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<p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt"><span lang="EN-GB" style="font-size:10.5pt;font-family:Courier">2nd International Conference on Evolutionary and
Biologically Inspired Music, Sound, Art and Design </span></p>

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<p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt"><span lang="EN-GB" style="font-size:10.5pt;font-family:Courier">3-5 April 2013, Vienna, Austria</span></p>

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<p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt"><span lang="EN-GB" style="font-size:10.5pt;font-family:Courier">Following the success of previous events and the
importance of the field of evolutionary and biologically inspired music, sound,
art and design, evomusart has become an evo* conference with independent
proceedings. Thus, evomusart 2013 is the eleventh European Event and the second
International Conference on Evolutionary and Biologically Inspired Music,
Sound, Art and Design.</span></p>

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<p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt"><span lang="EN-GB" style="font-size:10.5pt;font-family:Courier">The use of biologically inspired techniques for
the development of artistic systems is a recent, exciting and significant area
of research. There is a growing interest in the application of these techniques
in fields such as: visual art and music generation, analysis, and
interpretation; sound synthesis; architecture; video; poetry; design; and other
creative tasks.</span></p>

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<p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt"><span lang="EN-GB" style="font-size:10.5pt;font-family:Courier">The main goal of evomusart 2013 is to bring
together researchers who are using biologically inspired computer techniques
for artistic tasks, providing the opportunity to promote, present and discuss
ongoing work in the area.</span></p>

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<p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt"><span lang="EN-GB" style="font-size:10.5pt;font-family:Courier">The event will be held from 3-5 April, 2013 in
Vienna, Austria as part of the evo* event.</span></p>

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<p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt"><span lang="EN-GB" style="font-size:10.5pt;font-family:Courier">Submissions will be rigorously reviewed for scientific
and artistic merit. 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.
The acceptance rate at evomusart 2012 was 34.9% for papers accepted for oral
presentation, or 46.5% for oral and poster presentation combined.</span></p>

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<p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt"><span lang="EN-GB" style="font-size:10.5pt;font-family:Courier">Submissions should concern the use of biologically
inspired computer techniques -- e.g. Evolutionary Computation, Artificial Life,
Artificial Neural Networks, Swarm Intelligence, other artificial intelligence
techniques -- in the generation, analysis and interpretation of art, music,
design, architecture and other artistic fields. Topics of interest include, but
are not limited to:</span></p>

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<p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt"><span lang="EN-GB" style="font-size:10.5pt;font-family:Courier">-- Generation</span></p>

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Biologically Inspired Design and Art -- Systems that create drawings, images,
animations, sculptures, poetry, text, designs, webpages, buildings, etc.;</span></p>

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Biologically Inspired Sound and Music -- Systems that create musical pieces,
sounds, instruments, voices, sound effects, sound analysis, etc.;</span></p>

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Robotic-Based Evolutionary Art and Music;</span></p>

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related artificial intelligence or generative techniques in the fields of
Computer Music, Computer Art, etc.;</span></p>

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<p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt"><span lang="EN-GB" style="font-size:10.5pt;font-family:Courier">-- Theory</span></p>

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Computational Aesthetics, Experimental Aesthetics; Emotional Response,
Surprise, Novelty;</span></p>

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techniques;</span></p>

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Surveys of the current state-of-the-art in the area; identification of
weaknesses and strengths; comparative analysis and classification;</span></p>

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Validation methodologies;</span></p>

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Studies on the applicability of these techniques to related areas;</span></p>

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models designed to promote the creative potential of biologically inspired
computation;</span></p>

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<p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt"><span lang="EN-GB" style="font-size:10.5pt;font-family:Courier">-- Computer Aided Creativity and computational
creativity</span></p>

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Systems in which biologically inspired computation is used to promote the
creativity of a human user;</span></p>

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ways of integrating the user in the evolutionary cycle;</span></p>

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Analysis and evaluation of: the artistic potential of biologically inspired art
and music; the artistic processes inherent to these approaches; the resulting
artefacts;</span></p>

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Collaborative distributed artificial art environments;</span></p>

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Techniques for automatic fitness assignment;</span></p>

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Systems in which an analysis or interpretation of the artworks is used in
conjunction with biologically inspired techniques to produce novel objects;</span></p>

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Systems that resort to biologically inspired computation to perform the
analysis of image, music, sound, sculpture, or some other types of artistic
object.</span></p>

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<p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt"><span lang="EN-GB" style="font-size:10.5pt;font-family:Courier">Submission: 1 November 2012</span></p>

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<p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt"><span lang="EN-GB" style="font-size:10.5pt;font-family:Courier">Notification to authors: 21 December 2012</span></p>

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<p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt"><span lang="EN-GB" style="font-size:10.5pt;font-family:Courier">Submit your manuscript, at most 12 A4 pages long,
in Springer LNCS format (instructions downloadable from </span></p>

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<p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt"><span lang="EN-GB" style="font-size:10.5pt;font-family:Courier">no later than November 1, 2012.  </span></p>

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<p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt"><span lang="EN-GB" style="font-size:10.5pt;font-family:Courier">The reviewing process will be double-blind; please
omit information about the authors in the submitted paper.</span></p>

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<p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt"><span lang="EN-GB" style="font-size:10.5pt;font-family:Courier">University of Coimbra, Portugal</span></p>

<p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt"><span lang="EN-GB" style="font-size:10.5pt;font-family:Courier">machado(at)<a href="http://dei.uc.pt">dei.uc.pt</a></span></p>

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<p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt"><span lang="EN-GB" style="font-size:10.5pt;font-family:Courier">University College Dublin, Ireland</span></p>

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<p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt"><span lang="EN-GB" style="font-size:10.5pt;font-family:Courier">University of A Coruna, Spain</span></p>

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