Submission Results

GECCO-2006 call for papers has closed. Submissions totaled 446, with an overall acceptance rate of 45.8%. The breakdown of submissions to each track is as follows:

Track Total submissions

Evolvable Hardware
Artificial Immune Systems
Estimation of Distribution Algorithms
Artificial Life, Evolutionary Robotics, Adaptive Behavior
Search-Based Software Engineering
Biological Applications
Evolution Strategies, Evolutionary Programming
Real World Applications
Evolutionary Multiobjective Optimization
Ant Colony Optimization and Swarm Intelligence
Learning Classifier Systems
Evolutionary Combinatorial Optimization
Genetic Programming
Genetic Algorithms
total submissions:
Overall acceptance rate:


Call for Papers

The GECCO-2006 Program Committee invites submissions of full technical papers for GECCO-2006, to be held in Seattle, Washington, USA, July 8-12, 2006. Submissions are invited on substantial, original, and previously unpublished research on all aspects of genetic and evolutionary computation.

Important Dates

Please note:
The submission deadline has ended

February 1, 2006
(22:00 Pacific Standard Time)

Electronic Paper and Title Page Submission Deadline
March 22-24, 2006
Author Notifications Sent
April 14, 2006
Conference Registration Deadline for Authors of Papers and Posters
April 19, 2006
Camera-Ready Copy Deadline
July 8-12, 2006


Submission Requirements

Meet the Submission Deadline: The deadline for ARRIVAL of submissions is Wednesday, February 1st, 2006.

Register at the Submission Site: The registered user has a login and password, and is the contact about any paper registered by the user.

Submit substantially new work: The material in a paper must represent substantially new work that has not been previously published by conferences, journals, or edited books in the genetic and evolutionary computation field. GECCO allows submissions of material that is substantially similar to a paper being submitted contemporaneously for review in another conference. However, if the submitted paper is accepted by GECCO, the authors agree that substantially the same material will not be published by another conference in the evolutionary computation field. Material may be later revised and submitted to a journal, if permitted by the journal.

Submit a formatted electronic version of the paper, and abstract of less than 200 words, to the Submission Site by Wednesday, February 1st, 2006, 22:00 Pacific Standard Time.

Submissions received after the deadlines, or that do not meet the length or ACM formatting requirements will not be accepted for review.

If there are problems with the electronic submission, gecco-admin will contact the registered user by email. If a registered user believes there is a problem with a submission, the user should contact gecco-admin. The last day for author inquiries regarding lost submissions is January 13, 2006.

Accept Author Agreement: By submitting a paper, the author(s) agree that, if their paper is accepted, they will:

  • Submit a final, revised, camera-ready version by the deadline for camera-ready papers: Wednesday, April 19, 2006.
  • Register at least one author for the conference by the deadline for camera-ready papers: Friday, April 14, 2006.
  • Attend the conference (at least one author)
  • Present the accepted paper at the conference
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Review Process

Each paper submitted to GECCO will be rigorously reviewed by one of the 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). 

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Paper Acceptance

Notification of acceptance or rejection of submitted papers will be mailed to the registered user who submitted the paper by March 24, 2006. Camera-ready copy of accepted papers must be received by the publisher in the USA by April 19, 2006. At least one author of each accepted paper must register for the conference by April 14, 2006, and is required to attend the conference to present the work.

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Best Paper Awards

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 special issue of related journals.
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 special issues of the following journals: "Applied Soft Computing" (Elsevier), "Evolutionary Computation" (MIT Press Journal), and "Natural Computing" (Kluwer Academic Publishers).

journal home pages:
Applied Soft Computing

Natural Computing

Evolutionary Computation

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Notes for Registered Users
  • A registered user may submit more than one paper.
  • The registered user is able to create their account (login and password) at one time, and submit the paper later.
  • The registered also is able to enter authors, select a track, and keywords, but download the paper later.
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ACM Templates for Native Files
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....
Adobe Framemaker V6 Framemaker6 template

The .fm file for you to download with a right-click and Save Target As....

If your version of Framemaker is higher than V6, be sure to save your paper as a Framemaker 6 file.

ACM PDF Settings

ACM PDF settings are recommended for submissions for review, and requred for final camera-ready submissions.

To install ACM PDF settings:

  1. Download the following job option settings (right click and choose save target as):
  2. Save the job option settings in your folder: Program Files -> Adobe ->Acrobat, Distillr -> Settings
  3. Name the job options file: ACM.joboptions
  4. Use this setting when you create/distill your PDF from your native file.
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Paper submissions inquiries to:


Program suggestions and inquiries to:

Mike Cattolico:
GECCO-2006 Conference Chair


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


One Conference: Many "Mini-Conferences"
Genetic and Evolutionary Computation Conference (GECCO-2006)
GECCO is sponsored by the Association for Computing Machinery Special Interest Group on Evolutionary Computation (SIGEVO). ACM SIG Services: 1515 Broadway, New York, NY, 10036, USA, 1-800-342-6626 (USA and Canada) or +212-626-0500 (Global)