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AISB event Bulletin Item

CFP: ICCC-X 1st International Conference on Computational Creativity

 ICCC-X  : 1st International Conference on Computational Creativity

                       Lisbon, Portugal, 7-9 January 2010


                        DEADLINE: September 21, 2009

Call for Papers

Although it seems clear that creativity plays an important role in developing intelligent computational systems, it is less clear how to model, simulate, or evaluate creativity in such systems. In other words, it is often easier to recognize the presence and effect of creativity than to describe or prescribe it. The purpose of this conference is to facilitate the exchange of ideas on the topic of computational creativity in a crossdisciplinary setting. It will bring together people from AI, Cognitive Science and related areas such as Psychology, Philosophy and the Arts who research questions related to the notion of creativity as it relates to computational systems. This focus on creativity in the context of computational systems has the potential for increasing innovation in existing fields of research as well as for defining new fields of study, including:

1.      Artificially Creative Systems: development of computational systems that produce or simulate creativity. These systems may be inspired by human creativity or by the possibilities of artificial systems beyond human capabilities.

2.      Computational Models of Human Creativity: construction of cognitive models of human creativity that can be the basis for computational creativity.

3.      Computational Systems for Supporting Creativity: production of user interfaces, interaction design, decision support, and data modeling techniques that lead to the development of intelligent assistants that support the user in being more creative.

Original contributions are solicited in all areas related to Computational Creativity, including but not limited to:

a.      computational paradigms for understanding creativity, including heuristic search, analogical reasoning, and rerepresentation;

b.      metrics, frameworks and formalizations for the evaluation of creativity in computational systems;

c.      perspectives on creativity, including philosophy of computational creativity, models of human behaviour intelligent systems, and creativity-support tools;

d.      the role of creativity in learning, innovation, improvisation, and other pursuits;

e.      factors that enhance creativity, including conflict, diversity, knowledge, intuition, reward structures, and technologies;

f.      social aspects of creativity, including the relationship between individual and social creativity, diffusion of ideas, collaboration and creativity, formation of creative teams, and simulating creativity in social settings;

g.      specific applications to music, language and the arts, to architecture and design, to scientific discovery, to education and to entertainment;

h.      detailed system descriptions of creative systems, including engineering difficulties faced, example sessions and artefacts produced, and applications of the system.  The conference will include traditional paper presentations, will showcase the application of computational creativity to the sciences, creative industries and arts, and will incorporate a "show and tell" session, which will be devoted to demonstrations of computational systems exhibiting behaviour which would be deemed creative in humans. In addition, the conference will provide a forum for identifying trends and opportunities for research on [computational] creativity and promising practices concerning the development of creative computational systems.

Important Dates

September 21, 2009 Submission deadline
October 30, 2009 Authors' Notification
November 22, 2009 Deadline for CRCs
January 7-9, 2010 Conference

Organising Committee

General Chair: Geraint A. Wiggins (Goldsmiths, UK)
PC Chair: Dan Ventura (Brigham Young, USA)
Local Chair: Amilcar Cardoso (Coimbra, Portugal)
Publicity Chair: Simon Colton (Imperial College, UK)


Please submit papers of up to 10 sides in Springer LNCS format. Submission details are available on the conference website:

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