xCoAx 2014: 2nd International Conference on Computation, Communication, Aesthetics and X (June 2014, Porto)

Extended deadline for submissions: 19 January 2014

Dates: 26-27 June 2014
Location: Porto, Portugal
Website: http://xcoax.org/

The development of computational tools and media has been radically transforming the landscape for the practice of the arts, of design and of numerous cultural manifestations. Recognizing this, xCoAx is designed as a multi-disciplinary enquiry on arts, computers, computation, communication and the elusive x factor that connects them all.

xCoAx is a forum for the exchange of ideas and the discovery of new and valuable synergies. It is an event exploring the frontiers of digital arts with the participation of a diverse confluence of computer scientists, media practitioners and theoreticians, with a focus on the relations between what can and cannot be computed, what can and cannot be communicated, what is beautiful and how humans and computational systems intersect in the development of new directions in aesthetics.

The first edition of xCoAx happened in 2013 in Bergamo, Italy. The 37 works presented — selected from a total of 114 submissions from 28 countries — are compiled in the proceedings book, available at 2013.xcoax.org.

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
submissions open: 9 September 2013
submission deadline: 31 December 2013
notifications: 16 March 2014
early registration until: 11 April 2014
delivery of final versions until: 11 April 2014
conference: 26-27 June 2014

Additional information and submission details

* All works must be submitted via EasyChair — https://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=xcoax2014
* 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;
* The reviewing will be double-blind; please omit all information about the authors in the submissions;
* Papers may be 4 to 10 pages long, following the format in the Word template — http://xcoax.org/xcoax2014template.docx ;
* Artworks, performances and demos should be accompanied by a two-page short-paper formatted using the same template and by valid (and anonymous) URL 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;
* Please contact the program chairs at info@xcoax.org with any questions regarding submissions.

Conference format

Day one: Conference and keynote. All presentations will be organized in panels chaired by a moderator that will sum up the presentations and lead a final discussion with authors and audience. A guest keynote will close the day.

Day two: Conference, demos, poster presentations, exhibition and performances. Demos and posters will be exhibited at various spaces in and around the conference venue. Presentations and discussion will be organized throughout the afternoon, networking authors and audience. The day will close with an evening program of performances.

Scientific committee

Alessandro Ludovico, Neural / Academy of Art Carrara
Alex McLean, Interdisciplinary Center for Scientific Research in Music, University of Leeds
Alice Eldridge, CRiSAP / University of the Arts, London
Alison Clifford, University of the West of Scotland
Álvaro Barbosa, University of Saint Joseph, Macao, China
André Rangel, CITAR / Portuguese Catholic University
Andreas Muxel, Cologne
Arne Eigenfeldt, Simon Fraser University
Carlos Guedes, New York University Abu Dhabi
Chandler McWilliams, UCLA
Christian Faubel, Academy of Media Arts Cologne
Christoph Illing, sinuous.de
Cretien Van Campen, Netherlands Institute for Social Research
Cristina Sá, CITAR / School of the Arts, Portuguese Catholic University in Porto
Daniel Schorno, STEIM
Diemo Schwarz, IRCAM
Francesca Pasquali, University of Bergamo
Francesco Monico, Ars Academy Research / Planetary Collegium
Francisco Cardoso Lima, Independent Artist, Aveiro
Heitor Alvelos, ID+ / Faculty of Fine Arts, University of Porto
João Cordeiro, University of Saint Joseph, Macao, China
Jason Reizner, Faculty of Computer Science and Languages, Anhalt University of Applied Sciences
Jon McCormack, Monash University
Julio D’Escriván, University of Huddersfield
Kasia Glowicka, Royal Conservatory Brussels
Ken Rinaldo, The Ohio State University
Luís Gustavo Martins, CITAR / Portuguese Catholic University
Luís Sarmento, Seattle
Luísa Ribas, ID+ / Faculty of Fine Arts, University of Lisbon
Manuela Naveau, Ars Electronica
Mario Verdicchio, University of Bergamo
Martin Kaltenbrunner, Kunstuniversität Linz
Maude Bonenfant, Département de Communication Sociale et Publique, Université du Québec à Montréal
Miguel Carvalhais, ID+ / Faculty of Fine Arts, University of Porto
Miguel Leal, i2ADS / Faculty of Fine Arts, University of Porto
Mitchell Whitelaw, Faculty of Arts and Design, University of Canberra
Monty Adkins, University of Huddersfield
Nathan Wolek, Stetson University
Nicolas Makelberge, Symbio
Nina Wenhart, Linz
Pablo Garcia, School of the Art Institute of Chicago
Paulo Ferreira Lopes, Hochschule fur Musik Karlsruhe
Pedro Cardoso, ID+ / Faculty of Fine Arts, University of Porto
Pedro Tudela, i2ADS / Faculty of Fine Arts, University of Porto
Penousal Machado, University of Coimbra
Philip Galanter, Texas A&M University
Roxanne Leitão, The Cultural Communication and Computing Research Institute, Sheffield Hallam University
Rui Torres, Faculty of Human and Social Sciences, University Fernando Pessoa, Porto
Teresa Dillon, Independent Curator, Artist, Research & Educator
Tim Boykett, Time’s Up
Titus von der Malsburg, University of Potsdam
Thor Magnusson, University of Brighton / ixi audio

Organizing committee

André Rangel, CITAR / Portuguese Catholic University
Jason Reizner, Faculty of Computer Science and Languages, Anhalt University of Applied Sciences
Mario Verdicchio, University of Bergamo
Miguel Carvalhais, ID+ / Faculty of Fine Arts, University of Porto (Conference Chair)
Pedro Tudela, i2ADS / Faculty of Fine Arts, University of Porto

Contacts
info@xcoax.org
twitter: @xcoaxorg
http://facebook.com/xcoax.org