By Christian W. G. Lasarczyk, Wolfgang Banzhaf (auth.), Maarten Keijzer, Andrea Tettamanzi, Pierre Collet, Jano van Hemert, Marco Tomassini (eds.)
In this quantity we current the contributions for the 18th eu convention on Genetic Programming (EuroGP 2005). The convention happened from 30 March to at least one April in Lausanne, Switzerland. EuroGP is a well-established conf- ence and the one one solely dedicated to genetic programming. All earlier court cases have been released by means of Springer within the LNCS sequence. From the outset, EuroGP has been co-located with the EvoWorkshops targeting functions of evolutionary computation. due to the fact that 2004, EvoCOP, the convention on evolutionary combinatorial optimization, has additionally been co-located with EuroGP, making this year’s mixed occasions one of many biggest devoted to evolutionary computation in Europe. Genetic programming (GP) is evolutionary computation that solves complicated difficulties or initiatives by way of evolving and adapting a inhabitants of laptop courses, utilizing Darwinian evolution and Mendelian genetics as its assets of suggestion. many of the 34 papers integrated in those court cases handle foundational and theoretical concerns and there's additionally a large choice of papers facing di?erent software components, resembling machine technological know-how, engineering, language processing, biology and computational layout, demonstrating that GP is a robust and functional problem-solving paradigm.