Q15.2: What mailing lists are there?

Mailing lists are unregulated, unmoderated, information sources in which messages sent in by subscribers are posted out immediately and individually to all other subscribers. Digests are listed in Q15.1.

Classifier Systems

John Holmes has a classifier systems mailing list, which can be used to ask questions, announce papers, introduce yourself, etc. Mail John Holmes <jholmes@cceb.med.upenn.edu> to subscribe. The list's address is: classifier systems mailing list <cslist@cceb.med.upenn.edu>

Genetic Programming Mailing List

The GP community uses this list as a discussion forum, news exchange and FAQ distribution channel, originally set up by John Koza and James Rice at Stanford.

Tierra Mailing List

Thomas Ray's Tierra is discussed elsewhere (see Q4.1); here's how to obtain Tierra electronically and get in contact with other users.

UK's Evolutionary-Computation mailing list

GANN: Genetic Algorithms and Neural Networks

This list will focus on the use of EVOLUTIONARY ALGORITHMs (GENETIC ALGORITHMs, GENETIC PROGRAMMING and their variants) in the EXPLORATION of the design space of (artificial) neural network architectures and algorithms. The list will be semi-moderated to keep the signal to noise ratio as high as possible. (This list was formerly known as the neuro-evolution e-mail list.)

gattbl: Timetabling mailing list

This group is for people using GAs and other techniques for exam or course scheduling for academic institutions. To subscribe, send email to <ttp-request@cs.nott.ac.uk>.

Evolutionary Models in the Social Sciences

See Q10.8 for details.

Genetic Algorithms in Production Scheduling

The GASched list is for discussion of the use of GENETIC ALGORITHMs on Production Scheduling Problems (only). Possible subjects for the list include: GAs for job-shop scheduling theory, GAs for practical problem solving in industry, problem representation within the GA, combinatorial optimisation techniques for scheduling problems, results & effects of GA-based systems working in industry, techniques for improving performance, problem data, or any other burning issues which come into GAs for production scheduling.

A full introduction can be obtained by mailing <listproc@sheffield.ac.uk> with no subject line and 'info gascheduling' in the body of the message.

To subscribe to the list, email <listproc@sheffield.ac.uk> with the body of the message containing 'subscribe gascheduling YOUR NAME'. Please dont include anything else in the message, and leave the subject empty. For help on how to use the automated software, and some other commands which may be available in future, mail <listproc@sheffield.ac.uk> with 'HELP' in the body of your message, and no subject line.

For non-standard administration requests, or if you are having problems with the automated address, please email: <gascheduling-request@sheffield.ac.uk> These messages will be dealt with manually, and so may take a couple of days for a response.

There is also a related Web site at: http://www.shef.ac.uk/~gaipp/index.html


There is an Autopoiesis Email List for the discussion of the theory of Autopoiesis of H. Maturana and F. Varela. Autopoiesis means self-production and concerns self-organizing systems.

To join send a message containing the text: SUB AUTOPOIESIS to <listserv@think.net>

To see what other systems and philosophy lists exist at this site send the message: HELP instead.

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