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Call for Papers and Participation
Genetic Programming 1996 Conference (GP-96)
July 28 - 31 (Sunday - Wednesday), 1996
Fairchild Auditorium
Stanford University
Stanford, California USA

In Cooperation with the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM), SIGART, the IEEE Neural Network Council, and the American Association for Artificial Intelligence (AAAI).

Proceedings will be published by The MIT Press


Genetic programming is a domain-independent method for automatic programming that evolves computer programs that solve, or approximately solve, problems. Starting with a primordial ooze of thousands of randomly created computer programs composed of functions and terminals appropriate to a problem, a genetic population is progressively evolved over many generations by applying the Darwinian principle of survival of the fittest, a sexual recombination operation, and occasional mutation.

This first GP conference will feature contributed papers, tutorials, invited speakers, and informal meetings. Topics include, but are not limited to,

Honorary Chair

John Holland, University of Michigan

Invited Speakers

John Holland, University of Michigan
David E. Goldberg, University of Illinois

General Chair

John Koza, Stanford University

Publicity Chair

Patrick Tufts, Brandeis University

Program Committee

Special Program Chairs

The main focus of the conference (and about two-thirds of the papers) will be on genetic programming. In addition, papers describing recent developments in the following closely related areas of evolutionary computation (particularly those addressing issues common to various areas of evolutionary computation) will be reviewed by special program committees appointed and supervised by the following special program chairs.
Genetic Algorithms
David E. Goldberg, University of Illinois, Urbana, Illinois
Reviewers for this track are:
Classifier Systems
Rick Riolo, University of Michigan
Evolutionary Programming and Evolution Strategies
David Fogel, University of California, San Diego, California


Sunday, July 28

9:15am - 11:30am
Genetic Algorithms
David E. Goldberg, University of Illinois
Machine Language Genetic Programming
Peter Nordin, University of Dortmund, Germany
Genetic Programming using Mathematica
Robert Nachbar, Merck Research Laboratories
Introduction to Genetic Programming
John Koza, Stanford University
1:00pm - 3:15pm
Classifier Systems
Robert Elliott Smith, University of Alabama
Evolutionary Computation for Constraint Optimization
Zbigniew Michalewicz, University of North Carolina
Advanced Genetic Programming
John Koza, Stanford University
3:45pm - 6:00pm
Evolutionary Programming and Evolution Strategies
David Fogel, University of California at San Diego
Cellular Encoding
Frederic Gruau, Stanford University (via videotape) and David Andre, Stanford University (in person)
Genetic Programming with Linear Genomes (one hour)
Wolfgang Banzhaf, University of Dortmund, Germany
Terry Jones, Santa Fe Institute

Tuesday, July 30

3:00pm - 5:15pm
Neural Networks
David E. Rumelhart, Stanford University
Machine Learning
Pat Langley, Stanford University
Molecular Biology for Computer Scientists
Russell B. Altman, Stanford University

Information for Submitting Papers

The deadline for receipt at the physical mail address below of seven (7) copies of each submitted paper is now 5pm, January 15, 1996. Papers are to be in single-spaced, 12-point type on 8 1/2" x 11" or A4 paper (no e-mail or fax) with full 1" margins at top, bottom, left, and right. Papers are to contain ALL of the following 9 items within a maximum of 10 pages, in this order:
  1. title of paper
  2. author name(s)
  3. author physical address(es)
  4. author e-mail address(es)
  5. author phone number(s)
  6. a 100-200 word abstract of the paper
  7. the paper's category (chosen from one of the following five alternatives: genetic programming, genetic algorithms, classifier systems, evolutionary programming, or evolution strategies)
  8. the text of the paper (including all figures and tables)
  9. bibliography
All other elements of the paper (e.g., acknowledgments, appendices, if any) must come within the maximum of 10 pages. Review criteria will include significance of the work, novelty, sufficiency of information to permit replication (if applicable), clarity, and writing quality. The first-named (or other designated) author will be notified of acceptance or rejection by approximately Monday, February 26, 1996. The style of the camera-ready paper will be identical to that of the 1994 Simulation of Adaptive Behavior conference published by MIT Press. Depending on the number, subject, and content of the submitted papers, the program committee may decide to allocate different numbers of pages to various accepted papers. The deadline for the camera-ready, revised version of accepted papers will be announced, but will be approximately Wednesday, March 20, 1996. Proceedings will be published by The MIT Press and will be available at the conference (and, if requested, by priority mail to registered conference attendees with U.S. addresses just prior to the conference). One author will be expected to present each accepted paper at the conference.

For More Information


Stanford is about 40 miles south of San Francisco, about 25 miles south of the SF airport, and about 25 miles north of San Jose, California (see maps of the Bay Area and Palo Alto). There are numerous hotels of all types adjacent to, or near, the campus (many along El Camino Real Avenue in Palo Alto and nearby Mountain View and Menlo Park, see the Palo Alto Chamber of Commerce's lodging guide). An optional housing and meals package will be available from the Conference Department at Stanford University. For more details, fill out the appropriate box on the registration form.

For more information about the Bay Area, try the Stanford University home page, the Hyperion Guide ,the Palo Alto weekly; the California Virtual Tourist; and the Yahoo Guide of San Francisco.

Student Travel Grants

Check the appropriate box on the registration form for more information.

Discounted Travel

For further information regarding special GP-96 airline and car rental rates, please contact Conventions in America at e-mail; or phone 1-800-929-4242; or phone 619-678-3600; or FAX 619-678-3699.

About the GP-96 Conference


Regular mail

GP-96 Conference
c/o American Association for Artificial Intelligence
445 Burgess Drive
Menlo Park, CA 94025
Phone: 415-328-3123 Fax: 415-321-4457

About Genetic Programming in General

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