Call for papers for the 12th International Conference on Artificial Intelligence in Music, Sound, Art and Design (EvoMUSART)

The 12th International Conference on Artificial Intelligence in Music,
Sound, Art and Design (EvoMUSART) will take place in Brno (Czech Republic)
between the 12th and 14th of April of 2023, as part of the evo* event.

EvoMUSART webpage: http://www.evostar.org/2023/evomusart/

*Submission deadline*: 1 November 2022
*Conference*: 12-14 April 2023

EvoMUSART is a multidisciplinary conference that brings together
researchers who are working on the application of Artificial Neural
Networks, Evolutionary Computation, Swarm Intelligence, Cellular Automata,
Alife, and other Artificial Intelligence techniques in creative and artist
fields such as Visual Art, Music, Architecture, Video, Digital Games,
Poetry, or Design. This conference gives researchers in the field the
opportunity to promote, present and discuss ongoing work in the area.

Submissions must be at most 16 pages long, in Springer LNCS format. Each
submission must be anonymised for a double-blind review process.

Accepted papers will be presented orally or as posters at the event and
included in the EvoMUSART proceedings published by Springer Nature in a
dedicated volume of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science series.

Indicative topics 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 artefacts such as game content, architecture,
furniture, based on aesthetic and/or functional criteria;
* Systems that resort to artificial intelligence to perform the analysis of
image, music, sound, sculpture, or some other types of artistic objects;
* Systems in which artificial intelligence is used to promote the
creativity of a human user;
* Theories or models of computational aesthetics;
* Computational models of emotional response, surprise, novelty;
* Representation techniques for images, videos, music, etc.;
* Surveys of the current state-of-the-art in the area;
* New ways of integrating the user in the process (e.g. improvisation,
co-creation, participation).

More information on the submission process and the topics of EvoMUSART:
https://www.evostar.org/2023/evomusart

Flyer of EvoMUSART 2023: https://www.evostar.org/2023/flyers/evomusart

Papers published in EvoMUSART: https://evomusart-index.dei.uc.pt

We look forward to seeing you in EvoMUSART 2023!


Virtual get-together: PhiDOS (DGPhil-AG “Philosophie der Digitalität”)

The working group “Philosophy of Digitality” invites you to join us for
our forth online meeting of
*PhiDOS (“Philosophy of Digitality Open Space”) on Thursday, 13.10.2022
at 6 pm (CET)!*

The program of the meetings is very open, so please feel free to bring
your own ideas and questions!
We will start with a short impulse talk by Sven Nyholm about ‘A New
Control Problem? Humanoid Robots, AI, and the Value of Control’.

If you are interested, please fill out this form
(https://forms.gle/hHVYmUqDJgN5e2i2A
<https://forms.gle/hHVYmUqDJgN5e2i2A>).
We will get in touch, send you the Zoom link as well as the Discord
link, and keep you updated on our event.

More information: https://digitale-philosophie.de
<https://digitale-philosophie.de>


2nd Call for Papers: EvoCOP 2023 – The 23nd European Conference on Evolutionary Computation in Combinatorial Optimisation

Second Call for Papers:
EvoCOP 2023 – The 23nd European Conference on
Evolutionary Computation in Combinatorial Optimisation

http://www.evostar.org/2023/evocop/

April 12 – 14, 2023
held as part of EvoStar (http://www.evostar.org)

Venue: Brno, Czech Republic

** EvoCOP is CORE Rank B **

Submission deadline: November 1, 2022
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The 23nd European Conference on Evolutionary Computation in Combinatorial
Optimisation is a multidisciplinary conference that brings together
researchers
working on applications and theory of evolutionary computation methods and
other metaheuristics for solving difficult combinatorial optimisation
problems
appearing in various industrial, economic, and scientific domains.

