Conferences and Workshops With Published Proceedings in the Field of Genetic and Evolutionary Computation

Last updated December 21, 2003

There are numerous conferences and workshops with published proceeding in the fields of genetic and evolutionary computation. Most are held annually or biannually. The list below also contains several related fields (e.g., artificial life, simulation of adaptive behavior, design). In addition to those events listed here, many events are listed at Evo-Net and the GA Archives.

Click here for listing of Proceedings Books for Past Conferences on Evolutionary Computation.


ACDM — Adaptive Computing in Design and Manufacture


AE — Artificial Evolution


ALIFE – Artificial Life


ANTS — Ant Colony Optimization


ASPGP03 - First Asia-Pacific Workshop on Genetic Programming


CEC—Congress on Evolutionary Computation


DCC—Design Computation Conference


EH — NASA / DOD Workshop on Evolvable Hardware


EHARD — International Workshop on Evolvable Hardware


EMO — Evolutionary Multi-Criterion Optimization NOTE: EMO will be probably held in 2005


ER — Evolutionary Robotics Symposium


EUROGEN – Evolutionary Methods for Design, Optimization, and Control


European Conference on Evolutionary Computation in Combinatorial Optimization


EuroGP — European Conference on Genetic Programming

Evo-Net Workshops

EvoNet workshops – A group of specialized workshops held in conjunction with the Euro-GP conference


FEA — Frontiers of Evolutionary Algorithms


FOGA – Foundations of Genetic Algorithms. NOTE: FOGA-2004 will be held in late 2004 in Japan


GECCO - Genetic and Evolutionary Computation Conference (NOTE: This combined conference includes the former annual GP conference and the biannual ICGA conference)


GEWS—Grammatical Evolution Workshop. This workshop will be held in 2004 as part of GECCO-2004.


GPTP - Genetic Programming Theory and Practice workshop organized by the Center for the Study of Complex Systems at the University of Michigan. GPTP-2004 will be in May 2004.


ICES - International Conference on Evolvable Systems  NOTE: ICES will probably be held again in 2005


IWLCS — International Workshop on Learning Classifier Systems. This workshop will be held in 2004 as part of GECCO-2004


PPSN - Parallel Problem Solving from Nature


SAB — Simulation of Adaptive Behavior


SEAL - Simulated Evolution and Learning

· The home page of Genetic Programming Inc. at

· For information about the field of genetic programming in general, visit

· The home page of John R. Koza at Genetic Programming Inc. (including online versions of most papers) and the home page of John R. Koza at Stanford University

· For information about John Koza’s course on genetic algorithms and genetic programming at Stanford University

· Information about the 1992 book Genetic Programming: On the Programming of Computers by Means of Natural Selection, the 1994 book Genetic Programming II: Automatic Discovery of Reusable Programs, the 1999 book Genetic Programming III: Darwinian Invention and Problem Solving, and the 2003 book Genetic Programming IV: Routine Human-Competitive Machine Intelligence. Click here to read chapter 1 of Genetic Programming IV book in PDF format.

· For information on 3,198 papers (many on-line) on genetic programming (as of June 27, 2003) by over 900 authors, see William Langdon’s bibliography on genetic programming.

· For information on the Genetic Programming and Evolvable Machines journal published by Kluwer Academic Publishers

· For information on the Genetic Programming book series from Kluwer Academic Publishers, see the Call For Book Proposals

· For information about the annual Genetic and Evolutionary Computation (GECCO) conference (which includes the annual GP conference) to be held on June 26–30, 2004 (Saturday – Wednesday) in Seattle and its sponsoring organization, the International Society for Genetic and Evolutionary Computation (ISGEC). For information about the annual Euro-Genetic-Programming Conference to be held on April 5-7, 2004 (Monday – Wednesday) at the University of Coimbra in Coimbra Portugal. For information about the 2003 and 2004 Genetic Programming Theory and Practice (GPTP) workshops held at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. For information about Asia-Pacific Workshop on Genetic Programming (ASPGP03) to be held in Canberra, Australia on December 8, 2003. For information about the annual NASA/DoD Conference on Evolvable Hardware Conference (EH) to be held on June 24-26 (Thursday-Saturday), 2004 in Seattle.