[hpc-announce] [GECCO 2019] SECOND CFP: Hot Off the Press Track - Genetic and Evolutionary Computation Conference 2019

Andrew M Sutton amsutton at d.umn.edu
Tue Mar 19 09:47:06 CDT 2019

[Apologies for multiple postings]


Hot Off the Press (HOP) track to be held as part of the 2019 Genetic and
Evolutionary Computation Conference (GECCO 2019)

Prague, Czech Republic
July 13-17, 2019

Track URL:



Submission Deadline: 3-Apr-19
Notification: 17-Apr-19
Camera-Ready: 24-Apr-19


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
the workshop papers, late-breaking abstracts, and tutorials also
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 that have appeared at
venues different from GECCO, papers comparing different heuristics and
optimization methods that have appeared at a general heuristics or
optimization venue, papers describing applications of evolutionary
methods that have appeared at venues of this application domain, or
papers describing methods with relevance to the GECCO community that
have appeared at a venue centred around this method’s 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

* 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 publisher’s web

* The HOP paper must not have been published in its final form earlier
  than 2018.

* The core content 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 for its
appearance in the Proceedings Companion. The compulsory appendix
(which will be used for reviewing purposes alone) may contain any
additional information the authors want to provide to the
reviewers. It must contain a complete description regarding the way
the results may 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
provided 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, this type of submission still requires (i) a short
summary of the results accessible to reviewers with a typical GECCO
background, (ii) an indication of why the results are particularly
interesting for the GECCO audience, (iii) a declaration regarding the
extent to which 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, April 3rd, 2019, 23:59 (Anywhere
on Earth), and the notification of acceptance is Tuesday, April 17,


Submitters of a 2-page paper have to ensure that there is no copyright
conflict with the original submission. We do not expect significant
problems here. Firstly, 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. Secondly, 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 results at the conference.


For more information, contact the Hot Off the Press Chair, Julia

julia.handl at manchester.ac.uk

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