ACM Creativity & Cognition 2013

ACM Creativity and Cognition 2013
Sydney, Australia
17th-20th June, 2013

The University of Technology, Sydney will host the 9th ACM Conference
on Creativity and Cognition from the 17th to the 20th of June 2013.The organising committee would like to invite you to join us in Sydney for another conference in this very successful series.

For 2013 the conference theme will be `Intersections and
Interactions’, due to the inter-disciplinarity that is inherent in the
study of creativity and cognition. June 2013 will be an exciting time
for Sydney, as the International Symposium on Electronic Art (ISEA
2013) will run from the 7th to 16th, as well as the Vivid Festival of
Arts from the 24th of May until the 10th of June.



Creativity is sometimes thought of as being a human cognitive capacity
to solve problems. Creativity is sometimes thought of as a process
that occurs in the intersections between individuals, domains and
fields. Creativity is sometimes viewed as a characteristic of an
artifact, such as an artwork, or of a concept, such as a new
scientific theory, that is both novel and valuable.

The Creativity and Cognition Conference Series aims to be a common
meeting ground where individuals can interact with others from
different domains and fields to explore and share a variety of
information, observations, insights and ideas about the human capacity
to creatively solve problems and produce novel and valuable artifacts
in their context and culture.

As a single track conference the Creativity and Cognition conference
series establishes a forum where people can “rub minds” with and hear
about the work of others from a variety of domains and perspectives as
they report and describe their engagement with that most complex of
intersections–creativity and cognition.

To this end, Creativity and Cognition 2013 seeks papers, posters and
demonstrations from individuals and teams of people working in any of
a variety of domains who seek to improve our understanding of this
multifaceted domain that engages the interest and attention of people
from so many different fields.

General topics may include, but are not limited to:

The study of creativity in an individual, in a group or a team, or in
a particular cultural context.

• Discussions of ways to foster creativity though the design,
development and/or deployment of pedagogy, of technology support tools
for creative work, or of environments and systems of support for
creativity. Of particular interest is work on creative technology
support tools that involves collaborations between artists and

• Research reports on empirical assessment of various aspects of
creativity and cognition that seek to deal with evaluation metrics,
measures, and constraints using methodological approaches such as case
studies, experimentation, modeling, or simulation.

• Explorations of new or only partially explored intersections in
creativity such as personal creativity in everyday life, the role of
emotion in creativity, brain event scanning and recording, and any
novel design and evaluation ideas that may one day be valuable to the
Creativity and Cognition community.

• Also of particular interest are papers, posters and demonstrations
that describe artworks/performance works, etc. and that explore and
reflect on the nature of creativity, the act of creation, and/or
artistic expression.

All submissions are to be anonymised, and presented in ACM format and
templates can be found on the Submission page of the conference

Papers and posters are to be submitted by 17 Dec 2012 through the
easychair paper submission system. Papers are to be a maximum of 10
pages, while poster submissions are to be a maximum of 4 pages in

Demonstrations are also invited, with a maximum of 2 pages in length,
and will be due on the 1st of March 2013.

We are calling for proposals for artworks, music, performances and installations to be presented in conjunction with the conference.

We are seeking a wide variety of artworks related to (but not limited
to) the conference theme of `intersections and interactions’. The
exhibition of these works will be juried and presentation of works
will be integrated into the conference program, in either a concert
format, art exhibition or co-located installation, depending on
available resources and locations.

Formal proposals should be 2 pages in ACM format (see ‘Submission’),
and should include the elements listed below. The 2-page text of these
submissions will be published in the conference proceedings, but
appendices (eg. staging diagrams, scores, large photos) should be
included as extra pages in the same pdf, and these extra pages need
not follow ACM format. For the proceedings the extra pages will not be
published, only the formal 2-page submission will be published.
Accepted submissions will need to be revised based on reviews and
according to guidelines for camera-ready publication to be sent upon
notification of acceptance.


Submit 2-page PDF proposal in ACM Format addressing the above

• Title of work.
• Clearly state the proposed performance.
• Name(s) of participants/submitters
• Short biography of artists/composers/performers/designers
• 150-200 word summary/abstract of work, designed for inclusion in a

• Provide any recordings or documentation of previous performances, or
scores of the work (if they exist).
• List the number of performers and instrumentation (if necessary)
• List equipment (if any) to be provided by the conference organisers.
Note that equipment availability is limited and significant unusual
technical requirements may restrict the possibility of acceptance of
the work unless detailed plans are provided.

• Provide any documentation of previous presentations of this work.
• Describe the space needed and the adaptability of the work.
Information regarding available spaces will be posted on the website
as it becomes available.
• List equipment (if any) to be provided by the conference organisers.
Note that equipment availability is limited and significant unusual
technical requirements may restrict the possibility of acceptance of
the work unless detailed plans are provided.
• Locations that may be used for installations will be published on
the conference website shortly.

Submission will be by the easychair submission system (please visit
the CC13 website). If there are a large number of attachments then
please submit as a zipped folder with your surname, followed by the
submission title as the folder name. If your files are larger than
100mb, please provide a link to the files on a storage service in your
submission notes (eg. Dropbox etc.), rather than submitting the files.


We also invite WORKSHOP PROPOSALS to be presented on the day preceding
the full conference (17th June 2013):
Workshops offer an informal environment for attendees with common
interests and diverse perspectives to engage in rich discussions
around works in progress or new areas of research and practice.
Workshops can relate to, but are not limited to, the topics of the
conference (see the Call for Participation for an overview), and are a
good opportunity to explore a specialised interest or
interdisciplinary topic with greater time for in depth discourse,
debate and collaboration. Admission to workshops and tutorials will be
charged separately from the main conference.

Submit 500-1,000 word PDF proposal addressing the following:

• Clearly state the title, topic.
• The anticipated audience and expected number of participants.
• Proposed channels for promoting and marketing your workshop/proposal.
• Name(s) of proposer(s)/submitter(s).
• Indicate venue requirements and especially note any
hardware/software requirements (computer lab, tools, workshop,
software applications). Please indicate if there are any safety
implications (eg. soldering) that may need health and safety
• If you require any technical or specialist equipment, indicate
clearly if you will be supplying/bringing it yourself or whether other
arrangements need to be made.
• Specify whether you would like a half-day or full-day time-slot
• Include 1 paragraph bio & affiliation for each workshop organiser(s)
and 2-paragraph background relating to proposed topic. Please use the
SIG CHI Extended Abstract format:
Also note:
• Workshop proposers should engage in the promotion of their event
amongst own networks and on mailing lists. The workshop will also be
publicised on the conference website.
• We will give preference to workshops that focus on community
building and communal knowledge creation rather than structured
miniature paper presentation sessions
• Workshop proposer(s) are responsible for organising the publication
of any workshop proceedings if desired.
• Workshops may be cancelled or combined if there is insufficient

The deadline for submission of workshop proposals is January the 12th,
2013. Notifications will be sent by the 1st of February.

Proposals should be submitted to the workshops chair through the
easychair system, see the website for details.

The Organising Committee, ACM Creativity and Cognition 2013

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