• CFP: Special Issue JCR Q2 Entropy journal (IF:2.419). "Artificial Intel

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    Journal: Entropy (ISSN 1099-4300), section "Complexity".
    JCR Journal with Impact factor: 2.419 (Q2).
    Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 September 2020. URL:https://www.mdpi.com/journal/entropy/special_issues/ai_complexity
    Flyer: https://www.mdpi.com/journal/entropy/special_issue_flyer_pdf/ai_complexity/web

    Dear colleagues,

    A major—potentially unachievable—challenge in computational arts is constructing algorithms that assess properties such as novelty,
    creativity and the aesthetic properties of artistic artefacts or
    performances. Approaches to this have often been based on broadly information-theoretic ideas. For example, ideas linking mathematical
    notions of form and balance to beauty date back to ancient times. In
    the twentieth century, attempts were made to produce aesthetic
    measures based on ideas of a balance between order and complexity. In
    more recent years, these have been formalised into ideas of aesthetic engagement happening when work is at the “edge of chaos” between
    excessive order and excessive disorder; formalising this using notions
    such as the Gini coefficient and Shannon entropy; and links between
    cognitive theories of the Bayesian brain and free energy minimisation
    with aesthetic theories. These ideas have been used both for
    understanding human behaviour and building creative systems.

    The use of Artificial Intelligence and complex systems for the
    development of artistic systems is an exciting and relevant area of
    research. There is a growing interest in the application of these
    techniques in fields, such as: visual art and music generation,
    analysis, and interpretation; sound synthesis; architecture; video;
    poetry; design; game content generation; and other creative tasks.

    This Special Issue will focus on both the use of complexity ideas and artificial intelligence methods to analyse and evaluate aesthetic
    properties and to drive systems that generate aesthetically engaging
    artefacts, including but not limited to: music, sound, images,
    animations, designs, architectural plans, choreographies, poetry,
    text, jokes, etc.

    Dr. Juan Romero
    Dr. Colin Johnson
    Guest Editors

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    Computational aesthetics
    Formalising ideas of aesthetics using ideas from entropy and
    information theory
    Computational Creativity
    Artificial Intelligence in art, design, architecture, music and games Information Theory in art, design, architecture, music and games
    Complex systems in art, music and design
    Evolutionary art
    Evolutionary music
    Artificial life in arts
    Swarm art
    Pattern recognition and aesthetics
    Cellular automata in architecture
    Computational intelligence in arts

    Special Issue Editors:

    Dr. Juan Romero (jj@udc.es)
    Guest Editor
    Computation Department, Universidade da Coruña, Coruña, A, Spain
    Interests: artificial intelligence; artificial art; computational
    aesthetics; evolutionary computation; artificial neural networks; deep learning; machine learning; computational creativity

    Dr. Colin Johnson (colin.johnson@nottingham.ac.uk)
    Guest Editor
    School of Computing, University of Nottingham, Nottingham, UK
    Interests: artificial intelligence; evolutionary music; sound
    synthesis; evolutionary art; swarm art; cellular automata; artificial

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