January 28, Wednesday
|March 11, Wednesday
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|Tuesday April 14
|April 27, Monday
||Registration deadline for presenting authors
Call for Papers
2009 Genetic and Evolutionary Computation
Wednesday–Sunday July 8–12, 2009
Largest Conference in the Field of Genetic and Evolutionary Computation
A recombination of the 18th International Conference on Genetic Algorithms
(ICGA) and the 14th Annual Genetic Programming Conference (GP)
For Papers: PDF
Each paper submitted to GECCO will be rigorously reviewed, in a blind
review process, meaning that reviewers should not be able to infer
the identities of the authors of the papers under review, and, of course,
that authors will not know the identities of their reviewers.
One of at least 15 separate and independent
program committees specializing in various aspects of
genetic and evolutionary computation review submitted
papers. These committees make their own final decisions
on submitted papers for their areas, subject only to
conference-wide space limitations and procedures.
Review criteria includes significance of
the work, novelty, clarity, writing quality, and sufficiency
information to permit replication, if applicable.
GECCO notifies the first-named author
(or other corresponding author designated by the authors
at submission) of acceptance or rejection by March
How to Submit a Paper
Submission site: https://ssl.linklings.net/conferences/gecco
Meet the Submission Deadline: Wednesday,
January 28, 2009, midnight PST. The review
system remains open for 3 hours after the deadline
so as not to interrupt last minute downloads.
Page limit: 8 pages using ACM template.
Submit substantially new work: The
material in a paper must represent substantially new
work that has not been previously published by conferences,
journals, or edited books in the genetic and evolutionary
computation field. GECCO allows submissions of material
that is substantially similar to a paper being submitted
contemporaneously for review in another conference. However,
if the submitted paper is accepted by GECCO, the authors
agree that substantially the same material will not be
published by another conference in the evolutionary computation
field. Material may be later revised and submitted to
a journal, if permitted by the journal.
Check this website for detailed instructions,
including categories, keywords, and formatting requirements.
Be sure to check the web page for changes that may appear
as the paper submission deadline approaches.
Accept author agreement:
By submitting a paper, the author(s) agree that, if their
paper is accepted, they will:
a final, revised, camera-ready version to the publisher
by April 16, 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
the conference (at least one author).
the accepted paper at the conference.
About the Registration Requirement
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
If an author is the presenting author for
more than one accepted paper, the presenting author pays
only one registration.
Each track chair will nominate the best papers from their
track for " Best Paper of GECCO Awards". GECCO attendees will select
the best papers by ballot during the conference.
Your PDF file must meet the following requirements:
1. Use ACM template for
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2. Be no more than 8 template pages
in length, with abstract of less than 200 words
3. Be anonymous: do NOT include author
names and contact information in your PDF.
In order to make double blind
reviewing possible, authors should omit their names
and affiliations from
the paper. Also, while the references should include
all published literature relevant to the paper, including
previous works of the authors, it should not include
unpublished works. When referring to one's own work,
use the third person rather than the first person.
For example, say "Previously, Beyer  has shown
that...", rather than "In our previous work
 we have shown that...." Try to avoid including
any information in the body of the paper or references
that would identify the authors or their institutions.
Such information can be added to the final camera-ready
version for publication.
4. Include Track Name on first page.
Please remember to include the Track category on
your paper. The Track can be entered either directly
under the title of your paper, or after the abstract.
Please note, even though you are already required to
select a Track category when submitting your paper
to the review system, you are ALSO required to enter
the Track name in your PDF file.
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'08 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
this web page.
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
submitted for review
must be anonymous.
Do not include
in your submission
for review. Author
information must be
included in camera
ready files of papers
accepted for publication.
- 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: http://www.acm.org/class/1998/
Help on how to classify works using the ACM Computing Classification
- 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,
- 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
- 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.
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
- Section and Sub-section headings should
remain with at least 2 lines of body text when
near the end of a page or column.
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latest list of topics, late-breaking papers, and more.
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