Call: xCoAx 2013 – 1st International Conference on Computation, Communication, Aesthetics and X

xCoAx 2013: 1st International Conference on Computation, Communication, Aesthetics and X
Dates: 27-28 June 2013
Location: University of Bergamo, Bergamo Città Alta, Italy
Deadline for submissions: 31 December 2012

The development of computational tools and media has been radically transforming the landscape for the practice of design, the arts and numerous cultural manifestations. Recognizing this, xCoAx is designed as a multi-disciplinary and nomadic enquiry on arts, computers, computation, communication and the elusive x factor that connects them all.

xCoAx is a forum for the exchange of ideas and the discovery of new and profitable synergies. It is an event exploring the frontiers of digital arts with the participation of a diverse confluence of computer scientists, media practitioners and theoreticians, that will focus on the relations between what can and cannot be computed, what can and cannot be communicated, what is beautiful and how humans and computational systems intersect in the development of new directions in aesthetics.


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
  • Philosophy of Art / of Computation
  • Technology / Ethics / Epistemology
  • Theory

Important dates

submissions open: September 2012
submission deadline: 31 December 2012
notifications: February 2013
early registration until: 15 March 2013
delivery of final versions until: 1 April 2013
conference: 27-28 June 2013

Additional information and submission details

  • All works must be submitted via EasyChair;
  • Submissions of papers and artworks must present original material and will be rigorously reviewed in a process that will assess originality, relevance, aesthetic and technical achievements;
  • The reviewing will be double-blind; please omit all information about the authors in the submissions;
  • Papers may be 4 to 10 pages long, following the xCoAx template;
  • Artworks and demos should be accompanied by a two-page short-paper formatted using the same template and by valid URL for access to relevant media assets;
  • Submissions should be presented as .doc or .pdf files with all the media files embedded or linked to online resources. Final versions for publication should be delivered in .doc with all the images and other media files attached as independent files;
  • All images and media assets must be cleared for publication by the paper’s authors;
  • At least one of the authors of each selected contribution must register to the conference before the early registration deadline in order for their work to be published in the proceedings;
  • xCoAx’s working language is English;
  • Please contact the program chairs at with any questions regarding submissions.

Scientific committee

Alan Dix, Talis and University of Birmingham
Alessandro Ludovico, Academy of Art Carrara
Alison Clifford, University of the West of Scotland
Álvaro Barbosa, CITAR / Portuguese Catholic University
Andreas Muxel, Cologne
André Rangel, CITAR / Portuguese Catholic University
Antonio Camurri, University of Genova
Carlos Guedes, ESMAE-IPP
Chandler McWilliams
Cretien Van Campen, Netherlands Institute for Social Research
Daniel Bissig, University of Zürich
Daniel Schorno, STEIM
David Rokeby, Toronto
Diemo Schwarz, IRCAM
Domenico Quaranta, Academy of Art Brera
Ernest Edmonds, University of Technology Sydney
Golan Levin, Carnegie Mellon University School of Art
Heitor Alvelos, ID+ / University of Porto
Jason Reizner, Bauhaus-Universität Weimar
Jan Edler, Realities United
Jürg Lehni, London & Switzerland
Kasia Glowicka, Royal Conservatory Brussels
Luísa Ribas, ID+ / University of Lisbon
Luís Gustavo Martins, CITAR / Portuguese Catholic University
Luís Sarmento
Margaret Boden, University of Sussex
Mario Verdicchio, University of Bergamo
Martin Kaltenbrunner, Kunstuniversität Linz
Matt Pearson, zenbullets
Miguel Carvalhais, ID+ / University of Porto
Miguel Leal, i2ADS / University of Porto
Mitchell Whitelaw, Faculty of Arts and Design, University of Canberra
Nathan Woleck, Stetson University
Paulo Ferreira Lopes, CITAR / UCP / ZKM
Pedro Tudela, i2ADS / University of Porto
Penousal Machado, University of Coimbra
Philip Galanter, Texas A&M University
Rui Torres, FCHS / UFP
Suguru Goto, IRCAM
Teresa Dillon, Ireland
Tim Boykett
Tim Edler, Realities United
Thor Magnusson, University of Brighton / ixi audio

Organizing committee

André Rangel, CITAR / Portuguese Catholic University
Jason Reizner, Bauhaus-Universität Weimar
Mario Verdicchio, University of Bergamo (Conference Chair)
Miguel Carvalhais, ID+ / University of Porto
Pedro Tudela, i2ADS / University of Porto

twitter: @xcoaxorg


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