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AISB event Bulletin Item

CALL FOR PAPERS: 3rd International Conference on Evolutionary and Biologically Inspired Music, Sound, Art and Design, April 2014, Granada, SPAIN

Part of evo* 2014 evo*:

New this year: Special track on Artificial Neural Networks applied to 
Music, Sound, Art and Design

LEONARDO Special Section
Authors of selected papers will be invited to submit expanded versions
of their work for a planned special section on Evolutionary Art of the
MIT Press journal "Leonardo".


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 2014 is the twelfth European 
Event and the third 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 2014 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, 2014 in Granada, Andalusia, Spain, 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 2013 was 30.5% for papers
accepted for oral presentation, or 44.4% for oral and poster
presentation combined. The evomusart 2013 submissions received on
average 3.4 reviews each.

New this year: 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

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: November 11 2013
Notification to authors: December 2013
Camera-ready deadline: January 2014
Evo*: April 2014

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 1, 2013 (date to be confirmed).

Submission link:
page limit: 12 pages

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

Programme committee

Adrian Carballal,University of A Coruna,Spain
Alain Lioret,Paris 8 University,France
Alan Dorin,Monash University,Australia
Alejandro Pazos,University of A Coruna,Spain
Alice Eldridge,Monash University,Australia
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
Artemis Sanchez Moroni,Renato Archer Research Center,Brazil
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 Politcnico de Leiria,Portugal
Christian Jacob,University of Calgary,Canada
Colin Johnson,University of Kent,UK
Dan Ashlock,University of Guelph,Canada
Dan Costelloe,Independent Researcher (Solace One Ltd),Ireland
Dan Ventura,Brigham Young University,USA
Daniel Bisig,University of Zurich,Switzerland
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
Francois Pachet,Sony CSL Paris,France
Gary Greenfield,University of Richmond,USA
Gary Nelson,Oerlin College,USA
Hans Dehlinger,Independent Artist,Germany
Hernn Kerlleevich,National University of Quilmes,Argentina
J. E. Rowe,University of Birmingham,UK
Jane Prophet,Independent Artist,UK
Jate Reed,Imperial College,UK
John Collomosse,University of Surrey,UK
Jon McCormack,Monash University,Australia
Jonathan Byrne,University College Dublin,Ireland
Jonathan Eisenmann,Ohio State University,USA
Jos Fornari,NICS/Unicamp,Brazil
Kate Reed,Imperial College,UK
Marcelo Freitas Caetano,IRCAM,France
Marcos Nadal,University of Illes Balears,Spain
Matthew Lewis,Ohio State University,USA
Mauro Annunziato,Plancton Art Studio,Italy
Maximos Kaliakatsos-Papakostas,University of Patras,Greece
Michael ONeill,University College Dublin,Ireland
Nicolas Monmarch,University of Tours,France
Pablo Gervs,Universidad Complutense de Madrid,Spain
Palle Dahlstedt,Gteborg 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 of Limerick,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
Troy Innocent,Monash University,Australia
Usman Haque,Haque Design + Research Ltd,UK/Pakistan
Vic Ciesielski,RMIT,Australia
Yang Li,University of Science and Technology Beijing,China

Conference chairs

Juan Romero
University of A Coruna, Spain

James McDermott
University College Dublin, Ireland

Publication chair
Joao Correia, University of Coimbra