The Genetic and Evolutionary Computation Conference (GECCO 2020) will present the latest high-quality results in genetic and evolutionary computation. Topics include genetic algorithms, genetic programming, evolution strategies, evolutionary programming, memetic algorithms, hyper-heuristics, real-world applications, evolutionary machine learning, evolvable hardware, artificial life, adaptive behavior, ant colony optimization, swarm intelligence, biological applications, evolutionary robotics, coevolution, artificial immune systems, and more. The full list of tracks is available at: Program Tracks
The GECCO 2020 Program Committee invites the submission of technical papers describing your best work in genetic and evolutionary computation. Full papers of at most 8 pages (excluding references) should present original work that meets the high-quality standards of GECCO. Accepted full papers appear in the ACM digital library as part of the Main Proceedings of GECCO. For full papers, a separate abstract needs to be submitted first by January 30, 2020. Full papers are due by the non-extensible deadline of February 7, 2020.
Each paper submitted to GECCO will be rigorously evaluated in a double-blind review process. Evaluation is done on a per-track basis, ensuring high interest and high expertise of the reviewers. Review criteria include the significance of the work, technical soundness, novelty, clarity, writing quality, relevance and, if applicable, sufficiency of information to permit replication.
Besides full papers, poster-only papers of at most 2 pages may be submitted. Poster-only papers should present original work that has not yet reached the maturity and completeness of research results that are published as full papers at GECCO. The review of poster-only papers follows the same double-blind process described above. Accepted poster-only papers will appear in the ACM digital library as part of the Companion Proceedings of GECCO. Poster-only papers are due by the non-extensible deadline of February 7, 2020, and no abstract needs to be submitted first.
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 on or before the camera-ready deadline
- Register at least one author before
April 27, 2020May 11, 2020 to attend the conference
- Attend the conference (at least one author)
- Present the accepted paper at the conference
Each paper accepted needs to have at least one author registered. If an author is presenting more than one paper at the conference, she/he does not pay any additional registration fees.
Full papers (traditional category)
- Abstract Deadline: January 30, 2020
- Submission of Full Papers: February 7, 2020
- Submission of Poster-only papers: February 7, 2020
More detailed information on the review process and the publication policy can be found below. Further instructions for paper formatting and submitting papers can be found on the Papers Submission Instructions page.
Alternatively, you can follow this link to go directly to the paper submission website.
Papers in this category concern the traditional full papers of at most 8 pages (excluding references), that are aimed to present original new work in genetic and evolutionary computation that meets the high-quality standards of GECCO. Accepted full papers appear in the ACM digital library as part of the main proceedings of GECCO. Mandatory abstract submissions of at most 200 words for full papers are due by the non-extensible deadline of January 30, 2020; submissions of the full papers themselves are due by the non-extensible deadline of February 7, 2020.
Submissions are allowed that are targeted at being a poster-only paper of at most 2 pages. Such papers should still present work in genetic and evolutionary computation that is original and new, but has not yet reached the stage of the more mature, complete research results that are typically published in full papers at GECCO. Accepted poster-only papers appear in the ACM digital library as part of the companion proceedings of GECCO. Poster-only papers are due by the non-extensible deadline of February 7, 2020. All conditions for the submission of full papers also apply to poster-only papers.
Double-Blind Review Process
Each paper submitted to GECCO will be rigorously reviewed in a double-blind review process. In other words, authors should not know who the reviewers of their work are and reviewers should not know who the authors are. To this end, the following information is very important:
The outcome of the review process is scheduled to be announced on March 20, 2020.
All accepted papers will be published in the ACM Digital Library. Simultaneously submitting work to another conference or journal that is substantially similar to work also submitted to GECCO, is NOT ALLOWED. Material may later be revised and submitted to a journal, if this is permitted by the journal.
It is also NOT ALLOWED to submit work to GECCO that is substantially similar to work already accepted or published in other conferences or journals. GECCO is however still interested in such related publications. For this reason, researchers are invited to submit abstracts of their work recently published in top-tier conferences and journals to the Hot Off the Press track. Contributions will be selected to be presented at GECCO based on quality and interest to the GECCO community.
A notable exception to the above is the simultaneous submission of work to arXiv. Reviewers will be asked not to actively look for such submissions, but if they are aware of them, this will not constitute a conflict of interest.
The official publication date is the date the proceedings are made available in the ACM Digital Library. This date will be up to two weeks prior to the first day of the conference. The official publication date affects the deadline for any patent filings related to published work.'
It is possible to submit supplementary material (e.g., videos, a PDF appendix, source code, data) in addition to the PDF of the paper. In particular, we encourage authors to submit source code to support replication of experiments as described in their paper. At the time of submission, all the supplementary material must also be anonymized.
You can upload supplementary material as a PDF, ZIP archive (.zip) or a compressed tarball (.tgz or .tar.gz). Please use informative filenames and do not upload more than 10MB.
Note that neither the reviewers, the track chairs, nor the editors are required to look at the supplementary material. They are requested to base their reviews and decisions solely on the main PDF manuscript.