GECCO 2011: Call for Papers

2011 Genetic and Evolutionary Computation Conference (GECCO-2011)
July 12-16, Dublin, Ireland

Organized by ACM SIGEVO

20th International Conference on Genetic Algorithms (ICGA) and the16th Annual Genetic Programming Conference (GP)

One Conference - Many Mini-Conferences‚ 15 Program Tracks

The Genetic and Evolutionary Computation Conference (GECCO-2011) invites paper submissions for the conference to be held in Dublin, Ireland, July 12-16, 2011. GECCO-2011 will present the latest high-quality results in the growing field of genetic and evolutionary computation. Topics include: genetic algorithms, genetic programming, evolution strategies, evolutionary programming, memetic algorithms, hyper heuristics, real-world applications, learning classifier systems and other genetics-based machine learning, evolvable hardware, artificial life, adaptive behavior, ant colony optimization, swarm intelli- gence, biological applications, evolutionary robotics, coevolution, artificial immune systems, and more.

Important Dates

Program Tracks
Three days of presentations of the latest high-quality results in more than 15 separate and independent program tracks specializing in various aspects of genetic and evolutionary computation.

Free Tutorials and Workshops!
Two days of free tutorials and workshops (included with conference registration) presented by some of the world’s foremost experts in topics of interest to genetic and evolutionary computation researchers and practitioners.

Review Process
Each paper submitted to GECCO will be rigorously reviewed, in a double-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. 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 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 (January 26, 2011) 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. For detailed instructions, including categories, keywords, and formatting requirements, visit 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:

About the Conference Venue

Dublin is the lively capital of Ireland and the perfect GECCO destination. It is served by several low-cost airlines, offering a wide range of flight deals, and provides several accommodation options. The social event will take place at Ireland’s No. 1 international visitor attraction, the Guinness Storehouse. More information at

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