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Papers submission instruction

GECCO-2016 submission site


Link to the submission site

Dear Author,

Thank you for submitting a paper to the GECCO'16 Conference (sponsored by ACM SIGEVO), and contributing to the Proceedings. This page will acquaint you to the formatting and submission instructions for the submission version of your paper.

All ACM SIG sponsored proceedings will be included in the ACM Digital Library as well as prepared for printed and/or electronic publication. All papers for the conference must be submitted in an electronic format which conforms to ACM SIG specifications and formats.

Submissions should adhere to the ACM SIG guidelines (see below) and not exceed eight (8) pages in length. Submissions should have the authors' names removed to assure anonymity during the review process.

About the registration requirement for submitter and presenters

If your paper is accepted and a final version is submitted to be included on the GECCO 2016 Proceedings and Related Presentations CD, the author(s) agree that they will complete a paid conference registration for at least one author. At least one author must pay a registration and attend the conference, so that someone is at the conference to present the research. A paid registration is the like the "cost" of a "ticket" to attend the GECCO conference. A paid registration entitles the registered person to entrance to the workshops, tutorials, conference technical sessions, keynotes, and special events, like the Sunday evening Opening Reception.

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 registration.

Preparation instructions for submissions

Please follow the preparation instructions bellow for full, accepted papers (8 pages)

Preparation instructions for GECCO'16 full papers

Submission deadlines and preparation of copy

All ACM SIG sponsored proceedings will be included in the ACM Digital Library as well as prepared for printed and/or electronic publication. All papers for the conference must be submitted in an electronic format which conforms to ACM SIG specifications and formats. Your electronic Abstract submission is due on or before January 27, 2016 and Submission of full papers is due on or before February 3, 2016. Please read the following, this is important to ensure the inclusion of your paper, poster, abstract, or talk in the proceedings and the ACM Digital Library (Portal).

Page limits

Please submit as early as possible if you are able to do so. Your page limit is set by the category your submission has been selected for:

Full Regular Papers = 8 Page Limit

Preparation requirements for your submission:

Page Size, Bad Breaks, Figures/Images, Page Numbering

Page Size Submissions that do not conform to the ACM SIG standards, templates, and formats will be returned to the author for corrections and/or alterations. The page size for this ACM publication is US Letter (8-1/2x11 inches).
Bad Breaks Be sure that there are no bad page or column breaks Meaning no widows (last line of a paragraph at the top of a column). If this happens either tighten the previous column or force a line over. Section and Sub-section heads should remain with at least 2 lines of body text when near the end of a page or column.
Images & Figures (a) Colors and Black & White (Gray Scale) Print Testing. If you have any images in color, we suggest that you print your paper to a black/white printer (or black-white version) to be sure that the tones and screens used in your images or figures reproduce well in black and white. Your images will and may appear in color in the electronic proceedings, in color in the ACM Portal (digital library), but in grayscale in any print proceedings.
(b) Resolution & CYMK: We recommend images to be at least 300 or 600 dpi for quality reproduction and saved as .tif images. When creating or revising your images for inclusion in the paper, please be sure you choose CYMK and not RGB (as the color profile choice).
(c) TIF (EPS) vs JPG (JPEG) images: TIFs were (and should be created) created for pre-press applications where quality takes priority over file size. While TIFs can be compressed (LZW compression option when saving out of Photoshop, for example), no image data is lost, thus ensuring maximum quality. JPEG was designed as a compressed image format designed to keep the file size small which makes it idea for use in web graphics. To do this, the JPEG format actually deletes image data from the image. The higher the level of compression, the more data is removed. This is referred to as a lossy compression system. On a printout, the removed data tends to show up as blocky areas of a solid color. At higher resolutions (a minimum of 200 dpi), there's usually enough data in the JPEG file for the compression artifacts to be very noticeable.
(d) Rules/Lines: We recommend for quality reproduction of rules in your graphs, tables or charts, that the rules are at least a 0.5 pt. and black. Finer lines and points than this will not reproduce well, even if you can see them on your laser printed hardcopy when checked — bear in mind that your laser printers have a far lower resolution than the imagesetters that will be used.
(e) Fonts: If your figure uses custom or any non-standard font, the characters may appear differently when printed in the proceedings. Remember to check your figure creation that all fonts are embedded or included in the figure correctly.
(f) Transparencies: If a figure or image is assembled from multiple images, the images must be embedded, layers flattened or grouped together properly in the file, not lined. Transparencies should also be flattened.
Page Numbering, Headers, & Footers Your final submission SHOULD NOT contain any footer or header string information at the top or bottom of each page. The submissions will be paginated in a determined order by the chairs and page numbers added to the pdf during the compiling, indexing, and pagination process.
ACM Classification Sections The ACM Classification section and Author Keywords are mandatory to be included on the first page of your submission.
ACM Classification Keywords (Mandatory): Make sure that your selection included on the first page of your paper after Authors' Keywords are also chosen properly on the submission page. Click here for information on the ACM Computing Classification Scheme.
General Terms (Optional for 1st page): You must select one or more of the following General Terms, which must match those listed in your submission: Algorithms, Experimentation Management Security, Design Human Factors Measurement Standardization, Documentation Languages Performance Theory, Economics Legal Aspects Reliability Verification.
ACM General Terms are no longer required for the Papers & Abstracts to be included in the ACM Digital Library, so they are not required for GECCO papers.
Authors' Keywords (Mandatory): This section is your (author) choice of terms that you would like used to index your work.

