Organizing committee

Mathieu Brévilliers, Julien Kritter, Julien Lepagnot, and Lhassane Idoumghar.

Competition description and rules

  • Documentation file (~676Kb, last update on June 8, 2020) PDF
  • Problem instance compressed archive (~1Gb, and ~18Gb once decompressed) TAR.XZ
  • Example of solution file (~0.1Kb) TXT

Important dates

Please note that registration is mandatory in order to compete.

But it is also quick and free: simply send an email to mathieu.brevilliers@uha.fr to declare your intention to compete (it is also worth noting that taking part in this competition does not require a GECCO registration, unless a submitted GECCO Companion abstract is accepted for publication).

Early registration is strongly encouraged, so that the organizing committee is aware of all entrant teams, and can then keep them informed of any update regarding the organization of the competition (e.g. deadline extension).

For more details regarding the registration procedure and the competition rules, please refer to the above documentation file.

March 20, 2020Deadline to register for this competition,
to be allowed to submit an abstract for publication in the GECCO Companion
April 3, 2020
April 17, 2020
Submission deadline for the GECCO Companion abstracts and the corresponding solution files (extended)
April 17, 2020
May 1, 2020
Notification of acceptance for GECCO Companion abstracts (extended)
April 24, 2020
May 8, 2020
Deadline to submit camera-ready abstracts for the GECCO Companion (extended)
May 22, 2020
June 5, 2020
General deadline to register for this competition (extended)
June 5, 2020
June 19, 2020
End of the competition, and submission deadline for:
solution files, algorithm description, and experimental setting (extended)
July 8-12, 2020GECCO 2020 Conference, and announcement of the competition results



News and updates

  • June 8, 2020 : error corrected in Table 2 of the documentation file.
  • May 22, 2020 : in Section "Important dates", some deadlines have been extended.
  • March 24, 2020 : in Section "Important dates", some deadlines have been extended.
  • February 26, 2020 : Section "Sponsors" added to the competition website, and documentation file updated accordingly. The winners will share a total of 1200 EUR prize sponsored by the UHA and the IRIMAS:
    - 1st: 600 EUR,
    - 2nd: 400 EUR,
    - 3rd: 200 EUR.
  • January 24, 2020 : Section "Important dates" added to the competition website.
  • December 17, 2019 : The competition website is online.