Successfully solved problems include, but are not limited to,
multi-objective,
uncertain, dynamic and stochastic problems in the context of scheduling,
timetabling, network design, transportation and distribution, vehicle
routing,
stringology, graphs, satisfiability, energy optimisation, cutting, packing,
planning and search-based software engineering.

The EvoCOP 2023 conference will be held somewhere on Earth, together
with EuroGP (the 26th European Conference on Genetic Programming), EvoMUSART
(the 12th European conference on evolutionary and biologically inspired
music,
sound, art and design) and EvoApplications (the 26th European Conference on
the
Applications of Evolutionary Computation), and a special track on
Evolutionary Machine Learning in a joint event collectively known as
EvoStar (Evo*).

Accepted papers will be published by Springer Nature in the Lecture Notes in
Computer Science series. (See https://link.springer.com/conference/evocop
for
previous proceedings.)

Download the CFP in PDF format:
https://www.evostar.org/2023/wp-content/uploads/2022/07/evo2022-evocop-flyers-prints-05062022-3.pdf

The best regular paper presented at EvoCOP 2023 will be distinguished
with a Best Paper Award.

EvoCOP conference is ranked B in the CORE 2021 ranking:
http://portal.core.edu.au/conf-ranks/2195/

**** Areas of Interest and Contributions ****

EvoCOP welcomes submissions in all experimental and theoretical aspects of
evolutionary computation and other metaheuristics to combinatorial
optimisation
problems, including (but not limited to) the following areas:

* Applications of metaheuristics to combinatorial optimisation problems
* Theoretical developments
* Neighbourhoods and efficient algorithms for searching them
* Variation operators for stochastic search methods
* Constraint-handling techniques
* Parallelisation and grid computing
* Search space and landscape analyses
* Comparisons between different (also exact) methods
* Automatic algorithm configuration and design

Prominent examples of metaheuristics include (but are not limited to):

* Evolutionary algorithms
* Estimation of distribution algorithms
* Swarm intelligence methods such as ant colony and particle swarm
optimisation
* Artificial immune systems
* Local search methods such as simulated annealing, tabu search, variable
neighbourhood search, iterated local search, scatter search and path
relinking
* Hybrid methods such as memetic algorithms
* Matheuristics (hybrids of exact and heuristic methods)
* Hyper-heuristics and autonomous search
* Surrogate-model-based methods

Notice that, by tradition, continuous/numerical optimisation is *not* part
of
the topics of interest of EvoCOP. Interested authors might consider
submitting
to other EvoStar conferences such as EvoApplications.

**** Submission Details ****

Paper submissions must be original and not published elsewhere. The
submissions
will be peer reviewed by members of the program committee. The reviewing
process will be double-blind, please omit information about the authors in
the
submitted paper. Submit your manuscript in Springer LNCS format:
http://www.springer.com/computer/lncs?SGWID=0-164-6-793341-0

Page limit: 16 pages


Online Lecture: Recent Debates on Animal Cognition

Online Lecture Series on Animal Cognition at the Ruhr-University Bochum

Scientific Organization: Dr Sabrina Coninx & Prof Dr Albert Newen (part of the Research Training Group “Situated Cognition”)

 

Hans Johann Glock (University of Zürich): Agency, Intelligence, and Reasons in Animals

15.12.2020 14:00-15:30 CET (UTC+1)

Zoom-Link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89050362754?pwd=L3VWMlRr

WWl6blRnMnVlcjRqam5Jdz09

Meeting ID: 890 5036 2754; Password: 5h9ax2

 

Julia Fischer (University of Göttingen): Cognition in the Wild

26.01.2021 14:00-15:30 CET (UTC+1)

Zoom-Link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85742831087?pwd=S3p5ak8rZ3

VZbWlpQllWRTAwT2c2Zz09

Meeting ID: 857 4283 1087; Password: SYbr1s

 

Colin Allen (University of Pittsburgh) & Antonella Tramacere MPI for Science of Human History & Mississippi State University): Temporal Binding as a Marker of Causal Cognition in Non Human Animals

02.02.2021 14:00-15:30 CET (UTC+1)

Zoom-Link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87627994110?pwd=blZ0SVdFQ

WpyY2hQTGtPdGY4bmp1Zz09

Meeting ID: 876 2799 4110; Password: M9MC8x

 

Albert Newen & Tobias Starzak (Ruhr University Bochum): Are Animals Cognitive Systems With Beliefs?

