Genetic and Evolutionary Computation Conference

July  13 - 17, 1999
Orlando, Florida,  USA

A Joint Meeting of the Eighth International Conference on Genetic Algorithms (ICGA-99) and the Fourth Annual Genetic Programming Conference (GP-99)

General Chair: David E. Goldberg,  University of Illinois

The schedule, the list of poster presentations, and the table of contents are available in the Papers section.

The 1999 Genetic and Evolutionary Computation Conference (GECCO-99) combines the longest running conference in evolutionary  computation (ICGA) and the world's two largest EC conferences (GP and ICGA) to create a unique opportunity to bring together the best in  research in the growing field of genetic and evolutionary computation (GEC). 

The GECCO conference continues the tradition of the GP and ICGA conferences of bringing together researchers from the entire spectrum of research in evolutionary computation, including genetic algorithms, classifier systems, genetic programming, evolvable hardware, DNA and molecular computing, evolutionary strategies, evolutionary programming, artificial life, adaptive behavior, agents, as well as real-world applications of all of these areas.

Each paper submitted to the GECCO conference was peer-reviewed by one of the  independent program committees specializing in various aspects of genetic and evolutionary computation.  Each program committee consists of a chair and members who are active researchers and authors of published books and papers in the field of genetic and evolutionary computation.  Each program committee will establish its own review criteria and policies and make the final decisions concerning papers submitted to it. These independent "demes" help ensure that  the review process respects the diverse traditions and norms of the various facets of genetic and evolutionary computation at the same time it guarantees the acceptance of work of the highest caliber.

Mark your calendars now for what promises to be the largest, high-quality GEC event ever held. 

The conference brochure is available in PDF and Postscript formats

In cooperation with:

   The European Network of Excellence in Evolutionary Computing (EvoNet)
   Evolution Artificielle
   The International Conference on Evolvable Systems (ICES)
   The International Society for Adaptive Behavior
   The International Workshop on Ant Colony Optimization (ANTS 98)
   Parallel Problem Solving from Nature (PPSN) Steering Committee, and
   The American Association for Artificial Intelligence (AAAI)


Program Committees Registration  TutorialsWorkshops
Submitting Papers     Graduate Student Workshop Exhibitions
Hotel & Local Arrangements    Support
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