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Report of Dagstuhl Seminar

We're pleased to inform you that the report of Dagstuhl Seminar 13502 is now published as part of the periodical Dagstuhl Reports.

The report is available online at the DROP Server.



Dagstuhl Seminar "Approaches and Applications of Inductive Programming"

Ute Schmid (University of Bamberg), Emanuel Kitzelmann (University of Duisburg-Essen), Sumit Gulwani (Microsoft Research) and (Austrian National University) organize Dagstuhl Seminar 46-0113 "Approaches and Applications of Inductive Programming" scheduled for Monday, December 09 to December 11, 2013. The seminar is a continuation of the AAIP workshop series.

Please visit the AAIP 13 Homepage.



Report of Dagstuhl Seminar

We're pleased to inform you that the report of Dagstuhl Seminar 13502 is now published as part of the periodical Dagstuhl Reports.

The report is available online at the DROP Server.



PhD Position: Automatic Programming

Östfold University College, Halden, Norway invites applications for a Ph. D. position in automatic programming, which is an area of machine learning where algorithms are synthesized by computers. To find out more about automatic programming, please look at The scholarship covers three years of full time research or alternatively four years with 25% teaching. The Ph. D. candidate is expected to work on applications of automatic programming, in particular automatic improvement of algorithms that have been well designed but still have substantial room for improvement. Here are some examples of algorithm design areas where automatic programming has been successfully applied at Östfold University College during the last three years.

  • Segmentation of images using pulse-copuled neural networks.
  • Controlling steering, gas and breaking for an autonomous vehicle.
  • Improving tabu search for combinatorial optimization.
  • Pruning of decision trees for data mining.
Some future applications that could be chosen by the candidate are
  • Automatic adaption of physical models and simulations to measurement data.
  • Optimization of control algorithms.
  • Automatic improvement of algorithms for NP hard problems.
The position is in pay grade 48 according to the Norwegian government pay scale, which corresponds to a gross amount of 383 900 NOK per year. The application deadline is January 7th, 2011. Please contact Roland Olsson (Roland dot Olsson at hiof dot no) for further information.



AAIP 09 deadline extension

The submission deadline for AAIP 09 has been extended to May 25th, 2009.

Mailing List problems fixed

Due to an Apache bug our mailing list didn't work properly. This should be fixed now. If you still encounter problems, please let us know (contact the admin).

Repository Online

Thanks to our project student Thomas Hieber we are glad to announce further progress iat one of our construction sites. He as updated the systems' section and started to build up a repository of example problems. A first set of systems is already compared in a uniform framework. Everybody who is missing a/his/her system is highly encouraged to contribute.

AAIP '09 accepted

The next workshop on Approaches and Applications of Inductive Programming 2009 (AAIP'09) will be held in conjunction with the 14th ACM SIGPLAN International Conference on Functional Programming (ICFP 2009). Detailed information can be found at the workshop homepage.



AAIP '09 --- Call for Sites

Call for Sites for the Workshop on Approaches and Applications of Inductive Programmin 2009 is open. Comments and suggestions can be posted at the bulletin board.

Bulletin Board online

We set up a blog as bulletin board for our homepage. You can access it under We will post announcements and discussions there.

New IP Logo

We are proud to present our new IP logo. It depicts the stylised acronym for Inductive Programming, with the letters I and P overlay on their stems. Circles emerging from the bottom to the top of the stem symbolise the induction from examples. The bowl of the P is an arrow pointing backwards to the first emerging circle representing recursion and loops.

We also adjusted the whole appearence of our site. Thanks to Sanne Grabisch helping with the layout and especially for designing this fantastic logo.



Publications updated

The list of publications has been updated. Thanks to Ute Schmid for providing the ip-related part of her bibliography. If you want to contribute or you think papers are missing then please send a message with the BibTex entries to the admin.

People Section finished

The 'People' section has been finished. There an overview of researchers working in the fieled of IP can be found.

AAIP Mailing List transferred

The old AAIP mailing list has now been transferred to ip [HYPHEN] list [AT] inductive [HYPHEN] programming [DOT] org. If you registered to the the old AAIP list, you should have recieved a mail from's postmaster (postmaster [AT] listserv [DOT] uni [HYPHEN] bamberg [DOT] de). If not, please have a look in your spam folder or use the subscription form to subscribe manually.

Mailing List installed

The mailing list of this site is now working. Everybody interested in the latest news of the IP community can sign in here. To post to the list send a message to ip [HYPHEN] list [AT] inductive [HYPHEN] programming [DOT] org.

Homepage online

This site is now online as the web portal of the IP community.


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