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Call: ICIDM 2018 – 5th International Conference on Interactive Digital Media

Call for Papers

ICIDM 2018
5th International Conference on Interactive Digital Media
11 – 12 December 2018
Liverpool, UK
http://magicx.my/icidm18/

Due date for paper submission: 12 August 2018

Liverpool John Moores University (LJMU) in collaboration with Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM) are pleased to announce the 5th International Conference on Interactive Digital Media (ICIDM 2018) to be held on 11 – 12 December 2018 at Redmond Building, LJMU, Liverpool, United Kingdom.

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Call: Interactive Storytelling with Multimodal Interfaces – Special issue of MTI

Call for Papers:
INTERACTIVE STORYTELLING WITH MULTIMODAL INTERFACES
a special issue of the journal Multimodal Technologies and Interaction

Manuscript submission deadline: 1 November 2018

Interactive digital storytelling aims at using digital media to create narrative experiences that can be influenced by the user. It is an interdisciplinary field that combines research in artificial intelligence, computer science, narrative, drama, and interactive technologies. The expressive media that have been most commonly used in interactive digital storytelling include text and various forms of virtual reality, but recent advances in multimodal technologies have opened up the potential for creating narrative experiences that also address other senses besides sight and hearing. In particular, tangible interaction and physical interfaces as new interaction paradigms provide rich interactive spaces that are close to our senses and our way to understand the real world.

Including tangible or physical affordances in interactive storytelling settings provides opportunities to improve storytelling tools, as well as the quality of the related user experiences by going more physical. However, using tangible objects and physical interaction for storytelling can be demanding and bring additional research challenges, as this expands the boundaries of the system beyond the digital space where computations typically take place. The use of multiple modalities, such as vision, sound, touch, and possibly even taste or smell, in digital interactive storytelling, raises its own questions. For example, how can the affordances of such modalities be most effectively combined to achieve the desired narrative experience, and how can they be taken into account in computational story models.

For this special issue, we therefore invite submissions that address the challenges of using multiple modalities for interactive digital storytelling, with a focus on-but not limited to-tangible, embodied and physical interfaces. Read more on Call: Interactive Storytelling with Multimodal Interfaces – Special issue of MTI…

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Call: Series on Emerging Media Technology and User-Experience Computation (Chapman & Hall/CRC Press)

Call for BOOK PROPOSALS, EDITED BOOKS, MONOGRAPHS, and HANDBOOKS
…to be published in the new….
Series on Emerging Media Technology and User-Experience Computation
published by Chapman&Hall/CRC Press

SUBMISSION DEADLINE
30th September 2018 for the first batch of proposals, however, we also accept book proposals on a continuous basis

SERIES WEBSITE
http://emu.artur-lugmayr.com

CONTACT INFORMATION
artur.lugmayr@artur-lugmayr.com?subject=CRC%20Book%20Proposals

We are especially searching for brave new ideas in media technology, emerging media, visualization, user-experience computation and interaction design!

The Chapman & Hall/CRC Emerging Media and User-Experience Computation Series presents cross-disciplinary research, case studies, and insights into media technology, media business, and media design. The series will cover many topics of interest, including, but not limited to: advancements in media technology, animation, media design, music, robotics, video, content production, information systems, content systems, interactive media, visual effects, asset management, design approaches, user-experience, quality of experience, simulation, serious games, digital games, augmented reality, and virtual reality. The series is cross-disciplinary, and seeks contributions from computer science, media design, human-computer-interaction, psychology, (mass)-communication, information systems, and business viewpoints. More information in the Book.

TOPICS OF INTEREST
(but are not limited to) Read more on Call: Series on Emerging Media Technology and User-Experience Computation (Chapman & Hall/CRC Press)…

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Call: “The Futures of Computing and Wisdom” Design Fiction workshop with NordiCHI’18

Call for (Fictional) Abstracts

The Futures of Computing and Wisdom
A Design Fiction workshop in conjunction with the NordiCHI’18 conference, Oslo, Norway
Full-day workshop on Saturday September 29, 2018
https://futuresnordichi.wordpress.com

Submission deadline: August 10, 2018

There has been an increasing interest in discussing the consequences of the technologies we invent and study in HCI research, including non-technical dimensions (societal, ethical, normative) (Mankoff et al. 2013, Pargman et al. 2017). This is also apparent in the surge of interest in Design Fiction during the last 10 years (Bleecker 2009, Tanenbaum et al. 2013, Dunne and Raby 2013). Design Fictions have traditionally emphasised near-future developments, implications and consequences, but what about developments that lie one or several decades into the future? If we want to think about and discuss how computing will affect and change society decades from now, the focus cannot be on the technology itself but rather on other types of question.

