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Best Paper Award Winners

Award winners pdf file

ACO-SI
Ant Colony Optimization and Swarm Intelligence

"Learning Fuzzy Cognitive Maps from Data by Ant Colony Optimization",
Ye Chen, Lawrence J. Mazlack, Long J. Lu

WINNER: "Gaussian Mixture Modeling for Dynamic Particle Swarm Optimization of Recurrent Problems",
Eduardo Vellasques, Robert Sabourin, Eric Granger

ALIFE
Artificial Life, Robotics and Evolvable Hardware
"Hierarchical Task Decomposition Through Symbiosis in Reinforcement Learning",
John A. Doucette, Peter Lichodzijewski, Malcolm I. Heywood

WINNER:"Comparison of Communication Strategies in Cooperative Learning",
Michael Solomon, Robert B. Heckendorn, Terence Soule

DETA+PES
Digital Entertainment Technologies and Arts
Parallel Evolutionary Systems


WINNER:"Accelerating Human-Computer Collaborative Search Through Learning Comparative and Predictive User Models",
S. Hornby, Josh C. Bongard

"An Improved CUDA-Based Implementation of Differential Evolution on GPU",
A. K. Qin, Federico Raimondo, Florence Forbes, Yew Soon Ong

ECOM
Evolutionary Combinatorial Optimization and Metaheuristics

"Evolutionary Algorithm with Solution Archives and Bounding Extension for the Generalized Minimum Spanning Tree Problem",
Bin Hu, Gunther R. Raidl

WINNER: "A Hybridization between Memetic Algorithm and Semidefinite Relaxation for the Max-Cut Problem",
Bo Song, Victor O. K. Li

EDA+GDS
Estimation of Distribution Algorithms
Generative and Developmental Systems


WINNER:"Complex and Diverse Morphologies Can Develop from a Minimal Genomic Model",
Jose David Fernandez, Francisco J. Vico, Rene Doursat

"A Memory Efficient and Continuous-Valued Compact EDA for Large Scale Problems",
Sergio Rojas-Galeano, Nestor Rodriguez

EMO
Evolutionary Multiobjective Optimization

WINNER:"On the Properties of the R2 Indicator",
Dimo Brockhoff, Tobias Wagner, Heike Trautmann

"Lorenz Equilibrium: Equitability in Non-Cooperative Games",
Reka Nagy, Mihai Suciu, D. Dumitrescu

GA
Genetic Algorithms
WINNER:"Runtime Analysis of Convex Evolutionary Search",
Alberto Moraglio, Dirk Sudholt

"Crossover Speeds Up Building-Block"
Assembly, Dirk Sudholt

GBML
Genetics Based Machine Learning

WINNER:"Filtering Sensory Information with XCSF: Improving Learning Robustness and Control Performance",
Jan Kneissler, Patrick O. Stalph, Jan Drugowitsch, Martin V. Butz

"Guided Evolution in XCSF",
Patrick O. Stalph, Martin V. Butz

GP
Genetic Programming

"Symbolic Regression of Multiple-Time-Scale Dynamical Systems",
Theodore W. Cornforth, Hod Lipson

WINNER:"Spatial Co-Evolution - Quicker, Fitter and Less Bloated",
Robin Harper

IGEC+SS+SBSE
Integrative Genetic and Evolutionary Computation, Self-* Search and Search Based Software Engineering

"Representations and Operators for Improving Evolutionary Software Repair",
Claire Le Goues, Westley Wemer, Stephanie Forrest

WINNER: "A Hyper-Heuristic Evolutionary Algorithm for Automatically Designing Decision-Tree Algorithms",
Rodrigo C. Barros, Marcio P. Basgalupp, Andre C. P. L. F. de Carvalho, Alex A. Freitas

"Evolutionary Algorithm for Prioritized Pairwise Test Data Generation",
Javier Ferrer, Peter Kruse, Francisco Chicano, Enrique Alba

RWA
Real World Applications

WINNER:"Evolving Large Scale UAV Communication System, Adrian Agogino",
Chris Holmes Parker, Kagan Tumer

"The Unconstrained Automated Generation of Cell Image Features for Medical Diagnosis",
Taras Kowaliw, Wolfgang Banzhaf

THEORY+ESEP
Theory, Evolutionary Strategies and Evolutionary Programming

"A (1+1)-CMA-ES for Constrained Optimization",
Dirk V. Arnold, Nikolaus Hansen

WINNER: "Reducing the Arity in Unbiased Black-Box Complexity",
Benjamin Doerr, Carola Winzen

"The Choice of the Offspring Population Size in the (1,λ) EA",
Jonathan E. Rowe, Dirk Sudholt

List of Accepted Papers

Dear Author,

Thank you for submitting a paper to the GECCO'12 Conference (sponsored by ACM SIGEVO), and contributing to the Proceedings. This web page will acquaint you to the formatting and submission instructions for the submission version of your paper.

