CreateWorld Call for Participation

The CreateWorld CFP is now open!

CreateWorld encourages paper, poster, exhibition, performance, presentation and workshop submissions relating to our 2018 topic, Creativity in Progress. 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.

Theories of creativity are always debated, and for good reason. Creativity is recognized as an important defining trait of humans. But what is creativity like across disciplines and fields of research, is it the same, is it different, is it contextual or universal. The topic this conference explores is, what does creativity look and feel like in progress? What do projects, ideas and work in progress have to show us about creativity. Is Creativity evidenced more in process than outcome? Can the realms of computing offer insights into creative emergence?

Proposals can include a focus on new technologies, techniques or approaches in theoretical or practical aspects of the digital arts including photography, cyber-art, music, e-learning, film, animation and design. Submissions that relate to or make use of Apple technology are more likely to be selected than those that do not.

Examples of sub-topics that might be addressed include:

  • Creativity and Agency
  • New ways to explore creativity through computing
  • Assessing and measuring creativity
  • Creative Teaching and Learning frameworks and experiments
  • Creativity and Aesthetics
  • Creativity and Artificial Intelligence
  • Creativity and Play

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 2018 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).

Submit via Easychair

Posters will be allotted wall space at the conference venue, with electricity and internet connectivity by request; abstracts will be published in the CreateWorld 2018 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).

Submit via Easychair

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 2018 theme Creativity in Progress 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 all submissions: 9PM AEDT, Friday September 7, 2018
  • Acceptances notified by: 5PM AEDT, Friday October 5, 2018
  • All paper and poster final revisions due: 5PM AEDT, Friday November 16, 2018

Enquiries and Questions

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