The 24th European Conference on Genetic Programming (EuroGP) 2021 conference will take place in the city of Seville, Spain, as part of EvoStar (Evo*).

EuroGP is the premier annual conference on Genetic Programming (GP), the oldest and the only meeting worldwide devoted specifically to this branch of evolutionary computation. It is always a high-quality, enjoyable, friendly event, attracting participants from all continents, and offering excellent opportunities for networking, informal contact, and exchange of ideas with fellow researchers. It will feature a mixture of oral presentations and poster sessions and invited keynote speakers.

EuroGP is featured in the conference ranking database CORE.

You can consult the proceedings of previous events at EuroGP Conference Proceedings in SpringerLink

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.

Download the CFP in PDF format from here.

Conference Chairs

  • Ting Hu
    Queen’s University, Canada
    ting.hu(at)queensu.ca
  • Nuno Lourenço
    University of Coimbra, Portugal
    naml(at)dei.uc.pt

Publication Chair

  • Eric Medvet 
    University of Trieste, Italy
    emedvet(at)units.it

Areas of Interest and Contributions

Topics to be covered include, but is not limited to:

  • Innovative applications of GP
  • Theoretical developments
  • GP performance and behaviour
  • Fitness landscape analysis of GP
  • Algorithms, representations and operators for GP
  • 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
  • Parallel GP
  • Probabilistic GP
  • Object-orientated GP
  • Hybrid architectures including GP
  • Coevolution and modularity in GP
  • Semantics in GP
  • Unconventional GP
  • Automatic software maintenance
  • Evolutionary inductive programming
  • Evolution of automata or machines

Submission Details

Accepted papers will be published by Springer Nature in the Lecture Notes in Computer Science series. 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.

Page limit: 16 pages.

Submission link: https://easychair.org/my/conference?conf=evo2021

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.

The papers which receive the best reviews will be nominated for the Best Paper Award. The highest quality papers may also be invited to submit extensions for publication in a special issue of the journal Genetic Programming and Evolvable Machines (GPEM).

Programme Committee

Ignacio Arnaldo, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA
R. Muhammad Atif Azad, Birmingham City University, UK
Wolfgang Banzhaf, Michigan State University, USA
Helio Barbosa, Federal University of Juiz de Fora, Brazil
Heder Bernardino, Federal University of Juiz de Fora, 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
Antonio Della Cioppa, University of Salerno, Italy
Marc Ebner, Universität Greifswald, Germany
Anna Isabel Esparcia-Alcazar, Universitat Politècnica de València, Spain
Francisco Fernandez de Vega, Universidad de Extremadura, Spain
Gianluigi Folino, ICAR-CNR, Italy
James Foster, University of Idaho, USA
Christian Gagné, Université Laval, Canada
Jin-Kao Hao, University of Angers, France
Inman Harvey, University of Sussex, UK
Erik Hemberg, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA
Malcolm Heywood, Dalhousie University, Canada
Ignacio Hidalgo, Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Spain
Ting Hu, Memorial University, Canada
Colin Johnson, University of Kent, UK
Ahmed Kattan, Loughborough University, UK
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, Hong Kong
Nuno Lourenço, University of Coimbra, Portugal
Penousal Machado, University of Coimbra, Portugal
Radek Matousek, Brno University of Technology, Czech Republic
James McDermott, University College Dublin, Ireland
Eric Medvet, University of Trieste, Italy
Julian Miller, University of York, UK
Xuan Hoai Nguyen, Hanoi University, Vietnam
Quang Uy 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 OReilly, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA
Ender Ozcan, University of Nottingham, UK
Gisele Pappa, Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais, Brazil
Andrew J. Parkes, University of Nottingham, UK
Tomasz Pawlak, Poznan University of Technology, Poland
Clara Pizzuti, Institute for High Performance Computing and Networking, Italy
Thomas Ray, University of Oklahoma, USA
Denis Robilliard, Univ Lille Nord de France, France
Peter Rockett, University of Sheffield, UK
Alvaro Rubio-Largo, Universidad de Extremadura, Spain
Conor Ryan, University of Limerick, Ireland
Lukas Sekanina, Brno University of Technology, Czech Republic
Sara Silva, University of Lisbon, Portugal
Moshe Sipper, Ben-Gurion University, Isreal
Lee Spector, Hampshire College, USA
Jerry Swan, University of York, UK
Ivan Tanev, Doshisha University, Japan
Ernesto Tarantino, ICAR-CNR, Italy
Leonardo Trujillo, Instituto Tecnológico de Tijuana, Mexico
Leonardo Vanneschi, Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Portugal
David White, University of Sheffield, UK
Man Leung Wong, Lingnan University, Hong Kong
Bing Xue, Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand
Mengjie Zhang, Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand
Stjepan Picek, Delft University of Technology, Netherlands
Zdenek Vasicek, Brno University of Technology, Czech Republic
Domagoj Jakobovic, University of Zagreb, Croatia
Marc Schoenauer, INRIA, France