This workshop will invite participants to a dialogue on the futures of computing and wisdom. Wisdom relates to the dominant paradigms of knowledge, and elucidates what might be considered responsible and wise, and why. Through collaborative imagining, we will draw attention to the consequences of the technologies we invent and study in HCI, including non-technical dimensions (societal, ethical, normative). Deploying methods from Design Fiction we will project and reflect on the future of wise computing for 2068. Extending from the near-future projects of Design Fiction, we will deploy fictional abstracts to examine how computing, through future and imagined technologies and research on HCI, AI, IoT, and related studies on Big Data and Smart Technologies, will create, question, and reinforce ways of knowing, doing and living.

The workshop aims to develop a cohort of perspectives on the futures of computing and/or wisdom and to critically reflect on the assumptions, methods, and tools for enabling (and disabling) such futures.

To apply to the workshop, attendees will submit a “fictional abstract” – an abstract from a research paper yet to be written. Guidelines on writing and submitting a fictional abstract can be found here. Prior to the workshop, we will share these fictive abstracts, and, through peer reflection, unpick critical tensions in the advancement of computing over the next decades. By focusing on an end goal (“wisdom”) instead of on particular technologies in the present (machine learning, IoT etc.), we open up for discussions of what future(s) we want computing to support, what needs to happen for us to “end up” in certain futures rather than others, and what needs to be done in the present and in the near future to maximize the potential for our work to contribute to the creation of desirable rather than undesirable futures.

Submission information: Read more on Call: “The Futures of Computing and Wisdom” Design Fiction workshop with NordiCHI’18…

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Call: Casts and Casting: Perspectives from Aesthetics and Philosophy of Art – British Society of Aesthetics Workshop

Call for Abstracts (300-500 words)

Casts and Casting: Perspectives from Aesthetics and Philosophy of Art. A workshop supported by the British Society of Aesthetics
University of Hertfordshire, Hatfield
10-11 November 2018

Abstract submission deadline: 17 September 2018

Speakers will include: Catharine Abell (Philosophy, Manchester); Anna Blackwell (Centre for Adaptations, De Montfort); Craig Bourne (Philosophy, Hertfordshire) & Emily Caddick Bourne (Philosophy, Hertfordshire); Beccy Collings (Film, Television and Media, UEA); Nils-Hennes Stear (Philosophy, Southampton); Kathleen Stock (Philosophy, Sussex).

This workshop focuses on philosophical questions arising from the casting of particular actors in particular roles in, e.g., film, television and theatre. By focussing on casting and its relationships to fictional truth and to audience engagement, we hope that the workshop will catalyse work on several areas of emerging philosophical interest:

  1. Questions concerning what cast changes in serial fiction, franchises and adaptations show about the dynamics of fictional truth and the identity of fictional characters. For instance: In what ways do casting decisions legitimate the re-evaluation of fictional truths or reinterpretation of original fictions? Do any such cases support the view that fictional truths can change over time in a way actual truths cannot? Can casting practices help reveal anything about whether or not fidelity can be a source of aesthetic value in adaptations? What does casting show about the identity-conditions of fictional characters?
  2. Questions about the aesthetic evaluation of individual instances of casting or of broader casting practices. For instance: How can aesthetic responses to actors’ bodies be co-opted into the aesthetic responses invited by artworks? What kind of an aesthetic flaw is miscasting? When audiences evaluate actors as getting their characters wrong, what does this suggest about the ways in which fictional truths about characters can be generated by things other than the behaviour of actors? What are the aesthetic advantages and disadvantages of casting either in line with, or against, audiences’ expectations of how a character will be represented, and how do these relate to potential ethical and epistemic advantages/disadvantages of such choices?
  3. Questions about the relationship between diversity in casting and philosophical theories of artistic representation. For instance: Can concepts from aesthetics help to articulate differences between so-called ‘inclusive’, ‘non-traditional’, ‘colour-blind’, ‘colour conscious’ and ‘cross-cultural’ casting, and to evaluate these different terms and the respective ambitions? What models of perception and aesthetic attention capture the kinds of ‘seeing’, ‘visibility’ and ‘invisibility’ involved in audiences’ various responses to actors and their characters? What are the aesthetic implications of casting actors who differ from the characters they portray in e.g. ethnicity, gender, disability or sexuality, how do these implications differ from case to case, and how do the aesthetic aspects of such choices interact with their ethical and epistemological aspects?

