This year Oliver Krauss attended ICSE 2019 in Montreal. He presented his publicaiton “Mining Patterns From Genetic Improvement Experiments” in the GI workshop. In the workshop a mining of patterns from the interim-results in evolutionary algorithms (individuals) is proposed. The goal is to mine good patterns concerning non-functional properties, such as performance and energy, as well as recurring patterns in specific problem domains.
You can read the publication here and the slides here.