abstracts describing late-breaking developments in the field of genetic
and evolutionary computation are solicited for presentation at the
Late-Breaking Abstracts Workshop of the 2015 Genetic and Evolutionary
Computation Conference (GECCO 2015), and for inclusion in the
proceedings companion to be distributed on USB key to all attendees of
the conference and in the ACM Digital Library.
April 8, 2015
Notification of acceptance
April 20, 2015
May 13, 2015
May 4, 2015
Late-breaking abstracts will be briefly
examined for relevance and minimum standards of acceptability, but will
not be peer reviewed in detail. Authors of accepted late-breaking abstracts will
individually retain copyright (and all other rights) to their
late-breaking abstracts. Accepted late breaking abstracts with no
author registered by the deadline will not appear in the Late-Breaking
Abstracts section on the USB key nor the ACM Digital Library.
How to Submit a Paper
- Submission site: https://ssl.linklings.net/conferences/gecco
- Submission deadline: Friday, April 8, 2015, 23:59 (EDT).
- Page limit: 2 pages using ACM template.
- 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 May 13, 2015, 23:59 (EDT).
- Register at least one author to attend the conference by May 4, 2015.
- Attend the conference (at least one author) and present the accepted paper at the conference.
File Preparation Instructions
Templates for Word and LaTeX are available on the ACM website at http://www.acm.org/publications/article-templates/proceedings-template.html . Use Option 2 for LaTeX.
The ACM Copyright Notice must appear on
the first page of your paper, on the bottom of the left column of the
first page. This statement must appear in 8 pt. Times New Roman,
justified text, with GECCO'15 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 abstract acceptance decisions are made.
First Page Sections
Your submission must include all of these ACM first page mandatory section:
- 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 for the People.
- Authors: Include the following information for each author: Name, Affiliation, Address, Email address.
- 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: www.acm.org/class/1998/.
Help on how to classify works using the ACM Computing Classification System: www.acm.org/class/how_to_use.html.
- Keywords: choose the
terms by which would like your to be indexed. Include your choice of
keywords that describe the content of your submission.
Your submission can also include the following ACM first page sections:
- 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,
Color Images, Figures, Graphs, Tables, Charts
Your color images will appear in color on the proceedings USB key 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.
- 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. 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:
About the Registration Requirement for Authors
- 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.
GECCO requires at least one author of
each accepted paper or abstract (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 the Late-Breaking Abstracts Chair, Dirk Sudholt, at