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AISB event Bulletin Item

CALL FOR PAPERS: Artificial Intelligence and Poetry Symposium, 2nd-5th April 2013, Exeter, UK- EXTENDED DEADLINE

-Part of AISB Annual Convention 2013

Poetry represents a valuable domain for AI, exemplifying fundamental aspects of creativity which, 
in the view of proponents of Lady Lovelaces objection that computers can do nothing original, 
focus strongly the differences between machines and humans. Poetry also exemplifies hard problems 
of practical AI, in natural language generation, expressive speech and non-verbal behaviour. This 
one day workshop will provide strong opportunities for synergies amongst  researchers and 
practitioners in AI, Literature, Performance Arts, Philosophy and Psychology.

* AI generated poetry;
* AI performance of poetry;
* expressive voice and body language for poetry performance;
* history of mechanical/algorithmic poetry generation and performance;
* socio-technical aspects of AI & poetry;
* philosophical aspects of AI & poetry;
* evaluating AI poetry systems.

We explicitly exclude human poetry about AI.

We are seeking submissions of original:
* papers;
* recordings, videos and performances accompanied by written documentation;
that fit well with the symposium theme and topics. Papers/documentation should be no more than 6 
pages in length in the AISB convention format  see below. Electronic submissions should be made 
via EasyChair:
At least one author of each accepted submission will be required to register and attend the 
symposium to present their work.
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All papers/documentation from the AISB convention will be published in the AISB proceedings, with 
an ISBN number. Authors of papers must sign a copyright declaration (to follow). However, this 
declaration is not exclusive - it gives AISB the right to publish the paper, but does not prevent 
the author from publishing it in other venues.
After the Workshop, participants will be invited to submit definitive versions of their 
paper/documentation for inclusion in a special issue of the journal Artificial Intelligence and Society.


28th  January 2013 : Submission deadline 
18th February 2013: Deadline for notifications sent to authors 
4th March 2013 : Camera ready copies due 
2nd-5th  April 2013: Symposium


* Ruth Aylett, Heriot-Watt University, co-organiser;
* Simon Colton, Imperial College, London
* Pablo Gervas Universidad Computense de Madrid;
* Kevin Knight , University of Southern California;
* Ian McDonough, poet, Edinburgh;
* Chris Newell, University of Hull;
* Greg Michaelson, Heriot-Watt University, co-organiser;
* Catherine Pelachaud, CNRS;
* Geraint Wiggins, Queen Mary, University of London.

Prof Greg Michaelson/Prof Ruth Aylett
Computer Science, Heriot-Watt University, Riccarton, EH14 4AS
0131 451 3422/4189 (phone)
0131 451 3732 (FAX)