Publishing Instructions for Workshops, Tutorials, Late-Breaking Papers, and Evolutionary Computation in Practice Papers



Deadline

All copyright forms (workshops only) and camera-read PDF files must be submitted on or before APRIL 26, 2006.


Formatting and Copyright Requirements
Submission Type Format Copyright
Workshop Papers

Use ACM template. Refer to the ACM Templates section of this web page for details.

 

 

Copyright held by ACM Copyright notice is in ACM format.

ACM Copyright Form

1. Download and print theACM Copyright form: http://www.acm.org/pubs/copyright_form.html

2. Fill in the top of the form: title of your work, names of all authors,workshop title, and conference title.

Be sure that the title on the form matches the title on your submission, or a new form will be requested. 

4. Sign the bottom of the form. If your submission has more than one author, the ACM requires only the lead or contact author's signature. The lead author should indicate near the signature that that one agent signs for all co-authors.

5. Mail or FAX
the signed form to:

Mail or fax (fax preferred) your completed ACM Copyright Release form to:

GECCO-2006
PMB 418
11410 NE 124th ST
Kirkland, WA 98034-4299

FAX: +1-425-821-6987

Government employees please contact for the correct copyright statement for your submission. Please include in your request your paper title and number, the authors, their affiliations, and which program you are using to produce your submission (Microsoft Word or LaTEX).

Late-Breaking Papers Use ACM template, maximum 8 pages in length. Refer to the ACM Templates section of this web page for details.

Copyright held by author/owner(s). Copyright notice is in ACM format.

1. Download and print the ACM Permission and Release form: acm-permission-and-release-gecco06.pdf

2. Fill in the top of the form: title of your work, names of all authors,workshop title, and conference title.

Be sure that the title on the form matches the title on your submission, or a new form will be requested. 

4. Sign the bottom of the form. If your submission has more than one author, the ACM requires only the lead or contact author's signature.

5. Mail or FAX the signed form to:

GECCO-2006
PMB 418
11410 NE 124th ST
Kirkland, WA 98034-4299

FAX: +1-425-821-6987

Evolutionary Computation in Practice

Format pages for American Letter (8-1/2 x 11 inches). Submit a PDF using format of your choice.

When you create your PDF, you must use settings for print or high-resolution AND embed all fonts used.

Copyright held by author/owner(s). Format of copyright notice is choice of author/owner(s).

 

Tutorial Notes

All tutorial syllabi will be distributed on one CD. Please use the guidelines below for preparing your presentation material. Paper copies MAY be distributed to registered participants at the conference.

Digital Format

  • LANDSCAPE OR PORTRAIT pages
  • Format pages for American Letter (8-1/2 x 11 inches)
  • Each page printed at 4-up (four slides per page)
  • Single-sided
  • Produced as one file in PDF format
  • Please note, there is no required page limit for your PDF. However, should your tutorial exceed 50 pages (200 slides), you are required to notify us at .

Text Criteria

  • Text should be centered in each slide with at least a 1" margin all around the page.
  • There should be no more than 5-6 lines per slide.
  • There should be no more than 20-25 characters and spaces per line.
  • Minimum title font size should be 30 point (before reduction).
  • Text should be readable to the naked eye from 6 feet away (we suggest no less than 20 point type for text, before reduction)

PDF Settings

When you create your PDF, you must use settings for print or high-resolution AND embed all fonts used.

Copyright held by author/owner(s). Format of copyright notice is choice of author/owner(s).

