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CFP: ICCC-X : 1st International Conference on Computational Creativity - extended deadline
ICCC-X : 1st International Conference on Computational Creativity Lisbon, Portugal, 7-9 January 2010 http://creative-systems.dei.uc.pt/icccx # DEADLINE EXTENDED TO: September 26, 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. Invited Speaker Our keynote speaker will be Nancy J. Nersessian, Regents' Professor and Professor of Cognitive Science, Georgia Institute of Technology, USA. Nancy is an expert on creativity and innovation in scientific processes. Submissions Please submit full papers of up to 10 sides in Springer LNCS format. We are also inviting short papers of up to 5 sides in Springer LNCS format. These can cover preliminary work, late-breaking results, short systems descriptions and interesting musings. Submission details (via easychair) are available on the conference website: http://creative-systems.dei.uc.pt/icccx Important Dates September 26, 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 consider submitting a paper to what we hope will be a very stimulating first conference in the computational creativity series.