Conferences and Workshops


Evostar 2017
19-21 April 2017, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

EvoStar comprises of four co-located conferences run each spring at different locations throughout Europe. These events arose out of workshops originally developed by EvoNet, the Network of Excellence in Evolutionary Computing, established by the Information Societies Technology Programme of the European Commission, and they represent a continuity of research collaboration stretching back nearly 20 years. The four conferences include EuroGP, EvoCOP, EvoMUSART,and EvoApplications.

Genetic Programming Theory & Practice
May 18–20, 2017, Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA

GPTP is a small, one-track, invitation-only workshop focused on exploring open problems and new innovations in Genetic Programming. We bring together leaders in academia and industry for two and a half days evenly split between paper presentations and discussion sessions. This year’s speakers are: Jeff Clune, Patrick Shafto, and Kenneth Stanley.

5-8 June, 2017, Donostia / San Sebastián, Spain

IEEE CEC 2017 is a world-class conference that aims to bring together researchers and practitioners in the field of evolutionary computation and computational intelligence from all around the globe. Technical exchanges within the research community will encompass keynote lectures, regular and special sessions, tutorials, and competitions as well as poster presentations. In addition, participants will be treated to a series of social functions, receptions, and networking to establish new connections and foster everlasting friendship among fellow counterparts.

15-19 July 2017, Berlin, Germany

The Genetic and Evolutionary Computation Conference (GECCO) in 2017 will present the latest high-quality results in genetic and evolutionary computation. Topics include: genetic algorithms, genetic programming, ant colony optimization and swarm intelligence, complex systems, digital entertainment technologies and arts, evolutionary combinatorial optimization and metaheuristics, evolutionary machine learning, evolutionary multiobjective optimization, evolutionary numerical optimization, real world applications, search-based software engineering, theory and more.


September 17-21st, 2016, Edinburgh, Scotland, UK

ppsn-2016The 14th International Conference on Parallel Problem Solving from Nature (PPSN XIV) will be organized by Edinburgh Napier University, Edinburgh, Scotland, UK and will be held at the John McIntyre Centre from September 17-21st, 2016. This biennial conference aims to bring together researchers and practitioners in the field of Natural Computing.

PPSN 2016 will be a showcase of a wide range of topics in Natural Computing including, but not restricted to: Evolutionary Computation, Neural Computation, Molecular Computation, Quantum Computation, Artificial Life, Swarm Intelligence, Artificial Ant Systems, Artificial Immune Systems, Self-Organizing Systems, Emergent Behaviour, and Applications to Real-World Problems.

Computing in High-Energy AstroParticle Research
Columbus, Ohio, August 24-26, 2016

The Center for Cosmology and AstroParticle Physics (CCAPP) at The Ohio State University (OSU) is hosting the CHEAPR 2016 workshop in Columbus, Ohio. This workshop is centered on sharing knowledge between individuals with a range of experiences in high-performance computing (HPC), analytics, and data analysis, with a specific focus on hands-on practice in data feature selection and genetic programming. The workshop will include tutorials, lectures, and example code packages meant to educate users on evolutionary algorithms, feature set extraction and selection, and parallel processing in multi-core environments. There will also be an introduction to the Ohio Supercomputing Center (OSC) and XSEDE resources.

IEEE World Conference on Computational Intelligence
July 24-29, 2016, Vancouver, Washington, USA

wcci-2016 Since the first WCCI taking place in Orlando in 1994, this Congress series and the computational intelligence community have progressed tremendously. The IEEE WCCI 2016 received a record number of 3,015 paper submissions with over 1,700 advance registrations from 70 countries.

July 20-24 2016, Denver Colorado, USA

gecco-2016-denver The Genetic and Evolutionary Computation Conference (GECCO 2016) will present the latest high-quality results in genetic and evolutionary computation. Topics include: genetic algorithms, genetic programming, evolution strategies, evolutionary programming, memetic algorithms, hyper heuristics, real-world applications, evolutionary machine learning, evolvable hardware, artificial life, adaptive behavior, ant colony optimization, swarm intelligence, biological applications, evolutionary robotics, coevolution, artificial immune systems, and more.

Genetic Programming Theory & Practice
May 19–21, 2016, Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA

Genetic Programming Theory & Practice is a small, invitation-only workshop hosted annually by the Center for the Study of Complex Systems at the University of Michigan, in Ann Arbor, MI. This year’s conference will be held May 19–21, 2016.

Euro GP
30 March – 1 April 2016, Porto, Portugal

EuroGP is the premier annual conference on Genetic Programming, the oldest and the only meeting worldwide devoted specifically to this branch of evolutionary computation. It is always a very enjoyable event attracting participants from all continents, offering excellent opportunities for networking, informal contact, exchange of ideas and discussions with fellow researchers, in a friendly and relaxed environment. High quality papers describing new original research are sought on topics strongly related to the evolution of computer programs, ranging from theoretical work to innovative applications. The conference will feature a mixture of oral presentations and poster sessions.