 

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ACM Templates and Copyright or Permission Notice (Workshop Papers and Late-Breaking Papers Only)
 
File Type Instructions
Microsoft Word
Latex
  • RIGHT-CLICK to download the ACM Latex class file for your type of submission:
    Workshop Papers: sig-alt-full.cls or sig-alternate.cls
    Late-Breaking Papers: sig-alt-release2.cls 
    ACM Template: sig-alternate.tex
    For more information, see the ACM templates page and FAQ sheet.
  • The templates are set up to include the appropriate copyright or permission notice for your type of paper, but you MUST insert the following three lines into your .tex file after \begin{document}:

    \conferenceinfo{GECCO'06,} {July 8--12, 2006, Seattle, Washington, USA.}
    \CopyrightYear{2006}
    \crdata{1-59593-186-4/06/0007}
  • You will need to submit one .tex file that includes all text from your submission, including references from the .bbl file. Use bibtex to create your bibliography, then cut and paste the references from your bbl file into your main .tex file. Sheridan can not accept a directory of multiple files and does not need your figures or images. Sheridan does not recompile your submission. Sheridan uses the one (single, complete) source file to extract text and data for the ACM Digital Library metadata.
  • Be sure you have included the mandatory ACM Classification sections properly on the first page of your submission after the abstract. To view additional Latex space saving tips compiled by the ACM and Sheridan, visit http://www.sheridanprinting.com/typedept/latex-users.htm.
  • Use Type 1 fonts for your PS file. Your Ps file will be distilled to the ACM PDF requirements for use for use in the printed proceedings and the ACM Digital Library. For help see: http://www.acm.org/sigs/pubs/proceed/sigfaq.htm#a14. If you still have difficulty after reading the help file, check with your system administrator.
  • Embed fonts in your PS file.
 

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  File Preparation Instructions
The ACM Notice must appear on the first page of your workshop or late-breaking paper, on the bottom, left of the first page. This statement must appear in 8 pt. Times New Roman, justified text, with GECCO'06 in italics. If you use the templates available in the Templates section of this web page, the notice is already inserted.

Here are examples of how the copyright should appear on the first page:

Links to the templates and notices, along with instructions on how to use them, can be found in the Templates section of this web page.

U.S. Government employees please contact for the correct ACM-US government copyright statement for your submission. Please include in your request your paper title and number, the authors, their specific affiliations, and which program you are using to produce your submission (Microsoft Word or Latex).

 
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
  • 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 System: http://www.acm.org/class/how_to_use.html
  • 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.
Color Images, Figures, Graphs, Tables, Charts

Color images in your submission will be printed in black and white (greyscale) in the printed (paper) Proceedings. We recommend that you print your paper in black and white to be sure that the tones, screening, and images reproduce well in black and white. Your color images will appear in color 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.

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How to Submit Your Files

The URL for the Submission Site is:

https://ssl.linklings.net/conferences/gecco2006/

To upload your camera-ready PDF file, the contact author will:

      1. Log In to the Submission Site: If you are already a submitted a paper to GECCO for review, or are a PC Member, or Track Chair, enter your login and password; do NOT create a new account. If you do not already have an account on the submission system, create one by entering your email address and choosing a password. This registered user will be the contact person for the paper(s) submitted by the registered user. The registered user should enable their mail filters to allow email from linklings.com.
      2. Enter author information. If you have more than 1 author, generate additional author forms: Enter the number of additional authors you need, them click the More Authors button. Your author information is not visible to reviewers..
      3. Select a Paper Type (if you are submitting a paper to a workshop, you also choose the workshop to which you are submitting the files)
      4. Enter an abstract of less than 200 words.
      5. Upload your PDF file to the Submission Site.
      6. Click Submit button.
      7. Note Paper ID. The system assigns the submitted paper an ID number. Find a paper ID on the registered user's My Submissions tab on the Submission Site. The ID is the first column. It will look something like this: lbp101g1. The registered user may return to this page at any time.
Notes for Registered Users
  • A registered user may submit more than one paper or paper type.
  • The registered user is able to create their account (login and password) at one time, and submit the paper later.

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Help
For help with final files or ACM forms for Workshops Papers, Late-Breaking Papers, Evolutionary Computation in Practice Papers, or Tutorial Slides, please contact .

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One Conference: Many "Mini-Conferences"
Genetic and Evolutionary Computation Conference (GECCO-2006)
 
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