Call for entries
Deadline: 1 November 2012

Evomusart 2013 – 2nd International Conference On Evolutionary And Biologically Inspired Music, Sound, Art And Design
3-5 April 2013 / Vienna, Austria

Submission 1 November 2012
Conference 3-5 April 2013
Notification to authors 21 December 2012
Camera-ready deadline 15 January 2013

Following the success of previous events and the importance of the field of evolutionary and biologically inspired music, sound, art and design, evomusart has become an evo* conference with independent proceedings. Thus, evomusart 2013 is the eleventh European Event and the second International Conference on Evolutionary and Biologically Inspired Music, Sound, Art and Design.

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.

The main goal of evomusart 2013 is to bring together researchers who are using biologically inspired computer techniques for artistic tasks, providing the opportunity to promote, present and discuss ongoing work in the area.

The event will be held from 3-5 April, 2013 in Vienna, Austria as part of the evo* event.

Submissions will be rigorously reviewed for scientific and artistic merit. Accepted papers will be presented orally or as posters at the event and included in the evomusart proceedings, published by Springer Verlag in a dedicated volume of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science series. The acceptance rate at evomusart 2012 was 34.9% for papers accepted for oral presentation, or 46.5% for oral and poster presentation combined.

Topics of interest

Submissions should concern the use of biologically inspired computer techniques — e.g. Evolutionary Computation, Artificial Life, Artificial Neural Networks, Swarm Intelligence, other artificial intelligence techniques — in 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 — 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 analysis, etc.;
• Robotic-Based Evolutionary Art and Music;
• Other related artificial intelligence or generative techniques in the fields of Computer Music, Computer Art, etc.;

• Computational Aesthetics, Experimental 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 and computational 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;

• Techniques for automatic 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 resort to biologically inspired computation to perform the analysis of image, music, sound, sculpture, or some other types of artistic object.

Additional information and submission details

Submit your manuscript, at most 12 A4 pages long, in Springer LNCS format (instructions downloadable from
no later than November 1, 2012.

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

Conference chairs

Penousal Machado
University of Coimbra, Portugal

James McDermott
University College Dublin, Ireland

Publication chair

Adrian Carballal
University of A Coruna, Spain