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Call for Papers and Participation
Genetic Programming 1997 Conference (GP-97)
July 13 - 16 (Sunday - Wednesday), 1997
Fairchild Auditorium
Stanford University
Stanford, California USA

This CFP is on-line at

Paper Submission Deadline: Wednesday, January 8, 1997

In cooperation with American Association for Artificial Intelligence (AAAI), Association for Computing Machinery (ACM), SIGART, and Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM)

GP-97 Program Committee

Russell J. Abbott --- California State Univ. LA, and The Aerospace Corp.
Hojjat Adeli --- Ohio State University
Enrique Alba --- University de Malaga
Dennis Allison --- Stanford University
Lee Altenberg --- Hawaii Institute of Geophysics and Planetology
Peter Angeline, Lockheed Martin
Karthik Balakrishnan --- Iowa State University
Wolfgang Banzhaf --- University of Dortmund, Germany
Rik Belew --- University of California at San Diego
Tommaso F. Bersano-Begey --- University of Michigan
Tobias Blickle --- Swiss Federal Institute of Technology 
Edward B. Boden --- IBM Rochester
Scott Brave --- Massachusetts Institute of Technology 
Wilker Shane Bruce --- Nova Southeastern University
Bill P. Buckles --- Tulane University
Shu-Heng Chen --- National Chengchi University, Taiwan
Bastien Chopard --- CUI, University of Geneva
H. Brown Cribbs, III --- University of Alabama
Mark J. Crosbie  --- Hewlett-Packard
Jason Daida --- University of Michigan
Anthony Deakin --- University of Liverpool
Judith E Devaney --- NIST
Hugo de Garis --- ATR, Kyoto, Japan
Julian Dorado de la Calle --- University of A Corunha
Marco Dorigo --- Universite' Libre de Bruxelles
Dimitris C. Dracopoulos --- Ecole Normale Superieure de Lyon
Rolf Drechsler --- University of Freiburg, Germany
Bertrand Daniel Dunay --- System Dynamics International
Garett Dworman --- The Wharton School
Andrew N. Edmonds --- Science in Finance Ltd., UK
H.H. Ehrenburg --- CWI, The Netherlands
Rodolfo Faglia --- Universit di Brescia, Italy
Gabriel J. Ferrer --- University of Virginia
Nicholas Flann --- Utah State University
Terry Fogarty --- Napier University
James A. Foster --- University of Idaho
Frank D. Francone --- FRISEC
Adam P. Fraser --- University of Salford
Matthias Fuchs --- University of Kaiserslautern
Alex S. Fukunaga --- Jet Propulsion Lab, California Inst. of Tech
Chris Gathercole --- University of Edinburgh
Erol Gelenbe --- Duke University
Jonathan Gibbs --- University of California, Santa Cruz
Erik D. Goodman --- Michigan State University
Frederic Gruau --- CWI Amsterdam and COGS Sussex University
Richard Hampo --- Ford Research Laboratory
Simon Handley --- Stanford University
Thomas D. Haynes --- University of Tulsa
Hitoshi Hemmi --- ATR,  Kyoto, Japan
Hugo G Hiden --- Newcastle University
Vasant Honavar --- Iowa State University
Brian Howley --- Lockheed Martin Missiles and Space
Lorenz Huelsbergen --- Lucent Technologies
Hitoshi Iba --- Electrotechnical Laboratory, Japan
Christian Jacob --- University of Erlangen, Germany
Hugues Juille --- Brandeis University
Martin A. Keane --- Econometrics
Maarten Keijzer --- Cap Volmac, Adaptive Systems bv.
Robert E. Keller --- Dortmund University
Simon Kent --- Brunel University
Steven O. Kimbrough --- University of Pennsylvania
Masayuki Kimura --- Japan Advanced Institute of Science and Technology
Leslie A.Kuhn --- Michigan State University
Ibrahim Kuscu --- University of Sussex
James D. Laing --- The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania
W. B. Langdon --- University of Birmingham
K.S. Leung --- Chinese University of Hong Kong
David Levine --- The Boeing Company
Sean Luke --- University of Maryland at College Park
Nicholas Freitag McPhee --- University of Minnesota, Morris
Sidney R Maxwell III --- Applied Microsystems, Inc
Zbigniew Michalewicz --- University of North Carolina
Gary Montague --- University of Newcastle
David Montana --- BBN System and Technologies
Byung-Ro Moon --- DT Research Lab, LG Semicon Co., Ltd.
Brian Mulloy --- University of Michigan
Robert B. Nachbar --- Merck Research Laboratories
Peter Nordin --- DaCapo AB, Sweden
Howard Oakley --- Institute of Naval Medicine, UK
Peter C. Olsen --- Department of Defense
Franz Oppacher --- Carleton University, Ottawa
Mouloud Oussaidene --- Universite de Geneve
Michael Papka --- Argonne National Laboratory
Alejandro Pazos --- University of A Corunha
Timothy Perkis --- Interval Research Corporation
Frederick Petry --- Tulane University
Riccardo Poli --- University of Birmingham
Carlos Cotta Porras --- University of Malaga
Bill Punch --- Michigan State University
Adil Qureshi --- University College London
Simon Raik --- Monash University
Una-May O`Reilly --- Artificial Intelligence Lab, MIT
Robert A. Richards --- Stanford Linear Accelerator Center
Justinian P. Rosca --- University of Rochester
Peter Ross --- University of Edinburgh
Conor Ryan --- University of Limerick,  Ireland
Tae-wan Ryu --- University of Houston
Antonino Santos del Riego --- University of A Corunha
Yuji Sato --- HitachiCentral Reseach Laboratories
Robert Savit --- University of Michigan
Dale A. Schoenefeld --- University of Tulsa
Gregory Seront --- Universite Libre de Bruxelles
Eric V. Siegel --- Columbia University
Terence Soule --- University of Idaho
Kilian Stoffel --- University of Maryland 
Walter Alden Tackett --- Neuromedia
Astro Teller --- Carnegie Mellon University
Adrian Thompson --- University of Sussex, UK
Marco Tomassini --- Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne
Patrick Tufts --- Brandeis University
Marshall S. Veach --- Stanford University
Siegfried Voessner --- Stanford University
Thomas Wagner --- Fraunhofer Institute for Integrated Circuits, Germany
Roger L. Wainwright --- University of Tulsa
Paul Walsh --- University College Cork
P. A. Whigham --- CSIRO Division of Water Resources, Australia
Darrell Whitley --- Colorado State University
Mark J. Willis --- University of Newcastle, UK
Mark Wineberg --- Carleton University
Man Leung Wong --- Hong Kong Baptist University
Yasuo Yonezawa --- Ibaraki University
Byoung-Tak Zhang --- Konkuk University, Seoul, Korea

