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CFP: ACM Creativity and Cognition 2013, 2nd Call for Demonstrations and Graduate Student Symposium
*** 2nd Call for DEMONSTRATIONS ***
*** 2nd Call for GRADUATE STUDENT SYMPOSIUM ***
ACM Creativity and Cognition 2013
17th-20th June, 2013, Sydney, Australia.
University of Technology, Sydney
1st March 2013 for Demonstrations
1st March 2013 for Graduate Student Symposium
The University of Technology, Sydney will host the International
Conference on Creativity and Cognition from the 17th to the 20th of June
2013. The organising committee would like to invite you to join us in
Sydney for another conference in this very successful series.
For 2013 the conference theme will be 'Intersections and Interactions',
due to the inter-disciplinarity that is inherent in the study of
creativity and cognition. June 2013 will be an exciting time for Sydney,
as the International Symposium on Electronic Art (ISEA 2013) will run
from the 7th to 16th, as well as theVivid Festival of Arts from the 24th
of May until the 10th of June. Also, the International Conference on
Computational Creativity has been recently announced for the dates 12-14
*** 2nd Call for DEMONSTRATIONS ****
Submissions due: 1st March, 2013
ACM Creativity and Cognition is calling for Demonstration papers to be
submitted. Demonstrations are papers which demonstrate a new process or
technology to do with the conference topics and which benefit from a
presentation context that is interactive, hands-on and conversational.
They will be presented primarily in conjunction with the poster
All Demonstration submissions are to be anonymised, limited to 2 pages,
and presented in SIGCHI format, for which templates can be found on the
Submission page of the conference website:
General topics for Demonstrations may include, but are not limited to:
* Descriptions or case study reports of musical, artistic, literary or
other forms of successful creative expression or collaboration.
* Reflections or analyses of design, artistic thinking or creative
thought in general or analysis of the creative process in any medium of
* Visual, auditory, tactile or multi-modal representations for creative
work, e.g., technology for graphics, visualization, virtual reality and
other forms of computing.
* Materials for creativity, e.g., tangible interaction for creative
expression, e.g., sticky notes, electronic textiles, physical computing,
new materials for creativity.
* Creation, implementation, evaluation and practical use of digital
tools to support creative cognition or visualization.
* Empirical reports of design, development and deployment of platforms,
tools and toolkits to support creative work in any domain.
* Models and theories of creative thinking from any perspective, e.g.,
cognitive, cognitive neuroscience, information-processing and computational.
* Studies of bringing creative ideas to mind: e.g., open-ended reports
and explorations of idea generation, divergent thinking, and other ways
of breaking up habitual modes of thought, creative problem solving or
* Empirical studies of creativity or creative cognition: e.g., cognitive
study of artistic work and/or creative design methods
* Evaluation methods and/or criteria for assessing creative work by an
individual, small group, or community.
* Creative information design to support communication.
* Understanding the 'audience' experience and reactions to creative
works, e.g., evaluation criteria, methods and tools, empirical reports
on development and production of creative work by and for target audiences.
* Inter-disciplinary methods and models for creative collaboration,
e.g., reports of inter-disciplinary interactions and collaboration for
creativity, including discussion of what worked and what didn't.
* Collective creativity and creative communities, e.g., collaborative
cognition, the nature and role of analogies used in groups, conceptual
synergy and combination, when and how group processes may actually
inhibit or limit creative collaboration.
* Empirical studies of social media and computing in creativity.
* Creativity in the wild: e.g., reports of everyday personal creativity,
group creativity, or the workings of online creative communities.
Submission Method: Easychair – see 'Submission' webpage for details. All
papers and posters will be peer-reviewed. Accepted papers and posters
will be published in the proceedings and will be included in the ACM
*** 2nd Call for GRADUATE STUDENT SYMPOSIUM SUBMISSIONS ****
Important Dates for GRADUATE STUDENT SYMPOSIUM SUBMISSIONS
Submissions due: 1st March, 2013
Notifications: 1st April, 2013
Graduate Student Symposium: 17th June 2013
The Graduate Student Symposium is a forum in which postgraduate students
meet and discuss their work with each other and a panel of experienced
researchers and practitioners. The Symposium itself will be held on the
17th of June, with a table for the participants to be reserved during
the conference dinner. We welcome applications in any of the disciplines
and approaches concerned with Creativity and Cognition (see the Call for
Papers for further details on topics).
Applicants should be Ph.D. students with an already well-established
direction of research relevant to Creativity and Cognition, but whose
research would benefit from guidance provided by peers and senior
colleagues at the Graduate Student Symposium. Each application should
* A short written paper (no more than TWO pages in SIGCHI format)
* A brief letter of support from the student's principal adviser
* A brief 2-3 paragraph biographical sketch on a separate page together
with a list of any relevant publications
The paper should describe ongoing work and summarize the student's
thesis, or highlight a particular aspect - therefore it should be
first-authored by the student. Advisors' or supervisors' letters of
support should indicate that the work has reached the appropriate level
of maturity for presentation in this venue. The letter of support and
biographical sketch should be submitted together with the paper on the
conference submission site. Please note that Graduate Student Symposium
submission, unlike paper submission, is not anonymous. For templates,
please see the conference website under Submission.
Participants will be selected based on their anticipated contributions
to the breadth and depth of the intellectual discussions of the
symposium. Selected students will be expected to give a short
presentation of their work, followed by discussion with the panel and
the other student participants.
*** Organising Committee ***
Conference Co-Chairs: Yukari Nagai, Sam Ferguson
Program Chair: Tom Hewett
Program Committee Co-chairs: Steven Dow, Ellen Yi-Luen Do, Jack Ox ,
Treasurer: Andrew Johnston
Poster and Demos Co-Chairs: Kazushi Nishimoto, Chek Tien Tan
Art Program Chair: Ian Gwilt
Curatorial Advisor: Deborah Turnbull
Music Program Chair: Kirsty Beilharz
Workshops Chair: David A. Shamma
Local Organising Chair: Aengus Martin
Graduate Student Symposium Chair: Barbara Adkins
Publicity Chair: Kazunori Miyata
Website Chair: Deny Willy
Sam Ferguson, Lecturer
Creativity & Cognition Studios
School of Software,
Faculty of Engineering and IT
University of Technology, Sydney