[rede.APPIA] CfP EvoMusArt 2018

Call for papers for the 7th EVOMUSART conference

The 7th International Conference on Computational Intelligence in Music, Sound, Art and Design (evoMUSART) will be held in Parma in 4-6 April 2018, as part of the evo* event. The main goal of EvoMusArt is to bring together researchers who are using Computational Intelligence techniques for artistic tasks such as visual art, music, architecture, video, digital games, poetry, or design. The conference gives researchers in the field the opportunity to promote, present and discuss ongoing work in the area.

Important dates:
Submission: 1 November 2017
Notification to authors: 3 January 2018
Camera-ready deadline: 15 January 2018
Evo*: 4-6 April 2018

We welcome submissions which use Computational Intelligence techniques (e.g. Evolutionary Computation, Artificial Life, Machine Learning, Swarm Intelligence) in the generation, analysis and interpretation of art, music, design, architecture and other artistic fields. Submissions must be at most 16 pages long, in Springer LNCS format (instructions downloadable from http://www.springer.com/computer/lncs?SGWID=0-164-6-793341-0). Each submission must be anonymised for a double-blind review process and submitted to http://myreview.csregistry.org/evomusart18/ (which should be online soon). The deadline for submission is 1 November 2017, and acceptance notification on 3 January 2018. Accepted papers will be presented orally or as posters 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.

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:
* Systems that create drawings, images, animations, sculptures, poetry, text, designs, webpages, buildings, etc.;
* Systems that create musical pieces, sounds, instruments, voices, sound effects, sound analysis, etc.;
* Systems that create artifacts such as game content, architecture, furniture, based on aesthetic and functional criteria.
* Robotic-Based Evolutionary Art and Music;
* Other related artificial intelligence or generative techniques in the fields of Computer Music, Computer Art, etc.;

* Computational Aesthetics, Experimental Aesthetics; 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 computational intelligence 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 artefacts;
* Collaborative distributed artificial art environments;

* Techniques for automatic fitness assignment
* Systems in which an analysis or interpretation of the artworks is used in conjunction with computational intelligence techniques to produce novel objects;
* Systems that resort to computational intelligence approaches to perform the analysis of image, music, sound, sculpture, or some other types of artistic object or resource.

More information on the submission process of evoMUSART 2018 can be found at http://www.evostar.org/2018/cfp_evomusart.php 
Past Evomusart papers can be found http://evomusart-index.dei.uc.pt/

We look forward to seeing you in Parma in 2018!

The evoMUSART 2018 organisers

[rede.APPIA] CfP Cognitive IoT 2017: deadline July 15th



Cognitive IoT 2017 – 1st International Workshop on Empowering IoT with Cognition and Intelligent Agents

Organized in the scope of
ACM SenSys 2017 – 15th ACM Conference on Embedded Networked Sensor Systems
Delft, The Netherlands, November 6-8, 2017

Keywords: Internet of Things; People-IoT interactions; Multi-agent systems; Cognitive systems; Affective computing; Ambient intelligence.

Scope: Recent advances in the Internet of Things (IoT), particularly in the definition of new reference architectures, such as FIWARE, go towards a growing integration of the physical, social and cyber spaces. The IoT supporting technologies are becoming robust, viable, cheaper and widely available to citizens. The delivery of low-cost people-centric services through IoT is becoming increasingly viable, which is giving rise to the emergence of a people-centric IoT. This also raises the need for smarter, context-aware and cognitive-based services to be provided through these platforms. Moreover, the distributed characteristics of IoT resources leads to increasing needs for autonomy, reactivity, proactivity and social ability, characteristics that intelligent agents have been tackling in the last decades.
      This workshop intends to bring together researchers working on the confluence of intelligent and cognitive systems with the Internet of Things and related areas. We aim to provide the opportunity to promote the presentation and discussion of ongoing work in the area, which will encourage cross-fertilization between various current approaches. In this context, we welcome papers describing ongoing work the confluence of intelligent and cognitive systems with the Internet of Things, including, but not limited to, the following topics:

* Intelligent systems for IoT
* Multi-Agent Systems for IoT
* Cognitive services for IoT
* Context awareness in IoT
* Human in the Loop
* Cyber Physical Systems
* People-centric systems and solutions
* People-IoT Interactions
* Cloud-based People-centric IoT Applications and Environments
* Affective Computing in IoT
* Machine learning for IoT
* IoT for Ambient Intelligence
* Distributed security in Cognitive IoT

Submissions must be made through the main conference site: 

Important dates

Submission deadline: July 15th, 2017
Notification of acceptance: September 15th, 2017
Camera-Ready papers: September 22nd, 2017

Workshop co-chairs

Fernando Boavida, University of Coimbra, Portugal
Takahiro Hara, Osaka University, Japan
Nic Lane, University College London, United Kingdom 

Technical Program Committee (more committee members may be added)

Amílcar Cardoso, University of Coimbra, Portugal
Carlos Carrascosa, Universidad Politecnica de Valencia, Spain
José Luis Castillo Sequera, University of Alcalá, Spain
Ioannis Chatzigiannakis, University of Rome La Sapienza, Italy
Juan M. Corchado, University of Salamanca, Spain
Edward Curry, National University of Ireland Galway, Ireland
Kevin Doolin, TSSG, Waterford Institute of Technology, Ireland
Antonio Fernández Anta, IMDEA Networks, Spain
Fernando Ferri, Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche, IRPPS, Italy
Cathal Gurrin, Dublin City University / Insight Centre for Data Analytics, Ireland
Antonio Loureiro, Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais, Brazil
Luis Macedo, University of Coimbra, Portugal
Andreas Mauthe, University of Lancaster, UK
Alexandre Miguel Pinto, University of Lisbon, Portugal
Paulo Novais, Universidade do Minho, Portugal
Vasco Pereira, University of Coimbra, Portugal
Ricardo Rabelo, Federal University of Ouro Preto, Brazil
André Rodrigues, ISCAC, Portugal
Jorge Sá Silva, University of Coimbra, Portugal
Antonio Skarmeta, University of Murcia, Spain
Kåre Synnes, Luleå University of Technology, Sweden
Victoria Torres Bosch, Universidad Politécnica de Valencia, Spain
Kevin Wang, Auckland University, New Zealand
Marco Zennaro, The Abdus Salam International Centre for Theoretical Physics, Italy
Pei Zhang, Carnegie Mellon University, USA