Dates for Technical Paper:
Paper submissions deadline has passed, but people can still
submit to the workshops
(including the graduate
student workshop) and to Late
January 26 2004
Paper and Submission Deadline
February 2 , 2004
Paper and Title Page Submission Deadline
(if requested by AAAI)
March 8, 2004
Author Notifications Sent
June 26-30, 2004
paper submitted to GECCO will be rigorously reviewed by one
of thirteen 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. The GECCO
review process is "double blind," meaning
that reviewers should not be able to infer the identities
of the authors of the papers that they are reviewing (and,
of course, that authors will not know the identities of their
reviewers). Review criteria will include significance of the
work, novelty, clarity, writing quality, and sufficiency of
information to permit replication (if applicable).
Each track chair will nominate the best papers from their
track for "Best paper of GECCO awards". GECCO attendees
will select the best papers by ballot during the conference.
Some of these papers will be invited to submit revised and
extended versions of their papers to a special issue of the
Press Journal, Evolutionary Computation. These papers
will be reviewed on a 'fast track' basis.
Best Application papers from the RWA Track will be invited
to submit a revised and enhanced version of the paper to the
The conference proceedings will be published in book form
and on CD-ROM and distributed at the conference. The proceedings
will be published by Springer Verlag in the series Lecture
Notes in Computer Science. Springer offers a 33% discount
on their publications to authors of accepted papers.
- Genetic Algorithms
- Evolution Strategies, Evolutionary Programming
- Real World Applications
- Learning Classifier Systems
- Evolvable Hardware
- Biological Applications
- A-Life, Adaptive Behavior, Agents, and Ant Colony Optimization
- Evolutionary Robotics
- Evolutionary Scheduling and Routing
- Search Based Software Engineering
- Artificial Immune Systems
Authors must submit electronic versions of their
papers, as described in the next paragraph. If the electronic
version does not print properly, authors will be immediately
requested to submit two hard copies of their papers. If requested,
hardcopies must arrive at the AAAI office no later than
Monday, February 2, 2004. Hardcopy submissions are only
required if the electronic submission fails to print properly,
as determined by the AAAI. Authors may elect to send two hard
copies at the time of their electronic submission to avoid
courier charges or the risk of a submission arriving too late.
The address is:
445 Burgess Drive,
MenloPark, CA 94025, USA.
are required to register on the
GECCO-2004 ConfMaster paper submission software, and
to submit a formatted electronic version of their paper through
this software no later than Monday, January 26, 2004.
A login and password, as well as detailed instructions about
how to submit an electronic paper, will be sent to to the
author by email after registering with ConfMaster.
If you experienced problems submitting a paper to ConfMaster,
please read here.
Submissions received after the deadlines or that do not meet
the length or formatting requirements detailed on the GECCO-2004
web site will not be accepted for review. Authors who do not
have access to the Web should contact AAAI at email@example.com
no later than January 10, 2004 for alternate submission instructions.
No email or fax submissions will be accepted.
Length and Format. The
electronic version must be a PDF file (see below) formatted
for 8-1/2" x 11" US letter paper. No electronic submissions
formatted for A4 paper will be accepted for review. In addition,
PDF files bigger than 5 MBytes cannot be accepted. All
technical paper submissions must be formatted according to the
guidelines on the GECCO-2004 web site, and must not exceed
twelve formatted pages. Formatting
instructions can be read and downloaded here. In
order to make double blind reviewing possible, authors should
omit their names and affiliations from the paper. Also,
while the references should include all published literature
relevant to the paper, including previous works of the authors,
it should not include unpublished works. When referring to one's
own work, use the third person rather than the first person.
For example, say "Previously, Cantu-Paz  has shown that...",
rather than "In our previous work  we have shown that...."
Try to avoid including any information in the body of the paper
or references that would identify the authors or their institutions.
Such information can be added to the final camera-ready version
Notification of receipt of the electronic paper will be mailed
to the first author (or designated author) soon after receipt.
If there are problems with the electronic submission, AAAI
will contact the primary author by email. The last day for
inquiries regarding lost submissions is February 2, 2004.
Notification of acceptance or rejection of submitted papers
will be mailed to the first author (or designated author)
by March 8, 2004. Camera-ready copy of accepted papers must
be received by the publisher in the USA by March 24, 2004.
Note that at least one author of each accepted paper must
register by March 31, 2004, and will be required to attend
the conference to present the work.
a PDF version of your manuscript. PDF
documents can be produced either by using commercial software
available from Adobe
or by using free conversion tools such as those available
for Windows or the ps2pdf and pdflatex utilities
under Unix/Linux. Please, preview your PDF file with
acrobat reader to check that all the fonts and figures
are properly reproduced before submitting the manuscript.
In addition to an electronic copy of the submitted paper,
authors will be required to submit electronically an abstract
of less than 200 words. In addition authors must also choose
a suitable subset of keywords describing their paper out of
the large set available in ConfMaster for GECCO-2004.
on Multiple Submissions. The
material in papers must represent substantially new work that
has not been previously published by conferences, journals,
or edited books in the evolutionary computation field. GECCO
permits a paper to be submitted that is substantially similar
to a paper being submitted contemporaneously for review in
another conference or journal. By submitting a paper to GECCO
the authors agree that if the paper is accepted by the GECCO
conference: a) they will submit a suitably revised camera-ready
paper to GECCO by the deadline specified in this document,
b) at least one of the authors will register by the deadline
indicated in this document and will attend the conference
and present the paper, c) the authors will not publish the
same material in any other conference or journal in the evolutionary
computation field without inclusion of significant new results.
(Material may be later revised and submitted to a journal
if permitted by the journal involved.)
indicated above some authors may be required to send hardcopy
versions of their submission. These must be in the form of two
hard copies of the manuscript anonymized
as explained above, together with
one copy of a separate title page, including the title of the
paper, the names and addresses of all authors, a short abstract
of less than 200 words, the track category, list of acknowledgments
(if any), and the following declaration: "The author confirms
that the material in papers represents substantially new work
that has not been previously published by conferences, journals,
or edited books in the evolutionary computation field."
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