Welcome to the website of SIGEVO, the ACM Special Interest Group on Genetic and Evolutionary Computation.

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We are proud to announce that Darrell Whitley was named an ACM fellow for technical and professional leadership in the field of genetic and evolutionary computation. Many congratulations to Darrell for this achievement. The accomplishment underpins the technologies that define the digital age and greatly impact our professional and personal lives. ACM Fellows comprise an elite group that represents less than 1% of the Association’s global membership.
press release 2019 ACM fellows

As announced at the GECCO-2019 business meeting, SIGEVO is soliciting proposals for hosting FOGA-2021. The deadline for submitting hosting proposals is now set at February 15, 2020. Submissions should be electronically sent to Darrell Whitley (whitley@cs.colostate.edu) and Kenneth De Jong (kdejong@gmu.edu). Selection will be made by the SIGEVO board and notifications sent out by March 15, 2020.

Cancun2 GECCO 2020 will take place in Cancun, Mexico, July 8-12, 2020.
This will be a unique opportunity to
  • Present you best work, and check the up-to-date research work in the area of Genetic, Evolutionary and Bio-inspired Computing;
  • Attend the numerous Tutorials and Workshops in the pre-conference days;
  • Network and socialize during the coffee breaks and social events;
  • Enjoy the beach life of Cancun (before or after the conference!).

Prague City LR GECCO 2019 took place in Prague, July 13-17, 2019.

HPI FOGA 2019 took place in Potsdam, Germany, August 26-29. 15 papers out of 31 submissions were presented, contributing to advancing our understanding of the working principles behind evolutionary algorithms and related randomized search heuristics.

Gecco Network Check the GECCO authorship network presented in Berlin by Gabriela Ochoa, Editor in Chief of GECCO 2017, and Editor in Chief of SIGEVO Newsletter.

You are invited to join SIGEVO, a thriving ACM SIG with over 600 members, and enjoy its Member Benefits:
  • Discounted registration fee for SIGEVO’s annual GECCO Conference
  • SIGEVO’s quarterly on-line newsletter
  • Access to content in the ACM Digital Library provided by SIGEVO, including proceedings, workshop proceedings, tutorial notes, and late-breaking papers from the annual GECCO conference
  • Free subscription to the SIGEVO members email list, with calls, advance and final event programs, and news of interest to the community posted regularly

But SIGEVO is an active SIG, also providing many Community Benefits

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Franz Rothlauf
Professor of Information Systems, Universität Mainz