First call for papers for EvoMUSART2008

    Sep 10 2007 | 2:28 pm
    --------------------------------------------------------------------------- FIRST CALL FOR PAPERS
    EvoMUSART 2008
    6th European Workshop on Evolutionary and Biologically Inspired Music, Sound, Art and Design
    26-28 March, 2008, Naples, Italy
    ---------------------------------------------------------------------------- INTRODUCTION ----------------------------------------------------------------------------
    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 to:
    - 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;
    ---------------------------------------------------------------------------- ADDITIONAL INFORMATION AND SUBMISSION DETAILS ---------------------------------------------------------------------------- Submit your manuscript, at most 10 A4 pages long, in Springer LNCS format (instructions downloadable from,11855,5-164-2-72376-0,00.h tml) 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: Evo*2008: EvoMUSART2008: emid=55
    ---------------------------------------------------------------------------- IMPORTANT DATES ---------------------------------------------------------------------------- Submission: 1 November 2007 Notification: 15 December 2007 Camera ready: 8 January 2008 Workshop: 26-28 March 2008
    ---------------------------------------------------------------------------- STEERING COMMITTEE ---------------------------------------------------------------------------- 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
    ---------------------------------------------------------------------------- WORKSHOP CHAIRS ---------------------------------------------------------------------------- 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