Genetic Improvement

Genetic Improvement of Software regards the use of search-based techniques to improve software, with respect to some user-defined objectives, such as execution time or functional correctness. Our goal with the Genetic Improvement Workshop series is to promote research in this area.

For more information, links to tools and resources, please check the FAQ & Resources page.

Upcoming Events

The 6th International Workshop on Genetic Improvement @ICSE 2019

We are pleased to announce the 6th Workshop on Genetic Improvement at the International Conference on Software Engineering (ICSE) 2019, Montreal, Canada.

We invite submissions that discuss recent developments in all areas of research on, and applications of, Genetic Improvement.

The Workshop on Genetic Improvement provides an opportunity for researchers interested in automated program repair and software optimisation to disseminate their work, exchange ideas and discover new research directions.

Topics of interest include both theory and practice of Genetic Improvement. Applications include, but are not limited to:

We invite submissions of two types of paper:

We encourage authors to submit early and in-progress work. The workshop emphasises interaction and discussion.

All papers should be submitted as a PDF in the ACM conference format via EasyChair ( The Workshop on Genetic Improvement uses double-blind review — Please anonymise authorship information prior to submission.

Dates for your diary:

Past Events

We provide links to papers that have previously been accepted to the Genetic Improvement Workshop series in our Papers page.