CreateWorld Call for Participation

The CreateWorld CFP  for 2019 is now open!

CreateWorld encourages paper, poster, exhibition, performance, presentation and workshop submissions relating to our 2019 topic, Creativity in New Realities. Other submissions will be considered, but we strongly recommend keeping the topic in mind. Our goal is to develop a strong, productive conversation amongst all attendees.

Virtual, Augmented and Mixed Realities offer us new insight into what we consider reality to be. These technological mediums afford us opportunities to create whole new worlds to explore, play and learn from, they can add layers of meaning to the world around us, and they can merge the physical world and the world of information. New Realities can be engaging, useful, fun and even profitable, but importantly they can expand the meaningful discourse of what creativity is and what creativity can be.

Creativity in computing has been a hot topic for quite some time, and one of the key points in that discussion is that traditionally creativity was in some sense assessed by its outcome in the physical world, but computation requires no tangible outcome except for sound and pixels. The mediums of New Realities are totally conceived of in computational space and delivered in that same space, there is no great separation from the framework that content is created in, to that which it is then delivered. The virtual Cartesian space of computing is delivered in that same frame for immersion, augmentation and overlay.

If we make fewer tangible ‘things’ does that have a creative impact upon us as creators and audience? Do new realities bring us closer to our audience? The topic this conference explores is, what are New Realities, are they better or worse? How do our ideas of Creativity change as a result of these new mediums?

Proposals can include a focus on new technologies, techniques or approaches in theoretical or practical aspects of the digital arts including interactive and immersive media, design, photography, cyber-art, music, e-learning, film, animation and games.

Examples of sub-topics that might be addressed include:

  • Interactive Media
  • Immersive Media
  • Virtual Reality
  • Augmented Reality
  • Augmented Physicality
  • Mixed Reality
  • Assessing and Measuring Creativity
  • Creative Teaching and Learning Frameworks and Experiments
  • Creativity and Aesthetics
  • Creativity and Artificial Intelligence
  • Creativity and Play
  • User Experience Design

Presenters are directed to our Code of Conduct, which may affect how and what you present, and our Presenter Support page for information on travel support.

Submissions will only be considered where at least one proposer will register and be in attendance at the conference.

Submission Requirements

An accepted (following peer review) full paper of 5-8 pages will be published in the CreateWorld 2019 proceedings, and will be accompanied by a 20-minute presentation at the conference. Full-paper PDF files must be submitted using CreateWorld’s Word template. Submissions for this category will be managed by the EasyChair service. Each submission will be reviewed by at least 3 members of the program committee. The review will be a blind review (reviewers not aware of author/affiliations, so please ensure your submission does not include author details).

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Posters will be allotted wall space at the conference venue, with electricity and internet connectivity by request; abstracts will be published in the CreateWorld 2019 proceedings. Submit an abstract of 1 page maximum, using CreateWorld’s Word template. Abstracts will be selected by conference chairs based on quality, relevance, originality, and impact. Submissions for this category will be managed by the EasyChair service. Each submission will be reviewed by at least 3 members of the program committee. The review will be a blind review (reviewers not aware of author/affiliations, so please ensure your submission does not include author details).

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Presentations can be on any subject related to the conference goals – for example, discussing a software product or category, approaches to teaching with technology, or using technology in innovative ways. They are given 30 or 45 minutes during the conference. Presentations are not peer-reviewed, and are not published in the CreateWorld proceedings.

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Submissions for inclusion in the conference exhibition can include interactive works, performances, screenings, installations, et cetera. While works that respond to the 2019 theme Creativity in New Realities will be given preferential consideration, we welcome submission of other projects.

The bulk of the conference exhibition will be staged in a single area, but there is scope for other, alternative presentations around the campus of the Queensland College of Art.

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Workshops are delivered in a hands-on classroom-style approach with the intent that delegates learn specific skills. These are intended as opportunities for academics, teachers, professionals, and other practitioners to discuss and experiment with current technologies. We encourage workshops on topics and technologies that are relevant to the conference’s theme and subthemes.

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The submission timeline is as follows:

  • Deadline for submissions: 9PM AEDT, Friday October 18, 2019
  • Acceptances notified by: 5PM AEDT, Friday November 1, 2019
  • All paper and poster final revisions due: 5PM AEDT, Friday November 15, 2019

Enquiries and Questions

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