Three Annual Conferences on Genetic Programming were held from 1996 to 1998. The first two years they were located at Stanford University. Genetic Programming 1998 was held in Madison, Wisconsin. In 1999 the conference decided to merge with the ICGA conference and to become the Genetic and Evolutionary Computation COnference, aka GECCO.

The 1996 proceedings were published by MIT Press and have been digitally archived in the ACM Digital Library. The 1997 and 1998 proceedings were published by Morgan Kauffman and have not been digitally archived. The complete titles and references are:

  • ACM DL link to Proceedings of the First Annual Conference on Genetic Programming , General Chair John R. Koza. ISBN: 0-262-6112709, 1996. Also cited as Koza, John R., Goldberg, David E., Fogel, David B., and Riolo, Rick L. (editors). 1996. Genetic Programming 1996: Proceedings of the First Annual Conference, July 28-31, 1996, Stanford University. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press.
  • Koza, John R., Deb, Kalyanmoy, Dorigo, Marco, Fogel, David B., Garzon, Max, Iba, Hitoshi, and Riolo, Rick L. (editors). Genetic Programming 1997: Proceedings of the Second Annual Conference, July 13–16, 1997, Stanford University. San Francisco, CA: Morgan Kaufmann.
  • Koza, John R., Banzhaf, Wolfgang, Chellapilla, Kumar, Deb, Kalyanmoy, Dorigo, Marco, Fogel, David B., Garzon, Max H., Goldberg, David E., Iba, Hitoshi, and Riolo, Rick. (editors). 1998. Genetic Programming 1998: Proceedings of the Third Annual Conference, July 22-25, 1998, University of Wisconsin, Madison, Wisconsin. San Francisco, CA: Morgan Kaufmann.

Paper copies are available from various university libraries and other sources. They are also available on Amazon.