for participating in GECCO 2009!
On this page are instructions for:
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 CD and included in the ACM Digital
All material to be included on the CD 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 CD 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 Standard Time (USA). Page limits are set by the type
Refer to the publisher's instructions for preparation of your
|Type of Paper
||Camera Ready Deadline
||Tuesday, April 14, 2009
||Tuesday, April 14, 2009
||Friday, April 17, 2009
||Friday, April 17, 2009
||Tuesday, April 21, 2009
50 pages (200 slides, 4 per page)
|Tuesday, April 21, 2009
About the Registration Requirement for
Authors and Presenters
By submitting material to be included on the
GECCO 2009 Proceedings and Related Presentations CD, the author(s)
agree that they will complete a paid conference registration
for at least one author by Monday, April 27, 2009.
At least one author must pay a registration and attend the
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 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.
Instructions for Poster Presentations
- 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 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
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
- Setup: Poster authors will set up their posters
on Thursday, July 9, in the late afternoon. Tacks will be
- Presentation: The poster session will take
place the evening of Thursday, July 9.
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
- 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 the
preparation or submission of your final, camera-ready
check the formatting instructions here or
contact Lisa Tolles, Sheridan Printing Proceedings Coordinator
phone: +1-908-213-8988 (New
Jersey, USA) or via email with the conference name (GECCO'09)
in the subject line.
If you have questions or problems related to
your scheduled presentation, please contact.
To ensure a quick reply to your email, please include "GECCO" in
your subject line.