Genetic Programming Theory and Practice Workshops -- GPTP

Starting in 2003 the Center for the Study of Complex Systems (CSCS) at the University of Michigan has hosted an annual workshop on Genetic Programming Theory and Practice. This workshop focuses on how theory can inform practice and what practice reveals about theory. The goal is to evaluate the state-of-the-art in genetic programming by discussing different theories and their value to practitioners of the art and to review problems and observations from practice that challenge existing theory.

These are small, invitation-only workshop on the campus of the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. The workshop format is informal with plenty of time for discussion.

A series of edited volumes have resulted from these workshops, published by Kluwer/Springer. See the individual workshop pages for additional information about the workshops, the papers presented and the resulting books.

We gratefully acknowledge the generous support from the following organizations and people who have contributed to one or more of the GPTP workshops:

  • Third Millenium
  • State Street Global Advisors, Boston, MA
  • Michael Korns, Investment Science Corporation
  • Biocomputing and Developmental Systems Group, CSIS, University of Limerick
  • Evolved Analytics
  • Vague Innovation LLC (Bill and Barbara Tozier)
  • Computational Genetics Laboratory at Dartmouth College
  • Genetics Squared
  • Trent McConaghy
  • Genetic Finance LLC
  • Dow Chemical, Core R&D/Physical Sciences
  • Christopher T. May, Red Queen Capital Management
  • GTE Energy Foundation

GPTP workshops also are supported by The Center for the Study of Complex Systems (CSCS).

GP Related Links

  • The Genetic Programming Bibliography
  • A Field Guide to Genetic Programming
  • -- Genetic Programming, Inc.
  • Genetic Programming Notebook
  • Juergen Schmidhuber's page on Program Evolution / Genetic Programming