to be submitted that is substantially similar to a paper being submitted contemporaneously for review in another conference or journal. By submitting a paper to GECCO the authors agree that if the paper is accepted by the GECCO conference: a) they will submit a suitably revised camera-ready paper to GECCO by the deadline specified in this document, b) at least one of the authors will register by the deadline indicated in this document and will attend the conference and present the paper, c) the authors will not publish the same material in any other conference or journal in the evolutionary computation field without inclusion of significant new results. (Material may be later revised and submitted to a journal if permitted by the journal involved.)

Hardcopy submissions. As indicated above some authors may be required to send hardcopy versions of their submission. These must be in the form of two hard copies of the manuscript anonymized as explained above, together with one copy of a separate title page, including the title of the paper, the names and addresses of all authors, a short abstract of less than 200 words, the track category, list of acknowledgments (if any), and the following declaration: "The author confirms that the material in papers represents substantially new work that has not been previously published by conferences, journals, or edited books in the evolutionary computation field."

Paper submissions inquiries:

American Association for Artificial Intelligence
445 Burgess Drive
Menlo Park, CA 94025-3442 USA
Phone: 650-328-3123
Fax: 650-321-04457
E-mail: gecco04@aaai.org

Program suggestions and inquiries to:

GECCO-2004 Conference Chair

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