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The 10th International Workshop on Genetic Improvement @ICSE 2021

Call for Papers

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

GI is the premier workshop in the field and 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 the theory and practice of Genetic Improvement. Applications include, but are not limited to, using GI to:

  • Improve efficiency
  • Decrease memory consumption
  • Decrease energy consumption
  • Transplant new functionality
  • Specialise software
  • Translate between programming languages
  • Generate multiple versions of software
  • Repair bugs

    We invite submissions of two types of paper:

    • Research papers (limit eight pages)
    • Position papers (limit two pages)

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

All papers should be submitted via HotCRP double-blind as PDFs. (In the IEEE conference format as per the ICSE 2021 information).

All accepted papers must be presented at GI-2021 and will appear in the ICSE workshops volume.

The official publication date of the workshop proceedings is the date the proceedings are made available online. This date may be up to two weeks prior to the first day of ICSE 2021. The official publication date affects the deadline for any patent filings related to published work.

Important Dates

  • Submission 12 January 2021 (Tue)
  • Notification 22 February 2021 (Mon)
  • Camera-ready 12 March 2021 (Fri)
  • Workshop TBC (within 23-29 May 2021)


The keynote will be given by Prof. Stephanie Forrest, head of Arizona State University’s Center for Biocomputation, Security and Society and external faculty of the Santa Fe Institute.


  • Justyna Petke
  • Bobby R. Bruce
  • Yu Huang
  • Aymeric Blot
  • Westley Weimer