9th European event on Evolutionary and Biologically Inspired Music, Sound, Art and Design

evomusart 2011 is the ninth European event on Evolutionary Music and Art. Following the success of previous events and the growth of interest in the field, the main goal of evomusart 2011 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 event will be held from 27-29 April 2011 – Torino, Italy as part of the evo* event.

Accepted papers will be presented orally at the event and included in the evoapplications proceedings, published by Springer Verlag in the Lecture Notes in Computer Science series.

Areas of Interest and Contributions

The papers should concern the use of bio-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-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
  • Theory
    • 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
  • Automation
    • Techniques for automated fitness assignment
    • Systems that exploit biologically inspired computation to analyze artistic objects and artifacts

Publication Details

Accepted papers will appear in the proceedings of evo*, published in a volume of the Springer Lecture Notes in Computer Science, which will be available at the Conference.

Submission Details

Submissions must be original and not published elsewhere. The submissions will be peer reviewed by at least three members of the program committee. 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. At least one author of each accepted work has to register for the conference and attend the conference and present the work.

The reviewing process will be double-blind, please omit information about the authors in the submitted paper. Submit your manuscript in Springer LNCS format.

submission link: http://myreview.csregistry.org/evoapps11/
page limit: 10 pages

Important Dates

new submission deadline: 13 december 2010
notification to authors: 14 january 2011
camera-ready deadline: 5 february 2011
evo* event:
27-29 april 2011

Programme Chairs

Gary Greenfield
University of Richmond

Juan Romero
University of A Coruña

Programme Committee

Adrian Carballal, University of A Coruna, Spain
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)
Benjamin Schroeder (Ohio State University,USA)
Bill Manaris (College of Charleston,USA)
Brian Ross (Brock University,Canada)
Carla Farsi (University of Colorado,USA)
Carlos Grilo (Instituto PolitÈcnico de Leiria,Portugal)
Christian Jacob  (University of Calgary,Canada)
Colin Johnson (University of Kent,UK)
Craig Kaplan (University of Waterloo,Canada)
Dan Ashlock (University of Guelph,Canada)
Eduardo Miranda (University of Plymouth,UK
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 Surrey,UK)
Jon Bird (University of Sussex,UK)
Jon McCormack (Monash University,Australia)
Jorge Tavares (University of Coimbra,Portugal)
JosÈ Fornari (NICS/Unicamp,Brazil)
Juan Romero (University of A Coruna,Spain)
Kevin Burns (Mitre Corporation,USA)
Luigi Pagliarini (Pescara Electronic Artists Meeting & University of Southern Denmark,Italy)
Marcelo Freitas Caetano    (IRCAM, France)
Maria Verstappen (Independent Artist,Netherlands)
Matthew Lewis (Ohio State University,USA)
Mauro Annunziato (Plancton Art Studio,Italy)
Nicolas MonmarchÈ (University of Tours,France)
Oliver Bown (Monash University,Australia)
Pablo Gerv·s (Universidad Complutense de Madrid,Spain)
Palle Dahlstedt (Gˆteborg University,Sweden)
Paul Brown (University of Sussex,UK)
Paulo Urbano (Universidade de Lisboa ,Portugal)
Penousal Machado (University of Coimbra,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)
Scott Draves (Independent Artist,USA)
Simon Colton (Imperial College,UK)
Somnuk Phon-Amnuaisuk (University Tunku Abdul Rahman, Malaysia)
Stefano Cagnoni (University of Parma,Italy)
Stephen Todd (IBM,UK)
Tim Blackwell (Goldsmiths College, University of London,UK)
Vic Ciesielski (RMIT,Australia)
William Latham (Goldsmiths College, University of London,UK)
Yang Li (University of Science and Technology Beijing,China)