ACM templates & formats

Download the format for WORD and for LaTEX

WORD INSTRUCTIONS (a) Please download the template from the ACM website: http://www.acm.org/publications/proceedings-template
(b) Be sure to format your document for American Letter (8-1/2x11). Please check that your submission adheres to the set page limit for your type of submission (see above).
(c) Insert the ACM copyright statement (GECCO-blurb.txt, right click and download to cut and paste the text into your paper). This statement should appear in 8 pt. Times New Roman, justified text, with GECCO'16 (the venue acronym made italic).
(d) Distill/Create an ACM compliant PDF. If your submitted pdf file is not ACM Compliant, we will distill your .doc or .docx file with the ACM distilling settings, send the PDF to the contact author for approval, and use the PDF for the proceedings and the ACM DL.
(e) You need to upload your .doc and .pdf files (& optional thumbnail image) to: https://ssl.linklings.net/conferences/gecco/ on or before January 27, 2016 (for Abstract submission) and February 3, 2016 (for Submission of full papers). We recommend using a modern, standards-compliant Web browser to upload the necessary files.
LaTEX INSTRUCTIONS (a) Please use this specified class file — sig-alternate class file (right click to download the sig-alternate class file to use)
(b) Be sure to use the specified class file above with the Option 2: LaTeX2e templates and sample files from: http://www.acm.org/sigs/publications/proceedings-templates
(c) Include the following five (5) lines in your .tex document after \begin{document} will produce the correct ACM & needed conference copyright statement and needed info for the bottom/left of the first page:
\conferenceinfo{GECCO'16,} {July 20-24, 2016, Denver, Colorado, USA.}
\CopyrightYear{2016}
\crdata{TBA}
\clubpenalty=10000
\widowpenalty = 10000
(d) You MUST use Type 1 fonts for your submission, for help see on obtaining the correct type of fonts and other formatting issues, see: http://www.acm.org/sigs/publications/sigfaq for help.
We do not need your whole directory of images, figures and packages, just the main TEX file with the title, authors, affiliations, abstract, ACM classification sections (Categories, General Terms and keywords), as well as the references from your bbl file (not your whole bib directory). We do NOT and can NOT recompile your LaTEX submission(s).
(e) Please check that your submission adheres to the set page limit for your type of submission (see above).
(f) Create a PS file directly from tex and Distill/Create an ACM compliant PDF. If your submitted pdf file is not ACM Compliant, we will distill your .ps (postscript) file with the ACM distilling settings, send the PDF to the contact author for approval, and use the PDF for the proceedings and the ACM DL.
(g) You need to upload your .pdf files (& optional thumbnail image) to: https://ssl.linklings.net/conferences/gecco/ on or before January 27, 2016 (for Abstract submission) and February 3, 2016 (for Submission of full papers). We recommend using a modern, standards-compliant Web browser to upload the necessary files.

Questions

If you still have questions or problems please contact Tobias Friedrich via email with the conference name (GECCO'16) in the subject line. Thank you in advance for adhering to the chairs' page limits and the set deadlines.