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.
||Friday, April 17, 2009
|Author registration Deadline:
||Monday, April 27, 2009
|Camera Ready Files Deadline
Refer to the publisher's final file preparation instructions
|Tuesday, April 21, 2009
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
Submission site: https://ssl.linklings.net/conferences/gecco
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
a final, revised, camera-ready version to the publisher
by April 21, 2009.
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.
the conference (at least one author) and present the accepted
paper at the conference.
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.
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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
Links to the templates and
notices, along with instructions on how to use them, can
be found in the Templates
section of this
Page Mandatory Sections
Your submission must include all of
these ACM first page mandatory sections:
the title of your paper so that the first letter
of the main words in your title is an uppercase letter,
Genetic and Evolutionary Computation and You
the following information for each author: Name,
Affiliation, Address, Email address
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: http://www.acm.org/class/1998/
Help on how to classify works using the ACM
Computing Classification System: http://www.acm.org/class/how_to_use.html
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.
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.
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
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
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.
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.
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.
For more information, contact Late Breaking
Papers Chair Ying-ping Chen -