Submission deadline: January 27, 2012

GECCO-2012 submission site
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Submit camera-ready papers here:
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All ACM SIG sponsored proceedings will be included in the ACM Digital Library as well as prepared for printed and/or electronic publication. All papers for the conference must be submitted in an electronic format which conforms to ACM SIG specifications and formats.

Submissions should adhere to the ACM SIG guidelines (given here) and not exceed eight (8) pages in length. Submissions should have the authors' names removed to assure anonymity during the review process.

About the Registration Requirement for Submitter and Presenters
If your paper is accepted and a final version is submitted to be included on the GECCO 2012 Proceedings and Related Presentations CD, the author(s) agree that they will complete a paid conference registration for at least one author. At least one author must pay a registration and attend the conference, so that someone is at the conference to present the research. A paid registration is the like the "cost" of a "ticket" to attend the GECCO conference. A paid registration entitles the registered person to entrance to the workshops, tutorials, conference technical sessions, keynotes, and special events, like the Sunday evening Opening Reception.

If an author has more than one paper to present at the conference, there are NO additional registration fees. The author registers one time (pays for 1 registration), and presents as many papers as have been accepted. If a paper has more than one author, and more than one author will attend the conference, then each author in attendance must pay for a registration.

Preparation Instructions for Submissions
Please follow the preparation instructions bellow for full, accepted papers (8 pages)

PREPARATION INSTRUCTIONS FOR GECCO'12 FULL PAPERS

Submission Deadlines and Preparation of Copy

All ACM SIG sponsored proceedings will be included in the ACM Digital Library as well as prepared for printed and/or electronic publication. All papers for the conference must be submitted in an electronic format which conforms to ACM SIG specifications and formats. Your electronic submission is due on or before January 27, 2012. Please read the following, this is important to ensure the inclusion of your paper, poster, abstract, or talk in the proceedings and the ACM Digital Library (Portal).

PAGE LIMITS
Please submit as early as possible if you are able to do so. Your page limit is set by the category your submission has been selected for:

Full Regular Papers = 8 Page Limit  

Preparation Requirements for your Submission: Page Size, Bad Breaks, Figures/Images, Page Numbering
Page Size
Submissions that do not conform to the ACM SIG standards, templates, and formats will be returned to the author for corrections and/or alterations. The page size for this ACM publication is US Letter (8-1/2x11 inches).
Bad Breaks
Be sure that there are no bad page or column breaks
Meaning no widows (last line of a paragraph at the top of a column). If this happens either tighten the previous column or force a line over.
Section and Sub-section heads should remain with at least 2 lines of body text when near the end of a page or column.
Images & Figures

(a) Colors and Black & White (Gray Scale) Print Testing. If you have any images in color, we suggest that you print your paper to a black/white printer (or black-white version) to be sure that the tones and screens used in your images or figures reproduce well in black and white. Your images will and may appear in color in the electronic proceedings, in color in the ACM Portal (digital library), but in grayscale in any print proceedings.

(b) Resolution & CYMK: We recommend images to be at least 300 or 600 dpi for quality reproduction and saved as .tif images. When creating or revising your images for inclusion in the paper, please be sure you choose CYMK and not RGB (as the color profile choice).

(c) TIF (EPS) vs JPG (JPEG) images: TIFs were (and should be created) created for pre-press applications where quality takes priority over file size. While TIFs can be compressed (LZW compression option when saving out of Photoshop, for example), no image data is lost, thus ensuring maximum quality. JPEG was designed as a compressed image format designed to keep the file size small which makes it idea for use in web graphics. To do this, the JPEG format actually deletes image data from the image. The higher the level of compression, the more data is removed. This is referred to as a lossy compression system. On a printout, the removed data tends to show up as blocky areas of a solid color. At higher resolutions (a minimum of 200 dpi), there's usually enough data in the JPEG file for the compression artifacts to be very noticeable.

(d) Rules/Lines: We recommend for quality reproduction of rules in your graphs, tables or charts, that the rules are at least a 0.5 pt. and black. Finer lines and points than this will not reproduce well, even if you can see them on your laser printed hardcopy when checked -- bear in mind that your laser printers have a far lower resolution than the imagesetters that will be used.

(e) Fonts: If your figure uses custom or any non-standard font, the characters may appear differently when printed in the proceedings. Remember to check your figure creation that all fonts are embedded or included in the figure correctly.

(f) Transparencies: If a figure or image is assembled from multiple images, the images must be embedded, layers flattened or grouped together properly in the file, not lined. Transparencies should also be flattened.

