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On Interaction/Interactivity in Music, Design, Visual and Performing Arts

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2nd International Symposium on Systems Research in the Arts and Humanities:

“On Interaction/Interactivity in Music, Design, Visual and Performing Arts”

In conjunction with InterSymp 2008:

20th International Conference on Systems Research, Informatics and Cybernetics

July 24-30, 2008. Baden-Baden, Germany. Sponsored by the International Institute for Advanced Studies in Systems Research and Cybernetics

We are pleased to announce the 2nd International Symposium on Systems Research in the Arts and Humanities (SSRAH): “On Interaction/ Interactivity in Music, Design, Visual and Performing Arts”, a special interdisciplinary two-day event to be held in Baden-Baden, Germany.

Proposals for sessions and individual papers are invited from academics and practitioners according to one of the following formats: academic research paper, report on practice-based work or educational programme, performance and/or workshop. Proposals submitted for review should include:

·      title of paper, session etc;

·      abstract, in English, of approximately 300 words;

·      3 to 5 keywords, representative of theme and concepts addressed;

·      short paragraph with author(s)’s biography, briefly stating field of specialisation or areas of interest and academic/professional affiliation.

Paper Proposals/Abstracts should be submitted as soon as possible but no later than March 31, 2008. Notification of Acceptance and a Paper Template will be sent to authors by April 14, 2008. As in previous years, those selected will be scheduled for a 30-minute presentation plus 15-minute discussion, and will be invited to submit the camera-ready full paper of approximately 2,500 words including references (not to exceed 5 single-spaced typed pages), by no later than May 25, 2008. Papers submitted later than this date cannot be included in the conference proceedings.

The proceedings will be published as the “Systems Research in the Arts and Humanities Symposium Proceedings - Volume II of the International Institute for Advanced Studies in Systems Research and Cybernetics”, and will be available to all registered participants at the time of the Conference. Further details on Submission Guidelines, the Copyright Transfer Form, and the Conference Registration Form are available at the IIAS home page http://www.iias.edu.

Please note that the early registration fee is 345.00 Euros (per one Conference participant) if paid on or before May 1, 2008 and 395.00 Euros if paid afterwards: this includes participation in all Symposia of the IIAS Intersymp2008 Conference, the festive reception, the symposium booklets and the SSRAH proceedings.

 

Although we encourage research discussions related to the InterSymp2008’s main theme of “systems research and cybernetics”, the Symposium in the Arts and Humanities hopes to advance interdisciplinary investigations between the domains of music, architecture, urban and industrial design, dance, performance, theatre, digital media and visual arts.

Possible panel themes for conference submissions include (but are not limited to):

·      inter-face/action/relation/section

·      representations: modelling, mapping, and (per)forming

·      processes: in motion, e-motion, and emotion

·      living forms: lived spaces

           

As contributions will be peer-reviewed, please submit proposals and full papers electronically, as e-mail attachments in MS Word format, to the symposium’s email address sympsrah@gmail.com according to the following procedure:

For abstracts:

·      one email with the subject title “srah symposium – abstract”, containing a word file as an attachment with the title of paper, keywords and abstract only. For the process of blind peer reviewing, do not include your name or affiliation in this attachment. AND

·      a second email entitled “srah symposium – author”, containing a word file as an attachment with the author(s)’s name, title of paper, institution affiliation (if any) and short biography.

All emails should also be Cc: to the InterSymp2008 Conference Chairman

Prof. George E. Lasker (lasker@uwindsor.ca).

Further information regarding the 2nd International Symposium on Systems Research in the Arts and Humanities: “On Interaction/ Interactivity in Music, Design, Visual and Performing Arts” will soon be available at the IIAS/SSRAH webpage (www.iias.edu).  Regarding the Conference Fees’ bank-transfer payment process, further details will follow after the Abstracts’ Review Process. In the meantime, please direct all enquires to the Symposium Chairs:

Ana Luz (Bartlett School of Architecture, University College London) – a.luz@ucl.ac.uk;

John Dack (Lansdown Centre for Electronic Art, Middlesex University) – j.dack@mdx.ac.uk;

Mine Dogantan Dack (Music Department, Middlesex University) – m.dack@mdx.ac.uk.


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