AAAI Symposium: Genetic Programming (Nov. 95) CFP

AAAI Symposium: Genetic Programming (Nov. 95) CFP

evs@cs.columbia.EDU (Eric Siegel)
11 Nov 1994 19:17:51 -0500
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******************* Call for Participation ****************************


                1995 AAAI Fall Symposium Series 
                   Cambridge, Massachusettes
             November 10 - 12, 1995 (Friday-Sunday)

     Chairs:     Eric V. Siegel, Columbia University
		 John R. Koza, Stanford University
     Committee:  Lee Altenberg, Duke University
		 David Andre, Stanford Univerisity
		 Robert Collins, USAnimation, Inc.
		 Frederic Gruau, Stanford University
		 Kim Kinnear, Adaptive Computing Technology
		 Brij Masand, GTE Labs
		 Sid R. Maxwell, Borland International
		 Conor Ryan, University College Cork
		 Andy Singleton, Creation Mechanics, Inc.
		 Walter Alden Tackett, Neuromedia
		 Astro Teller, Carnegie Mellon University

Genetic programming (GP) extends the genetic algorithm to the domain of
computer programs.  In genetic programming, populations of programs are
genetically bred to solve problems.  Genetic programming can solve problems
of system identification, classification, control, robotics, optimization,
game-playing, and pattern recognition.

Starting with a primordial ooze of hundreds or thousands of randomly
created programs composed of functions and terminals appropriate to the
problem, the population is progressively evolved over a series of
generations by applying the operations of Darwinian fitness proportionate
reproduction and crossover (sexual recombination).

Topics of interest for the symposium include:

	The theoretical basis of genetic programming
	Applications of genetic programming
	Rigorousness of validation techniques
	Hierarchical decomposition, e.g. automatically defined functions
	Competitive coevolution
	Automatic parameter tuning
	Representation issues 
	Genetic operators
	Establishing standard benchmark problems
	Parallelization techniques
	Innovative variations

The format of the symposium will encourage interaction and discussion, but
will also include formal presentations.  Persons wishing to make a
presentation should submit an extended abstract of up to 2500 words of
their work in progress or completed work.  For those abstracts accepted,
full papers will be due at a date closer to the symposium.

Persons not wishing to make a presentation are asked to submit a one-page
description of their research interests since there may be limited room for

Submit your abstract or one-page description as plain text electronically
by Friday April 14, 1995, with a hard-copy backup to:

                  Eric V. Siegel
                  AAAI GP Symposium Co-Chair
                  Columbia University 
                  Department of Computer Science
                  500 W 120th Street
                  New York, NY 10027, USA

                  fax: 212-666-0140

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