Call for Late Breaking Papers:

Papers describing late-breaking developments in the field of genetic and evolutionary computation are being solicited for presentation at the 2009 Genetic and Evolutionary Computation Conference (GECCO-2009) to be held 8-12 July, 2009 (Wednesday-Sunday), in Montréal, Canada, and inclusion in a CD-ROM to be distributed to all attendees of the conference.

Important Deadlines

Submissions open: Monday, February 2, 2009
Submissions close: Friday, April 17, 2009
Author registration Deadline: Monday, April 27, 2009
Camera Ready Files Deadline

Refer to the publisher's final file preparation instructions for details:
Tuesday, April 21, 2009

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 17 April 2009 deadline. Authors of accepted late-breaking papers will individually retain copyright (and all other rights) to their late-breaking papers. Accepted Late Breaking Papers with no authors registered by the deadline will not appear in the Late-Breaking Papers section of the CD-ROM.

How to Submit a Paper

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 Friday 17 April 2009.

Submission site:

Meet the Submission Deadline: Friday, April 17, 2009, midnight PST. The review system remains open for 3 hours after the deadline so as not to interrupt last minute downloads.

Page limit: 6 pages using ACM template.

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 to the publisher by April 21, 2009.
Register at least one author to attend the conference by April 27, 2009. Any other authors who attend the conference must also register, but they do not have a registration deadline.
Attend the conference (at least one author) and present the accepted paper at the conference.

Deadline Extensions

Please be very careful about formatting your paper 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.

ACM Template

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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
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File Preparation Instructions

The ACM Coypright Notice must appear on the first page of your paper, on the bottom, left of the first page. This statement must appear in 8 pt. Times New Roman, justified text, with GECCO'09 in italics. The ACM templates you use to submit your paper for review contain a sample copyright notice.. The exact text of the copyright statement will be provided for accepted authors after paper acceptance decisions are made.

Links to the templates and notices, along with instructions on how to use them, can be found in the Templates section of this web page.
First Page Mandatory Sections

Your submission must include all of these ACM first page mandatory sections:

  • Title: Format the title of your paper so that the first letter of the main words in your title is an uppercase letter, for example:

    Genetic and Evolutionary Computation and You

  • Authors: Include the following information for each author: Name, Affiliation, Address, Email address
  • Categories and Subject Descriptors: Select the category and descriptors in the ACM Computing Classification Scheme that best describe the content of your paper. Include the codes and descriptive words on the first page of your paper.

    ACM Computing Classification Scheme:
    Help on how to classify works using the ACM Computing Classification System:

  • General Terms: This section is limited to the following 16 terms. Select one of the following general terms that best describes the content of your submission: Algorithms, Management, Measurement, Documentation, Performance, Design, Economics, Reliability, Experimentation, Security, Human Factors, Standardization, Languages, Theory, Legal Aspects, Verification.

  • Keywords: choose the terms by which would like your to be indexed. Include your choice of keywords that describe the content of your submission.

Color Images, Figures, Graphs, Tables, Charts

Your color images will appear in color on the proceedings CD-ROM and in the ACM Digital Library.

We recommend that:

  • Images be at least 300 or 600 dpi for quality reproduction.
  • Graph, table, and chart rules are at least 0.5 pt and black. Finer lines and point size will not reproduce well, even if you can see them on your laser printed hardcopy. Keep in mind that your laser printers have a far lower resolution that the imagesetters that will be used to produce the Proceedings.
  • All fonts be embedded or included in figures. If your figure uses custom, or any non-standard font, the characters may appear differently when printed in the proceedings. Be sure to embed or include fonts correctly.
  • If you use images or figures assembled from multiple images, embed the images, and/or flatten or group layers correctly. The images must not be lined.

Final Page Layout

Check the final layout of your paper:

  • Page and Column Breaks: check for paragraph "widows"; that is the last line of a paragraph is at the top of a page or column. To correct paragraph widows, either tighten the previous column, or force the next-to-the-last sentence to the next page.
  • Section and Sub-section headings should remain with at least 2 lines of body text when near the end of a page or column.

About the Registration Requirement for Authors

GECCO requires at least one author of each accepted paper (the presenting author) to complete a paid registration by the author registration deadline. GECCO requires at least one author to register to attend the conference, so that someone is at the conference to present the research.

If an accepted paper has more than one author, and more than one of those authors will attend, then each author who attends the conference must pay a registration. Only the presenting author must register by the deadline; the other authors do not have a deadline to register.

If an author is the presenting author for more than one accepted paper, the presenting author pays only one registration.

More Information
For more information, contact Late Breaking Papers Chair Ying-ping Chen -  

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