Call for Artwork and Demos - ijcai-15

AI AND THE ARTS is a special focus theme of IJCAI-15. In addition to a special track, there is also the
opportunity to submit a proposal for showing artworks and demos, either in relation to a submitted
paper or separately. The works will be shown in the exhibition area of the conference. Moreover, the
authors of a few selected works with gallery or museum quality will be invited to showcase in a special
small-scale exhibition at a public art center in Buenos Aires. Sponsors are currently solicited to make
this possible.
The artworks can take the form of installations, video and audio, graphic works, musical demos or any
other form of artistic expression. Proposers are responsible for producing their artwork and installing
it at the exhibition space during IJCAI-2015. They are expected to bring or ship the necessary
equipment for the successful operation of their work. In those cases where shipping is not possible
(for instance, a large musical instrument) the authors should contact the AI & The Arts co-chairs.
The proposer or at least one team member in case of a multi-authored submission must register at
The main selection criteria are:
• Artistic merit. The work should be captivating for a general audience. It creates ideally a
stunning experience or touches on fundamental humanistic and societal values.
• Innovation. The work should be innovative. For example, it could address emerging societal
issues, achieve a novel interaction between art, science and technology, employ new forms of
media art, or explore a new esthetics.
• Relevance to AI. The work should show a strong relation to AI, either by the technologies that it
incorporates or were used to produce the work, or by the topics it addresses.
• Context. The work should fit within a larger artistic oeuvre of the proposer.
A proposal should be a 2 page short paper formatted using the standard IJCAI-2015 style files available
through the call-for-papers web page and submitted through Easychair
Proposals should contain the following items:
- A description of the work.
- Drawings, images, score fragments, screenshots, or other ways to illustrate the experience of
the work.
- The artistic goals and means used to produce the work.
- The relationship to AI.
- How the work fits within the broader oeuvre of the proposer.
- Requirements for showing the work (e.g. space, technical equipment required).
- Optionally, a link to a website that provides more images or background to the work.
IJCAI 2015 - AI and the Arts Track
Submission and Review Process
Proposals will be reviewed by the same committee as for the AI and the Arts special track.
+ Proposal submission: March 12, 2015 (11:59PM, UTC-12)
+ Proposal feedback: April 16, 2015.
To foster the presentation of exciting art works, IJCAI-15 will present two awards. One will be granted
on the basis of audience evaluation through a ballot given to all attendees. A second award is given by
the selection committee on the basis of artistic merit, innovation, and relevance to advances in AI.
AI and the Arts Demos Chair
Luc Steels
Program Committee
Same as for the paper submissions of the AI and the Arts special paper track, including the program
IJCAI 2015 - AI and the Arts Track