[hpc-announce] [GECCO CFP] [GECCO 2018] Hot Off the Press Track - Call for papers

Andrew M. Sutton amsutton at d.umn.edu
Mon Mar 5 01:01:33 CST 2018

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Hot Off the Press (HOP) track to be held as part of the 2018 Genetic and
Evolutionary Computation Conference (GECCO 2018)

Kyoto, JAPAN
July 15-19, 2018

Track URL:


Submission Deadline: 27-Mar-18
Reviews Due: 6-Apr-18
Notification: 10-Apr-18
Camera-Ready: 17-Apr-18


The Hot Off the Press (HOP) track offers authors of recent papers the
opportunity to present their work to the GECCO community, both by
giving a talk on one of the three main days of the conference and by
having a 2-page abstract appear in the Proceedings Companion, in which
also the workshop papers, late-breaking abstracts, and tutorials
appear. We invite researchers to submit summaries of their own work
recently published in top-tier conferences and journals. Contributions
are selected based on their scientific quality and their relevance to
the GECCO community. Typical contributions include (but are not
limited to) evolutionary computation papers appeared at venues
different from GECCO, papers comparing different heuristics and
optimization methods that appeared at a general heuristics or
optimization venue, papers describing applications of evolutionary
methods that appeared at venues of this application domain, or papers
describing methods with relevance to the GECCO community that appeared
at a venue centred around this methods domain. In any case, it is the
authors responsibility to make clear why this work is relevant for the
GECCO community, and to present the results in a language accessible
to the GECCO community.


* The HOP paper must be of significant interest to the GECCO community
  for whatever reason.

* The HOP paper must have appeared in a well-respected journal or
  conference proceeding. For journal publications, it suffices that
  the paper is finally accepted and available on the publishers web

* The HOP paper must not have been published in its final form earlier
  than 2017.

* The core of the paper must not have been presented at a GECCO
  conference before.


Submitters to the HOP track have the choice between only giving a talk
at the conference or giving both a talk and having their abstract
appear in the GECCO Proceedings Companion. The track is equally happy
with both formats. Acceptance/rejection of the submission will only be
based on the acceptance criteria described above, not on the
submission type.


A submission that aims at becoming a 2-page paper in the GECCO
Proceedings Companion must follow relatively strict rules. It must
consist of the 2-page paper that shall appear in the proceedings and a
compulsory appendix with additional details. The paper part should
give a concise description of the main results of the work in a
language understood by the GECCO community. Where not obvious from the
result, the particular interest to the GECCO audience must be clearly
explained. The abstract of the 2-page paper must clearly indicate the
original paper it is based on. This part of the paper at the moment of
submission must be in the form the authors propose it to appear in the
Proceedings Companion. The compulsory appendix (which will be only
used for reviewing purposes) may contain any additional information
the authors want to give to the reviewers. It must contain a complete
description in what way the results have been presented at previous
GECCO conferences. It must also contain a direct link to the original
paper in PDF format. If the original paper appeared at a venue the
reviewers might be unfamiliar with, then an explanation of its
reputation is desirable. Any other arguments in favour of the paper
should be given as well. The appendix should be brief. Apart from
these rules, the same formatting rules apply as for the late-breaking

If authors of an original paper prefer to only present their result at
GECCO without a 2-page paper appearing in the Proceedings Companion,
then their submission does not need to follow the above
rules. However, still requires are (i) a short summary of the results
accessible to reviewers with a typical GECCO background, (ii) an
indication why the results are particularly interesting for the GECCO
audience, (iii) a declaration to what extent they have been presented
at previous GECCOs, (iv) and a link to the paper.

Link to the submission site:


(select category "Hot Off the Press" in the submission form)

The submission deadline is Tuesday, March 27, 2018, 23:59 (Anywhere on
Earth), and the notification of acceptance is Tuesday, April 10, 2018.


Submitters of a 2-page paper have to ensure that there is no copyright
conflict with the original submission. We do not expect greater
problems here. One the one hand, a HOP paper is an excellent
advertisement for the original paper, so it is clearly not in the
interest of a publisher to make HOP submissions difficult. On the
other hand, a good HOP submission, to optimally address the GECCO
audience with 2 pages only, in almost all cases will contain a
significant amount of new text. Nevertheless, it remains the authors'
duty to take care of the copyright situation. This includes the
reproduction of original artwork, for which a consent of the original
publisher might be required. Authors retain the copyright of the HOP
abstract, so there is no problem from the ACM or GECCO side.


At least one author of an accepted presentation or paper is required
to register for the conference (deadline to be announced) and present
the result at the conference.


For more information, contact the Hot Off the Press Chair, Grant Dick:
grant.dick at otago.ac.nz

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