Papers describing late-breaking developments in the field of genetic and evolutionary computation are being solicited for presentation at the 2007 Genetic and Evolutionary Computation Conference (GECCO-2007) to be held 7-11 July 2007 (Saturday-Wednesday), at University College London, Gower Street in London, UK, and inclusion in a special CD-ROM to be distributed to all attendees of the conference.

SUBMISSION DEADLINE: Friday, 20 April 2007

Submissions must be in camera-ready format, no longer than eight (8) pages in length.

Camera ready file preparation and submission instructions

Selection Process

Late-breaking papers will be briefly examined for relevance and minimum standards of acceptability, but will not be peer reviewed in detail. Paper acceptance decisions will be made as soon as possible after receipt of the submission, until the 20 April 2007 deadline.

Note that at least one author of each accepted Late Breaking Paper must register for the conference by 20 April 2007, must attend the conference and present the paper at the scheduled time. Papers with no authors registered by the deadline will not appear in the Late-Breaking Papers section of the CD-ROM.

Authors will individually retain copyright (and all other rights) to their late-breaking papers and should feel free to submit them (either before or after the above deadline) for publication by other conferences or journals. However, authors must submit an ACM permission to publish form.

Submission Procedure

Because the late-breaking papers are published on a very tight time schedule, please be very attentive in carrying out the requirements for submission by 20 April 2007.

1. Upload your camera-ready electronic file (PDF) formatted to comply with ACM format requirements, and no longer than EIGHT (8) pages in length, to the submissions website by 20 April 2007. No paper-based submissions can be accepted. The URL for the Submission Site is:

Late-Breaking Papers must comply with ACM format requirements, must use ACM Templates for native files (Microsoft Word, LaTex, or Adobe Framemaker) and must use ACM PDF Settings. ACM templates:

2. Agree to the "permission to publish" agreement on the submission website. Authors will individually retain copyright (and all other rights) to their late-breaking papers.

3. If your paper is accepted, fill out and fax by the 20 April 2007 deadline, the appropriate ACM permission to publish forms.

4. Register at least one author of the Late-Breaking Paper for the conference by the deadline for camera-ready papers (20 April 2007). At least one author must register for and attend the conference, and present the paper at the scheduled time. See the registration page for more information.

Deadline Extensions

Please be very careful about formatting your paper (and testing it, by printing it out) because of the very tight time schedule. No paper-based submissions can be accepted. No deadline extensions will be granted. Since there will be no opportunity for revisions, authors should be especially careful that their original submission is fully compliant with all requirements above.

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 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.

More Information

For more information, contact Late Breaking Papers Chair Peter A.N. Bosman   -  


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