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Colin Jonhson

Oct 13, 2014, 8:22:20 PM10/13/14
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EvoMUSART 2015

4th International Conference on Evolutionary and Biologically Inspired
Music, Sound, Art and Design

April 2015, Copenhagen, Denmark
Part of evo* 2015

The journal LEONARDO will be publishing a Gallery Section (online and in the
print edition) associated with the conference. This will consist of a number
of visual artworks based on ideas and techniques presented at the conference.
A separate call for this will be issued after papers have been selected for
the conference.


Following the success of previous events and the importance of the field of
evolutionary and biologically inspired (artificial neural network, swarm,
alife) music, sound, art and design, evomusart has become an evo* conference
with independent proceedings since 2012. Thus, evomusart 2015 is the
fourth International Conference on Evolutionary and Biologically Inspired
Music, Sound, Art and Design.

The use of biologically inspired techniques for the development of artistic
systems is a recent, exciting and significant 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; and other creative tasks.

The main goal of evomusart 2015 is to bring together researchers who are
using biologically inspired computer techniques for artistic tasks, providing
the opportunity to promote, present and discuss ongoing work in the area.

The event will be held in April, 2015 in Copenhagen, Denmark,
as part of the Evo* event.

Publication Details

Submissions will be rigorously reviewed for scientific and artistic merit.
Accepted papers will be presented orally or as posters at the event and
included in the evomusart proceedings, published by Springer Verlag in a
dedicated volume of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science series.
The acceptance rate at evomusart 2014 was 26.7% for papers accepted for oral
presentation, or 36.7% for oral and poster presentation combined.

Submitters are strongly encouraged to provide in all papers a link for
download of media demonstrating their results, whether music, images, video,
or other media types. Links should be anonymised for double-blind review,
e.g. using a URL shortening service.

Topics of interest

Submissions should concern the use of biologically inspired computer
techniques -- e.g. Evolutionary Computation, Artificial Life,
Artificial Neural Networks, Swarm Intelligence, other artificial
intelligence techniques -- in the generation, analysis and
interpretation of art, music, design, architecture and other artistic
fields. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

-- Generation
- Biologically Inspired Design and Art -- Systems that create
drawings, images, animations, sculptures, poetry, text, designs,
webpages, buildings, etc.;
- Biologically Inspired Sound and Music -- Systems that create
musical pieces, sounds, instruments, voices, sound effects, sound
analysis, etc.;
- Robotic-Based Evolutionary Art and Music;
- Other related artificial intelligence or generative techniques in
the fields of Computer Music, Computer Art, etc.;

-- Theory
- Computational Aesthetics, Experimental Aesthetics; Emotional
Response, Surprise, Novelty;
- Representation techniques;
- Surveys of the current state-of-the-art in the area; identification
of weaknesses and strengths; comparative analysis and classification;
- Validation methodologies;
- Studies on the applicability of these techniques to related areas;
- New models designed to promote the creative potential of
biologically inspired computation;

-- Computer Aided Creativity and computational creativity
- Systems in which biologically inspired computation is used to
promote the creativity of a human user;
- New ways of integrating the user in the evolutionary cycle;
- Analysis and evaluation of: the artistic potential of biologically
inspired art and music; the artistic processes inherent to these
approaches; the resulting artefacts;
- Collaborative distributed artificial art environments;

-- Automation
- Techniques for automatic fitness assignment;
- Systems in which an analysis or interpretation of the artworks is
used in conjunction with biologically inspired techniques to produce
novel objects;
- Systems that resort to biologically inspired computation to perform
the analysis of image, music, sound, sculpture, or some other types of
artistic object.

Important Dates (to be confirmed)

Submission: 15 November 2014
Notification to authors: 07 January 2015
Camera-ready deadline: 21 January 2015
Evo*: 8-10 April 2015

Additional information and submission details

Submit your manuscript, at most 12 A4 pages long, in Springer LNCS format
(instructions downloadable from no later than
November 15th, 2014.

