Monday, January 9, 2017

[DMANET] [GECCO 2017] Important News

Dear colleagues,
I'm pleased to announce some important news related to the GECCO conference:

*New Website Design*: After 18 years of perpetuating the original design
of the yearly GECCO website, it was about time to modernize the look and
feel. Thanks to the Electronic Media Chairs of GECCO 2017, who made the
first design proposals, and a lot of work and effort by people working
behind the scenes, the look and feel of GECCO have now followed the
ongoing excellence of the conference itself into the 21th century.
Take a look here:

*Publication Policiy Updated*: Times have changed and arXiv has become a
popular way of making results known to the world as quick as possible.
Because of this popularity, GECCO (and ACM in general) now have an
exception to the rules, which is that simultaneous submissions of work
to arXiv are allowed.

*New ACM Templates*: ACM has introduced new templates for papers and
articles to appear in their conference proceedings and journals. The new
templates must be used for any new works that are currently still to be
submitted, so that includes papers for GECCO 2017. We recommend all
authors to use the new template (see the Call for Papers on this site).
To ease the transition, for the review process we will still accept
papers formatted with the ACM template that was used for GECCO in
previous years. However, the final submission of accepted papers MUST be
formatted using the new ACM templates.

*Poster-only Papers:* For the first time this year, 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.
Abstracts for poster-only papers do not have to be submitted in advance.

You can follow the latest news of the GECCO conference on the "Latest
news" website section ( and
social media - Facebook/Twitter.

Important Dates:

Abstract Deadline: January 30, 2017
Submission of Full Papers: February 6, 2017
Conference: 15-19 July, 2017

GECCO is sponsored by the Association for Computing Machinery Special
Interest Group for Genetic and Evolutionary Computation (ACM SIGEVO).

Javier Ferrer
E.T.S. Ingeniería Informática
University of Málaga
Tel: +34 95213 2815
Fax: +34 95213 1397
ferrer [at]

Publicity Chair for GECCO 2017

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