15th European Conference on Genetic Programming

eurogp is the premier annual conference on Genetic Programming. We invite high quality submissions in all areas of evolution of computer programs describing new original research.

A double-blind review process will be adopted. The conference will feature a mixture of oral presentations and poster sessions.

The eurogp conference is always a very enjoyable event offering excellent opportunities for networking, informal contact, exchange of ideas and discussions with fellow researchers in a friendly and relaxed setting.

High quality papers are sought on topics strongly related to the evolution of computer programs, ranging from theoretical work to innovative applications.

Areas of Interest and Contributions

Topics include but are not limited to:

  • Theoretical developments
  • Empirical studies of GP performance and behaviour
  • Landscape analysis of GP
  • Algorithms, representations and operators
  • Applications of GP to real-life problems
  • Evolutionary design
  • Evolutionary robotics
  • Tree-based GP
  • Linear GP
  • Graph-based GP
  • Grammar-based GP
  • Evolvable hardware
  • Self-reproducing programs
  • Multi-population GP
  • Multi-objective GP
  • Fast/Parallel GP (e.g., GPU implementation of GP)
  • Probabilistic GP (e.g., combining ideas of estimation of distribution algorithms and GP)
  • Evolution of various classes of automata or machine (e.g. cellular automata, finite state machines, pushdown automata, Turing machines)
  • Software Engineering and GP: using GP to evolve complete programs (e.g., including variables, loops, recursion) and using SE methods (e.g., software design) to improve GP
  • Object-oriented GP
  • Hybrid architectures including GP components
  • Unconventional evolvable computation

Publication Details

Accepted papers will be presented orally or as posters at the Conference and 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 Springer Verlag LNCS volumes 1598, 1802, 2038, 2278, 2610, 3003, 3447, 3905, 4445, 4971, 5481, 6021, 6621.

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

Post-conference Journal Publication

Authors of selected papers may be invited to submit extended versions of their work to the Springer journal Genetic Programming and Evolvable Machines (GPEM). Last year, four best papers were selected for a special issue of GPEM to be published in early 2012.

Special Joint Session

To celebrate the 10th anniversary of evobio, eurogp encourages submissions applying genetic programming to problems in computational biology and new biologically inspired extensions of the genetic programming framework for a special joint session of eurogp with evobio. These papers can be submitted either to eurogp or evobio, and the authors of the best ones will be invited to submit expanded presentations of their work to a special issue of the Springer journal Genetic Programming and Evolvable Machines.

Submission details

Submissions must be original and not published elsewhere. The submissions will be peer reviewed by at least three members of the program committee. The 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 and attend the conference and present the work. 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: 12 pages. Submission link:

Important Dates

Submission: 7 December 2011
evo* event: 11-13 April 2012

Programme Chairs

Sara Silva
INESC-ID Lisboa, Portugal

Alberto Moraglio
University of Birmingham, UK

Publication Chair

Krzysztof Krawiec
Poznan University of Technology, Poland

Programme Committee

Alex Agapitos, University College Dublin, Ireland
Lee Altenberg, University of Hawaii at Manoa, USA
Lourdes Araujo, UNED, Spain
R. Muhammad Atif Azad, University of Limerick, Ireland
Wolfgang Banzhaf, Memorial University of Newfoundland, Canada
Mohamed Bahy Bader, University of Portsmouth, UK
Helio Barbosa, LNCC / UFJF, Brazil
Xavier Blasco, Universidad Politecnica de Valencia, Spain
Anthony Brabazon, University College Dublin, Ireland
Nicolas Bredeche, Université Paris-Sud XI / INRIA / CNRS, France
Stefano Cagnoni, University of Parma, Italy
Pierre Collet, LSIIT-FDBT, France
Ernesto Costa, University of Coimbra, Portugal
Luis Da Costa, Université Paris-Sud XI, France
Michael Defoin Platel, Rothamsted Research, UK
Antonio Della Cioppa, University of Salerno, Italy
Ian Dempsey, University College Dublin / Virtu Financial, Ireland
Stephen Dignum, University of Essex, UK
Federico Divina, Pablo de Olavide University, Spain
Marc Ebner, Ernst-Moritz-Arndt Universität Greifswald
Anikó Ekárt, Aston University, UK
Anna Esparcia-Alcázar, S2 Grupo, Spain
Daryl Essam, University of New South Wales @ ADFA, Australia
Francisco Fernandez de Vega, Universidad de Extremadura, Spain
Gianluigi  Folino, ICAR-CNR, Italy
James Foster, University of Idaho, USA
Steven Gustafson, GE Global Research, USA
Jin-Kao Hao, LERIA, University of Angers, France
Simon Harding, Memorial University of Newfoundland, Canada
Inman Harvey, University of Sussex, UK
Malcolm Heywood, Dalhousie University, Canada
David Jackson, University of Liverpool, UK
Colin Johnson, University of Kent, UK
Tatiana Kalganova, Brunel University, UK
Ahmed Kattan, Um Alqura 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
John Levine, University of Strathclyde, UK
Evelyne Lutton, INRIA, France
James McDermott, MIT, USA
Penousal Machado, University of Coimbra, Portugal
Bob McKay, Seoul National University, Korea
Nic McPhee, University of Minnesota Morris, USA
Jorn Mehnen, Cranfield University, UK
Julian Miller, University of York, UK
Alberto Moraglio, University of Birmingham, UK
Xuan Hoai Nguyen, Hanoi University, Vietnam
Miguel Nicolau, INRIA, France
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
Clara Pizzuti, Institute for High Performance Computing and Networking, Italy
Gisele Pappa, Federal University of Minas Gerais, Brazil
Riccardo Poli, University of Essex, UK
Thomas Ray, University of Oklahoma, USA
Denis Robilliard, Université Lille Nord de France
Marc Schoenauer, INRIA, France
Lukas Sekanina, Brno University of Technology, Czech Republic
Yin Shan, Medicare Australia
Sara Silva, INESC-ID Lisboa, Portugal
Moshe Sipper, Ben-Gurion University, Israel
Alexei N. Skurikhin, Los Alamos National Laboratory, USA
Guido Smits, The Dow Chemical Company, USA
Terence Soule, University of Idaho, USA
Lee Spector, Hampshire College, USA
Ivan Tanev, Doshisha University, Japan
Ernesto Tarantino, ICAR-CNR, Italy
Jorge Tavares, University of Coimbra, Portugal
Theo Theodoridis, University of Essex, UK
Leonardo Trujillo, Instituto Tecnológico de Tijuana, Mexico
Leonardo Vanneschi,  Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Portugal and University of Milano-Bicocca, Italy
Sebastien Verel, University of Nice-Sophia Antipolis/CNRS, France
Katya Vladislavleva, University of Antwerp, Belgium
Man Leung Wong, Lingnan University, Hong Kong
Lidia Yamamoto, University of Strasbourg, France
Mengjie Zhang, Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand