GECCO 2021

The Genetic and Evolutionary Computation Conference

Lille, July 10-14, 2021

GECCO 2021 logo


The Genetic and Evolutionary Computation Conference (GECCO) presents the latest high-quality results in genetic and evolutionary computation since 1999. Topics include: genetic algorithms, genetic programming, ant colony optimization and swarm intelligence, complex systems (artificial life, robotics, evolvable hardware, generative and developmental systems, artificial immune systems), digital entertainment technologies and arts, evolutionary combinatorial optimization and metaheuristics, evolutionary machine learning, evolutionary multiobjective optimization, evolutionary numerical optimization, real world applications, search-based software engineering, theory and more.

This is GECCO (Youtube) Call for Sponsors


Situated in the north of France, Lille is the fourth largest metropolitan area in the country and the capital of French Flanders. As a major international crossroads, the city is 30 minutes away from Brussels, 60 from Paris and 80 from London by train. It also has easy access to four airports (including Roissy Charles de Gaulle and Brussels' airports). Lille’s own international airport is only 20 minutes away from the historic city center that features a gorgeous blend of French and Flemish architecture. As a flourishing cultural hub, Lille also takes pride in the friendliness of its people and in its thriving culinary scene that includes great local craft beers.

GECCO 2021 will be held at the Lille Grand Palais convention center, located a convenient 10-minute walk away from the city center and Lille's 2 train stations.

Lille City Center