Page Numbering, Headers, & Footers
Your final submission SHOULD NOT contain any footer or header string information at the top or bottom of each page. The submissions will be paginated in a determined order by the chairs and page numbers added to the pdf during the compiling, indexing, and pagination process.
ACM Classification Sections

The ACM Classification section and Author Keywords are mandatory to be included on the first page of your submission.

ACM Classification Keywords (Mandatory): Make sure that your selection included on the first page of your paper after Authors' Keywords are also chosen properly on the submission page. Click here for information on the ACM Computing Classification Scheme.

General Terms (Optional for 1st page): You must select one or more of the following General Terms, which must match those listed in your submission.

Algorithms
Experimentation Management Security
Design Human Factors Measurement Standardization
Documentation Languages Performance Theory
Economics Legal Aspects Reliability Verification

The best way to understand the General Terms is that they are orthogonal to the subject categories, that is, they cut across all subjects. Click here for information on the ACM General Terms.

Authors' Keywords (Mandatory): This section is your (author) choice of terms that you would like used to index your work.

 

Creating an ACM Compliant PDF Your pdf file should be ACM Compliant. The requirements for an ACM Compliant PDF are Outlined Here.
Right Click here to obtain the (acm.joboptions) to use ACM distiller settings for full versions of Adobe Acrobat and Distiller ONLY. The acm.joboptions has all the settings and requirements to create an ACM compliant PDF with Adobe Acrobat-Distiller.
Thumbnail Image ACM is requesting a thumbnail image to identify your paper (a small one image representation of your paper). This thumbnail image is "optional" and should be at least 72 dpi, 100 pixels wide in .jpg format. If you do submit a thumbnail image, a short-brief caption (20-30 words) will be required.

ACM Templates & Formats

WORD INSTRUCTIONS
Please know that you will need to submit your .doc or .docx file and an ACM compliant PDF file.
(a)
Please download the template from the ACM website: http://www.acm.org/sigs/pubs/proceed/template.html
Be sure to format your document for American Letter (8-1/2x11). Please check that your submission adheres to the set page limit for your type of submission (see above).
(c) Insert the ACM copyright statement (GECCO-blurb.txt, right click and download to cut and paste the text into your paper). This statement should appear in 8 pt. Times New Roman, justified text, with GECCO'12 (the venue acronym made italic). See the attached pdf as an example: GECCO-blurb.pdf
(d) Distill/Create an ACM compliant PDF. If your submitted pdf file is not ACM Compliant, we will distill your .doc or .docx file with the ACM distilling settings, send the PDF to the contact author for approval, and use the PDF for the proceedings and the ACM DL.
(e) You need to upload your .doc and .pdf files (& optional thumbnail image) to: https://ssl.linklings.net/conferences/gecco/ on or before January 27,2012. We recommend using a modern, standards-compliant Web browser to upload the necessary files.
   

LaTEX INSTRUCTIONS
Please know that you will need to submit your .tex, an ACM compliant PDF file, and a PS (postscript file)
(a)
(b) Be sure to use the specified class file above with the Option 2: LaTeX2e templates and sample files from: http://www.acm.org/sigs/publications/proceedings-templates

(c)

 

Include the following five (5) lines in your .tex document after \begin{document} will produce the correct ACM & needed conference copyright statement and needed info for the bottom/left of the first page:

   \conferenceinfo{GECCO'12,} {July 7-11, 2012, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA.}
    \CopyrightYear{2012}
    \crdata{978-1-4503-1177-9/12/07}
    \clubpenalty=10000
    \widowpenalty = 10000

 

(d) You MUST use Type 1 fonts for your submission, for help see on obtaining the correct type of fonts and other formatting issues, see: http://www.acm.org/sigs/pubs/proceed/sigfaq.htm for help.
We do not need your whole directory of images, figures and packages, just the main TEX file with the title, authors, affiliations, abstract, ACM classification sections (Categories, General Terms and keywords), as well as the references from your bbl file (not your whole bib directory). We do NOT and can NOT recompile your LaTEX submission(s).
(e) Please check that your submission adheres to the set page limit for your type of submission (see above).
(f) Create a PS file directly from tex and Distill/Create an ACM compliant PDF. If your submitted pdf file is not ACM Compliant, we will distill your .ps (postscript) file with the ACM distilling settings, send the PDF to the contact author for approval, and use the PDF for the proceedings and the ACM DL.

(g)

You need to upload your .pdf files (& optional thumbnail image) to: https://ssl.linklings.net/conferences/gecco/ on or before january 27, 2012. We recommend using a modern, standards-compliant Web browser to upload the necessary files.

 


6. QUESTIONS (Return to Top)

If you still have questions or problems please contact Terry Soule via email at: tsoule@cs.uidaho.edu with the conference name (GECCO'12) in the subject line. Thank you in advance for adhering to the chairs' page limits and the set deadlines.

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