Other philosophical questions about casts and casting are very welcome too. Read more on Call: Casts and Casting: Perspectives from Aesthetics and Philosophy of Art – British Society of Aesthetics Workshop…

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Call: 8th World Congress on Information and Communication Technologies (WICT’18)

Call for Papers

The 8th World Congress on Information and Communication Technologies (WICT’18)
December 17 – 19, 2018
Kochi, India
http://www.mirlabs.org/wict18
http://www.mirlabs.net/wict18

Indexed by: SCOPUS, Thomson ISI Web of Science, DBLP etc.
History of WICT series: http://www.mirlabs.net/wict18/previous.php

WICT 2018: Scopus & UGC Approved Proceedings:
All accepted and registered papers will be published in AISC Series of Springer, indexed in ISI Proceedings, EI-Compendex, DBLP, SCOPUS, Google Scholar and Springerlink. (Listed in UGC approved list, please refer List 1- Page 32 – S.No. – 1375) (http://www.ugc.ac.in/pdfnews/8919877_Journals-1.pdf)

IMPORTANT DATES

Paper submission due: August 31, 2018
Notification of paper acceptance: October 15, 2018
Registration and Final manuscript due: November 10, 2018
Conference: December 17 – 19, 2018

ABOUT WICT’18

WICT’18 aims to provide an opportunity for the researchers from academia and industry to meet and discuss the latest solutions, scientific results and methods in the usage and applications of ICT in the real world. The conference programme includes workshops, special sessions and tutorials, along with prominent keynote speakers and regular paper presentations in parallel tracks. In the past century, our society has been through several periods of dramatic changes, driven by innovations such as transportation systems, telephone etc. Last few decades have experienced technologies that are evolving so rapidly, altering the constraints of space and time, and reshaping the way we communicate, learn and think. Rapid advances in information technologies and other digital systems are reshaping our ecosystem. Innovations in ICT allow us to transmit information quickly and widely, propelling the growth of new urban communities, linking distant places and diverse areas of endeavor in productive new ways, which a decade ago was unimaginable. Thus, the theme of this World Congress is “Innovating ICT For Social Revolutions”. All accepted and registered papers will be included in the conference proceedings expected to be published by Springer.

TOPICS (NOT LIMITED TO)

  • Bioinformatics and Computational Biology
  • Computer Graphics and Virtual Reality
  • Data Mining
  • e-Learning
  • e-Business
  • e-Government
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Web Services and Semantic Web
  • Grid and Cloud Computing
  • Ambient Intelligence
  • Body Sensor Networks
  • Computational Finance and Economics
  • Cybercrime (Legal and Technical Issues)
  • Computer Network Security
  • Data Mining for Information Security
  • Academic Integrity, Plagiarism Detection and Software Misuse
  • Intrusion Detection and Forensics
  • Scheduling For Large Scale Distributed System
  • Nature Inspired Optimization Algorithms and Their Applications
  • The Role of Technology in Education and Health
  • Data Management
  • Collaborative Design in Knowledge-based Environment
  • Software Engineering

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Call: IEEE TALE 2018 Special Track on XR & Immersive Learning Environments

Call for Papers

Special Track on XR & Immersive Learning Environments
IEEE TALE 2018 (“An International Conference on Engineering, Technology and Education”) 
Wollongong, NSW, Australia
4–7 December 2018
https://www.tale2018.org/xr

FINAL extended submission deadline: 24 August 2018

The Special Track on XR & Immersive Environments for Learning at IEEE TALE 2018 will focus on the use of virtual reality, augmented reality, mixed reality and related technologies for creating environments and experiences that excite, inspire and engage learners in immersive ways. Of interest are reports of both research studies and applications covering the entire spectrum of immersive platform types, including desktop, mobile, wearable and room-based (e.g., CAVE). Authors and presenters are encouraged to think creatively in terms of how they might frame their work to accommodate different conceptions of and perspectives on immersion.

POTENTIAL TOPIC AREAS

  1. Pedagogy & learning design for XR (VR/AR/MR) & immersive environments
  2. Technical infrastructure & standards for supporting XR & immersive learning
  3. Design & application of XR & immersive technologies in K-12 & higher education
  4. Design & application of XR & immersive technologies in vocational/workplace training
  5. Applications of XR & immersive technologies in informal & lifelong learning
  6. Collaborative learning (co-located or distributed) with XR & immersive technologies
  7. Assessment & impact of learning in X-reality & immersive environments
  8. Intelligent, adaptive & personalised learning in XR & immersive environments
  9. Serious games for learning based on XR & immersive technologies
  10. Promoting access & equity in education through XR & immersive technologies

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Call: Art Machines: International Symposium on Computational Media Art (ISCMA 2019)

Call for Papers

Art Machines: International Symposium on Computational Media Art (ISCMA 2019)
4th – 7th January 2019
School of Creative Media, City University of Hong Kong
https://www.cityu.edu.hk/iscma

Submission deadline: 1st September 2018

We are now calling for papers for Art Machines: International Symposium on Computational Media Art (ISCMA), which will take place between 4th – 7th January 2019 at the School of Creative Media, City University of Hong Kong. “Art Machines” will bring together Academics, Artists and Professionals in the field of Computational Media Art in a four-day symposium whose core theme will be the topic of Machine Learning and Art.

