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AISB event Bulletin Item

2nd CALL FOR PAPERS: AISB Symposium on Computational Creativity, AISB-2014, April 1-4 2014, Goldsmiths, London, UK

 In recent years the field of computational creativity has received growing attention from a
 widening range of researchers, motivated by a sense that work in the area has broad
 interdisciplinary implications. The contributions of philosophers, cognitive psychologists,
 computer scientists, and artists are increasingly pointing to an open question: what would
 it take to convince a critical observer that a computational agent is behaving creatively?
 Some argue a machine is creative if it simulates or replicates human creativity, suggesting,
 for instance, evaluation of AI systems via a Turing-style test. Others have conceived of
 computational creativity as an inherently different discipline, where computer generated
 (art)work should not be judged in the same terms as traditional output, i.e. as being
 necessarily producible by a human artist, or as having similar attributes to human art.
 This symposium aims to bring together researchers and practitioners to discuss recent
 technical and philosophical developments in the field, in order to assess the future of our
 relationship with computers and the way we perceive them.

 Novel systems and theories in computational creativity, in any domain, e.g. drawing
 and painting, music, storytelling, poetry, games, etc
 The evaluation of computational creative systems, processes and artefacts
 Theory of computational aesthetics
 Representational issues in creativity, including visual and perceptual
 Social aspects of computational creativity, and intellectual property issues
 Creative autonomy and constraint
 Computational appreciation of artefacts, including human artwork

 Please make submissions via the EasyChair conference portal:
 Please limit submissions to eight pages of text, including notes and bibliography, formatted
 according to AISB guidelines. Templates for AISB papers can be found here:
 Papers will receive reviews and feedback from members of the programme committee.
 Successful papers will be published in the general conference proceedings of AISB 2014.
 At least one author of each successful paper will be expected to attend the symposium
 and to give a 30 minute presentation on the work.

 Submission of papers in accordance with guidelines: 13 January 2014
 Notification of acceptance: 10 February 2014
 Submission of camera-ready papers: 24 February 2014
 Convention: 1-4 April 2014

 Mohammad Majid al-Rifaie (Chair)
 Jeremy Gow (Chair)
 Stephen McGregor (Publicity)


 Mark Bishop (Goldsmiths, University of London, UK)
 Simon Colton (Goldsmiths, University of London, UK)
 Mark dInverno (Goldsmiths, University of London, UK)
 Pablo Gervs (Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Spain)
 Bipin Indurkhya (AGH University of Science and Technology, Krakw, Poland)
 Anna Jordanous (King's College London, UK)
 Francois Pachet (SONY Computer Science Laboratory Paris, France)
 Alison Pease (University of Dundee, UK)
 Claudia Roda (American University of Paris, France)
 Georgi Stojanov (American University of Paris, France)
 Dan Ventura (Brigham Young University, USA)
 Geraint Wiggins (Queen Mary, University of London, UK)
 Matthew Yee-King (Goldsmiths, University of London, UK)

 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: