CFP: International Conference on Computational Creativity

Monday, January 16, 2012 (All day)


3rd International Conference on Computational Creativity, 2012

Dublin Ireland

30 May – 1 June 2012


Call for Papers

Original contributions are solicited in all areas related to Computational Creativity, including but not limited to:

  • Computational paradigms for understanding creativity, including heuristic search, analogical and meta-level reasoning, and re-representation;
  • Metrics, frameworks and formalizations for the evaluation of creativity in computational systems;
  • Perspectives on computational creativity, including philosophy, models of cognition and human behavior, and intelligent systems;
  • Development and assessment of computational creativity-support tools;
  • Creativity-oriented computing in learning, teaching, and other aspects of education;
  • Innovation, improvisation and related pursuits investigating the production of novel experiences and artifacts within a computational framework;
  • Computational accounts of factors that enhance creativity, including emotion, surprise (unexpectedness), conflict, diversity, motivation, knowledge, intuition, reward structures, and technologies (e.g. modeling, simulation, human-in-the-loop, human/machine collaboration, etc.);
  • Computational models of social aspects of creativity, including the relationship between individual and social creativity, diffusion of ideas, collaboration and creativity, formation of creative teams, and creativity in social settings (e.g. modeling, simulation, human-in-the-loop, human/machine collaboration, etc.);
  • Specific computational applications that address creativity in music, language, narrative, poetry, the arts, architecture, entertainment, mathematical and scientific discovery, programming and/or design;
  • Detailed system descriptions of creative systems, including engineering difficulties faced, example sessions and artifacts produced, and applications of the system;
  • Domain-specific vs. generalized creativity - does the domain of study affect (the perception of) creativity? Are there general, (computational) creative principles that can be applied across domains?

We invite papers that make a scientific contribution to the field of computational creativity and report work that involves computation, e.g., fully autonomous systems, modeling, support for human creativity, simulation, human/machine collaboration. We welcome studies of human creativity that in some way propose a computational model for that creativity. When papers report on creative computer systems, we particularly encourage them to discuss results, to detail the methods used to design and develop the system, and/or to include useful related theoretical discussion. We invite papers that go beyond simply documenting interesting systems to describe advances in cognitive science, assessment methods, design methods, or other research areas. Contributions are welcome from any relevant discipline, with previous contributions having come from computer science, artificial intelligence, engineering design, cognitive science, psychology, art, architecture, and other areas.


  • Papers submissions deadline: January 16, 2012
  • Accepted papers notification: March 30, 2012
  • Deadline for final camera-ready copies: April 18, 2012
  • Demos/Arts Show And Tell submissions deadline, April 12, 2012
  • Accepted Demo/Arts Show and Tell notification, April 20, 2012
  • ICCC in Dublin, Ireland: 30 May- 1 June 2012



Two categories of submissions are welcome: regular (full) papers and position (short) papers.

  1. Regular papersmust be no longer than 8 pages in length, and are expected to address foundational issues, research results, and describe in detail original research on creative systems development and modeling.
  2. Position papersmust be no longer than 5 pages in length and are expected to describe work-in-progress or research directions for computational creativity.

All submissions will be reviewed in terms of quality, impact and relevance to the area of computational creativity.

Papers must be submitted as a PDF document formatted according to ICCC style (which is similar to AAAI and IJCAI formats).

Contributions will be subject to anonymous, blind peer review: reviewers will not be aware of the identities of the authors. This requires that authors exercise some care not to identify themselves in their contributions. Authors will receive feedback in the form of reviewers' comments.


Demos/Arts Show And Tell

We invite proposals for demonstrations of computational systems exhibiting behavior that would be deemed creative in humans and for the exhibition of artifacts created using computational means, either primarily or as support for a human creator.


Conference Chairs

General Chair: Pablo Gervás, Universidad Complutense de Madrid
Local Chair: Tony Veale, University College Dublin
Program Chair: Mary Lou Maher, University of Maryland
Publicity Chair: Kyle Jennings, University of California, Berkeley


Local Organizing Committee

Tony Veale, University College Dublin
Yanfen Hao, University College Dublin
Alejandra Lopez Fernandez, University College Dublin

Senior Program Committee

Kristian Hammond, Northwestern University
Alison Pease, University of Edinburgh
Rafael Pérez y Pérez, Autonomous Metropolitan University, México
Dan Ventura, Brigham Young University
Geraint Wiggins, Goldsmiths, University of London


Program Committee

John Barnden, University of Birmingham
Oliver Bown, Monash University
David Brown, Worcester Polytechnic Institute
Nick Bryan-Kinns, Queen Mary, University of London
Win Burleson, Arizona State University
F. Amílcar Cardoso, Universidade de Coimbra
Kenny Chow, Hong Kong Polytechnic University
Simon Colton, Imperial College London
Roger Dannenberg, Carnegie Mellon University
Douglas Fisher, Vanderbilt University
John Gero, George Mason University
Ashok Goel, Georgia Institute of Technology
Paulo Gomes, Universidade de Coimbra
Andres Gomez de Silva, Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México
Kaz Grace, University of Sydney
Robert Keller, Harvey Mudd College
Henry Lieberman, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Birte Loenneker-Rodman, Across Systems GmbH
Ramon López de Mántaras, IIIA-CSIC
Brian Magerko, Georgia Institute of Technology
Ruli Manurung, University of Indonesia
David C. Moffat, Glasgow Caledonian University
Diarmuid O'Donoghue, National University of Ireland, Maynooth
Philippe Pasquier, Simon Fraser University
Federico Peinado, Universidad Complutense de Madrid
Francisco Pereira, University of Coimbra
Mark Riedl, Georgia Institute of Technology
Graeme Ritchie, University of Aberdeen, UK
Judy Robertson, Heriot-Watt University
Ricardo Sosa, Tecnologico de Monterrey
Oliviero Stock, Instituto per la Ricerca Scientifica e Tecnologica
Carlo Strapparava, Instituto per la Ricerca Scientifica e Tecnologica
Paulo Urbano, University of Lisbon


Steering Committee

Amílcar Cardoso, University of Coimbra, Portugal
Simon Colton, Imperial College London, UK
Pablo Gervás, Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Spain

Nick Montfort, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Alison Pease, University of Edinburgh, UK
Rafael Pérez y Pérez, Autonomous Metropolitan University, México
Graeme Ritchie, University of Aberdeen, UK
Rob Saunders, University of Sydney, Australia
Dan Ventura, Brigham Young University, USA
Tony Veale, University College, Dublin, Eire
Geraint A. Wiggins, Goldsmiths, University of London, UK


Presented in cooperation with AAAI.


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