GECCO 2021 @ Lille

The Genetic and Evolutionary Computation Conference

July 10-14, 2021

Online-only Conference

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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.

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GECCO'21 rated by the participants

In the post-conference survey, the participants rated GECCO'21 at 4.6 out of 5 on average. Consider attending GECCO'22!GECCO'21 Average Rating is 4.6/5.0

Group Photo Souvenir

Group Photo Souvenir

Virtual Conference

GECCO’21 will be hosted in Gather, a virtual game-like environment where each participant controls a mobile customizable avatar that can interact with other participants face-to-face via video chats and in other ways. Our Gather map will emulate a virtual conference center and its surroundings, featuring multiple facilities, including lecture rooms, drawing tables for technical discussions, info desk, exhibitions etc. Keynotes, talks and other events will be directly accessible from Gather; this is also where the poster sessions will take place.

Participants will also be given access to Whova, a more traditional virtual conference platform which provides a more structured access to conference content and schedule (days, sessions, tracks, talks).

Guide for Attendees


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.

Lille City Center