Established in 2009, the SIGEVO Impact award recognizes up to three papers a year that were published in the GECCO conference 10 years earlier and which are both highly cited and deemed to be seminal by the SIGEVO Executive Committee. In GECCO 2018, the SIGEVO Impact Award went to:
Adaptive operator selection with dynamic multi-armed bandits. Luis DaCosta, Alvaro Fialho, Marc Schoenauer, and Michèle Sebag. In Maarten Keijzer (Ed), Proceedings of the 10th annual conference on Genetic and evolutionary computation, pp 913-920, ACM, 2008.