This agenda-setting Symposium will provide an opportunity for in depth reflection upon and assessment of the impact of artificial intelligence on the making of computational art and media, as well as to reflect more broadly on the conditions of existence, range, and futures of computationally based art and media. In addition to the academic keynotes, panels and discussion forums, the conference will include the presentation of artistic projects, a major concurrent exhibition on Asian Digital Art, and a student-led Workshop.

Open Call Topics

  1. Machine Learning and Art (core theme)
  2. Sound Art
  3. Immersive Media
  4. Digital Cinema
  5. Digital Animation
  6. Gaming
  7. Computational Humanities
  8. Creative Coding
  9. Urban Media
  10. Digital Fabrication
  11. Physical Computing
  12. Digital Preservation
  13. Curatorial Practice
  14. Brain Computer Interface
  15. Other Topics Pertaining to Computational Media Art

Open Call Formats

  1. Research Papers (double-blind review)
  2. Scholarly Abstracts
  3. Artistic Project Abstracts
  4. Pre-Constituted Scholarly or Artistic Project Panels
  5. Posters

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Call: EICS 2019 – 11th ACM SIGCHI Symposium on Engineering Interactive Computing Systems

Call for Papers

EICS 2019: The 11th ACM SIGCHI Symposium on Engineering Interactive Computing Systems
18-21 June, 2019
Valencia, Spain
https://eics.acm.org/2019/

Submission deadlines: July 24, 2018, October 26, 2018, February 5, 2019 (see below)

EICS 2019 is the eleventh international conference devoted to engineering usable and effective interactive computing systems. Work presented at EICS covers the full range of aspects that come into play when “engineering” interactive systems, such as innovations in the design, development, deployment, verification and validation of interactive systems. Topics of interest include the design and development of systems incorporating new interaction techniques and multimodal interaction, multi-user, multi-device/screen, multi-environment interaction, mobile and pervasive systems, large-scale and big data applications, deployment of interactive systems, as well as novel development methods and processes for improving the development of interactive systems.

TOPICS

EICS 2019 focuses on models, languages, notations, methods, techniques and tools that support designing and developing interactive systems. The Conference brings together people who study or practice the engineering of interactive systems, drawing from HCI, Software Engineering, Requirements Engineering, Conceptual Modelling, CSCW, Ubiquitous / Pervasive Systems.

Submissions are invited that advance the state of the art of the engineering of interactive systems. Topics include but are not limited to: Read more on Call: EICS 2019 – 11th ACM SIGCHI Symposium on Engineering Interactive Computing Systems…

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Call: Rethinking, Reworking and Revolutionising The Turing Test – Interdisciplinary Conference 2018

Call for Papers

Rethinking, Reworking and Revolutionising The Turing Test
Interdisciplinary Conference 2018
November 15th-16th
The University of Edinburgh
https://turingtest2018.wordpress.com/

Abstract submission deadline: September 14th, 2018

THE CONFERENCE

The aim of the conference is to facilitate dialogue between researchers in philosophy of mind, cognitive science and informatics by providing a venue to present their research on an area of common interest. Members of under-represented groups are particularly encouraged to participate. The conference focuses on the role that the Turing Test has played, and above all can still play, in artificial intelligence research. Ever since it was proposed in 1950, the Turing Test has been a major focus of philosophers and computer scientists alike. Focus on creating AI that can pass the Turing Test has been matched by debate about the adequacy of the Turing Test as a useful measure. Today, the Turing Test is more relevant than ever, as big data and machine learning approaches have made natural-language processing AIs both much more sophisticated and much more prevalent in everyday experience than ever. The conference will address questions such as what modern technological advances can tell us about the Turing Test, what the test can actually measure, and which properties and abilities could be identified with well-designed variations of the Turing Test. Example topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Objections to the Turing Test;
  • How difficult is the Turing Test?;
  • Variations of the Turing Test;
  • The Turing Test and consciousness;
  • The future of the Turing Test.

INVITED KEYNOTE SPEAKERS

  • Diane Proudfoot, University of Canterbury
  • Paul Schweizer, University of Edinburgh
  • Huma Shah, Coventry University
  • Susan Sterrett, Wichita State University

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