EvoMUSART 2010


8th European Workshop on Evolutionary and Biologically Inspired Music, Sound, Art and Design

EvoMUSART 2010 is the eight 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 2010 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 7-9 April, 2010 in Istanbul, Turkey 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.

EvoMUSART 2010 important dates are:

Submission deadline: November 4, 2009
Conference: 7-9 April, 2010


The papers should concern the use of bio-inspired techniques (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:


  • Biologically Inspired Design and Art-Making Systems that create drawings, images, animations, sculptures, poetry, text, objects, designs, webpages, buildings, etc.;
  • Biologically Inspired Sound-Generators and Music-Systems that create music, aggregate sound, or simulate instruments, voices, effects, etc;
  • Robotic Based Evolutionary Art and Music;
  • Other related generative techniques;


  • Computational Aesthetics, Emotional Response, Surprise, Novelty;
  • Representation techniques;
  • Comparative analysis and classification;
  • Validation methodologies;
  • New biologically inspired computation models in art, music and design;
    - Computer Aided Creativity
  • New ways of integrating users into evolutionary computation art and music frameworks;
  • 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;


  • Techniques for automated fitness assignment;
  • Systems that exploit biologically inspired computation to analyze artistic objects and artifacts;


Submit your manuscript, at most 10 A4 pages long, in Springer LNCS format no later than November 4, 2009. Formatting instructions available on http://www.springer.com/dal/home/computer/lncs?SGWID=1-164-7-72376-0&teaserId=45515&CENTER_ID=73062

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 20 December 2009.

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 10 January 2010. 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*2010: http://www.evostar.org
EvoMUSART2010: http://dces.essex.ac.uk/research/evostar/EvoMUSART.htm


Submission: 4 November 2009
Workshop: 7-9 April 2009


  • 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
  • Bill Manaris, College of Charleston, USA
  • Brian Ross, Brock University, Canada
  • Carlos Grilo, Instituto Politecnico de Leiria, Portugal
  • Christian Jacob , University of Calgary, Canada
  • Colin Johnson, University of Kent, UK
  • Craig Kaplan, University of Waterloo, Canada
  • Eduardo Miranda, University of Plymouth, UK
  • Eleonora Bilotta , University of Calabria, Italy
  • Erwin Driessens, Independent Artist, Netherlands
  • Gary Nelson, Oberlin College, USA
  • Gerhard Widmer, Johannes Kepler University Linz, Austria
  • Hans Dehlinger, Independent Artist, Germany
  • James McDermott, University of Limerick, Ireland
  • Jon McCormack, Monash University, Australia
  • Jonatas Manzolli , UNICAMP, Brasil
  • Jorge Tavares, University of Coimbra, Portugal
  • 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
  • Nicolas Monmarche, University of Tours, France
  • Oliver Bown, Monash University, Australia
  • Pablo Gervas, Universidad Complutense de Madrid , Spain
  • Palle Dahlstedt, Goteborg University, Sweden
  • 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
  • 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
  • Vic Ciesielski, RMIT, Australia


Penousal Machado
University of Coimbra, Portugal
Machado AT dei DOT uc DOT pt

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

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