Genetic Programming Theory & Practice XV

Genetic Programming Theory & Practice is a small, invitation-only workshop hosted annually by the Center for the Study of Complex Systems at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, MI. This year’s conference will be held May 18-20, 2017.

Important Dates

  • May 1, 2017: First drafts of book chapters should be submitted. These need not be formatted, but should be more substantial than an abstract and suitable for preliminary review by your colleagues.
  • May 3, 2017: Review assignments will be provided.
  • May 18-20, 2017: Workshop, presentations, and discussions
  • May 20, 2017: Publisher consent form must be signed and submitted by the end of the workshop.
  • August 1, 2017: Revised versions of papers, suitable for editors’ copy-editing. See “Proceedings Volume” for all the info you’ll need.
  • September 1, 2017: Book to be submitted to publisher.


Organizers for GPTP

(alphabetical order)

Center for the Study of Complex Systems

Social Media

  • An invitation-only Slack channel has been set up for simplifying and consolidating shared and private communication among participants and organizers.
  • Twitter hashtag: #gptp2017 (click to search for recent items)


A light breakfast of pastries, fresh fruit, meats, cheeses, yoghurt and coffee will provided each day of the workshop. Mid-day, a lunch will be provided on-site. After the last session each day, attendees typically self-organize for visits to local restaurants. Please let us know if you have any dietary restrictions for catered meals.


A list of bed-and-breakfast inns, hotels and motels has been collected. There are several other options available, including a number of local AirBnB providers.

Meeting Location

The 2017 meeting will be held in room 411 West Hall. Note that this is the “old location” many earlier attendees will recall, and not the same location as 2016.

1085 S University Ave
Ann Arbor, MI 48109

You can use Google Maps or the University of Michigan Campus Map to find directions to the building.


Flights should be scheduled to the Detroit Metro Airport (DTW). From there, a taxi or Michigan Flyer/AirRide shuttle can be arranged. The Michigan Flyer, in particular, is affordable and convenient.

Unless you are staying directly in Downtown Ann Arbor or the University of Michigan campus area, you will want to to arrange transportation. Rental cars can obtained from the airport, but all major brands also have Ann Arbor locations for pick up and drop off. Several taxi services are available. If you’re near a route you can also ride the excellent local bus service.

There is very little chance of street parking on weekdays on the University campus, but there is a public parking structure nearby on Forest Street.

Information for Speakers and Authors

See the contributions page for information on preparing presentations and publications, and the schedule page for the detailed workshop schedule.

modified: 05/22/17