[Air-l] COSIGN 2002 FINAL CFP

Andy Clarke andy at kinonet.com
Sun Mar 24 16:06:10 PST 2002


This is a reminder that the submission date for the Second conference on 
Computational Semiotics for Games and New Media is almost here.

             Submission date for Academic Papers and Artworks : 27th 
March 2002

             Submission date for Posters and Technical Demonstrations : 
22nd April 2002

Please distribute this call widely to any individuals and organisations 
that it would also be of interest to.
I apologise in advance if you have already received it through other 
channels.

Thank you

Andy Clarke



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*    Final Call For Papers
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*    COSIGN 2002
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*    The 2nd International Conference on
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*    COMPUTATIONAL SEMIOTICS FOR GAMES AND NEW MEDIA
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*    Augsburg (Germany)
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*    2nd September - 4th September, 2002
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*    http://www.kinonet.com/conferences/cosign2002/
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CONFERENCE SCOPE
====================

This cross-disciplinary conference explores the ways in which semiotics 
(and
related theories such as structuralism and post-structuralism) can be
applied to creating and analysing computer systems. It is intended for
anyone with an interest in areas of overlap (or potential overlap) 
between
semiotics and computers. This would include, but is not limited to, the
following: computer scientists; HCI and AI practitioners; creators of 
expert
systems; digital artists; designers; critics; semioticians; 
narratologists;
etc.

Semiotics is the study of signs, symbols and signification, and is 
therefore
the study of how meaning is created, encoded and understood. 
Computational
semiotics is understood here to be the application of semiotic theories 
to
computer systems and interactive digital media. Three possible aspects of
this are:

  - The way in which meaning can be created by, encoded in, or understood
    by, the computer (using systems or techniques based upon semiotics).

  - The way in which meaning in interactive digital media is understood by
    the viewer or user (again using systems or techniques based upon
    semiotics).

  - The way in which semiotics can be used as the starting point for a
    system for looking critically at the content of interactive digital
    media.

Media that make use of the unique capabilities of digital systems are of
particular interest to this conference. These include: hypermedia; 
content
analysis systems (particularly those that extract higher-level meaning); 
the
semantic web (and similar systems); multimedia and the internet; digital
art, net art and other technology-based or technology-oriented art forms,
computer games, interactive narratives and other forms of interactive
entertainment; virtual reality systems and virtual environments.

COSIGN 2002 invites submissions in the following categories:

1. Academic Papers
2. Artworks
3. Posters
4. Technical Demonstrations

Details of the submission procedures are given below. Authors of accepted
papers will be required to prepare an electronic version for the online
conference proceedings (PDF), which will supplement the traditional 
printed
volume.

Information about the conference are available at the following web 
address:

http://www.kinonet.com/conferences/cosign2002/

The programme and online proceedings for COSIGN 2001 are available at the
following web address:

http://www.kinonet.com/conferences/cosign2001/program.html



IMPORTANT DATES AND DEADLINES
=============================

Academic Papers and Artworks

Submission date: 27th March 2002
Acceptance will be notified on or around 6th May 2002
Camera-ready copy by 10th June 2002


Posters and Technical Demonstrations

Submission date: 22nd April 2002
Acceptance will be notified on or around 21st May 2002
Camera-ready copy by 10th June 2002



SUBMISSION PROCEDURE
====================

1. ACADEMIC PAPERS

Papers are invited on any subject that explores areas of overlap (or
potential overlap) between semiotics and interactive digital media. 
Examples
of this include, but are not limited to, the following:

  - The use of semiotics in artificial intelligence and expert systems.

  - Software architectures and technologies using, based upon or inspired 
by
    semiotic theories, systems or models.

  - The use of semiotics in the creation of generative narrative systems,
    interactive digital games, entertainment and artworks.

  - The use of semiotics in the study and criticism of digital interactive
    media.

  - Narratology in games and new media.

  - Semiotic-orientated HCI.

  - Semiotics and Hypermedia.

Papers should demonstrate an understanding of - and engagement with - the
principles of semiotics (understood here as the study of signs) and gain
something from this engagement.
All papers must be submitted electronically (in either Postscript, 
Microsoft
Word, RTF or PDF format) to Frank Nack at the following address:

Frank.Nack at cwi.nl

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Submission date for Academic Papers: 27th March 2002
Acceptance will be notified on or around 6th May 2002
PDF copy for the proceedings by 10th June 2002
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2. ARTWORKS

In addition to academic and theoretical papers, presentations of 
artworks of
all forms and in all formats are invited. We are particularly interested 
in
digital art, net art and other technology-based or technology-oriented 
art
forms.

