Artificial Intelligence in Music and Art

Special Track of the 18th International FLAIRS Conference
Clearwater Beach, Florida, May 15-17, 2005

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Important Dates

October 22, 2004
January 7, 2005
February 4, 2005
Special Track
May 15-17, 2005


Track Organizers

Penousal Machado
ISEC, Portugal
University of Coimbra, Portugal

Bill Manaris
College of Charleston, USA


The application of Artificial Intelligence (AI) techniques in the fields of Art and Music is a significant and captivating research area. There is a growing interest on AI applications in visual arts, music, graphics, video, sound, architecture, design of artifacts, and other creative endeavors.


This special track will provide an international forum for researchers, scientists, and practitioners to present results from on-going AI work in the fields of Music and Art. The objective of this track is to foster the creation, refinement and transfer of such ideas, and to promote their cross-fertilization over all AI paradigms and relevant application domains.


The track will be held in Clearwater Beach, Florida, May 15-17, 2005, as part of the FLAIRS 2005 conference.  The conference is organized in cooperation with The American Association for Artificial Intelligence (AAAI).

Call for Participation

We invite original and unpublished contributions on AI applications in the analysis, composition, generation, interpretation, performance, evaluation, classification, and data mining of artifacts from various creative endeavors and fields, such as visual art, graphics, video, music, sounds, architecture, design of physical artifacts, sculpture, literature, poetry, etc.

Accepted papers will be presented at the conference and included in the FLAIRS 2005 conference proceedings, published by AAAI Press. Authors of the best papers will be invited to submit extended versions to a special issue on “AI Tools in Music and Art” to appear in the International Journal on Artificial Intelligence Tools (IJAIT) published by World Scientific.

Scope and Topics

We invite research from all AI paradigms including symbolic, statistical, connectionist, genetic, distributed, and hybrid approaches. The track covers a wide range of AI techniques including (but not limited to) cognitive modeling, data mining and classification, expert systems, generative systems (A-life, chaos, fractals, L-systems), grammars, fuzzy logic, genetic algorithms, hidden Markov models, intelligent agents, knowledge representation, knowledge-based systems, machine learning, natural language processing, neural networks, constraint satisfaction, perception, planning, reasoning and inferencing, and swarm intelligence.

Submission Guidelines

Papers must be submitted on-line, following the FLAIRS submission guidelines, and no later than October 22, 2004. They must be written in proper English, no longer than 6 pages, including references, and formatted in AAAI two-column, camera-ready style. Papers must be formatted for US Letter (8-1/2" x 11") paper.  For details, see conference website.

Reviewing Process

Reviewing will be doubly blind. Authors should remove their names and affiliations from submitted papers, and should take reasonable care that their identity is disguised. References to own work should be referred to in the third person, e.g., “Smith (Smith 2003) has shown...,”.

Timetable for Authors

Paper submissions are due electronically by October 22, 2004. Notification letters will be sent via email by January 7, 2005. Final camera-ready copies are due electronically by February 4, 2005.

Program Committee

Mauro Annunziato
Plancton Art Studio, Italy

Mohd M. Anwar
University of Minnesota-Morris, USA

Ramona Behravan
University College London, UK

Carlos Bento
University of Coimbra, Portugal

Tim Blackwell
University of London, UK

Paul Brown
Birkbeck College, University of London, UK

Amílcar Cardoso
University of Coimbra, Portugal

Wei Chai
MIT Media Laboratory, USA

Simon Colton
Imperial College, UK

David Cope
University of California, Santa Cruz, USA

Roger Dannenberg
Carnegie Mellon University, USA

Hans E. Dehlinger
Universität Kassel, Germany

Alan Dorin
Monash University, Australia

Andrew Gartland-Jones
University of Sussex, UK

Pablo Gervás
Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Spain

Gary Greenfield
University of Richmond, USA

Carlos Grilo
School of Technology and Management of Leiria, Portugal

Timothy Hirzel
College of Charleston, USA

Sudharsan Iyengar
Winona State University, USA

Thomas Jerse
The Citadel, USA

Christopher La Pilla
Duke University, USA

Matthew Lewis
Ohio State University, USA

James Mandelis
University of Sussex, UK

J˘natas Manzolli
Interdisciplinary Nucleus for Sound Studies (NICS), UNICAMP, Brazil

David Maves
College of Charleston, USA

Eduardo R. Miranda
University of Plymouth, UK

Cory McKay
McGill University, Canada

Jon McCormack
Monash University, Australia

Paul Nemirovsky
MIT Media Laboratory, USA

Gary Lee Nelson
Oberlin College, USA

Luigi Pagliarini
Academy of Fine Arts of Rome, Italy
University of Southern Denmark, Denmark

Francisco C. Pereira
University of Coimbra, Portugal

Graeme Ritchie
University of Edinburgh, UK

Juan Romero
Universidade da Coruña, Spain

Paul Schumacher
Winona State University, USA

George Tzanetakis
University of Victoria, Canada

Tatsuo Unemi
University of Zurich, Switzerland

Gerhard Widmer
Medical University of Vienna, Austria

Geraint Wiggins
City University, UK

James B. Wilkinson
College of Charleston, USA

Michael Young
University of London, UK

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