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AISB event Bulletin Item

FINAL CALL FOR PAPERS: AISB Symposium on Virtual worlds & Agents, Computational Ecosystems and New Architecture, AISB-50, April 1-4 2014, Goldsmiths, London, UK

https://sites.google.com/site/virtualworldsnewarchitecture/

OVERVIEW:
  Symposium on Virtual Worlds & Agents, Computational Ecosystems and New Architecture.
 
This is a half day symposium on inter-disciplinary efforts to converge methods and ideas, blurring 
boundaries between the virtual and the tangible.
 
Immersive virtual worlds are new virtual public domains which get inspired by living systems, and 
provide an exploratory domain of dematerialized architecture that expands the possibilities to 
rethink the habitability of spaces. Digital artists build dynamic and evolving spaces inhabited 
by communities of autonomous agents inspired in living systems. Simultaneously, architects are 
building upon ideas of emergent systems, interactivity and responsive materials and environments.
 
The aim of this symposium is to establish a discussion on the practice of virtual and hybrid 
intelligent environments; on how cyberspace and buildings can share some of the properties of 
living systems. This space of discussion will engage the different perspectives of the participants,
rooted on their respective disciplines: ecology, architecture, computer science and the visual 
arts, providing for an endeavor where the different perspectives can be used to inform one another.


 TOPICS OF INTEREST:

 Submissions should concern the use of biologically inspired computer techniques in architecture 
and virtual worlds
 Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

 Architecture in the cyberspace
 Biologically Inspired Architecture 
 Bio-inspired generative techniques and Artificial intelligence in the fields of Architecture and 
Virtual Worlds;
 New computational models designed to promote biologically inspired architecture;
 Surveys of the current state-of-the-art in the area; identification of weaknesses and strengths; 
comparative analysis and classification;
 Studies on the applicability of these techniques to related areas;
 Analysis and evaluation of: the potential of biologically inspired architecture
 
SUBMISSION GUIDELINES:
  Please make submissions via the EasyChair conference portal:
https://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=aisb50vwana

  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:
http://www.aisb.org.uk/convention/aisb08/download.html

  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.
  
 IMPORTANT DATES:
 Submission of papers in accordance with guidelines: 15 January 2014
 Notification of acceptance: 10 February 2014
 Submission of camera-ready papers: 24 February 2014
 Convention: 1-4 April 2014