09.02.2021 14:00-15:30 CET (UTC+1)

Zoom-Link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85078567791?pwd=YjVmSEZzV

3RmamdmWVhnTWgwUHY0UT09

Meeting ID: 850 7856 7791; Password: Vg2yLP

 


CfA KI-Camp 2021 + Nominierung KI-Newcomer*innen

KI-Camp 2021. Im Dialog. Mit Algorithmen. Für die Gesellschaft.

Auf dem KI-Camp 2021, der transdisziplinären KI-Forschungs-Convention für den wissenschaftlichen Nachwuchs, treffen sich auf Initiative des Bundesministeriums für Bildung und Forschung (BMBF) und der GI am 27. April 2021 zum zweiten Mal die KI-Forschenden, die nicht unbedingt nebeneinander im Hörsaal sitzen, aber ein gemeinsames Forschungs- und Wirkungsgebiet haben: Künstliche Intelligenz.

In diesen sieben Tracks wird es auf Deutsch und Englisch spannende Themen in interaktiven Formaten geben:

– Gesellschaft
– Nachhaltigkeit
– Gesundheit und Lebenswissenschaften
– Smart Spaces und Mobilität
– Produktion
– Kunst und Medien
– Wissenschaft

Darüber hinaus sucht die GI im Rahmen des KI-Camp erneut 10 junge KI-Newcomer/innen unterschiedlicher Disziplinen, die auf dem KI-Camp gekürt werden.

Die Bewerbungsphase für das KI-Camp 2021 endet am 6. Dezember. KI-Newcomer/innen können bis zum 13. Dezember nominiert werden. Bewerbung und Nominierung sowie weitere Informationen unter www.kicamp.org und www.kicamp.org/en.

Weitere Fragen beantwortet das KI-Camp Team gerne unter kicamp@gi.de.


Online Lecture Series at the Ruhr-University Bochum

Online Lecture Series on Situated and Social Cognition at the Ruhr-University Bochum

Scientific Organization: Dr Sabrina Coninx & Prof Dr Albert Newen (part of the Research Training Group “Situated Cognition”)

 

Marc Slors (Radboud): Causes, Normativity, and Reciprocity: The Case for Symbiotic Cognition

24.11.2020 14:00-15:30 CET (UTC+1)

Zoom Link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85618798486?pwd=SWhDanA5ZFp3anY

1TCtoVSs0K3Judz09

Meeting ID: 856 1879 8486; Password: K86RgY

 

Shaun Gallagher (Memphis, Philosophy): Modeling the Situation of Social Interaction

01.12.2020 15:00-16:30 CET (UTC+1)

Zoom Link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83601592315?pwd=YktSMWs3VDIzZHRI

WjA0SEZHemVDUT09

Meeting ID: 836 0159 2315; Password: pS9x70

 

Joe Dewhurst (Munich): Pluralistic Ontologies and Perspectival Functions in Cognitive Science

08.12.2020 14:00-15:30 CET (UTC+1)

Zoom Link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84240307698?pwd=blI2cTJPWGQ1U3ox

b1VDeGJpMk01dz09

Meeting ID: 842 4030 7698; Password: hc0XZx

 

Cornelia Ebert (Frankfurt): Linguistics On the Interpretation of Co and Post Speech Gestures

12.01.2021 14:00-15:30 CET (UTC+1)

Zoom Link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85963322852?pwd=OE0wS2hkb00rb1gz

bm5WMUZnR2podz09

Meeting ID: 859 6332 2852; Password: r5K0RT

 


Call for Papers: EvoMUSART 2021 (Seville, Spain, 7-9 April 2021)

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Call for papers for the 10th International Conference on Artificial
Intelligence in Music, Sound, Art and Design (EvoMUSART)

Please distribute (apologies for cross-posting)
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The 10th International Conference on Artificial Intelligence in Music,
Sound, Art and Design (EvoMUSART) will be held in Seville, Spain, on
7-9 April 2021, as part of the evo* event.

EvoMUSART webpage: www.evostar.org/2021/evomusart

Special Issue on Genetic Programming and Evolvable Machines
The journal “Genetic Programming and Evolvable Machines” (Q2, IF:
1.78) will publish a Special Issue called “Evolutionary computation in
Art, music & Design”. The editors of this Special Issue will be Juan
Romero and Penousal Machado. Some authors from EvoMUSART 2021 will be
invited to submit a new paper to this Special Issue.

The main goal of EvoMUSART is to bring together researchers who are
using Artificial Intelligence techniques (e.g. Artificial Neural
Network, Evolutionary Computation, Swarm, Cellular Automata, Alife)
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.

Accepted papers will be published by Springer Verlag in the Lecture
Notes in Computer Science series.

IMPORTANT DATES
Submission deadline: 1 November 2020
Conference: 7-9 April 2021

We welcome submissions which use Artificial Intelligence techniques 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. Each submission must be
anonymised for a double-blind review process. The deadline for
submission is 1 November 2020. 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.

Indicative topics 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 artefacts such as game content, architecture,
furniture, based on aesthetic and/or functional criteria;

* Systems that resort to artificial intelligence to perform the
analysis of image, music, sound, sculpture, or some other types of
artistic object;

* Systems in which artificial intelligence is used to promote the
creativity of a human user;

* Theories or models of computational aesthetics;

* Computational models of emotional response, surprise, novelty;

* Representation techniques for images, videos, music, etc.;

* Surveys of the current state-of-the-art in the area;

* New ways of integrating the user in the process (e.g. improvisation,
co-creation, participation).

More information on the submission process and the topics of EvoMUSART
can be found at: www.evostar.org/2021/evomusart

Papers published in EvoMUSART can be found at:
https://evomusart-index.dei.uc.pt

We look forward to seeing you in Seville in 2021!

The EvoMUSART 2021 organisers
Juan Romero
Tiago Martins
Nereida Rodríguez-Fernandez (publication chair)


Call for Papers: GEM 2021 – workshop on generative episodic memory

Call For Papers:

GEM 2021 – Generative Episodic Memory: Interdisciplinary perspectives from
psychology, neuroscience and philosophy
<https://for2812.rub.de/gem2021> https://for2812.rub.de/gem2021
16-18 February 2021
Ruhr University Bochum, Germany

The DFG-funded research consortium “FOR 2812 – Constructing scenarios of the
past”  <https://for2812.rub.de> https://for2812.rub.de is proud to announce
a call for papers for its first workshop on generative episodic memory.
Depending on the public health situation in February next year, the workshop
will be in-person, virtual or a hybrid event. We invite submissions for
talks and posters  <https://easychair.org/cfp/gem2021>
https://easychair.org/cfp/gem2021.

Episodic memories are widely regarded as memories of personally experienced
events. Early concepts about episodic memory were based on the storage
model, according to which experiential content is preserved in memory and
later retrieved. However, overwhelming empirical evidence suggests that the
content of episodic memory is – at least to a certain degree – constructed
in the act of remembering. Even though very few contemporary researchers
would oppose this view of episodic memory as a generative process, it has
not become the standard paradigm of empirical memory research. This is
particularly true for studies of the neural correlates of episodic memory.
Further hindering progress are large conceptual differences regarding
episodic memory across different fields, such as neuroscience, philosophy,
and psychology. This interdisciplinary workshop therefore aims to bring
together researchers from all relevant fields to advance the state of the
art in the research on generative episodic memory.

