xCoAx 2016: 4th International Conference on Computation, Communication, Aesthetics and X

November 29, 2015 in All Opportunities, Composers, Conference, Performers by mwhiteside

Dates: 7-8 July 2016
Location: Bergamo, Italy
Website: http://xcoax.org/
Deadline for submissions: 31 January 2016

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 for interdisciplinary synergies among computer scientists, artists, media practitioners and theoreticians at the frontiers 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 2016 xCoAx will go back to where it started: the S.Agostino campus of the University of Bergamo, a familiar place made fresh by exquisitely renovated premises where we look forward to hosting you and your work.

The xCoAx Organising Committee is very proud to announce that the keynote speaker will be Computer Art pioneer Frieder Nake, with a talk titled “The Disappearing Masterpiece”.

Topics:

You are invited to submit theoretical, practical or experimental research work that includes but is not limited to the following topics:

Computation
Communication
Aesthetics
X
Algorithms / Systems / Models
Artificial Aesthetics
Audiovisuals / Multimodality
Creativity
Design
Interaction
Games
Generative Art / Design
History
Mechatronics / Physical Computing
Music / Sound Art
Performance
Philosophy of Art / of Computation
Technology / Ethics / Epistemology
Important dates
Submission deadline: 31 January 2016
Notifications: 21 March 2016
Registration deadline for first authors: 18 April 2016
Delivery of final versions for publication: 18 April 2016
Exhibition opening: 6 July 2016
Conference: 7-8 July 2016

Additional information and submission details

All works must be submitted via EasyChair — https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=xcoax2015
Submissions must be original and will be rigorously reviewed by an international and multidisciplinary scientific committee, in a process that will assess originality, relevance, aesthetic and technical achievements;
Reviewing will be double-blind for papers, single-blind for artworks and performances, please omit all information about the authors in double-blind submissions;
Papers may be up to 10 pages long, following the format in the Word template — http://xcoax.org/xcoax2015template.docx ;
Artworks and performances should be accompanied by a two-page abstract formatted using the same template and by one or more URLs for access to relevant media assets;
Submissions should be presented as .pdf files with all the media files embedded or linked to online resources. Final versions for publication should be delivered in .docx with all the images and other media files attached as independent files;
All images and media assets must be cleared for publication by the authors;
At least one of the authors of each contribution must register to the conference before the first author registration deadline in order for the work to be published in the proceedings;
xCoAx’s working language is English;
xCoAx’s conference proceedings (with ISBN) will be published online,
A selection of works will be published in a forthcoming special issue of CITAR’s Journal of Science and Technology of the Arts;
Please contact the program chairs at info@xcoax.org with any questions regarding submissions.
Conference format

Wednesday, July 6: Opening of the exhibition, reception cocktail.
Thursday, July 7: Conference and keynote. Presentations will be organized in panels chaired by a moderator that will lead a final discussion with authors and audience. A guest keynote will close the sessions for the day.
Thursday, July 7, evening: Performances.
Friday, July 8: Conference.
Friday, July 8, evening: Conference dinner.
Friday, July 8, night: Algorave.

Registration

Full registration: € 150 — before April 18th (one author per paper; includes entry to conference and performances, does not include conference dinner)
Reduced registration: € 50 — (non-presenting co-authors, authors without academic affiliation, general public; includes entry to conference and performances, does not include conference dinner)
Conference dinner: € 25 — (not included in the registration, also open to non-registered accompanying persons).