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.

  • Machine Learning and Art (core theme)
  • Sound Art
  • Immersive Media
  • Digital Cinema
  • Digital Animation
  • Gaming
  • Computational Humanities
  • Creative Coding
  • Urban Media
  • Digital Fabrication
  • Physical Computing
  • Digital Preservation
  • Curatorial Practice
  • Brain Computer Interface

Open Call Formats

There are five 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, clearly titled, and double-spaced, 12-point, PDF format, and formatted according to the ISCMA19 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 ISCMA19 paper 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 ISCMA19 paper 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.

(iv) Pre-Constituted Scholarly or Artistic Project Panels

Contributors are invited to submit proposals for a pre-constituted panel, either on the conference core theme or other listed research areas. This will consist of a title, a paragraph explanation of the panel and, where relevant, references (one page), 3-4 presentation abstracts of one page each including references from individual presenters,and 150-word (max.) author bios (one page). The panel proposals will be reviewed by two members of the conference organizing committee, and/or, where appropriate, outside reviewers. Accepted panel abstracts will be published in the conference proceedings. Each panelist will be allocated 20 minutes presentation time.

(v) Posters

We also call for poster submissions, in the form of a one-page poster proposal on the ISCMA19 paper template. Accepted posters will be allocated display space during the conference, and the abstracts of accepted posters will be published in the proceedings.

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

No more than one presentation per participant is permitted. However, presenters may also propose and/or chair a panel.

If your abstract or paper 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.