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.
This will be a 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.
The papers from the workshop will be published as chapters in a book published by Springer (December 2011). See "Introduction to GPTP 2010" by T. McConaghy, E. Vladislavleva, R. Riolo in Genetic Programming in Theory and Practice VIII, for a summary of chapters from GPTP-2010 and a list of some open questions yet to be addressed.
The GPTP-2011 Workshop is made possible by generous contributions from:
- Third Millenium (John Koza)
- Michael Korns
- Computational Genetics Laboratory at Dartmouth College (Jason Moore)
- Evolved Analytics (Mark Kotanchek)
- Biocomputing and Developmental Systems Group, CSIS, University of Limericak (Conor Ryan)
- Genetics Squared (Bill Worzel)
- Trent McConaghy
- Genetic Finance LLC
- Critical Technologies Inc. (Stu Card)
and the Center for the Study of Complex Systems at the University of Michigan.
Please thank them for making this workshop possible.