Saturday-Wednesday 7th to 11th July 2007
University College London London

Largest Conference in the Field of Genetic and Evolutionary Computation
14 Tracks - Free Tutorials and Workshops
Organised by ACM SIGEVO
16th International Conference on Genetic Algorithms (ICGA) and the 12th Genetic Programming Conference (GP)

One Conference - Many Mini-Conferences - 14 Program Tracks

The Genetic and Evolutionary Computation Conference (GECCO-2007) will present the latest high-quality results in the growing field of genetic and evolutionary computation. Topics include: genetic algorithms, genetic programming, evolution strategies, evolutionary programming, real-world applications, learning classifier systems and other genetics-based machine learning, evolvable hardware, artificial life, adaptive behaviour, ant colony optimisation, swarm intelligence, biological applications, evolutionary robotics, coevolution, artificial immune systems, and more.

Keynote Event

On Monday evening, 9 July 2007, Professors Richard Dawkins, Lewis Wolpert, and Steve Jones will take part in a public debate, discussing the emergence of complexity in evolution. This will be a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to hear and interact with some of the most famous names in evolutionary biology.

Program Tracks

Three days of presentations in 14 separate and independent program tracks specialising in various aspects of genetic and evolutionary computation. Proceedings will be published and distributed to all registered attendees.

Free Tutorials and Workshops

Two days of free tutorials and Workshops (included with conference registration) presented by some of the world's foremost experts in topics of interest to genetic and evolutionary computation researchers and practitioners.

Review Process

Each paper submitted to GECCO will be rigorously reviewed, in a blind review process, meaning that reviewers should not be able to infer the identities of the authors of the papers under review, and, of course, that authors will not know the identities of their reviewers. One of at least 14 separate and independent program committees specialising in various aspects of genetic and evolutionary computation review submitted papers. These committees make their own final decisions on submitted papers for their areas, subject only to conference-wide space limitations and procedures. Review criteria includes significance of the work, novelty, clarity, writing quality, and sufficiency of information to permit replication, if applicable. GECCO notifies the first-named author (or other corresponding author designated by the authors at submission) of acceptance or rejection on March 14, 2007.

How to Submit a Paper

Meet the Submission Deadline: The deadline for ARRIVAL of submissions is Wednesday, January 17, 2007.
Submission Site

Submit substantially new work: The material in a paper must represent substantially new work that has not been previously published by conferences, journals, or edited books in the genetic and evolutionary computation field. GECCO allows submissions of material that is substantially similar to a paper being submitted contemporaneously for review in another conference. However, if the submitted paper is accepted by GECCO, the authors agree that substantially the same material will not be published by another conference in the evolutionary computation field. Material may be later revised and submitted to a journal, if permitted by the journal.

Visit GECCO-2007 for detailed instructions, including categories, keywords, and formatting requirements. Be sure to check the web page for changes that may appear as the paper submission deadline approaches.

Accept author agreement

By submitting a paper, the author(s) agree that, if their paper is accepted, they will:

GECCO Organisers

Conference Chair: Hod Lipson
Editor-in-Chief: Dirk Thierens
Business Committee: David E. Goldberg Erik Goodman John R. Koza Hod Lipson Mike Cattolico
Workshops Chair: Tina Yu
Competitions Chair: Stefano Cagnoni
Local Arrangements, Media and Publicity Chair: Peter Bentley
Late Breaking Papers Chair: Peter A. N. Bosman
Tutorials and Student Workshop Chair: Aniko Ekart
Evolutionary Computation in Practice Chair: David Davis and Rajkumar Roy

Program Tracks and Chairs

Genetic Algorithms: Juergen Branke, Kumara Sastry
Genetic Programming: Riccardo Poli
Evolution Strategies, Evolutionary Programming: Hans-Georg Beyer
Real-World Applications: Dave Cliff
Genetics-Based Machine Learning and Learning Classifier Systems: Tim Kovacs
Biological Applications: Jason H. Moore, Clare Congdon
Artificial Life, Evolutionary Robotics, Adaptive Behaviour, Evolvable Hardware: Josh Bongard
Ant Colony Optimisation, Swarm Intelligence, and Artificial Immune Systems: Thomas Stutzle, Mauro Birattari
Evolutionary Multiobjective Optimisation: Kalyanmoy Deb
Coevolution: Richard Watson
Estimation of Distribution Algorithms: Martin Pelikan
Search-Based Software Engineering: John Clark
Formal Theory: Frank Neumann, Ingo Wegener, Benjamin Doerr

SIGEVO Officers

Chair: Erik D. Goodman
Vice Chair: John R. Koza
Secretary: Erick Cantu-Paz
Treasurer: Wolfgang Banzhaf

SIGEVO Executive Committee

Erik D. Goodman (chair) Wolfgang Banzhaf John R. Koza Erick Cantu-Paz Una-May O'Reilly Kalyanmoy Deb Ingo Rechenberg Kenneth De Jong Marc Schoenauer Marco Dorigo Lee Spector David E. Goldberg Darrell Whitley John H. Holland Annie S. Wu

Planned Free Tutorials

See also


Genetic Algorithms Erik Goodman
Genetic Programming John Koza
Evolution Strategies Thomas Baeck
A Unified Approach to EC Kenneth De Jong
Ant Colony Optimization Christian Blum
Learning Classifier Systems Tim Kovacs
Probabilistic Model-Building GAs Martin Pelikan
Grammatical Evolution Conor Ryan
Coevolution Edwin de Jong, Kenneth Stanley, Paul Wiegand


GA Theory Jonathan Rowe
GP Theory Riccardo Poli, Bill Langdon
Representations Franz Rothlauf
No Free Lunch Darrell Whitley
Bioinformatics Jason Moore
Human Competitive Results John Koza
Evolutionary Multiobjective Optimization Eckart Zitzler, Kalyanmoy Deb
Industrial Evolutionary Computing Arthur Kordon, Guido Smits, Mark Kotanchek
Constraint Handling Techniques Used with EAs Carlos Coello Coello
Statistics for EC Mark Wineberg
Coevolution Sevan Ficici, Anthony Bucci
Evolutionary Practical Optimization Kalyanmoy Deb
Specialised Techniques and Applications
Experimental Research in EC Mike Preuss, Thomas Bartz-Beielstein
Symbolic Regression in GP Maarten Keijzer
Evolving Neural Networks Risto Miikulainen
Quantum Computing Lee Spector


GECCO will be held on the site where Charles Darwin started his married life. He and his wife, Emma Wedgwood, moved into 12 Gower Street in 1839. Where their house stood, is now UCL's Biology department. The computer science department is in its garden. University College London is in the heart of London It is in Bloomsbury, with the British Museum, Covent garden, Soho (theatres) and Oxford Street all close by. UCL is served by no less than five underground stations. Tube map. Post Offices.

Humanoid Soccer

In the ultimate man or machine test, GECCO will feature the fabulos Humanoid Soccer. See Conor Ryan or Mark A. Miodownik. Dead line 12 July.

More Information

Visit GECCO-2007 for about electronic submission procedures, formatting details, student travel grants, the latest list of tutorials and Workshops, late-breaking papers, and more.

For technical matters contact Conference Chair Hod Lipson at For conference administration matters contact Primary Support Staff at

GECCO is sponsored by the Association for Computing Machinery Special Interest Group on Genetic and Evolutionary Computation (SIGEVO). SIG Services: 2 Penn Plaza, Suite 701, New York, NY, 10121, USA, 1-800-342-6626 (USA and Canada) or +212-626-0500 (Global).

21 Oct 2006 (6 June 2013)