[artinfo] xCoAx 2015: call for submissions

André Rangel a at 3kta.net
Thu Oct 2 15:05:35 CEST 2014

xCoAx 2015: 3rd International Conference on 
Computation, Communication, Aesthetics and X 
(June 2015, Glasgow)

Dates: 25-26 June 2015
Location: Glasgow, UK
Website: <http://www.xcoax.org/>http://xcoax.org/
Deadline for submissions: 18 January 2015

Computational tools and media, from traditional 
computers and software to the latest wearable 
artifacts, sensors, haptic interfaces and more, 
have dramatically transformed the landscape of 
arts, design, and several other cultural forms.

xCoAx is an exploration of this environment in 
the form of a multi-disciplinary enquiry on 
aesthetics, computation, communication and the 
elusive x factor that connects them all.

xCoAx is meant as a hub for the exchange of ideas 
and the discovery of interdisciplinary and 
international synergies, with the participation 
of a diverse confluence of computer scientists, 
media practitioners and theoreticians working on 
the frontiers of digital arts and culture.

Our focus has always been on critical and 
stimulating intersections: between the computable 
and the uncomputable, the communicable and the 
incommunicable, the chaos of creativity and the 
rules of algorithms, the human and the machine, 
in a constant search for new directions in 

The trail-blazing first edition of xCoAx took 
place in Bergamo, Italy in 2013 and was followed 
by an even richer 2014 edition in Porto, 
Portugal. They say "third time's the charm", and 
with such a past we could not be more excited for 
what's to come.


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: 1 October 2014
Submission deadline: 18 January 2015
Notifications: 14 March 2015
Registration deadline for first authors: 14 April 2015
Delivery of final versions for publication: 14 April 2015
Exhibition opening: 24 June 2015
Conference: 25-26 June 2015

Additional information and submission details

* All works must be submitted via EasyChair - 

* 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;
* Reviewing will be double-blind for papers, 
single-blind for artworks and performances, 
please omit all information about the authors in 
double-blind submissions;
* Papers may be up to 10 pages long, and 
short-papers up to 4 pages long, following the 
format in the Word template - 
* Artworks and performances should be accompanied 
by a two-page abstract formatted using the same 
template and by one or more URLs 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 
* 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 
* xCoAx's working language is English;
* xCoAx's conference proceedings (with ISBN) will be published online;
* Please contact the program chairs at 
<mailto:info at xcoax.org>info at xcoax.org with any 
questions regarding submissions.

Conference format

Wednesday, June 24: Opening of the exhibition, reception cocktail.
Thursday, June 25: Conference and keynote. 
Presentations will be organized in panels chaired 
by a moderator that will lead a final discussion 
with authors and audience. A guest keynote will 
close the day.
Thursday, June 25, evening: Conference dinner.
Friday, June 26: Conference panels and 
short-paper session. Artworks and performances 
presentations. Presentations and discussion will 
be organized in the afternoon, networking authors 
and audience.
Friday, June 26, evening: Performances.
Friday, June 26, Night: Algorave.

Scientific committee

Alessandro Ludovico, Neural / Academy of Art Carrara
Alex McLean, Interdisciplinary Center for 
Scientific Research in Music, University of Leeds
Alice Eldridge, University of Sussex
Alison Clifford, University of the West of Scotland
Álvaro Barbosa, University of Saint Joseph, Macao, China
André Rangel, CITAR / Portuguese Catholic University
Andreas Muxel, Köln International School of 
Design, University of Applied Sciences Cologne
Andreas Zingerle
Arne Eigenfeldt, Simon Fraser University
Carlos Guedes, New York University Abu Dhabi
Chandler McWilliams, UCLA
Christian Faubel, Academy of Media Arts Cologne
Cretien Van Campen, Netherlands Institute for Social Research
Cristina Sá, CITAR / School of the Arts, 
Portuguese Catholic University in Porto
Damian Stewart
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
LIA, Artist, Vienna / FH Joanneum, Graz
Linda Kronman
Luís Gustavo Martins, CITAR / Portuguese Catholic University
Luísa Ribas, ID+ / Faculty of Fine Arts, University of Lisbon
Manuela Naveau, Ars Electronica
Mario Verdicchio, University of Bergamo
Martin Kaltenbrunner, Kunstuniversität Linz
Miguel Carvalhais, ID+ / Faculty of Fine Arts, University of Porto
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, Portuguese Catholic University, School of Arts
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 
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
Alison Clifford, University of the West of Scotland (Conference Chair)
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
Pedro Tudela, i2ADS / Faculty of Fine Arts, University of Porto

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