FOR 2812 “Constructing scenarios of the past: A new framework in episodic
memory” consists of 9 researchers. Seven from the Ruhr University Bochum and
two from the University of Münster. The consortium adopts an
interdisciplinary approach and investigates generative episodic memory from
a conceptual, modeling, and experimental perspective using a common
conceptual framework: scenario construction.

Keynote Speakers:
Karl-Heinz Bäuml – University Regensburg, Germany
Dorthe Berntsen – Aarhus University, Denmark
Amy Criss – University of Syracuse, USA
Dorothea Debus – University of Konstanz, Germany
David Huber – University of Massachusetts, USA
Sarah Robins – University of Kansas, USA

Deadlines [GMT +1 (CET)]:
Abstract submission – 15.11.2020
Notification of acceptance – 19.12.2020

Submission guidelines:
Abstracts must be submitted in English and be no longer than 1 page.
Submitted work must be original and unpublished. Abstracts must be submitted
electronically through the GEM 2021 paper submission site on EasyChair
<https://easychair.org/cfp/gem2021> https://easychair.org/cfp/gem2021.
Authors will receive confirmation of receipt of their abstracts including an
ID number after submission. You can edit your submission at any time before
the deadline. We will consider only the final version.

Program committee:
Nikolai Axmacher – Faculty of Psychology – Ruhr University Bochum
Sen Cheng – Institute for Neural Computation – Ruhr University Bochum
Gerald Echterhoff – Faculty of Psychology – University of Münster
Albert Newen – Faculty of Philosophy – Ruhr University Bochum
Ricarda Schubotz – Faculty of Psychology – University of Münster
Markus Werning – Faculty of Philosophy – Ruhr University Bochum
Laurenz Wiskott – Institute for Neural Computation – Ruhr University Bochum
Oliver Wolf – Faculty of Psychology – Ruhr University Bochum

All questions regarding the workshop should be emailed to
<mailto:for2812@rub.de> for2812@rub.de

Coordinator – Vinita Samarasinghe
Secretary – Christiane Dahl


EvoStar 2021 – The Leading European Event on Bio-Inspired Computation

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1st Call for papers for the EvoStar conference

Please distribute
(Apologies for cross-posting)
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EvoStar comprises of four co-located conferences run each spring at
different locations throughout Europe. These events arose out of
workshops originally developed by EvoNet, the Network of Excellence in
Evolutionary Computing, established by the Information Societies
Technology Programme of the European Commission, and they represent a
continuity of research collaboration stretching back over 20 years.

EvoStar is organised by SPECIES, the Society for the Promotion of
Evolutionary Computation in Europe and its Surroundings. This
non-profit academic society is committed to promoting evolutionary
algorithmic thinking, with the inspiration of parallel algorithms
derived from natural processes. It provides a forum for information
and exchange.

The four conferences include:

– EuroGP 24th European Conference on Genetic Programming
http://www.evostar.org/2021/eurogp/

– EvoApplications 24th European Conference on the Applications of
Evolutionary and bio-inspired Computation
http://www.evostar.org/2021/evoapps/

– EvoCOP 21st European Conference on Evolutionary Computation in
Combinatorial Optimisation
http://www.evostar.org/2021/evocop/

– EvoMUSART 10th International Conference (and 15th European event) on
Evolutionary and Biologically Inspired Music, Sound, Art and Design
http://www.evostar.org/2021/evomusart/

*** Important Dates, Venue and Publication ***
Submission Deadline: November 1, 2019
Conference: 7 to 9 April 2021.
Venue: Seville, Spain

All accepted papers will be printed in the proceedings published by
Springer Verlag in the Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS)
series.

Please, check the website for more information:
http://www.evostar.org/2021/

And follow us at:
Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/evostarconf/
Twitter – https://twitter.com/EvostarConf/
Instagram – https://www.instagram.com/evostarconference/