Submission Types

The open call invites papers and proposals on the following research topics. Please signal which broad area(s) your paper or proposal falls under when you make your submission. All papers should have some relevance to the topic of Artificial Intelligence and Art or Machine Learning and Art.

  • Sound Art
  • Immersive Media
  • Digital Cinema
  • Bio Art
  • Software Art
  • Digital Animation
  • Digital Photography
  • Robotics
  • Gaming
  • Digital Poetics
  • Digital Humanities
  • Creative Coding
  • Digital Fabrication
  • Physical Computing
  • Digital Preservation
  • Curatorial Practice
  • Brain-Computer Interface
  • Pedagogy
  • Aesthetics
  • Ethics 
  • Politics 
  • Philosophy
  • Other Topics Pertaining to AI, Machine Learning and Art

Open Call Formats

There are four formats for Open Call Submission.

(i) Research Papers

Contributors may submit full research papers under the themes stated above. Research papers should be no more than 7000 words in length (excluding references), clearly titled, and double-spaced, 12-point, PDF format, and formatted according to the Research Paper Template available on the website. Please make sure your full paper PDF file contains no author related information. All paper submissions will be submitted for double-blind peer review. If accepted, they will be published in full in the conference proceedings. A summary of findings will be presented in a 20-minute conference presentation.

(ii) Scholarly Abstracts

Contributors are invited to submit abstracts of conference presentations on the themes of the conference. The length of the abstract should be no more than two pages on the Abstract Template , including references and 150-word (max.) author bio. All abstracts will be reviewed by two members of the conference organizing committee, and/or, where appropriate, outside reviewers. Accepted abstracts will be published in the conference proceedings. Topics will be presented in a 20-minute conference presentation.

(iii) Artistic Project Abstracts

Abstracts of artistic projects are welcome from practicing artists to give a talk about their art work. Talks can be about completed work or about work in progress. The artistic project abstracts should describe the project in terms of theme and intent, and be no more than two pages in length, on the Abstract Template , including references and 150-word (max.) author bio. Please include web links to your work if applicable. All abstracts will be reviewed by two members of the conference organizing committee, and/or, where appropriate, outside reviewers. Accepted abstracts will be published in the conference proceedings. Artist talks/work-in-progress presentations will have 20-minutes presentation time at the conference. Those who present an artist talk might also exhibit a work in the exhibition but they must make a separate application to the Art Project for Exhibition category.

(iv) Art Projects for Exhibition

For the Art Machines 2 Art Gallery, artists are invited to critically reflect in their work upon the relation of Machine Learning and Art and investigate Machine Learning as a transformative force in the creation of art and media. This year’s inaugural Art gallery will feature works of Art that articulate the creative space between art and technology and the ecological, political, social, and global climates of our daily world. 


We are looking forward to showcase your hybrid art-science practices, digital fabricated artworks, and virtual and augmented art and design platforms. Successful applications to the Art gallery will be published along the Research Papers, Scholarly Abstracts and Artistic Project Abstracts in the conference proceedings. Art Project applications should be submitted on the Art Project Template, describe the project in terms of theme and intent, and be no more than two pages in length, including references and 150-word (max.) author bio. Please include web links to your work if applicable. 


Please note: If an artist wishes to give a formal talk about their own work, they should submit an artist project abstract for review, otherwise they will be invited to present their work informally at the exhibition gallery.


Important Notes:

  1. By submitting an abstract or paper or art project to the Conference, participants are agreeing that the conference organizers will have first right of refusal on future publication.

  2. Conference participants may submit to more than one category, but if multiple submissions are made, they should normally be different projects, with exception of artist’s who submit art projects but also wish to give a formal talk about their work and submit an art project abstract.

  3. If your paper or abstract or art project is accepted, you are required to pay the registration fee in order to be eligible to present at the Symposium. Please refer to the Registration page of the website for details.

  4. Instructions for submitting papers, abstracts and artistic projects, as well as information on funding support for artists can be found in the Conference Guidelines.