EvoMUSART 2007

5th European Workshop on Evolutionary Music and Art

11-13 April, 2007, Valencia, Spain



The use of biological inspired techniques for the development of artistic
systems is a recent, exciting and significant area of research. There is a
growing interest in the application of these techniques in fields such as:
visual art and music generation, analysis, and interpretation; sound synthesis;
architecture; video; and design.

EvoMUSART 2007 is the fifth workshop of the EvoNet working group on
Evolutionary Music and Art. Following the success of previous events and the
growth of interest in the field, the main goal of EvoMUSART 2007 is to bring
together researchers who are using biological inspired techniques for artistic
tasks, providing the opportunity to promote, present and discuss ongoing work
in the area.

The workshop will be held from 11-13 April, 2007 in Valencia, Spain, as part of
the Evo* event.
Accepted papers will be presented orally at the workshop and included in the
EvoWorkshops proceedings, published by Springer Verlag in the Lecture Notes in
Computer Science series.

The papers should concern the use of biological inspired techniques - e.g.
Evolutionary Computation, Artificial Life, Swarm Intelligence, etc. - in the
scope of the generation, analysis and interpretation of art, music, design,
architecture and other artistic fields. Topics of interest include, but are not
limited to:

- Generation
      o Biological Inspired Art - Systems that create drawings, images,
        animations, sculptures, poetry, text, etc.;
      o Biological Inspired Music - Systems that create musical pieces,
        sounds, instruments, voices, etc.;
      o Robotic Based Evolutionary Art and Music;
      o Other related generative techniques;
- Theory
      o Computational Aesthetics, Emotional Response, Surprise, Novelty;
      o Representation techniques;
      o Surveys of the current state-of-the-art in the area; identificat ion
        of weaknesses and strengths; comparative analysis and classification;
      o Validation methodologies;
      o Studies on the applicability of these techniques to related areas;
      o New models designed to promote the creative potential of biological
        inspired computation;
- Computer Aided Creativity
      o Systems in which biological inspired computation is used to promote
        the creativity of a human user;
      o New ways of integrating the user in the evolutionary cycle;
      o Analysis and evaluation of: the artistic potential of biological
        inspired art and music; the artistic processes inherent to these
        approaches; the resulting artifacts;
      o Collaborative distributed artificial art environments;
- Automation
      o Techniques for automatic fitness assignment;
      o Systems in which an analysis or interpretation of the artworks is
        used in conjunction with biological inspired techniques to produce
        novel objects;
      o Systems that resort to biological inspired computation to perform
        the analysis of image, music, sound, sculpture, or some other types
      09  of artistic object;

Submit your manuscript, at most 10 A4 pages long, in Springer LNCS format
(instructions downloadable from
no later than November 1, 2006.
The papers will be peer reviewed by at least three members of the program
committee. Authors will be notified via email on the results of the review by
December 15, 2006.

The authors of accepted papers will have to improve their paper on the basis of
the reviewers' comments and will be asked to send a camera ready version of
their manuscripts, along with text sources and pictures, by January 8, 2007
The accepted papers will appear in the workshop proceedings, published in
Springer LNCS Series, which will be available at the workshop.

Further information, including the Online Submission Details, can be found on
the following pages:
      Evo*2007: http://www.evostar.org

Submission:1 November 2006
Notification:15 December 2006
Camera ready:8 January 2007
Workshop:11-13 April 2007

Penousal Machado
University of Coimbra, Portugal
Machado AT dei DOT uc DOT pt

Juan Romero
University of A Coruna, Spain
jj AT udc DOT es

Alan Dorin, Monash University, Australia
Alejandro Pazos, University of A Coruna, Spain
Amilcar Cardoso, University of Coimbra, Portugal
Andrew Gildfind, Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology, Australia
Andrew Horner, University of Science & Technology, Hong Kong
Antonino Santos, University of A Coruna, Spain
Artemis Sanchez Moroni, Renato Archer Research Center, Brazil
Bill Manaris, College of Charleston, USA
Brian J. Ross, Brock University, Canada
Carlos Grilo, School of Technology and Management of Leiria, Portugal
Charlie D. Frowd, University of Stirling, UK
Christian Jacob, University of Calgary, Canada
Colin Johnson, University of Kent, UK
Eduardo R. Miranda, University of Plymouth, UK
Evelyne Lutton, INRIA, France
Francisco Camara Pereira, University of Coimbra, Portugal
Francois-Joseph Lapointe, University of Montreal, Canada
Gary Greenfield, University of Richmond, USA
Gerhard Widmer, Johannes Kepler University Linz, Austria
Gianfranco Campolongo, University of Calabria, Italy
James McDermott, University of Limerick, UK
Janis Jefferies, Goldsmiths College,  University of London, UK
Jeffrey Ventrella, Independent Artist, US
Joao Martins, University of Plymouth, UK
John Collomosse, University of Bath, UK
Jon McCormack, Monash University, Australia
Jorge Tavares, University of Coimbra, Portugal
Larry Bull, University of the West of England, UK
Luigi Pagliarini, Pescara Electronic Artists Meeting & University of
      Southern Denmark, Italy
Maria Goga, University of Bucharest, Romania
Martin Hemberg, Imperial College London, UK
Matthew Lewis, Ohio State University, USA
Nicolas Monmarch, University of Tours, France
Nicu Goga, University of Bucharest, Romania
Paul Brown, University of Sussex, UK
Paulo Urbano, Universidade de Lisboa, Portugal
Peter Bentley, University College London, UK
Peter Todd, Max Planck Institute for Human Development, Germany
Rafael Ramirez, Pompeu Fabra University, Spain
Rodney Waschka II, North Carolina State University, USA
Ruli Manurung, University of Indonesia, Indonesia
Scott Draves, Independent Artist, USA
Stefano Cagnoni, University of Parma, Italy
Stephen Todd, IBM, UK
Tim Blackwell, Goldsmiths College, University of London, UK
William Latham, Art Games Ltd, UK