Thank-you for participating in the GECCO 2007!

On this page are instructions for:

Camera Ready File Instructions

Accepted Full Papers and Posters

Accepted Workshop, Late Breaking, Evolutionary Computation in Practice Papers, and Tutorial Notes

About the Registration Requirement for Authors and Presenters

Registration is the "cost" of a "ticket" to attend the GECCO conference.

GECCO requires at least one author of each accepted paper to purchase a ticket to attend to the conference. GECCO requires at least one author to attend the conference, so that someone is at the conference to present the research.

If a researcher has more than one accepted paper to present at the conference, there are NO additional registration fees. The author registers one time (pays for 1 ticket), and presents as many papers as have been accepted.

Similarly, if a paper has more than one author, and more than one author will attend the conference, then each author (person) in attendance must register (purchase a ticket).

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Instructions for Paper Presentations

GECCO will provide an LCD projector in each meeting room. Presenters must bring their own laptop, or arrange to use a laptop for your presentation.

Speakers presenting papers are allotted the following presentation times, which includes equipment set up, presentation, and questions period. If a session is without a chair, we ask the last scheduled speaker to perform those duties.

  • Speakers presenting accepted full papers during the track technical sessions are allocated 25 minutes for each presentation: 20 minutes for set up and presentation, followed by 5 minutes for questions.
  • Speakers in the Late Breaking Papers sessions are allocated 15 minutes minutes for each presentation: 10 minutes for set up and presentation, followed by 5 minutes for questions. The last scheduled speaker in an LBP session is asked to chair the session.
  • Speakers in the Evolutionary Computation in Practice sessions are allocated 25 minutes for each presentation.

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Instructions for Poster Presentations

Poster guidelines:

  • Format: Posters should be A1-size in portrait orientation (i.e. 60cm/23” wide by 84cm/33” high). This constraint is due to limited display space, and larger formats or landscape orientations cannot be accommodated. Use large sans-serif font (e.g. Arial) that is easily readable from 3 feet away.
  • Content: Remember that a poster is essentially a visual communication tool: Most people do not read a poster throughout, but glance through it to see if there is anything interesting. Use an abstract to summarize in simple language what you have achieved and why it is significant. Use diagrams, pictures, and layout to naturally guide the viewer’s attention, rather than explaining it all using text. Provide an explicit take-home message.
  • Auxiliary materials: Bring a laptop to display movies or additional material that can enhance your discussion. A notepad may prove helpful in elaborating further during a discussion or taking notes.

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Instructions for Session Chairs

  • Keep the session on schedule: use a watch, clock, or timer. Signal the presenter when 5 minutes are left in presentation time, when presentation time is finished (and therefore, questions period begins), and finally signal that question time is finished (and therefore the presentation is over).
  • Please adhere to the scheduled order of talks, as well as presentation times. If a speaker is absent, we ask you to announce a short break until the next presentation is due to start. Do not start early, as participants may be moving between sessions/presentations.
  • Please inform the staff at the registration desk of any absent speakers.
  • Introduce each speaker.
  • Moderate questions.
  • Arrive a few minutes early to check on room and equipment set up. Please inform the registration desk immediately if problems arise or adjustments are needed.

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If you have questions or problems with your Accepted Full Paper or Poster, check the formatting instructions here or contact Lisa Tolles, Sheridan Printing Proceedings Coordinator at by phone: +1-908-213-8988 (New Jersey, USA) or via email with the conference name (GECCO'07) in the subject line.

If you have questions for problems with your camera ready file for Accepted Workshop Papers, Late Breaking Papers, Evolutionary Computation in Practice Papers, or Tutorial Notes, please contact . To ensure a quick reply to your email, please include "GECCO" in your subject line.

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