6th European Conference on Genetic Programming
14-16 April 2003

Invited speakers
Accepted papers

Post conference pages
2004 announcement
Feature articles

Joint event pages
Travel bursaries
Information for authors
Travel information
Where to stay
Local information
Programme overview
All accepted papers

Main contacts
Programme co-chairs
Conor Ryan
Terry Soule
Local co-chairs
Edward Tsang
Riccardo Poli



Draft: subject to change

See also: Programme overview

Monday 14 April
0900-1000 Registration
1000-1115 EuroGP Session 1:
Conference opening and invited speaker: David Goldberg

Session chair: Terry Soule
1115-1130 Coffee break
1130-1300 EuroGP Session 2:
Linear GP, crossover and constants

Session chair: Maarten Keijzer
Maximum Homologous Crossover for Linear Genetic Programming
Platel M, Clergue M, Collard P
New Factorial Design Theoretic Crossover Operator for Parametrical Problem
Chan K, Aydin M, Fogarty T
Analysis of a Digit Concatenation Approach to Constant Creation
O'Neill M, Dempsey I, Brabazon A, Ryan C
1300-1400 Lunch
1400-1530 EuroGP Session 3:
Medical applications

Session chair: Edward Tsang
An innovative application of a constrained-syntax genetic programming system to the problem ofpredicting survival of patients
Bojarczuk C, Lopes H, Freitas A
Interactive GP for Data Retrieval in Medical Databases
Landrin-Schweitzer Y, Collet P, Lutton E
Overfitting or Poor Learning: A Critique of Current Financial Applications of GP
Chen S, Kuo T
1530-1600 Tea break
1600-1730 EuroGP Session 4:
Meta-fitness and alternative computational structures

Session chair: Marco Tomassini
Decreasing the Number of Evaluations in Evolutionary Algorithms by using a Meta-Model of the Fitness Function
Ziegler J, Banzhaf W
Evolving Finite State Transducers: Some Initial Explorations
Lucas S
Evolving Cellular Automata to Grow Microstructures
Basanta D, Bentley P, Miodownik M, Holm E
1730-1930 EuroGP Session 5:

Session chair: James Foster
Assembling Strategies in Extrinsic Evolvable Hardware with Bidirectional Incremental Evolution
Baradavkaigor I, Kalganova T
Neutral Variations Cause Bloat in Linear GP
Brameier M, Banzhaf W
Experimental design based multi-parent crossover operator
Chan K, Fogarty T
An Enhanced Framework for Microprocessor
Corno F, Squillero G
The Effect of Plagues in Genetic Programming: A Study of Variable-Size Populations
Fernandez F, Vanneschi L, Tomassini M
Multi Niche Parallel GP with a Junk-code Migration Model
Garcia S, Levine J, Gonzalez F
Tree Adjoining Grammars, Language Bias, and Genetic Programming
Xuan N, McKay R, Abbass H
Artificial Immune System Programming for Symbolic Regression
Johnson C
Grammatical Evolution with Bidirectional Representation
Kubalik J, Koutni J, Rothkrantz L
Introducing a Perl Genetic Programming System: and Can Meta-evolution Solve the Bloat Problem?
MacCallum R
Evolutionary Optimized Mold Temperature Control Strategies using a Multi-Polyline Approach
Mehnen J, Michelitsch T, Weinert K
Genetic Programming for Attribute Construction in Data Mining
Otero F, Silva M, Freitas A, Nievola J
Sensible Initialisation in Chorus
Ryan C, Atif R
An Analysis of Diversity of Constants of Genetic Programming
Ryan C, Keijzer M
Research of a cellular automaton simulating logic gates by evolutionary algorithms
Sapin E, Bailleux O, Chabrier J
From Implementations to a General Concept of Evolvable Machines
Sekanina L
Cooperative Evolution on the Intertwined Spirals Problem
Soule T
The Root Causes of Code Growth in Genetic Programming
Streeter M
Fitness Distance Correlation in Structural Mutation Genetic Programming
Vanneschi L, Tomassini M, Collard P, Clergue M
Disease modeling using Evolved Discriminate Function
Werner J, Kalganova T
No Free Lunch, Program Induction and Combinatorial Problems
Woodward J, Neil J
Tuesday 15 April
1000-1100 EuroGP Session 6:
Population size and performance measures

Session chair: Marc Schoenauer
More on Computational Effort Statistics for Genetic Programming
Niehaus J, Banzhaf W
Reducing Population Size While Maintaining Diversity
Monsieurs P, Flerackerseddy E
1100-1120 Coffee break
1120-1250 EuroGP Session 7:
Meta-search, compiler optimisation and bloat

Session chair: Bill Langdon
Genetic Programming Applied to Compiler Heuristic Optimization
Stephenson M, O'Reilly U, Martin M, Amarasinghe S
Genetic Programming With Meta-Search: Searching For a Successful Population Within The Classification Domain
Loveard T
A Simple but Theoretically-motivated Method to Control Bloat in Genetic Programming
Poli R
1250-1345 Lunch
1345-1515 EuroGP Session 8:
Feature construction and modularity and hierarchies in GP

Session chair: Wolfgang Banzhaf
Evolving Hierarchical and RecursiveTeleo-Reactive Programs through Genetic Programming
Kochenderfer M
Feature Construction and Selection using Genetic Programming and a Genetic Algorithm
Smith M, Bull L
Modularity in Genetic Programming
Woodward J
1515-1530 Tea break
1530-1630 EuroGP Session 9:
Multi-program integration

Session chair: Marco Tomassini
Divide and Conquer: Genetic Programming Based on Multiple Branches Encoding
Rodriguez K, Oliver-Morales C
Ensemble techniques for Parallel Genetic Programming based Classifiers
Folino G, Pizzuti C, Spezzano G
1630-1730 EuroGP Session 10:
Conference debate

Session chair: James Foster
1800 Conference dinner: Tudor banquet
Wednesday 16 April
1000-1100 EuroGP Session 11:
Alternative representations and 3-D shape design

Session chair: Ernesto Costa
How functional dependency adapts to salience hierarchy in the GAuGE system
Nicolau M, Ryan C
Evolutionary Design of Objects Using Scene Graphs
Ebner M
Parallel Programs are More Evolvable than Sequential Programs
Leung K, Lee K, Cheang S
1100-1120 Coffee break
1120-1250 EuroGP Session 12:
Symbolic regression

Session chair: Riccardo Poli
Genetic Programming with Boosting for Ambiguities in Regression Problems
Paris G, Robilliard D, Fonlupt C
Improving Symbolic Regression with Interval Arithmetic and Linear Scaling
Keijzer M
1250-1345 Lunch
1345-1515 EuroGP Session 13:
Invited speaker: Christopher Stephens, and conference close

Session chair: Conor Ryan