EuroGP2001 18-20 April 2001
Lake Como (Milan), Italy
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An edited transcript of the lively and wide-ranging debate that took place at EuroGP2001 is now available online.

Programme co-chairs
Julian Miller
Marco Tomassini
Local co-chairs
Pier Luca Lanzi
Andrea Tettamanzi


4th European Conference on Genetic Programming

Genetic programming: (noun) 1. a means of automatically generating computer programs to perform certain tasks, in which the principles of Darwinian natural selection are used to drive adaptation and learning. 2. a robust and flexible automated procedure ideally suited for design, pattern recognition and control problems.

EuroGP2001: (noun) 1. the largest European event entirely devoted to Genetic Programming. 2. an annual conference frequented by a lively and diverse population of researchers and practitioners. 3. a forum for intellectual exchange - a breeding ground, where ideas recombine and mutate, and where new developments are presented. 4. the next iteration of the GP meta-algorithm.

GP applications areas: (phrase) 1. those areas of human activity in which theoretical research into genetic programming has been successfully applied, as for example: financial data mining, robotic and engineering control, signal and image processing, electronic circuit synthesis, bio-informatics, engineering design, music and art. 2. areas that broadly mirror the range of current scientific endeavour - from gene sequencing to satellite imaging and the design of control systems for humanoid robots.

human competitive results: (phrase) 1. in the case of genetic programming, results that offer the best available solution, or are equivalent or superior to results produced by humans. 2. for genetic programming an informal benchmark used to establish the effectiveness and utility of the technique.

topics of interest: (phrase) 1. fundamental issues within the field of genetic programming, as for example: scalability, code bloat, performance measures, automatic modularisation and code reuse. 2. new theoretical findings. 3. novel applications.

previous events: (phrase) 1. EuroGP98 in Paris. 2. EuroGP99 in Göteburg. 3. EuroGP2000 in Edinburgh.

Günter Bachelier ( from University Saarland, Germany is an artist using the three evolutionary concepts of population, variation and selection to produce non-geometric abstract art. He is generously donating some of his limited editions for best paper prizes at the EuroGP conference and EvoWorkshops.

His work can be seen at:

Also at where he donated artwork for the workshop award winners at PPSN2000

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