EvoMUSART


7th European Workshop on Evolutionary and Biologically Inspired Music, Sound, Art and Design

EvoMUSART 2009 is the seventh 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 2009 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 15-17 April, 2009 in Tübingen, Germany as part of the EvoStar event.

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
  • Biologically Inspired Design and Art-Systems that create drawings, images, animations, sculptures, poetry, text, designs, webpages, buildings, etc.;
  • Biologically Inspired Sound and Music -Systems that create musical pieces, sounds, instruments, voices, sound effects, sound analisys, etc.;
  • Robotic Based Evolutionary Art and Music;
  • Other related generative techniques;
Theory
  • Computational Aesthetics, Emotional Response, Surprise, Novelty;
  • Representation techniques;
  • Surveys of the current state-of-the-art in the area;
  • Identification of weaknesses and strengths; comparative analysis and classification;
  • Validation methodologies;
  • Studies on the applicability of these techniques to related areas;
  • New models designed to promote the creative potential of biologically inspired computation;
Computer Aided Creativity
  • Systems in which biologically inspired computation is used to promote the creativity of a human user;
  • New ways of integrating the user in the evolutionary cycle;
  • Analysis and evaluation of: the artistic potential of biologically inspired art and music; the artistic processes inherent to these approaches; the resulting artifacts;
  • Collaborative distributed artificial art environments;
Automation
  • Techniques for automated fitness assignment;
  • Systems in which an analysis or interpretation of the artworks is used in conjunction with biologically inspired techniques to produce novel objects;
  • Systems that exploit biologically inspired computation to perform the analysis of image, music, sound, sculpture, or some other types of artistic object;

Publication details
Accepted papers will be published in a volume of the
Springer Lecture Notes in Computer Science together with papers from other workshops of the EvoStar conference.

For the list of accepted papers click here.

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Submission Details

  • Please use LNCS format    

  • Submissions should be no more than 10 pages in english

  • As we are adopting a double-blind peer review process, please ensure to anonymise your submission by removing all references to the authors.


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Chairs

Program Chairs
Penousal Machado - machado AT dei.uc.pt
Jon McCormack - Jon.McCormack AT infotech.monash.edu.au

EvoMUSART Programme Committee
lain Lioret, Paris 8 University, France
Alan Dorin, Monash University, Australia
Alejandro Pazos, University of A Coruna, Spain
Amilcar Cardoso, University of Coimbra, Portugal
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
Bill Manaris, College of Charleston, USA
Brian Ross, Brock University, Canada
Carla Farsi, University of Colorado, USA
Christian Jacob , University of Calgary, Canada
Colin Johnson, University of Kent, UK
David Hart, Independent Artist, USA
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 Bath, UK
Jon Bird, University of Sussex, UK
Jonatas Manzolli , UNICAMP, Brasil
Jorge Tavares, INRIA Lille - Nord Europe, France
Juan Romero, University of A Coruna, Spain
Luigi Pagliarini, Pescara Electronic Artists Meeting & University of
Southern Denmark, Italy
Maria Verstappen, Independent Artist, Netherlands
Matthew Lewis, Ohio State University, USA
Mauro Annunziato, Plancton Art Studio, Italy
Nicolas Monmarché, University of Tours, France
Pablo Gervás, Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Spain
Paul Brown, University of Sussex, UK
Paulo Urbano, Universidade de Lisboa , 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
Simon Colton, Imperial College, UK
Somnuk Phon-Amnuaisuk, Multimedia University, Malaysia
Stefano Cagnoni, University of Parma, Italy
Stephen Todd, IBM, UK
Steve DiPaola, Simon Fraser University, Canada
Tim Blackwell, Goldsmiths College, University of London, UK
William Latham, Art Games Ltd, UK


Publicity Chair

Ivanoe De Falco, ICAR, National Research Council of Italy, Italy - ivanoe.defalco(at)na.icar.cnr.it

Evo* Local Chair
Marc Ebner, Universität Tübingen,Germany - marc.ebner(at)wsii.uni-tuebingen.de

Evo* Coordinator and Administrative Contact
Jennifer Willies, The Centre for Informatics Research, Napier University, Scotland, UK. - j.willies(at)napier.ac.uk