Page limit: 12 pages

The reviewing process will be double-blind; please omit information about
the authors in the submitted paper.

Submission page:

Programme committee

Adrián Carballal, University of A Coruna, Spain
Alain Lioret, Paris 8 University, France
Alan Dorin, Monash University, Australia
Alejandro Pazos, University of A Coruna, Spain
Amilcar Cardoso, University of Coimbra, Portugal
Amy K. Hoover, University of Central Florida, USA
Andrew Brown, Griffith University, Australia
Andrew Gildfind, Google, Inc., Australia
Andrew Horner, University of Science & Technology, Hong Kong
Anna Ursyn, University of Northern Colorado, USA
Antonino Santos, University of A Coruna, Spain
Antonios Liapis, IT University of Copenhagen, Denmark
Arne Eigenfeldt, Simon Fraser University, Canada
Benjamin Schroeder, Ohio State University, USA
Benjamin Smith, Indianapolis University, Purdue University,Indianapolis, USA
Bill Manaris, College of Charleston, USA
Brian Ross, Brock University, Canada
Carlos Grilo, Instituto Politécnico de Leiria, Portugal
Christian Jacob, University of Calgary, Canada
Colin Johnson, University of Kent, UK
Dan Ashlock, University of Guelph, Canada
Dan Ventura, Brigham Young University, USA
Daniel Jones, Goldsmiths College, University of London, UK
Daniel Silva, University of Coimbra, Portugal
Douglas Repetto, Columbia University, USA
Eduardo Miranda, University of Plymouth, UK
Eelco den Heijer, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, Netherlands
Eleonora Bilotta, University of Calabria, Italy
Gary Greenfield, University of Richmond, USA
Hans Dehlinger, Independent Artist, Germany
Jonathan E. Rowe, University of Birmingham, UK
Jane Prophet, City University of Hong Kong, China
Jon McCormack, Monash University, Australia
Jonathan Byrne, University College Dublin, Ireland
Jonathan Eisenmann, Ohio State University, USA
José Fornari, NICS/Unicamp, Brazil
Juan Romero, University of A Coruna, Spain
Kate Reed, Imperial College, UK
Marcelo Freitas Caetano, IRCAM, France
Marcos Nadal, University of Vienna, Austria
Matthew Lewis, Ohio State University, USA
Mauro Annunziato, Plancton Art Studio, Italy
Maximos Kaliakatsos-Papakostas, University of Patras, Greece
Michael O'Neill, University College Dublin, Ireland
Nicolas Monmarché, University of Tours, France
Pablo Gervás, Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Spain
Palle Dahlstedt, Göteborg University, Sweden
Patrick Janssen, National University of Singapure, Singapure
Paulo Urbano, Universidade de Lisboa, Portugal
Pedro Abreu, University of Coimbra, Portugal
Pedro Cruz, University of Coimbra, Portugal
Penousal Machado, University of Coimbra, Portugal
Peter Bentley, University College London, UK
Peter Cariani, University of Binghamton, USA
Philip Galanter, Texas A&M College of Architecture, USA
Philippe Pasquier, Simon Fraser University, Canada
Rafael Ramirez, Pompeu Fabra University, Spain
Roger Malina, International Society for the Arts, Sciences and Technology, USA
Roisin Loughran, University College Dublin, Ireland
Ruli Manurung, University of Indonesia, Indonesia
Scott Draves, Independent Artist, USA
Somnuk Phon-Amnuaisuk, Brunei Institute of Technology, Malaysia
Stephen Todd, IBM, UK
Takashi Ikegami, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan
Tim Blackwell, Goldsmiths College, University of London, UK
Vic Ciesielski, RMIT, Australia
Yang Li, University of Science and Technology Beijing, China

Conference chairs

Colin Johnson
University of Kent, UK

Adrián Carballal
University of A Coruña, Spain

Publication chair
João Correia, University of Coimbra

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