Selection of work for presentation at the conference will be based upon 
its
relevance to the themes of the conference, its interest in demonstrating 
or
exploring the potential of new media, and its challenging of perceptions,
theoretical assumptions, or understanding in any areas related to the
conference. Selection may also be constrained by practical requirements 
for
equipment, safety, etc.

Final decisions will be made by the Artwork Committee. Artworks will be
assessed on the basis of documentation of the work presented in the form 
of
an online website. The website should display the following:

  - A textual description of the proposed artwork and any illustrations
  - A biography of the artist(s)/author(s)
  - Contact details

Please submit the URL of the website containing your proposal in an 
email to
Andy Clarke at the following address:

andy at kinonet.com

Those wishing to submit additional supporting material, such as 
videotapes,
should contact Andy Clarke to make arrangements for this. No 
responsibility
is taken by the COSIGN organisers for any such material, and all expenses
for its return must be met by the artist.

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Submission date for Artworks: 27th March 2002
Acceptance will be notified on or around 6th May 2002
PDF copy for the proceedings by 10th June 2002
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3. POSTERS

There will be an opportunity for researchers to present new work and 
ideas
that are not yet ready for the full presentation. Short papers will be
presented in poster format, and will be included in both the hardcopy and
electronic proceedings.

All papers must be submitted electronically (2 to 4 pages of A4 size, 
double
spaced, in either Postscript, Microsoft Word, RTF or PDF format) to Clive
Fencott at the following address:

P.C.Fencott at tees.ac.uk

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Submission date: 22nd April 2002
Acceptance will be notified on or around 21st May 2002
PDF copy for the proceedings by 10th June 2002
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4. TECHNICAL DEMONSTRATIONS

Demonstrations of relevant leading-edge work and work in progress are
invited.  Submissions will be peer-reviewed to ensure quality. 
Demonstration
proposals must be submitted electronically (in either Postscript, 
Microsoft
Word, RTF or PDF format) to Craig Lindley at the following address:

craig.lindley at interactiveinstitute.se

Those wishing to submit supporting material, such as videotapes, should
contact Craig Lindley to make arrangements for this.

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Submission date for Technical Demonstrations: 22nd April 2001
Acceptance will be notified on or around 21st May 2001
PDF copy for the proceedings by 10th June 2002
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ALTERNATIVE SUBMISSION PROCEDURE
================================

Authors and artists who have difficulty in making their submission in the
appropriate form (as outlined above) should contact:

         Frank Nack
         CWI - INS2
         Kruislaan 413
         P.O. Box 94079,
         NL-1090 GB Amsterdam
         Email: Frank.Nack at cwi.nl
         Phone: +31 20 592 4223
         Fax: +31 20 592 4312



ORGANISING COMMITTEE
====================
Elisabeth Andre - University of Augsburg (Germany)
Andy Clarke - Kinonet (UK)
Clive Fencott - University of Teeside (UK)
Craig Lindley - Interactive Institute (Sweden)
Grethe Mitchell - University of East London and Kinonet (UK)
Frank Nack - CWI (Netherlands)



PROGRAMME COMMITTEE
===================
Elisabeth Andre - University of Augsburg (Germany)
Wilton Azevedo - Mackenzie Presbyterian University, São Paulo, (Brazil)
Paul Brna - Leeds University (UK)
Kevin Brooks - Motorola Human Interface Labs (USA)
Andrew Clarke - Kinonet (UK)
Clive Fencott - University of Teeside (UK)
Mathias Fuchs - Sibelius Academy, Helsinki (Finland)
Werner Kriechbaum - IBM (Germany)
James Lester - North Carolina University (USA)
Craig Lindley - Interactive Institute (Sweden)
Grethe Mitchell - University of East London and Kinonet (UK)
Frank Nack - CWI (Netherlands)
Mirko Petric -University of Split (Croatia)
Paolo Petta - OFAI (Austria)
Doug Rosenberg - University of Wisconsin-Madison (USA)
Ola Stockfelt - University of Goteborg/University of Skovde (Sweden)
Robert Wechsler - Palindrome Inter-media Performance Group (Germany)



ARTWORK COMMITTEE
=================

Jorge Luiz Antonio - Pontifical Catholic University of Sao Paulo (Brazil)
Andrew Clarke - Kinonet (UK)
Silvia Eckermann - Digital Artist (Austria)
Fatima Lasay  - University of the Philippines (Philippines)
Luca Marchetti - Anomos (France)
Grethe Mitchell - University of East London and Kinonet (UK)
Timothy Portlock - University of Illinois (USA)
Emma Posey - Bloc (UK)
David Rokeby  - Digital Artist (Canada)
Doug Rosenberg - University of Wisconsin-Madison (USA)

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