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Call for Papers

The GECCO-2005 Program Committee invites submissions of full technical papers for GECCO-2005, to be held in Washington, DC, June 25 - 29, 2005. Submissions are invited on substantial, original, and previously unpublished research on all aspects of genetic and evolutionary computation.

Paper formatting will use templates from ACM (for more info, see below)

Formatting Instructions: An Example How to Prepare the First Page

Important Dates for Technical Paper:

January 23 , 2005
( 22:00 Pacific Standard Time)
Electronic Paper and Title Page Submission Deadline
March 7 - 9, 2005 Paper Author Notifications Sent
April, 7, 2005 Conference Registration Deadline for Authors of Papers and Posters
April, 15, 2005 Camera-Ready Copy Deadline
June 25 - 29, 2005 GECCO-2005

The break-down of submissions to each track is as follows:

EDA:
22
MHLS:
13
SBSE:
17
AIS:
20
BA:
25
EHW:
8
ACO:
36
ALIFE:
35
COEV:
18
EMO:
19
ECO:
24
RWA:
82
LCS:
25
ESEP:
22
GP:
50
GA: 134


Authors must submit electronic copies of their papers, as well as an abstract of less than 200 words.
Authors are required to register on the GECCO-2005 paper submission software at http://www.aaaiservices.org/confmaster/ConfMasterV1.5/pages/login.php?Conf=gecco2005 and to submit a formatted electronic version of their paper through this software no later than Sunday, January 23, 2005. 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. Instructions for submitting the electronic copy of the paper are also available at this site.

Submissions received after the deadlines or that do not meet the length or formatting requirements detailed on the GECCO-2005 web site will not be accepted for review. Authors who do not have access to the Web should contact AAAI at no later than January 10, 2005 for alternate submission instructions. No email or fax submissions will be accepted.

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 January 20, 2005.

Notification of acceptance or rejection of submitted papers will be mailed to the first author (or designated author) by March 9, 2005. Camera-ready copy of accepted papers must be received by the publisher in the USA by March 23, 2005. Note that at least one author of each accepted paper must register by March 18, 2005, and will be required to attend the conference to present the work.

Authors without access to a WWW browser with forms support should mail a printed title page to the American Association for Artificial Intelligence, whose address is at the end of this call. This title page must arrive no later than January 23, 2005, and should include all the information listed in the "Title Page" paragraph below.

Policy 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; however, if the submitted paper is accepted by the GECCO conference, the authors agree that substantially the same material will not be published by another conference in the evolutionary computation field. (Material may be later revised and submitted to a journal if permitted by the journal involved.)

Paper Length and Format. The GECCO 2005 chair and Editor in Chief have now confirmed GECCO 2005 proceedings publication under the auspices of ACM Press and the newly created SIGEVO (as of Jan 1, 2005). Therefore, style templates for formatting, available at http://www.acm.org/sigs/pubs/proceed/template.html are recommended for submission for review and **will be required** for camera ready final submissions. Option 2 of the LaTex2E templates will the be camera-ready LaTex2E
template. Submissions with these templates must be no more than 8 pages in length. Note that these are NOT Springer templates and are different from Springer templates due to a larger print area and page size.

If you have already compiled a submission under the previous 2005 guidelines that stated "The electronic version must be a PDF file formatted for 8-1/2" x 11" US letter paper not exceeding twelve pages. As an example, use LNCS style LaTeX though this is not confirmed to be the camera-ready template." this submission format will be accepted. However, if you use the ACM template, you must restrict your paper's length to 8 pages. Eight pages in ACM format is approximately the same as 12 pages in Springer format. Submissions of 12 pages in ACM style will be rejected for being too long. Final camera ready versions of accepted papers will be required to be formatted according to ACM style and will be 8 pages in length.

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, Beyer [7] has shown that...", rather than "In our previous work [7] 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 for publication.


