Wednesday, March 28, 2018

[DMANET] [GECCO CFP] [GECCO 2018] Extended Deadline - hot off the press track



************** FINAL CALL FOR PAPERS ***************


Hot Off the Press (HOP) track to be held as part of the

2018 Genetic and Evolutionary Computation Conference (GECCO 2018)

Kyoto, JAPAN

July 15-19, 2018

Track URL:



Submission Deadline: 3-Apr-18 (no further extensions)

Reviews Due: 6-Apr-18

Notification: 10-Apr-18

Camera-Ready: 17-Apr-18       





The Hot Off the Press (HOP) track offers authors of recent papers the

opportunity to present their work to the GECCO community, both by

giving a talk on one of the three main days of the conference and by

having a 2-page abstract appear in the Proceedings Companion, in which

also the workshop papers, late-breaking abstracts, and tutorials

appear. We invite researchers to submit summaries of their own work

recently published in top-tier conferences and journals. Contributions

are selected based on their scientific quality and their relevance to

the GECCO community. Typical contributions include (but are not

limited to) evolutionary computation papers appeared at venues

different from GECCO, papers comparing different heuristics and

optimization methods that appeared at a general heuristics or

optimization venue, papers describing applications of evolutionary

methods that appeared at venues of this application domain, or papers

describing methods with relevance to the GECCO community that appeared

at a venue centred around this methods domain. In any case, it is the

authors responsibility to make clear why this work is relevant for the

GECCO community, and to present the results in a language accessible

to the GECCO community.




* The HOP paper must be of significant interest to the GECCO

community for whatever reason.

* The HOP paper must have appeared in a well-respected journal or

conference proceeding. For journal publications, it suffices that the

paper is finally accepted and available on the publishers web page.

* The HOP paper must not have been published in its final form

earlier than 2017.

* The core of the paper must not have been presented at a GECCO

conference before.




Submitters to the HOP track have the choice between only giving a talk

at the conference or giving both a talk and having their abstract

appear in the GECCO Proceedings Companion. The track is equally happy

with both formats. Acceptance/rejection of the submission will only be

based on the acceptance criteria described above, not on the

submission type.




A submission that aims at becoming a 2-page paper in the GECCO

Proceedings Companion must follow relatively strict rules. It must

consist of the 2-page paper that shall appear in the proceedings and a

compulsory appendix with additional details. The paper part should

give a concise description of the main results of the work in a

language understood by the GECCO community. Where not obvious from the

result, the particular interest to the GECCO audience must be clearly

explained. The abstract of the 2-page paper must clearly indicate the

original paper it is based on. This part of the paper at the moment of

submission must be in the form the authors propose it to appear in the

Proceedings Companion. The compulsory appendix (which will be only

used for reviewing purposes) may contain any additional information

the authors want to give to the reviewers. It must contain a complete

description in what way the results have been presented at previous

GECCO conferences. It must also contain a direct link to the original

paper in PDF format. If the original paper appeared at a venue the

reviewers might be unfamiliar with, then an explanation of its

reputation is desirable. Any other arguments in favour of the paper

should be given as well. The appendix should be brief. Apart from

these rules, the same formatting rules apply as for the late-breaking




If authors of an original paper prefer to only present their result at

GECCO without a 2-page paper appearing in the Proceedings Companion,

then their submission does not need to follow the above

rules. However, still requires are (i) a short summary of the results

accessible to reviewers with a typical GECCO background, (ii) an

indication why the results are particularly interesting for the GECCO

audience, (iii) a declaration to what extent they have been presented

at previous GECCOs, (iv) and a link to the paper.


Link to the submission site:

(select category "Hot Off the Press" in the submission form)


The submission deadline is Tuesday, March 27, 2018, 23:59 (Anywhere on

Earth), and the notification of acceptance is Tuesday, April 10, 2018.




Submitters of a 2-page paper have to ensure that there is no copyright

conflict with the original submission. We do not expect greater

problems here. One the one hand, a HOP paper is an excellent

advertisement for the original paper, so it is clearly not in the

interest of a publisher to make HOP submissions difficult. On the

other hand, a good HOP submission, to optimally address the GECCO

audience with 2 pages only, in almost all cases will contain a

significant amount of new text. Nevertheless, it remains the authors'

duty to take care of the copyright situation. This includes the

reproduction of original artwork, for which a consent of the original

publisher might be required. Authors retain the copyright of the HOP

abstract, so there is no problem from the ACM or GECCO side.




At least one author of an accepted presentation or paper is required

to register for the conference (deadline to be announced) and present

the result at the conference.




For more information, contact the Hot Off the Press Chair, Grant Dick: <>


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