[Humanist] 24.558 events: evolutionary & biologically inspired

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                 Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 24, No. 558.
         Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King's College London
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        Date: Sun, 5 Dec 2010 21:50:06 +0100
        From: Juan Romero <evomusart at gmail.com>
        Subject: Evomusart 2011: Final Deadline Extension December 13

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Evomusart 2011
9th European Event on Evolutionary and Biologically Inspired Music,
Sound, Art and Design

an EvoApplications (European Conference on the Applications of
Evolutionary Computation) event incorporated in Evo* 2011

Torino, Italy, 27-29 April 2011

*****************    PLEASE READ THIS FIRST!!!    *******************
********* Due to several requests, the FINAL deadline for   *********
********* submissions has been extended to DECEMBER 13.     *********
********* If you wish to submit a paper by the new deadline *********
********* please CONTACT the event chairs                     *********
********* (jj at udc.es and garyemail)    (ggreenfi at richmond.edu) *********
********* including a title and an abstract of your paper   *********
********* as soon as possible to speed up assignment of     *********
********* papers to reviewers.       THANK YOU              *********


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

evomusart 2011 is the ninth european event on Evolutionary Music and Art.
Following the success of previous events and the growth of interest
in the field, the main goal of evomusart 2011 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 the area.

The event will be held from 27-29 April, 2011 in Torino, Italy
as part of the evostar event.

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


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
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,
    animations, sculptures, poetry, text, designs, webpages, buildings,
    o Biologically Inspired Sound and Music - Systems that create musical
    sounds, instruments, voices, sound effects, sound analysis, 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 automatic 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 resort to biologically inspired computation to perform
      the analysis of image, music, sound, sculpture, or some other types
      of artistic object;

Submission:        13 December 2010
Notification:        7 January 2011
Camera ready:        1 February 2011
Workshop:        27-29 April 2011

Submit your manuscript, at most 10 A4 pages long, in Springer LNCS
format (instructions downloadable from

no later than December 13, 2010 to site

The reviewing process will be double-blind, please omit information about
authors in the submitted paper.

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 January 7, 2011.

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 February 1, 2011. 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:

evostar 2011:    http://www.evostar.org/
CFP in pdf:


Alain Lioret (Paris 8 University,France)
Alan Dorin (Monash University,Australia)
Alejandro Pazos (University of A Coruna,Spain)
Amilcar Cardoso (University of Coimbra,Portugal)
Amy K. Hoover (University of Central Florida,USA)
Andrew Gildfind (Google, Inc.,Australia)
Andrew Horner (University of Science & Technology,Hong Kong)
Anna Ursyn (University of Northern Colorado,USA)
Antonino Santos (University of A Coruna,Spain)
Artemis Sanchez Moroni (Renato Archer Research Center,Brazil)
Benjamin Schroeder (Ohio State University,USA)
Bill Manaris (College of Charleston,USA)
Brian Ross (Brock University,Canada)
Carla Farsi (University of Colorado,USA)
Carlos Grilo (Instituto Politécnico de Leiria,Portugal)
Christian Jacob  (University of Calgary,Canada)
Colin Johnson (University of Kent,UK)
Craig Kaplan (University of Waterloo,Canada)
Dan Ashlock (University of Guelph,Canada)
Eduardo Miranda (University of Plymouth,UK
Eleonora Bilotta (University of Calabria,Italy)
Erwin Driessens    (Independent Artist, Netherlands)
Gary Greenfield (University of Richmond,USA)
Gary Nelson (Oberlin College,USA)
Gerhard Widmer (Johannes Kepler University Linz, Austria)
Hans Dehlinger(Independent Artist,Germany)
James McDermott(University of Limerick,Ireland)
John Collomosse(University of Surrey,UK)
Jon Bird (University of Sussex,UK)
Jon McCormack (Monash University,Australia)
Jorge Tavares (University of Coimbra,Portugal)
José Fornari (NICS/Unicamp,Brazil)
Juan Romero (University of A Coruna,Spain)
Kevin Burns (Mitre Corporation,USA)
Luigi Pagliarini (Pescara Electronic Artists Meeting & University of
Southern Denmark,Italy)
Marcelo Freitas Caetano    (IRCAM, France)
Maria Verstappen (Independent Artist,Netherlands)
Matthew Lewis (Ohio State University,USA)
Mauro Annunziato (Plancton Art Studio,Italy)
Nicolas Monmarché (University of Tours,France)
Oliver Bown (Monash University,Australia)
Pablo Gervás (Universidad Complutense de Madrid,Spain)
Palle Dahlstedt (Göteborg University,Sweden)
Paul Brown (University of Sussex,UK)
Paulo Urbano (Universidade de Lisboa ,Portugal)
Penousal Machado (University of Coimbra,Portugal)
Peter Bentley (University College London ,UK)
Philip Galanter (Texas A&M College of Architecture,USA)
Rafael Ramirez    (Pompeu Fabra University,Spain)
Rodney Waschka II (North Carolina State University,USA)
Ruli Manurung (University of Indonesia,Indonesia)
Scott Draves (Independent Artist,USA)
Simon Colton (Imperial College,UK)
Somnuk Phon-Amnuaisuk (University Tunku Abdul Rahman, Malaysia)
Stefano Cagnoni (University of Parma,Italy)
Stephen Todd (IBM,UK)
Tim Blackwell (Goldsmiths College, University of London,UK)
Vic Ciesielski (RMIT,Australia)
William Latham (Goldsmiths College, University of London,UK)
Yang Li (University of Science and Technology Beijing,China)


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

Gary Greenfield
University of Richmond, USA
ggreenfi AT richmond DOT edu

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