Please remember to include the Track category on your paper. The Track can be entered either directly under the title of your paper, or after the abstract. Please note, even though you are already required to select a Track category when submitting your paper to the software system, you are ALSO required to enter the Track name in your PDF file

Title Page. In addition to the electronic submitted paper, authors are also required to submit one copy of the formatted version of their 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." This title page should also include the paper ID number assigned by the submission software. This page will be retained by the AAAI office for author identification and author order. Please note that author information should not be included on the PDF of the full paper submitted electronically for review because GECCO-05 papers will have a blind review. Please send title pages, by mail, to:

GECCO-05
American Association for Artificial Intelligence
445 Burgess Drive Suite 100
Menlo Park, CA 94025-3442 USA



Title pages can also be faxed to:
Fax: 650-321-4457


Paper submissions inquiries:

GECCO-2005
American Association for Artificial Intelligence
445 Burgess Drive Suite 100
Menlo Park, CA 94025-3442 USA
Phone: 650-328-3123
Fax: 650-321-4457
E-mail:

Program suggestions and inquiries to:
Una-May O'Reilly
GECCO-2005 Conference Chair

Call for Papers PDF file page1
Call for Papers PDF file page2

Review Process. Each paper submitted to GECCO will be rigorously reviewed by one of sixteen 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 paper MUST identify a category under which it will be reviewed.

Review categories include:

- Genetic Programming
- Genetic Algorithms
- Evolution Strategies, Evolutionary Programming
- Real World Applications
- Learning Classifier Systems and other Genetics-based Machine Learning
- Evolvable Hardware
- Biological Applications
- A-Life, Adaptive Behavior, Agents, and Ant Colony Optimization
- Evolutionary Robotics
- Evolutionary Scheduling and Routing
- Ant Colony Optimization and Swarm Intelligence
- Search-Based Software Engineering
- Coevolution
- Artificial Immune Systems
- Estimation of Distribution Algorithms
- Metaheuristics and Local Search

Best Paper Awards
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 special issue of the following journals: "Natural Computing" (Kluwer Academic Publishers), "Genetic Programming and Evolvable Machines" (Kluwer Academic Publishers), and "Applied Soft Computing"

These papers will be reviewed on a 'fast track' basis.

HOW TO SUBMIT A PAPER TO THE GECCO CONFERENCE
The deadline for ARRIVAL of submissions of regular papers is SUNDAY JANUARY 23, 2005. Prior to submitting your paper, please be sure to visit the conference web site for the latest details on paper and electronic submissions, including procedures and formatting details.
The conference proceedings will be published in book form and on CD-ROM and distributed at the conference. 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). Each paper MUST identify a track under which it will be reviewed. To help match referees to papers authors are additionally required to provide keywords describing the content of their paper. Review criteria will include significance of the work, novelty, clarity, writing quality, and sufficiency of information to permit replication (if applicable). The first-named author (or other corresponding author designated by the authors when submitting) will be notified of acceptance or rejection (in early March 2005). By submitting a paper, the author(s) agree< that, if their paper is accepted, they will submit a final revised camera-ready version by the deadline for camera-ready papers (in late March, 2005), they will register at least one author by the deadline for camera-ready papers, and at least one author will attend and present the accepted paper at the conference. 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; however, if the submitted paper is accepted by the GECCO conference, the authors agree that substantially the same material will not be published by another conference in the evolutionary computation field.
(Material may be later revised and submitted to a journal if permitted by the journal involved.)


SIGEVO.ORG
ISGEC has been transitioned to SIG-EVO (see www.sigevo.org) and sponsorship of GECCO 2005 is now SIG-EVO.
" We welcome this transition because of the many advantages ACM affiliation brings. In particular, inclusion of the GECCO 2005 proceedings in the ACM digital library will increase the profile of GECCO 2005 publications and their authors."

ACM digital library
The benefits of the ACM digital library for our proceedings:
 

1700 libraries worldwide have access to the ACM Digital Library

the proceedings would be indexed by:
* INSPEC http://www.iee.org/Publish/INSPEC/

* STN Compuscience http://www.stn-international.de/stndatabases/databases/compusci.html

* Elsevier Scirus http://www.scirus.com/srsapp/

* CiteSeer http://citeseer.ist.psu.edu/

* And last but certainly not least for the future, Google Scholar: http://scholar.google.com/

there are over 35,000 ACM members who subscribe to the ACM Digital Library. Over 20,000 are professional members, who pay US$99 a year for the complete DL. The rest are students, who pay various rates, but not more than US$35.

Between our individual subscribers and the user base represented by the 1700 libraries that subscribe to the ACM DL, there are over 100,000 people worldwide that have access.

Also, the ACM DL provides a richness of functions that is simply unmatched by any other service. For example, for every article in every journal, proceedings, newsletter, etc., we extract the references and create links to their original sources, if available. We also create "backwards linking" meaning we find all the articles that cited the particular one a user is looking at, and provide those links as well.


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