Call for papers

Computational Aesthetics bridges the analytic and synthetic by integrating aspects of computer science, philosophy, psychology, and the fine, applied & performing arts. It seeks to facilitate both the analysis and the augmentation of creative behaviours. CAe also investigates the creation of tools that can enhance the expressive power of the fine and applied arts and furthers our understanding of aesthetic evaluation, perception and meaning.

The conference brings together individuals with technical experience of developing computer based tools to solve aesthetic problems and people with artistic/design backgrounds who use these new tools.

Invited talks will be given by technical, theoretical and artistic/design figures. The talks will help participants better understand what aesthetics is, what computer technology is currently capable of and, equally, to fully appreciate what is involved in artistic design and creative process.

Refereed papers and artworks will be presented in a single track program that aims to facilitate a dialogue between scientists and engineers who are creating new tools, and also artists and designers who use them. Presentations will provide a snapshot of the latest technical breakthroughs and the most recent artistic or design achievements in applying computer based techniques to solve aesthetic problems.

Technical submissions are invited across the broad range of areas covered by Computational Aesthetics. Specific technical areas include, but are not limited to:

  1. computational analysis and modelling of creative behaviour (AI, A-life);
  2. artistic image transformation techniques (colours, edges, patterns, dithering);
  3. image style and salience analysis (paintings, photographs, others);
  4. visualization (perceptual or aesthetics based);
  5. sketching, simplification techniques (artistic, cognitive);
  6. composition, visual balance, layout;
  7. non-photorealistic rendering;
  8. empirically based metrics of aesthetical attributes; and
  9. applied visual perception (colour appearance, spatial vision, and other aspects).
  10. measuring and describing aesthetics and
  11. computational tools for artists

Technical Paper Submissions

Technical papers should present original, unpublished work. The manuscripts must be written in English, must be formatted according to the EG publication guidelines (see the submission site for the LaTeX templates), and should be no longer than 8 pages.

You can start a new submission at the EG submission site: http://egmcp1.cgv.tugraz.at/SRM_CAE10/

Accepted technical andart papers will be presented at the symposium, and appear in the proceedings. The proceedings will be published and printed in the Eurographics Workshop and Symposia Series, and will appear in the Eurographics and ACM Digital Libraries.

Call for Artworks, Performances, and Artist’s Presentations

You are invited to participate in the sixth annual Symposium on Computational Aesthetics that will take place in London England on 14-16 June 2010. CAe is co-located with Computer Graphics International.

Computational Aesthetics bridges the analytic and synthetic by integrating aspects of computer science, philosophy, psychology, and the fine, applied & performing arts. It seeks to facilitate both the analysis and the augmentation of creative behaviour. CAe also investigates the creation of tools that can enhance the expressive power of the fine and applied arts and furthers our understanding of aesthetic evaluation, perception and meaning.

Invited artists will be involved in the technical, artistic, and theoretical aspects of this young field. The invited artworks aim to help participants better understand what aesthetics is, what computer technology is currently capable of delivering, and what is involved in the creative process.

Artistic submissions are invited across the broad range of mediums covered by Computational Aesthetics. Specific examples include, but are not limited to:

  • artworks that employ real-time visual processing
  • artworks that employ computer graphics on the web;
  • 2D or 3D artworks that run on stand-alone consoles;
  • virtual worlds created for the web;
  • game art pieces that run on stand-alone consoles or the web;
  • performances that include live computer graphics and/or live real-time visuals; and
  • artist presentations, posters or screenings that explore topics related to computer graphics, modeling, and/or real-time visuals.

NOTE: Artists should submit either a paper or artwork, but not both, as the intention is to give as much coverage of the arts as possible within the limited space of the venue.

Artwork Submission

Submitted artworks should be original works created in the past three years. Artworks should be stand-alone and must be self-contained and run on a computer console. Web-based work is encouraged and the venue has a wifi connection. Proposals from performing artists should be submitted as a video or DVD recording only as there is no performance area/stage available for live work at the venue. All artists should provide their own computer hardware and ancillary equipment. Submissions will be reviewed by the Arts Program international committee (the names of whom will be posted on the website) and accepted works will be included in a catalogue section of the conference proceedings which will be published by Eurographics and also appear in the Eurographics and ACM Digital Libraries.

Please send proposals including: Descriptive overview (proposed catalogue entry) half page A4; images; sound samples; video; time-based works; technical specification; artist’s resume/biography and artist’s statement; a detailed listing of your technical needs, including the equipment you will provide and your space requirements; a link to a website which shows examples of the work you will be presenting. Please submit to the online portal below by the deadline of February 12, 2010.

Please note: Computational Aesthetics has some funding for artist bursaries to cover the conference entrance fee, but regret no funding is available for travel, shipping or artist fees. Artists are expecting to apply for funding from their local institutions or granting agencies. Invited artists will be sent an official letter of acceptance. Submissions should comprise of a pdf file as the descriptive overview (proposed catalogue entry) and be accompanied by a single zip archive containing all other files (maximum size 5mb).

Important Dates

  • Submission deadline: February 12, 2010
  • Acceptance notification: March 12, 2010
  • Camera-ready deadline: April 1, 2009
  • Conference Dates: June 14 – 16th, 2010