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AISB event Bulletin Item

CFP: International Joint Workshop on Computational Creativity


Facultad de Informtica, Universidad Complutense de Madrid
Madrid, Spain, 17-19 September 2008

Workshop website:

The Program Committee of the 5th International Joint Workshop on
Computational Creativity invites submissions of technical and
position papers.  The workshop will be held at Facultad de Informtica,
Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Madrid, Spain, on 17-19 September 2008.

Workshop Objectives
The aim of the workshop is to facilitate exchange of ideas on the topic of
computational creativity. It will bring together people from AI, Cognitive
Science and related areas such as Psychology, Philosophy and the Arts
who research questions related to the notion of creativity with respect to
computers. The workshop will address issues such as how we assess
creativity in computers, how computers can model creative thought, how
computers can be used to enhance human creativity, and how we can
implement creative software systems. The workshop will include papers on the
and various aspects of computational creativity, and will showcase the
applications of computational creativity to the sciences, creative
industries and arts. The workshop will provide a forum for identifying
trends and opportunities for research on creativity and promising
practices concerning the development of creative systems. In addition,
there will be a "show and tell" session, which will be devoted to
demonstrations of systems exhibiting behaviour which would be
deemed creative in humans.

Original contributions are solicited in all areas related to Creative
Systems, including but not limited to:
- Computational models of creativity
- Cognitive models of creativity
- Metrics, frameworks and formalizations for the evaluation of
        creativity in computational systems
- Computational tools for supporting creativity
- Specific applications to music, language and the arts, to
        architecture and design, to scientific discovery, to education
        and to entertainment
- Philosophical discussions of computational creativity
- Detailed system descriptions of creative systems, including
        engineering difficulties faced, example sessions and artefacts
        produced, and applications of the system

Important Dates
April 18, 2008   Submission deadline
May 23, 2008   Authors' Notification
June 27, 2008   Deadline for final camera-ready copies

Submission Requirements
Two categories of submissions are welcome: full papers and short papers.

Full papers must be no longer than 8 pages in length, and are expected to
address foundational issues and research proposals and reports, or to
describe in detail current research on creative systems development and

Short papers must be no longer than 4 pages and are expected to describe
ongoing work.

All submissions will
be reviewed in terms of quality, impact and relevance to the area of
computational creativity.

All papers MUST be submitted in Springer LNCS format, which is the format
required for the final camera ready copy. Authors instructions along with
LaTeX and Word macro files are available on the web at

Contributions will be subject to anonymous, blind peer review:
reviewers will not be aware of the identities of the authors. This
requires that authors exercise some care not to identify themselves
in their contributions. Authors will receive feedback in the form of
reviewers' comments.

All Submissions will be made by electronic means. Detailed
instructions about the submission procedure will be available on the
workshop web site.

Workshop proceedings will published in book form with ISBN number by a local
publishing house.

Previous events

This workshop is the second completely autonomous edition of the series
of International Joint Workshops on Computational Creativity that were
held in association with other major events:

IJWCC 2004, Madrid, Spain, ECCBR'2004
IJWCC 2005, Edinburgh, UK, IJCAI'2005
IJWCC 2006, Riva del Garda, Italy, ECAI'2006
IJWCC 2007, London, UK (first stand alone event)

This joint series results from two previous streams of events that
have, since 1997, solidified and added rigour to the computational
treatment of creative processes. These events have been symposia and
workshops associated with AISB 99, AISB 00, ICCBR 01, AISB 01, ECAI 02,
AISB 02, IJCAI 03, AISB 03 and LREC 04.

Workshop Chairs
Pablo Gervs
Facultad de Informtica
Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Spain

Rafael Prez y Prez
Departamento de Tecnologas de la Informacin
UAM Cuajimalpa, Mxico D. F.

Tony Veale
School of Computer Science and Informatics,
University College Dublin,
Belfield, Dublin D4, Ireland.

Local Organising Committee
Luis Hernndez Yez
Pablo Gervs
Federico Peinado
Alberto Diaz
Raquel Hervs
Virginia Francisco

Facultad de Informtica
Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Spain

Program Committee
John Barnden (University of Birmingham, UK)
David Brown (Worcester Polytechnic Institute, USA)
Amilcar Cardoso (University of Coimbra, Portugal)
Simon Colton (Imperial College London, UK)
John Collomosse (University of Bath, UK)
Pablo Gervs (Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Spain)
Paulo Gomes (University of Coimbra, Portugal)
Robert Keller (Harvey Mudd College, Claremont, California, USA)
Joo Leite (New University of Lisbon, Portugal)
Ramon Lpez de Mntaras (IIIA-CSIC, Spain)
Penousal Machado (University of Coimbra, Portugal)
Lorenzo Magnani (University of Pavia, Italy)
Diarmuid O'Donoghue (National University of Ireland, Maynooth, Ireland)
David C. Moffat (Glasgow Caledonian University, UK)
Nick Monfort (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA, USA)
Alison Pease (University of Edinburgh, UK)
Francisco C. Pereira (University of Coimbra, Portugal)
Rafael Prez y Prez (Universidad Autnoma Metropolitana, Mexico)
Luis Pineda (Universidad Nacional Autnoma de  Mxico, Mexico)
Sarah Rauchas (Goldsmiths, University of London, UK)
Mark Riedl (Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, Georgia, USA)
Graeme Ritchie (University of Aberdeen, UK)
Rob Saunders (University of Sydney, Australia)
Oliviero Stock (Istituto per la Ricerca Scientifica e Tecnologica, Trento,
Carlo Strapparava (Istituto per la Ricerca Scientifica e Tecnologica,
Trento, Italy) Chris Thornton (University of Sussex, UK)
Tony Veale (University College Dublin, Ireland)
Dan Ventura (Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah, USA)

IJWCC Steering Committee
Francisco C. Pereira (University of Coimbra, Portugal)
Amilcar Cardoso (University of Coimbra, Portugal)
Simon Colton (Imperial College London, UK)
Pablo Gervs (Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Spain)
Alison Pease (The University of Edinburgh, UK)
Graeme Ritchie (University of Aberdeen, UK)
Tony Veale (University College Dublin, Ireland)
Geraint A. Wiggins (Goldsmiths, University of London, UK)