xCoAx 2014: 2nd International Conference on Computation, Communication, Aesthetics and X (June 2014, Porto Portugal)

Dates: 26-27 June 2014
Location: Porto, Portugal
Website: http://xcoax.org/
Deadline for submissions: UPDATED 19 January 2013
The development of computational tools and media has been radically transforming the landscape for the practice of the arts, of design and of numerous cultural manifestations. Recognizing this, xCoAx is designed as a multi-disciplinary 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 valuable 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, with a 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.


The first edition of xCoAx happened in 2013 in Bergamo, Italy. The 37 works presented — selected from a total of 114 submissions from 28 countries — are compiled in the proceedings book, available at 2013.xcoax.org.
TopicsYou 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: 9 September 2013
submission deadline: 31 December 2013
notifications: 16 March 2014
early registration until: 11 April 2014
delivery of final versions until: 11 April 2014
conference: 26-27 June 2014

Additional information and submission details

* All works must be submitted via EasyChair — https://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=xcoax2014
* 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;
* 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 format in the Word template — http://xcoax.org/xcoax2014template.docx ;
* Artworks, performances and demos should be accompanied by a two-page short-paper formatted using the same template and by valid (and anonymous) URL 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 files;
* 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 proceedings;
* xCoAx’s working language is English;
* xCoAx’s conference proceedings (with ISBN) will be published online;
* Please contact the program chairs at info@xcoax.org with any questions regarding submissions.

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About Fil Salustri
I'm a design methodologist and Professor of Mechanical Engineering at Ryerson University, Toronto, Canada. Adjectives that describe me include: secular humanist, meritocrat, and long-winded. Some people call me a positivist too, as if that were a bad thing. Go figure. My real home page is http://deseng.ryerson.ca/~fil.

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