Call for Tutorials


The call for tutorials is now officially closed. Accepted tutorials can be seen here.

General Information

The Tutorials Chair of GECCO 2018 invites domain experts to submit proposals for presenting a tutorial at GECCO 2018. The deadline for this, which is NON-EXTENSIBLE, is as follows:

  • Proposals for tutorials: November 7, 2017

Tutorials at GECCO will be presented by domain experts to cover current topics relevant to evolutionary computation researchers and practitioners. Each tutorial will be 110 minutes long. We encourage the inclusion of interactive activities and demos.

Tutorials will be free to all GECCO attendees. It is expected that all the instructors involved in a tutorial will attend the conference. One instructor/presenter of each accepted tutorial will be able to register for GECCO at half the regular rate. (The discount can be divided among tutorial instructors if there are more than one. Each presenter is eligible for only a single tutorial discount, i.e., it is not possible to aggregate discounts from more tutorials).

Accepted tutorials' slide sets will be published as part of a companion volume to the conference proceedings in the ACM Digital library.

Tutorial Proposal Submission Instruction

Each tutorial proposal should include:

  1. A half-page extended abstract (in plain text) that includes: the title of the tutorial, the name and affiliation of the instructor(s), and a description of the tutorial scope and content.
  2. Short bio of the instructor(s) (about half page in plain text).
  3. [Highly encouraged] A description of any interactive activity or demo planned within the tutorial presentation.

Tutorial proposals should be submitted by e-mail to the GECCO 2018 Tutorials Chair:

Hisao Ishibuchi
Osaka Prefecture University, Osaka, Japan
Email: hisaoi at

Review Process

Tutorial proposals will be reviewed by the Tutorials Chair and other members of the GECCO 2018 organizing committee. Final decisions will be made based on GECCO attendees' likely interest, the breadth and depth of the topic(s), and the expertise and credentials of the instructor(s).

The outcome of the review process is scheduled to be announced on December 5, 2017.

Tutorial Powerpoint Template

Tutorial speakers are encouraged to use the following template for the Tutorial slides (powerpoint template).