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General Information

The Genetic and Evolutionary Computation Conference (GECCO 2018) 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 GECCO 2018 Program Committee invites the submission of technical papers describing your best work in genetic and evolutionary computation. Full papers of at most 8 pages are aimed to present original new 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, 2018. Full papers are due by the non-extensible deadline of February 6, 2018.

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 sufficiency of information to permit replication, if applicable.

Besides the traditional GECCO full papers, poster-only papers of at most 2 pages can be submitted. These are aimed to present original and new work that has not yet reached the stage of the more mature, complete research results that are typically published in full papers at GECCO. The review of poster-only papers follows the same double-blind process described above. However, 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 6, 2018, 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 to attend the conference on or before the advance registration deadline
  • Attend the conference (at least one author)
  • Present the accepted paper at the conference


If an author has more than one paper to present at the conference, there are NO additional registration fees. The author registers one time (pays for 1 registration) and presents as many papers as have been accepted. If a paper has more than one author, and more than one author will attend the conference, then each author in attendance must pay for a separate registration.

Important Dates

Full papers (traditional category)

  • Abstract Deadline: January 30, 2018
  • Submission of Full Papers: February 6, 2018

Poster-only papers

  • Submission of Poster-only papers: February 6, 2018