CFP: Special Issue JCR Q2 Entropy journal (IF:2.419). "Artificial Intelligence and Complexity in Art, Music, Games and Design"

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Journal: Entropy (ISSN 1099-4300), section "Complexity".
JCR Journal with Impact factor: 2.419 (Q2).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 September 2020.
URL:https://www.mdpi.com/journal/entropy/special_issues/ai_complexity
Flyer: https://www.mdpi.com/journal/entropy/special_issue_flyer_pdf/ai_complexity/web

Dear colleagues,

A major—potentially unachievable—challenge in computational arts is
constructing algorithms that assess properties such as novelty,
creativity and the aesthetic properties of artistic artefacts or
performances. Approaches to this have often been based on broadly
information-theoretic ideas. For example, ideas linking mathematical
notions of form and balance to beauty date back to ancient times. In
the twentieth century, attempts were made to produce aesthetic
measures based on ideas of a balance between order and complexity. In
more recent years, these have been formalised into ideas of aesthetic
engagement happening when work is at the “edge of chaos” between
excessive order and excessive disorder; formalising this using notions
such as the Gini coefficient and Shannon entropy; and links between
cognitive theories of the Bayesian brain and free energy minimisation
with aesthetic theories. These ideas have been used both for
understanding human behaviour and building creative systems.

The use of Artificial Intelligence and complex systems for the
development of artistic systems is an exciting and relevant area of
research. There is a growing interest in the application of these
techniques in fields, such as: visual art and music generation,
analysis, and interpretation; sound synthesis; architecture; video;
poetry; design; game content generation; and other creative tasks.

This Special Issue will focus on both the use of complexity ideas and
artificial intelligence methods to analyse and evaluate aesthetic
properties and to drive systems that generate aesthetically engaging
artefacts, including but not limited to: music, sound, images,
animations, designs, architectural plans, choreographies, poetry,
text, jokes, etc.

Dr. Juan Romero
Dr. Colin Johnson
Guest Editors


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Keywords

Computational aesthetics
Formalising ideas of aesthetics using ideas from entropy and
information theory
Computational Creativity
Artificial Intelligence in art, design, architecture, music and games
Information Theory in art, design, architecture, music and games
Complex systems in art, music and design
Evolutionary art
Evolutionary music
Artificial life in arts
Swarm art
Pattern recognition and aesthetics
Cellular automata in architecture
Computational intelligence in arts

Special Issue Editors:

Dr. Juan Romero (j...@udc.es)
Guest Editor
Computation Department, Universidade da Coruña, Coruña, A, Spain
Interests: artificial intelligence; artificial art; computational
aesthetics; evolutionary computation; artificial neural networks; deep
learning; machine learning; computational creativity

Dr. Colin Johnson (colin....@nottingham.ac.uk)
Guest Editor
School of Computing, University of Nottingham, Nottingham, UK
Interests: artificial intelligence; evolutionary music; sound
synthesis; evolutionary art; swarm art; cellular automata; artificial
life
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