Genetic programming is an automatic programming technique for evolving computer programs that solve (or approximately solve) problems. Starting with a primordial ooze of thousands of randomly created computer programs, a population of programs is progressively evolved over many generations using the Darwinian principle of survival of the fittest, a sexual recombination operation, and occasional mutation.

The first annual genetic programming conference in 1996 featured 15 tutorials, 2 invited speakers, 3 parallel tracks, 73 papers, and 17 poster papers in proceedings book, and 27 late-breaking papers in a separate book distributed to conference attendees, and 288 attendees. A description of GP-96 appears in the October 1996 issue of Scientific American ( This second annual conference in 1997 reflects the rapid growth of this field in which over 600 technical papers have been published since 1992. For August 5, 1996 article in E. E. Times on GP-96 conference and August 12, 1996 article in E. E Times on John Holland's invited speech at GP-96, go to

Topics at the Second Annual Genetic Programming Conference to be held on July 13 - 16 (Sunday - Wednesday), 1997 at Stanford University include, but are not limited to, applications of genetic programming, theoretical foundations of genetic programming, implementation issues, technique extensions, cellular encoding, evolvable hardware, evolvable machine language programs, automated evolution of program architecture, evolution and use of mental models, automatic programming of multi-agent strategies, distributed artificial intelligence, auto-parallelization of algorithms, automated circuit synthesis, automatic programming of cellular automata, induction, system identification, control, automated design, data and image compression, image analysis, pattern recognition, molecular biology applications, grammar induction, and parallelization. Papers describing recent developments are also solicited in the following additional areas: genetic algorithms, classifier systems, evolutionary programming and evolution strategies, artificial life and evolutionary robotics, DNA computing, and evolvable hardware.

