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AISB event Bulletin Item

CFP: Evolutionary and Biologically Inspired Music, Sound, Art and Design EvoMUSART 2008


EvoMUSART 2008

6th European Workshop on Evolutionary and Biologically Inspired Music,
Sound, Art and Design

26-28 March, 2008, Naples, Italy


The  use of biologically  inspired techniques  for the  development of
artistic systems  is a new and  exciting area of research.  There is a
growing interest in the application of these techniques in fields such
as  visual art  and music  generation, sound  analysis  and synthesis,
architecture, video, poetry, and design.

EvoMUSART 2008  is the sixth workshop  of the EvoNet  working group on
Evolutionary Music  and Art. Following the success  of previous events
and the  growth of interest in  the field, the main  goal of EvoMUSART
2008  is to  bring  together researchers  who  are using  biologically
inspired techniques  for artistic tasks, providing  the opportunity to
promote, present and discuss ongoing work in this area.

The workshop will  be held from 26-28 March, 2008  in Naples, Italy as
part of the EvoStar event.

Accepted papers will be presented  orally at the workshop and included
in the  EvoWorkshops proceedings, published by Springer  Verlag in the
Lecture Notes in Computer Science series.

TOPICS                           OF                           INTEREST
The papers should concern  the use of biologically inspired techniques
- e.g.  Evolutionary Computation,  Artificial Life,  Artificial Neural
Networks, Swarm Intelligence,  etc. - in the scope  of the generation,
analysis and  interpretation of  art, music, design,  architecture and
other artistic fields. Topics of interest include, but are not limited

- Generation
  o Biologically Inspired Design and Art - Systems that create drawings, images,
    animations, sculptures, poetry, text, designs, webpages, buildings, etc.;

  o Biologically Inspired Sound and Music - Systems that create musical pieces,
    sounds, instruments, voices, sound effects, sound analisys, etc.;
  o Robotic Based Evolutionary Art and Music;
  o Other related generative techniques;

- Theory
    o Computational Aesthetics, Emotional Response, Surprise, Novelty;
    o Representation techniques;
    o Surveys of the current state-of-the-art in the area; identification
      of weaknesses and strengths; comparative analysis and classification;
    o Validation methodologies;
    o Studies on the applicability of these techniques to related areas;
    o New models designed to promote the creative potential of biologically
      inspired computation;

- Computer Aided Creativity
    o Systems in which biologically inspired computation is used to promote
      the creativity of a human user;
    o New ways of integrating the user in the evolutionary cycle;
    o Analysis and evaluation of: the artistic potential of biologically
      inspired art and music; the artistic processes inherent to these
      approaches; the resulting artifacts;
    o Collaborative distributed artificial art environments;

- Automation
    o Techniques for automated fitness assignment;
    o Systems in which an analysis or interpretation of the artworks is
      used in conjunction with biologically inspired techniques to produce
      novel objects;
    o Systems that exploit biologically inspired computation to perform
      the analysis of image, music, sound, sculpture, or some other types
      of artistic object;

Submit your  manuscript, at  most 10 A4  pages long, in  Springer LNCS
format            (instructions            downloadable           from,11855,5-164-2-72376-0,00.html)
no later than November 1, 2007.

The papers  will be  peer reviewed  by at least  three members  of the
program committee. Authors  will be notified via email  on the results
of the review by December 15, 2007.

The authors of accepted papers will have to improve their paper on the
basis of  the reviewers' comments and  will be asked to  send a camera
ready  version  of their  manuscripts,  along  with  text sources  and
pictures, by January  8, 2008. The accepted papers  will appear in the
workshop proceedings, published in Springer LNCS Series, which will be
available at the workshop.

Further information, including the Online Submission Details, can be found
on the following pages:

Submission:         1 November 2007
Notification:       15 December 2007
Camera ready:       8 January 2008
Workshop:           26-28 March 2008

Penousal Machado
University of Coimbra, Portugal
Machado AT dei DOT uc DOT pt

Juan Romero
University of A Coruna, Spain
jj AT udc DOT es

Jon McCormack
Monash University
Jon DOT McCormack AT infotech DOT monash DOT edu DOT au

Juan Romero
University of A Coruna, Spain
jj AT udc DOT es

Jon McCormack
Monash University
Jon DOT McCormack AT infotech DOT monash DOT edu DOT au