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21st European Conference on Genetic Programming

EuroGP is the premier annual conference on Genetic Programming, the oldest and the only meeting worldwide devoted specifically to this branch of evolutionary computation. It is always a very enjoyable event attracting participants from all continents, offering excellent opportunities for networking, informal contact, exchange of ideas and discussions with fellow researchers, in a friendly and relaxed environment. High quality papers describing new original research are sought on topics strongly related to the evolution of computer programs, ranging from theoretical work to innovative applications. The conference will feature a mixture of oral presentations and poster sessions.

Areas of Interest and Contributions

Topics include but are not limited to:

  • Innovative applications of GP
  • Theoretical developments
  • GP performance and behaviour
  • Fitness landscape analysis of GP
  • Algorithms, representations and operators
  • Real-world applications
  • Search-based software engineering
  • Genetic improvement programming
  • Evolutionary design
  • Evolutionary robotics
  • Tree-based GP and Linear GP
  • Graph-based GP and Grammar-based GP
  • Evolvable hardware
  • Self-reproducing programs
  • Multi-population GP
  • Multi-objective GP
  • Fast/Parallel GP
  • Probabilistic GP
  • Evolution of automata or machines
  • Object-oriented GP
  • Hybrid architectures including GP
  • Coevolution in GP
  • Modularity in GP
  • Semantics in GP
  • Unconventional evolvable computation
  • Automatic software maintenance
  • Evolutionary inductive programming

Programme Committee

  • Alexandros Agapitos, University College Dublin, Ireland
  • Lee Altenberg, Konrad Lorenz Institute for Evolution and Cognition Research, Austria
  • R. Muhammad Atif Azad, University of Limerick, Ireland
  • Ignacio Arnaldo, MIT, USA
  • Douglas Augusto, LNCC/UFJF, Brazil
  • Wolfgang Banzhaf, Memorial University of Newfoundland, Canada
  • Helio Barbosa, LNCC/UFJF, Brazil
  • Heder Bernardino, LNCC/UFJF, Brazil
  • Anthony Brabazon, University College Dublin, Ireland
  • Stefano Cagnoni, University of Parma, Italy
  • Mauro Castelli, Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Portugal
  • Ernesto Costa, University of Coimbra, Portugal
  • Luis Da Costa, Université Paris-Sud XI, France
  • Antonio Della Cioppa, University of Salerno, Italy
  • Grant Dick, University of Otago, New Zealand
  • Federico Divina, Pablo de Olavide University, Spain
  • Marc Ebner, Ernst-Moritz-Arndt Universität Greifswald, Germany
  • Aniko Ekart, Aston University, UK
  • Francisco Fernandez de Vega, Universidad de Extremadura, Spain
  • Gianluigi Folino, ICAR-CNR, Italy
  • James A. Foster, University of Idaho, USA
  • Christian Gagné , Université Laval, Québec, Canada
  • Steven Gustafson, GE Global Research, USA
  • Jin-Kao Hao, LERIA, University of Angers, France
  • Inman Harvey, University of Sussex, UK
  • Erik Hemberg, MIT, USA
  • Malcolm I. Heywood, Dalhousie University, Canada
  • Ting Hu, Memorial University, Canada
  • David Jackson, University of Liverpool, UK
  • Colin Johnson, University of Kent, UK
  • Ahmed Kattan, Um Al Qura University, Saudi Arabia
  • Graham Kendall, University of Nottingham, UK
  • Michael Korns, Korns Associates, USA
  • Jan Koutnik, IDSIA, Switzerland
  • Krzysztof Krawiec, Poznan University of Technology, Poland
  • Jiri Kubalik, Czech Technical University in Prague, Czech Republic
  • William B. Langdon, University College London, UK
  • Kwong Sak Leung, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, China
  • John Levine, University of Strathclyde, UK
  • Evelyne Lutton, INRIA, France
  • Penousal Machado, University of Coimbra, Portugal
  • James McDermott, University College Dublin, Ireland
  • Andrew McIntyre, Dalhousie University, Canada
  • Bob McKay, Seoul National University, Korea
  • Eric Medvet, University of Trieste, Italy
  • Julian Miller, University of York, UK
  • Uy Nguyen Quang, Military Technical Academy, Vietnam
  • Xuan Hoai Nguyen, Hanoi University, Vietnam
  • Miguel Nicolau, University College Dublin, Ireland
  • Julio Cesar Nievola, Pontificia Universidade Catolica do Parana, Brazil
  • Michael O'Neill, University College Dublin, Ireland
  • Una-May O'Reilly, MIT, USA
  • Fernando Otero, University of Kent, UK
  • Ender Ozcan, University of Nottingham, UK
  • Andrew J. Parkes, University of Nottingham, UK
  • Gisele Pappa, Federal University of Minas Gerais, Brazil
  • Tomasz Pawlak, Poznan University of Technology, Poland
  • Clara Pizzuti, Institute for High Performance Computing and Networking, Italy
  • Thomas Ray, University of Oklahoma, USA
  • Peter Rockett, University of Sheffield, UK
  • Denis Robilliard, Université Lille Nord de France, France
  • Álvaro Rubio-Largo, Universidad de Extremadura, Spain
  • Conor Ryan, University of Limerick, Ireland
  • Marc Schoenauer, INRIA, France
  • Lukas Sekanina, Brno University of Technology, Czech Republic
  • Yin Shan, Medicare, Australia
  • Sara Silva, University of Lisbon, Portugal
  • Moshe Sipper, Ben-Gurion University, Israel
  • Alexei N. Skurikhin, Los Alamos National Laboratory, USA
  • Terence Soule, University of Idaho, USA
  • Lee Spector, Hampshire College, USA
  • Jerry Swan, University of York, UK
  • Ernesto Tarantino, ICAR-CNR, Italy
  • Jorge Tavares, Microsoft, Germany
  • Leonardo Trujillo, Instituto Tecnológico de Tijuana, Mexico
  • Leonardo Vanneschi, Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Portugal
  • Bartosz Wieloch, Poznan University of Technology, Poland
  • David R. White, University College London, UK
  • Man Leung Wong, Lingnan University, Hong Kong
  • Bing Xue, Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand
  • Mengjie Zhang, Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand

Further Information

A comprehensive bibliography of genetic programming literature and links to related material is accessible at the Genetic Programming Bibliography web page, part of the Collection of Computer Science Bibliographies maintained and managed by William Langdon, Steven Gustafson, and John Koza.

Genetic Programming Algorithms

Publication Details

All accepted papers will be printed in the proceedings published by Springer Verlag in the Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS) series.

Previous editions of EuroGP were published in the following Springer Verlag LNCS volumes

The papers which receive the best reviews will be nominated for the Best Paper Award.

Submission Details

Submissions must be original and not published elsewhere. They will be peer reviewed by at least three members of the program committee. The reviewing process will be double-blind, so please omit information about the authors in the submitted paper. Submit your manuscript in Springer LNCS format.

EuroGP accepts two kind of submissions: full papers and short papers. Full papers require novel and complete research work and have a limit of 16 pages. Short papers should present complete research or interesting preliminary results and have a limit of 8 pages. Both types of submission will undergo the same blind review process and all accepted papers will be included in the LNCS proceedings.

Authors of accepted papers will have to improve their paper on the basis of the reviewers' comments and will be asked to send a camera ready version of their manuscripts. At least one author of each accepted work has to register for the conference, attend the conference and present the work.

Presentation details

There are two types of presentation:
  • Long talk (20 minutes + 5 min questions). Authors can optionally bring a poster to present at the poster session.
  • Short talk (10 minutes, no questions). Authors MUST also bring a poster to present at the poster session.
Short papers are only eligible for short talks. Authors of long papers will be notified in advance of the type of presentation (short/long).

Submission link: https://myreview.saclay.inria.fr/eurogp18

Important dates:

Submission Deadline: 1 November 2017
Notification: 3 January 2018
Camera-ready: 15 January 2018
Mandatory registration per paper: 9 February 2018
Early registration discount: 28 February
Registration deadline: 28 March
EvoStar dates: 4-6 April 2018