Best Paper Award Winners

Important Dates
Call for Papers
Review Process
How to Submit a Paper
ACM Templates
Preparation Instructions
More Information

Best Paper Award Winners -PDF file

Ant Colony Optimization and Swarm Intelligence

Manuel López-Ibáñez, Thomas Stützle
The Impact of Design Choices of Multiobjective Ant Colony Optimization on Performance: An Experimental Study on the Biobjective TSP

Artificial Life, Evolutionary Robotics, Evolvable Hardware

Brian Connelly, Benjamin Beckmann, Philip McKinley
Resource Abundance Promotes the Evolution of Public Goods Cooperation

Bioinformatics, Computational, Systems and Synthetic Biology

Ryan Urbanowicz, Jason Moore
The Application of Michigan-Style Learning Classifier Systems to Address Genetic Heterogeneity and Epistasis in Association Studies

Combinatorial Optimization and Metaheuristics

Shelly X. Wu, Wolfgang Banzhaf
A Hierarchical Cooperative Evolutionary Algorithm

Estimation of Distribution Algorithms

Peter A. N. Bosman
The Anticipated Mean Shift and Cluster Registration in Mixture-based EDAs for Multi-Objective Optimization

Evolutionary Multiobjective Optimization

Tamara Ulrich, Johannes Bader, Eckart Zitzler
Integrating Decision Space Diversity Into Hypervolume-based Multiobjective Search

Karl Bringmann, Tobias Friedrich
The Maximum Hypervolume Set Yields Near-optimal Approximation

Evolution Strategies and Evolutionary Programming

Dirk Arnold, Nikolaus Hansen
Active Covariance Matrix Adaptation for the (1+1) CMA-ES

Generative and Developmental Systems

Sebastian Risi, Joel Lehman, Kenneth Stanley
Evolving the Placement and Density of Neurons in the HyperNEAT Substrate

  Genetic Algorithms

Martin Pelikan
NK Landscapes, Problem Difficulty, and Hybrid Evolutionary Algorithms

Genetic Programming

Leonardo Trujillo, Pierrick Legrand, Jacques Lévy-Véhel
The Estimation of Hölderian Regularity using Genetic Programming

Genetics-Based Machine Learning

María A. Franco, Natalio Krasnogor, Jaume Bacardit
Speeding Up the Evaluation of Evolutionary Learning Systems Using GPGPUs

Parallel Evolutionary Systems

Jörg Lässig, Dirk Sudholt
The Benefit of Migration in Parallel Evolutionary Algorithms

Real World Applications

Leonardo Trujillo, Pierrick Legrand, Gustavo Olague, Cynthia Pérez
Optimization of the Hölder Image Descriptor using a Genetic Algorithm

  Search Based Software Engineering

Alexander Conrad, Robert Roos, Gregory Kapfhammer
Empirically Studying the Role of Selection Operators During Search-Based Test Suite Prioritization


Benjamin Doerr, Daniel Johannsen, Carola Winzen
Multiplicative Drift Analysis

Per Kristian Lehre, Carsten Witt
Black-Box Search by Unbiased Variation


Papers Nominated for Best Paper Awards

Authors and presenters, please follow this link

Submission Results:

Total submissions: 373
Total accepted: 169
45% accepted

Track breakdown: (total submitted/ full papers accepted)
Ant Colony Optimization and Swarm Intelligence 30/10
Artificial Life, Evolutionary Robotics, Adaptive Behavior, Evolvable Hardware 16/8
Bioinformatics and Computational Biology 16/7
Combinatorial Optimization and Metaheuristics 24/9
Estimation of Distribution Algorithms 14/8
Evolution Strategies and Evolutionary Programming 16/6
Evolutionary Multiobjective Optimization 31/15
Generative and Developmental Systems 20/12
Genetic Algorithms 48/21
Genetic Programming 37/17
Genetics-Based Machine Learning 19/9
Parallel Evolutionary Systems 11/5
Real-World Applications 58/25
Search-Based Software Engineering 15/7
Theory 18/10

2010 Important Dates:

Submission deadline: January 13
January 27
Notification of paper acceptance: March 10
Camera-ready submission: April 5
GECCO-2010 Conference: July 7-11

Call for Papers

Call For Papers: PDF file

2010 Genetic and Evolutionary Computation Conference
Wednesday - Sunday July 7 - 11, 2010 Portland, Oregon, USA

Largest Conference in the Field of Genetic and Evolutionary Computation.

A recombination of the 19th International Conference on Genetic Algorithms (ICGA) and the
15th Annual Genetic Programming Conference (GP).


Review Process
Each paper submitted to GECCO will be rigorously reviewed, in a doubleblind 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 conferencewide space limitations and procedures.

Review criteria include significance of the work, technical soundness, novelty, clarity, writing quality, and sufficiency of information to permit replication, if applicable.


How to Submit a Paper

Meet the Submission Deadline: Wednesday, January 27, 2010.

Submission site:

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.

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 Monday, April 5, 2010
 Register at least one author to attend the conference by Monday, April 19, 2010
 Attend the conference (at least one author)
 Present the accepted paper at the conference


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.



ACM Templates

Your PDF file must meet the following requirements:

1. Use ACM template for native files

Template Location Description of link

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
  Microsoft Word template The .doc that you will find at the ACM page. Placed here for your convenience to download now with a righ-click and Save Target As....

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 [7] has shown that...", rather than "In our previous work [7] 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 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

    NOTE: papers submitted for review must be anonymous. Do not include author information 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:
    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.

More Information

For matters of science and program content, contact Conference Chair Martin Pelikan at

For help about the templates and file preparation, visit



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