abstract = "We document the program and the immediate outcomes of
Dagstuhl Seminar 18052 Genetic Improvement of Software.
The seminar brought together researchers in Genetic
Improvement (GI) and related areas of software
engineering to investigate what is achievable with
current technology and the current impediments to
progress and how GI can affect the software development
process. Several talks covered the state-of-the-art and
work in progress. Seven emergent topics have been
identified ranging from the nature of the GI search
space through benchmarking and practical applications.
The seminar has already resulted in multiple research
paper publications. Four by participants of the seminar
will be presented at the GI workshop co-located with
the top conference in software engineering, ICSE.
Several researchers started new collaborations, results
of which we hope to see in the near future.",
notes = "Edited in cooperation with Nicolas Harrand.