Call: ARTECH Conference on Digital Arts in Portugal

ARTECH 2008, 4TH INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON DIGITAL ARTS
7, 8 November: Portuguese Catholic University – Porto, Portugal
http://artes.ucp.pt/artech2008/

Call for Submissions

Artech 2008 is the fourth international workshop held in Portugal and Galicia on the topic of Digital Arts. It aims to promote contacts between Iberian and International contributors concerned with the conception, production and dissemination of Digital and Electronic Art. Artech 2008 brings the scientific, technological and artistic community together, promoting the interest in the digital culture and its intersection with art and technology as an important research field, a common space for discussion, an exchange of experiences, a forum for emerging digital artists and a way of understanding and appreciating new forms of cultural expression.

Main Topics
Main areas are related with sound, image, video, music, multimedia and other new media related topics, in the context of emerging practice of artistic creation.
Although non exclusive, the main topics of the conference are:
* Art and Science
* Audio-Visual and Multimedia Design
* Creativity Theory
* Electronic Music
* Generative and Algorithmic Art
* Interactive Systems for Artistic Applications
* Media Art history
* Mobile Multimedia
* Net Art and Digital Culture
* New Experiences with New Media and New Applications
* Tangible and Gesture Interfaces
* Technology in Art Education
* Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality

Submissions
Authors are invited to submit:
* A full paper of six to ten pages for oral presentation
* A short paper up to four pages for poster presentations or Art
Installations proposals
Submissions are accepted in the conference official languages:
English, Portuguese, Galician and Castilian.

Format
Artech 2008 has the format of a conference with technical sessions, invited talks and discussion panels as well an exposition area for installations. All the contributions are subject to a blind peer-review and evaluation by the International Programme Committee. All papers accepted for presentation will be published in a duly registered book (ISBN) and a selection of the best papers will be published in an appropriate scientific and technological academic journal.

Important dates
Full papers submission: 2 June 2008
Installations proposals and short papers submission: 9 June 2008
Full papers notice of acceptance: 7 July 2008
Installations proposal and short papers notice of acceptance: 14 July 2008

Organization
[CITAR] Research Center for Science and Technology of the Arts
[http://artes.ucp.pt/citar/]
[UCP] Portuguese Catholic University – Porto, Portugal
[http://artes.ucp.pt/]
[UM] Minho University
[http://www.uminho.pt/]

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