Call for Late-Breaking Abstracts

General Information

Two-page 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 2020 Genetic and Evolutionary Computation Conference (GECCO 2020), and for inclusion in the conference proceedings companion, available to all attendees of the conference and in the ACM Digital Library.

Presentation Format

Following the success of the previous years, authors of accepted submissions will be asked to prepare a poster summarizing their contributions. In the interactive Late-Breaking Abstracts poster sessions attendees will have the opportunity to interact with authors and enjoy a dynamic forum to share and spread scientific ideas. The details about the poster preparation will be sent to the authors of accepted abstracts.

Selection Process

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 of the Conference Companion volume.

How to Submit an Abstract

  • Submission site: https://ssl.linklings.net/conferences/gecco
  • Submission deadline (extended): April 3, 2020 April 17, 2020, 23:59 (Anywhere on Earth)
  • Page limit: 2 pages using ACM template. See Papers Submission Instructions.
  • Author agreement: By submitting an abstract, the author(s) agree that, if their paper is accepted, they will:
    • Submit a final, revised, camera-ready version to the publisher (April 24, 2020 May 8, 2020)
    • Register at least one author who will present the paper (April 27, 2020 May 11, 2020)
    • Provide a pre-recorded version of the talk or poster and be present during its online transmission (which will occur during the days of the conference) to answer questions from the (online) audience.
  • Notification: April 17, 2020 May 1, 2020
  • Submission of Camera-Ready Abstract: April 24, 2020 May 8, 2020

File Preparation Instructions

Templates for Word and LaTeX are available on the Papers Submission Instructions page.

The ACM Copyright Notice must appear on the first page of your abstract, 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'20 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 submissions.

About the Registration Requirement for Authors

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 or abstract 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 or abstract, the presenting author pays only one registration.

More Information

For more information, contact the Late-Breaking Abstracts Chair, Ke Tang ketang at ustc.edu.cn