Call for Competitions


The call for competitions is now officially closed. On the Competitions page in the content menu of this webpage, a list of accepted competitions can be found with individual deadlines for submissions.

General Information

The Competition Chairs of GECCO 2017 invites domain experts to submit proposals for organizing a competition at GECCO 2017. The deadline for this, which is NON-EXTENSIBLE, is as follows:

  • Proposals for competitions: November 7, 2016

Competitions at GECCO 2017 are meant to demonstrate how Evolutionary Computation and related techniques can be utilized in challenging practical, real-world and gaming settings. They also enable fair comparisons between algorithms and, in case of recurrent competitions, provide the possibility to follow the development of approaches over time.

Competition Proposal Submission Instruction

Each competition proposal should include:

  1. A half-page abstract (plain text) that includes: the competition title, the name and affiliation of the organizer(s), a description of the competition, and the web address of last edition if already held before.

Competition proposals should be submitted by e-mail to the GECCO 2017 Competitions Chair:

Mike Preuss
ERCIS/Westfaelische Wilhelms-Universitaet Muenster
Email: geccocompetitions at

Review Process

Competition proposals will be reviewed by the Competitions Chair and other members of the GECCO 2017 organizing committee. Final decisions will be made based on GECCO attendees' and competitors' likely interest, the breadth and depth of the topic(s), and the expertise and credentials of the organizer(s).

The outcome of the review process is scheduled to be announced on December 5, 2016.