Genetic Programming Theory & Practice XIV

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 19–21, 2016.

Important Dates

  • April 15, 2016: 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.
  • April 24, 2016: Review assignments will be given.
  • May 19, 2016: Workshop, presentations, discussions
  • May 21, 2016: Publisher copyright waivers must be signed and submitted by the end of the workshop.
  • June 15, 2016: Revised versions of papers, suitable for copy-editing. See “Proceedings Volume” for all the info you’ll need.
  • August 15, 2016: Final reviews of copy-edited versions will be done.
  • September 1, 2016: Book submitted to publisher.



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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.
  • Coordination over Facebook is fraught, since there is no guarantee that followers or members of a group will see messages
  • Typical response times for email correspondence may be 1–2 days. A Mailman listserv has been set up, but we strongly suggest you use the Slack channel instead.
  • Twitter hashtag: #gptp2016 (click to search for recent items)


A light breakfast of pastries, fresh fruit, 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 which have rooms set aside has been provided by CSCS. There are several other options available, including a number of AirBnB providers.

Meeting Location

This year’s meeting will be held in a new location: the Great Lakes Room of Palmer Commons

100 Washtenaw Avenue
Ann Arbor, MI 48109

map of the building


Flights should be scheduled to the Detroit Metro Airport (DTW). From there, a taxi or MichiganFlyer/AirRide shuttle can be arranged.

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 are a limited number of public parking spots at the Palmer Drive Parking Structure adjacent to the Palmer Commons building.

Information for Speakers and Authors

See the corresponding page.

modified: 05/18/16