Presentation

The 2020 edition of ARTeFACTo, Artech International’s 11th organisation of an International Conference,  is focused on Digital Creation in Arts and Communication and will be hosted by CIAC, the Research Center in Arts and Communication, at the University of Algarve, in Faro.

ARTeFACTo 2020 will be held on the 26th and 27th of November 2020 at the University of Algarve campus of Penha.

The goal of the conference is to promote interest in the current digital media culture and its intersection with art, communication and technology as an important research field, while focusing on the study of the digital media artefacts, embracing topics covering their conceptualization, design, creative/art practice/research processes, computational implementation, exhibition and fruition as well their role in today’s information and knowledge society, fostering the establishment of the conceptual foundations of an artefact theory in the digital media world.

ARTeFACTo 2020 aims at giving greater visibility to artefact creators and researchers, theorists or practitioners, establishing a common space for the discussion and exchange of new experiences, while fostering better understanding about digital arts and culture across a wide spectrum of cultural, disciplinary, and professional practices. To this end, we cordially invite scholars, teachers, researchers, artists, computer professionals, and others who are working within the broadly defined areas of digital media arts,  communication, culture and education, with specific focus on artefacts and artistic installations to join us.

CALL FOR PAPERS

Authors are invited to submit papers and exhibition proposals from all areas related to digital media art, with emphasis on artefacts or art installations as well as general-purpose interactive artworks, which will be reviewed by an international committee.

Descriptions of artistic practices, authorship or co-authorship with graphic records (such as images, diagrams, links to dynamic images, drawings, sketches, etc.) are valued.

Main Topics

Topics of interest include (but are not limited to):

  • Algorithmic Art & Design
  • Art and Technology
  • Art Game
  • Augmented and Immersive Art (including Mobile)
  • BioArt
  • Digital Art and Communication
  • Digital Culture
  • Digital Dance & Body Poetics
  • Digital Media
  • Digital Poetry & Electronic Literature
  • Digital Serious Games
  • Digital Sound & Music
  • Digital Transmedia Storytelling
  • Generative Art
  • Gesture Interfaces
  • Information and Data Visualization
  • Interactive Film
  • NanoArt
  • VideoArt
  • VideoMapping
  • WebArt
  • xArt

The International Scientific and Art Committee is composed of experts in various disciplines. The conference program will consist of keynote sessions by eminent specialists, oral presentation of the contributed papers, art installations and videos of work-in-progress.

Submissions

Submit here: https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=artefacto2020

ARTeFACTo 2020 has the format of a conference with technical sessions, invited talks, discussion panels, and exhibition areas for artefacts and installations. Contributions can be in the form of full papers, short papers and proposals for artefact exhibitions / art installations.

Authors are invited to submit:

  • A full paper of six to ten pages for oral presentation. Artefact descriptions are welcome, embracing part or the overall creation process, from seminal concept, implementation until the final exhibition preparation or the fruition experience analysis;
  • A short paper up to four pages of the conceptual and technical information concerning artefact / art installations and interactive artwork proposals.

Submissions are accepted in the conference official languages: English and Portuguese. If your paper or artefact / installation proposal is in Portuguese, please prepare an English version of the title and abstract, as this is required by ACM for publishing in the Digital Library.

ARTeFACTo 2020 uses a double-blind reviewing process. As such, submitted papers / artefacts / installation proposals should not have any author and institutional identification in the title and header areas, nor in the body of the paper.

Explicit self-references should be avoided, instead, authors citing their own prior work should discuss it in the third person (“Previous work by <Author> [X1]…” instead of “In our previous work [X1]…”). Authors should also avoid mentioning the names of institutions where the work was done (“participants were recruited from the university campus”, instead of “participants were recruited from the <Institution name>”). Authors should also avoid clear identification of their affiliation in figures and supplementary material and remove metadata from submission files.

In addition to the anonymized text for each paper, separate identification info must be provided at Easy Chair:

  • Name, organization, country and e-mail addresses of each author
  • Name of the contact author
  • A list of keywords

Template

Submissions must follow the ACM guidelines. The template is available here: ACM_SigConf.docx

In addition to author keywords, authors must provide a classification for their papers using ACM Computing Classification System (CCS). The classification system is available at http://dl.acm.org/ccs/ccs.cfm. You should examine the CCS thoroughly, but we recommend looking particularly inside the following categories:

  • Information systems -> Information systems applications
  • Information systems -> Multimedia information systems
  • Human-centered computing
  • Applied computing -> Arts and humanities

Technical questions regarding the template can be directed at acmtexsupport@aptaracorp.com

Photos, color pictures or graphics must be inserted only in two pages (full paper) or one page (short paper, artefact/installation proposals).

The submission of a paper or art installation implies the intention of at least one of the authors to register and attend to the conference in order to perform a spoken presentation. Papers that are accepted and presented at the conference by one of the authors will appear in the conference proceedings. The final version of accepted papers should be submitted with the name of the authors and institutions (there’s no need for a further blind review).

Proceedings

Authors of selected papers presented in the conference (including essays describing the best art installations) will be published primarily in the ARTeFACTo Journal and also invited to submit extended versions to other selected journals.

Authors of selected papers presented in the conference (including essays describing the best art installations) will be published primarily in the ART(e)FACT(o) Journal and also invited to submit extended versions the International Journal of Creative Interfaces and Computer Graphics (http://www.igi-global.com/IJCICG).

Important dates

Submissions deadline: 2nd August
Acceptance notice: 20th September
Final version: 4th October

Early bird registration for authors and non-authors (discount): 4th October
Regular author registration deadline: 1st November
Regular non-author registration: 26th and 27th November

Contact

E-mail: artefactoconference@gmail.com

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