Thank-you for participating in
the GECCO 2008!
On this page are instructions
Camera Ready File Instructions
The GECCO Proceedings of accepted full papers and posters,
along with GECCO's related presentations of Workshop Papers, Late Breaking
Papers, and tutorial slides will be published on DVD and included in the ACM
All material to be included on
the DVD must be submitted to Sheridan Printing
Company in an electronic format which conforms
to ACM specifications. Authors must submit both
their source file (.doc or .ps) and a PDF.
Authors submitting material to
be included on the DVD must also mail or fax,
to Sheridan Printing Company, a completed and
signed ACM copyright form or permission to publish
form. The correct form will be automatically
generated for the author(s) when the electronic
files are submitted.
Electronic submissions are due
on or before the deadline, 9:00 am Eastern
Page limits are set by the type of paper. Click
on the paper
type to be directed to the correct preparation
instructions for your final electronic files:
|Type of Paper
||Camera Ready Deadline
|Accepted Full Papers
||Wednesday, April 16, 2008
||Wednesday, April 16, 2008
||Friday, April 18, 2008
||Friday, April 18, 2008
|Late Breaking Papers
||Tuesday, April 22, 2008
50 pages (200 slides,
4 per page)
|Friday, April 25, 2008
About the Registration Requirement
for Authors and Presenters
By submitting material to be included
on the GECCO 2008 Proceedings and Related Presentations
DVD, the author(s) agree that they will complete
a paid conference registration for at least one
author by Friday, April 18, 2008. At least one
author must pay a registration and attend the
conference, so that someone is at the conference
to present the research.
A paid registration is the like the "cost" of
a "ticket" to attend the GECCO conference.
A paid registration entitles the registered person
to entrance to the workshops, tutorials, conference
technical sessions, keynotes, and special events,
like the Sunday evening Opening Reception.
If an author has more than one paper to present
at the conference, there are NO additional registration
fees. The author registers one time (pays for
1 registration), and presents as many papers
as have been accepted.
If a paper has more than one author, and more
than one author will attend the conference, then
each author in attendance must pay for a registration.
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
- 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
- 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.
Instructions for Poster
- Format: Posters should be portrait
orientation, and no larger than 30 inches/76.2
cm wide x 40 inches/101.6 cm tall. Use large
(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
it to see if there is anything interesting.
Use an abstract to summarize in simple language
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
- Setup: Poster authors will set up their
posters on Tuesday, July 15, in the late afternoon.
positions will be assigned. Tacks will be
- Presentation: The poster session will take
place the evening of Tuesday, July 15.
Instructions for Session
- 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.
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.