Best Paper Award Winners
Important Dates
Call For Papers
Review process
ACM Templates
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Best Paper Award Winners

Ant Colony Optimization and Swarm Intelligence

An Incremental ACOR with Local Search for Continuous Optimization Problems
Tianjun Liao (IRIDIA, CoDE, Universite Libre de Bruxelles), Marco Montes de Oca (IRIDIA, CoDE, Universite Libre de Bruxelles), Dogan Aydin (Ege University), Thomas Stützle (IRIDIA, CoDE, Universite Libre de Bruxelles), Marco Dorigo (IRIDIA, CoDE, Universite Libre de Bruxelles)

Artificial Life/Robotics/Evolvable Hardware

Spontaneous Evolution of Structural Modularity in Robot Neural Network Controllers
Josh Bongard (University of Vermont)

Bioinformatics, Computational, Systems, and Synthetic Biology

A Genetic Algorithm to Enhance Transmembrane Helices Topology Prediction Using Compositional Index
Nazar Zaki (UAE University), Salah Bouktif (UAE University), Sanja Molnar (UAE University)

Digital Entertainment Technologies and Arts

Interactively Evolving Harmonies through Functional Scaffolding
Amy Hoover (University of Central Florida), Paul Szerlip (University of Central Florida), Kenneth Stanley (University of Central Florida)

Evolutionary Combinatorial Optimization and Metaheuristics

A Cooperative Tree-based Hybrid GA-B&B Approach for Solving Challenging Permutation-based Problems
Malika Mehdi (University of Luxembourg & INRIA Lille), Jean-Claude Charr (INRIA Lille Nord-Europe - University of Lille), Nouredine Melab (INRIA Lille Nord-Europe - University of Lille), EL-Ghazali Talbi (INRIA Lille Nord-Europe - University of Lille), Pascal Bouvry (University of Luxembourg)

Estimation of Distribution Algorithms

Hierarchical Allelic Pairwise Independent Functions
David Iclanzan (Sapientia Hungaryan University of Transylvania)

Evolutionary Multiobjective Optimization

Improved S-CDAS using Crossover Controlling the Number of Crossed Genes for Many-objective Optimization
Hiroyuki Sato (The University of Electro-Communications), Hernan Aguirre (Shinshu University), Kiyoshi Tanaka (Shinshu University)

Evolution Strategies and Evolutionary Programming

Local-Meta-Model CMA-ES for Partially Separable Functions
Zyed Bouzarkouna (IFP Energies nouvelles), Anne Auger (INRIA), Didier Yu Ding (IFP Energies nouvelles)

Genetic Algorithms

How Crossover Helps in Pseudo-Boolean Optimization
Timo Kötzing (Max-Planck-Institute for Informatics), Dirk Sudholt (University of Birmingham), Madeleine Theile (Technische Universit├Ąt Berlin)

Genetics Based Machine Learning

Modelling the Initialisation Stage of the ALKR Representation for Discrete Domains and GABIL Encoding
Maria Franco (University of Nottingham), Natalio Krasnogor (University of Nottingham), Jaume Bacardit (University of Nottingham)

Genetic Programming

Rethinking Multilevel Selection in Genetic Programming
Shelly Wu (Memorial University of Newfoundland), Wolfgang Banzhaf (Memorial University of Newfoundland)

Generative and Developmental Systems

On the Relationships between Synaptic Plasticity and Generative Systems
Paul Tonelli (ISIR, Université Pierre et Marie Curie-Paris 6, CNRS UMR 7222), Jean-Baptiste Mouret (ISIR, Université Pierre et Marie Curie-Paris 6, CNRS UMR 7222)

Real World Applications

RankDE: Learning a Ranking Function for Information Retrieval using Differential Evolution
Danushka Bollegala (The University of Tokyo), Nasimul Noman (The University of Tokyo), Hitoshi Iba (The University of Tokyo)

Search-Based Software Engineering

Searching for Invariants using Genetic Programming and Mutation Testing
Sam Ratcliffe (University of York), David White (University of York), John Clark (University of York)

Self-* Search

Policy Matrix Evolution for Generation of Heuristics
Ender Ozcan (University of Nottingham), Andrew Parkes (University of Nottingham)


An Analysis on Recombination in Multi-Objective Evolutionary Optimization
Chao Qian (Nanjing University), Yang Yu (Nanjing University), Zhihua Zhou (Nanjing University)


Important Dates:

Submission deadline: February 9th, 2011
11:59pm Pacific Standard time
Notification of paper acceptance: March 23, 2011
Camera-ready submission: April 18, 2011
Registration deadline for presenting authors : May 2, 2011

Call for Papers

Call For Papers: PDF file

2011 Genetic and Evolutionary Computation Conference
Tuesday, Saturday July 12 –16, 2011 Dublin, Ireland

Largest Conference in the Field of Genetic and Evolutionary Computation.
A recombination of the 20th International Conference on Genetic Algorithms (ICGA) and the 16th 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.

Each submitted paper will be evaluated by one of at least 15 separate and independent program committees specializing in various aspects of genetic and evolutionary computation. These committees make their own final decisions on submitted papers for their areas, subject only to conference-wide space limitations and procedures.

Review criteria include signicance of the work, technical soundnes, novelty, clarity, writing quality, and suciency of information to permit replication, if applicable.

How to Submit a Paper

Meet the submission deadline (February 9th, 2011, 11:59pm Pacific Standard time) and submit substantially new work. 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 18, 2011
* Register at least one author to attend the conference by Monday, May 2, 2011
* Attend the conference (at least one author)
* Present the accepted paper at the conference


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
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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 [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'11 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.

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    ACM Computing Classification Scheme:
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  • 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

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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.
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Final Page Layout

Check the final layout of your paper:

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  • 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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