Ellen Goldberg, President, Santa Fe Institute

Susumu Ohno, Ben Horowitz Chair of Distinguished Scientist in Theoretical
Biology, Beckman Research Institute

David B. Fogel, Chief Scientist, Natural Selection Inc., La Jolla, California
and Editor-In-Chief of the IEEE Transactions on
Evolutionary Computation


The main focus of the conference (and most of the papers) will be on genetic 
programming.   In addition, papers describing recent developments in the 
closely related areas will be reviewed and selected by special program 
committees appointed and supervised by the following special program chairs.  

___ Genetic Algorithms: Kalyanmoy Deb, Indian Inst of Tech - Kanpur, India

___ Classifier Systems: Rick L. Riolo, University of Michigan

___ Evolutionary Programming and Evolution Strategies: David B. Fogel, 
Natural Selection Inc, San Diego

___ Artificial Life and Evolutionary Robotics: Marco Dorigo, Universite 
Libre de Bruxelles

___ DNA Computing: Max Garzon, University of Memphis

___ Evolvable Hardware: Hitoshi Iba, Electrotechnical Laboratory, Japan

List of Tutorials

List of Tutorials has been moved to the Conference Registration Form.

How to Submit a Paper for GP-97

The deadline for arrival at the physical mail address below of eight (8) paper copies of each submitted paper is Wednesday, January 8, 1997. Papers are to be in single-spaced, 10-point type on 8 1/2" x 11" paper with 1" margin at top and 3/4" margin at left, right, and bottom. Note that this new format for submitted papers is intended to resemble that for the final camera-ready GP-97 papers. A4 paper may be used, but not e-mail or fax. Papers are to contain ALL of the following 9 items, within a maximum total of 9 pages, IN THIS ORDER:
  1. the paper's category (chosen from one of the following seven alternatives: genetic programming, genetic algorithms, classifier systems, evolutionary programming and evolution strategies, artificial life and evolutionary robotics, DNA computing, or evolvable hardware)
  2. title of paper
  3. author name(s)
  4. author physical address(es)
  5. author e-mail address(es)
  6. author phone number(s)
  7. a 50-200 word abstract of the paper
  8. the text of the paper (including all figures, tables, acknowledgments, and appendices, if any), and
  9. bibliography.
Review criteria will include significance of the work, novelty, sufficiency of information to permit replication (if applicable), clarity, and writing quality. The first-named author (or other designated corresponding author) will be notified of acceptance or rejection within approximately six weeks after the paper submission deadline. The style of the camera-ready paper will be announced, but will be similar to that of the GP-96 Conference. Different numbers of pages will probably be allocated to various accepted papers (e.g., at GP-96, there were 9-page papers, 6-page papers, and 1-page poster papers in the proceedings book). The deadline for final camera-ready version of accepted papers will be announced and will be approximately three weeks after notification of acceptance. Proceedings books will be distributed at the conference (and, if requested, mailed at no extra charge by 2-day priority mail to registered conference attendees with U.S. addresses about two weeks prior to the conference). By submitting a paper, the author(s) agree that they will submit a final revised camera-ready version of their accepted paper and that at least one author will register, attend, and present each accepted and published paper at the conference.
ADDRESSES FOR GP-97: GP-97 Conference, c/o American Association for Artificial Intelligence, 445 Burgess Drive, Menlo Park, CA 94025. PHONE: 415- 328-3123. FAX: 415-321-4457. E-MAIL: WWW FOR AAAI: WWW for GP-97:
GENERAL CHAIR: John Koza, Stanford University
PUBLICITY CHAIR: Patrick Tufts, Brandeis University
EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE: David Andre, Forrest H Bennett III, Jason Lohn

FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT THE GP-97 CONFERENCE: See the GP-97 home page on the World Wide Web: E-MAIL: PHONE: 415-328-3123. FAX: 415-321-4457. The conference is operated by Genetic Programming Conferences, Inc. (a California not-for- profit corporation).

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