1st International Conference and 10th European Event on Evolutionary and Biologically Inspired Music, Sound, Art and Design

evomusart 2012 is the tenth European event on Evolutionary Music and Art. Following the success of previous events and the importance of the field of evolutionary and biologically inspired music, sound, art and design, evomusart has became a evo* conference with independent proceedings. Thus, evomusart 2012 is the tenth European Event on Evolutionary and Biologically Inspired Music, Sound, Art and Design and the first conference on the field.

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 2012 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 11-13 April, 2012 in Malaga, Spain as part of the evostar event.

Publication Details

Accepted papers will be presented orally 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.

Post-conference Journal Publication

Additionally, authors of selected evomusart papers will be invited to submit expanded versions of their work for one of the two planned special issues on Evolutionary Art and Music of the Springer journal Genetic Programming and Evolvable Machines (GPEM) and of the International Journal of Arts and Technology (IJART).

Topics of interest

The papers 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 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 – 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;
  • Theory
    • Computational Aesthetics, Experimental Aesthetics; o 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;
  • Automation
    • 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;

Previous events

Previous evostar events here.

Important Dates

Submission: 7 december 2011
Conference: 11-13 April 2012

Additional information and submission details

Submit your manuscript in Springer LNCS format.
submission link: http://myreview.csregistry.org/evomusart12
page limit: 12 pages

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

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 Brown, Griffith University, Australia
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
Carlos Grilo, Instituto Politécnico de Leiria, Portugal
Christian Jacob, University of Calgary, Canada
Colin Johnson, University of Kent, UK
Dan Ashlock, University of Guelph, Canada
Dan Costelloe, Independent Researcher (Solace One Ltd), Ireland
Dan Ventura, Brigham Young University, USA
Daniel Bisig, University of Zurich, Switzerland
Daniel Jones, Goldsmiths College,  University of London, UK
David Rosenboom, California Institute of Arts, USA
Douglas Repetto, Columbia University, USA
Eduardo Miranda, University of Plymouth, UK
Eelco den Heijer, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, Netherlands
Eleonora Bilotta, University of Calabria, Italy
Erik Hemberg, University College Dublin, Ireland
Erwin Driessens, Independent Artist, Netherlands
Gary Greenfield, University of Richmond, USA
Gary Nelson, Oberlin College, USA
Hans Dehlinger, Independent Artist, Germany
Hernán Kerlleñevich, National University of Quilmes, Argentina
Ingeborg Reichle, Berlin-Brandenburg Academy of Sciences and Humanities, Germany
J. E. Rowe, University of Birmingham, UK
James McDermott, University of Limerick, Ireland
Jane Prophet, Independent Artist, UK
John Collomosse, University of Surrey, UK
Jon Bird, University of Sussex, UK
Jon McCormack, Monash University, Australia
José Fornari, NICS/Unicamp, Brazil
Juan Romero, University of A Coruna, Spain
Kenneth O. Stanley, University of Central Florida, USA
Luigi Pagliarini, University of Southern Denmark, Italy
Marcelo Freitas Caetano, IRCAM, France
Marcos Nadal, University of Illes Balears, Spain
Maria Verstappen, Independent Artist, Netherlands
Matthew Lewis, Ohio State University, USA
Mauro Annunziato, Plancton Art Studio, Italy
Michael O’Neill, University College Dublin, Ireland
Mitchell Whitelaw, University of Canberra, Australia
Nell Tenhaaf, York University, Canada
Nicolas Monmarché, University of Tours, France
Oliver Bown, University of Sidney, Australia
Pablo Gervás, Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Spain
Palle Dahlstedt, Göteborg University, Sweden
Paul Brown, University of Sussex, UK
Paulo Urbano, Universidade de Lisboa, Portugal
Pedro Cruz, University of Coimbra, Portugal
Penousal Machado, University of Coimbra, Portugal
Peter Bentley, University College London, UK
Peter Cariani, University of Binghamton, USA
Philip Galanter, Texas A&M College of Architecture, USA
Rafael Ramirez, Pompeu Fabra University, Spain
Roger Malina, International Society for the Arts, Sciences and Technology, 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
Stephen Todd, IBM, UK
Takashi Ikegami, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan
Thor Magnusson, Carnegie Mellon University, USA
Tim Blackwell, Goldsmiths College,  University of London, UK
Troy Innocent, Monash University, Australia
Usman Haque, Haque Design + Research Ltd, UK/Pakistan
Vic Ciesielski, RMIT, Australia
William Latham, University of London, UK
Yang Li, University of Science and Technology Beijing, China

Conference chairs

Juan Romero
University of A Coruna, Spain

Penousal Machado
University of Coimbra, Portugal


Publication chair

Adrian Carballal
University of A Coruna, Spain