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AISB event Bulletin Item

CALL FOR ARTWORK: A-EYE: An exhibition of art and nature-inspired computation, AISB-50, April 1-4 2014, Goldsmiths, London, UK

In the last few decades, nature and bio-inspired digital art has been attracting many researchers 
with background in arts and sciences, especially computer scientists and visual artists. 
This exhibition is the first of its kind at the AISB convention and it incorporates various 
aspects of generating artworks using swarm intelligence, evolutionary algorithms, artificial 
neural networks, multi-agent systems, artificial life and any other algorithm or method that 
derives from the natural world.


Submissions that relate to, but not limited to the following, are invited:

* Nature inspired art: creating drawings, paintings, images, animations, sculptures etc
* Information visualization: linking art, nature, and science
* Visualising the invisible: visual presentation of scientific concepts and data
* Robotic-based evolutionary art
* Artificial intelligence or generative techniques for computer art

Artists are invited to submit their current digital artwork, or images of their work, along with 
a 2-4 page commentary describing the underlying techniques and the relationship to nature-inspired 

All accepted artwork will be printed in the Exhibition's Catalogues.
Additionally, the best artwork will be chosen by the audience and a prize will be awarded.

* Submission of artworks: 13 January 2014

* Notification of acceptance: 10 February 2014
* Submission of camera-ready artworks: 24 February 2014
* Convention: 1-4 April 2014

* Mohammad Majid al-Rifaie (Goldsmiths, University of London, UK) 
* Tim Blackwell (Goldsmiths, University of London, UK) 


* Harold Cohen (University of California San Diego, USA)
* Peter Bentley (University College London, UK)
* Paul Brown (Deakin University, Australia)
* Simon Colton (Goldsmiths, University of London, UK)
* Alan Dorin (Monash University, Australia)
* Rui Filipe Antunes (Goldsmiths, University of London, UK)
* Mohammad Ali Javaheri Javid (Goldsmiths, University of London, UK)
* Janis Jefferies (Goldsmiths, University of London, UK)
* Anna Jordanous (Kings College London, UK)
* William Latham (Goldsmiths, University of London, UK)
* Frederic Fol Leymarie (Goldsmiths, University of London, UK)
* Penousal Machado (University of Coimbra, Portugal)
* Jon McCormack (Monash University, Australia)
* Frieder Nake (University of Bremen, Germany)
* Jane Prophet (Goldsmiths, University of London, UK)
* Rob Saunders (University of Sydney, Australia)
* Anna Ursyn (University of Northern Colorado, USA)

Harold Cohen (University of California San Diego, USA)

The Society for the Study of Artificial Intelligence and Simulated Behaviour (AISB) will be 
celebrating its 50th year of existence in 2014. The occasion will be marked by a convention 
at Goldsmiths, University of London, from April 1-4, consisting of a range of symposia on a 
wide range of topics. More information on the convention, including links to
registration pages, will be forthcoming on the AISB website.

Mohammad Majid al-Rifaie -- m.majid @