xCoAx 2017: 5th International Conference on Computation, Communication, Aesthetics and X (July 2017, Lisbon)
DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSIONS: 12 FEBRUARY 2017
Dates: 6-7 July 2017
Location: Lisbon, Portugal
In our effort to offer something new every year, especially to the new generations, xCoAx 2017 in Lisbon will feature a doctoral symposium, with two magnificent chairs: Frieder Nake and Philip Galanter! Visit xcoax.org for all the details.
Deadline for submissions: 12 february 2017
xCoAx is an exploration of the intersection where computational tools and media meet art and culture, in the form of a multi-disciplinary enquiry on aesthetics, computation, communication and the elusive X factor that connects them all.
Since 2013, xCoAx has been an occasion for international audiences to meet and exchange ideas, in search of interdisciplinary synergies among computer scientists, artists, media practitioners and theoreticians at the threshold of digital arts and culture.
The focus is on the unpredictable overlaps between the chaos and freedom of creativity and the rules and determinism of algorithms, between human nature and machine technology, with the aim to evolve towards new directions in aesthetics.
In 2017 xCoAx will take place for the first time in Lisbon, in and around the Faculty of Fine Arts, right in the heart of the city center in Chiado.
You are invited to submit theoretical, practical or experimental research work that includes but is not limited to the following topics:
* Algorithms / Systems / Models
* Artificial Aesthetics
* Audiovisuals / Multimodality
* Generative Art / Design
* Mechatronics / Physical Computing
* Music / Sound Art
* Philosophy of Art / of Computation
* Technology / Ethics / Epistemology
Submission deadline: 12 february 2017
Notifications: 13 March
Registration deadline for first authors: 17 April
Delivery of final versions for publication: 17 April
Doctoral symposium: 5 July
Exhibition opening: 5 July
Conference: 6-7 July
Paper: 5 to 10 page conference paper, following the formatting in the Word template. Revision of papers will be double-blind. Please make sure that the PDF file is completely anonymized (i.e. omits author-related information in body of text or as explicit self-citations, notes and bibliography). Accepted papers will be published in the conference proceedings and allotted 15 minutes presentation time at the conference.
Artwork / Performance: 3-4 page description paper, following the formatting in the Word template. Revision of proposals will be single-blind. Proposals should provide a clear description of the work, one or more URLs for access to relevant media assets, and a technical rider (layout, setup, required equipment). Accepted works will be allotted 7 minutes presentation time at the conference. The proceedings will publish an extended abstract to be provided by the authors after the conference.
Doctoral symposium: 2 page research paper, following the formatting in the Word template. Revision of proposals will be single-blind. The proceedings will publish a revised research paper to be provided by the authors after the symposium.
The symposium will provide students the opportunity to present their doctoral research and receive feedback on their work-in progress from established researchers and from other participants. The symposium aims to foster the discussion of research topics and approaches, and to promote interaction between the research community.
To apply as a student participating in the Doctoral Symposium you should provide a single document including a research paper and letter of support by your advisor.
The research paper should include: 1) Purpose of the research and its importance to the field; 2) Brief survey of background and related work; 3) Description of the proposed approach; 4) Expected contributions; 5) Progress towards goals.
The letter of support should provide an assessment of the current status of the research and mention areas that could benefit from feedback from other experienced researchers.