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[Nettime-nl] cosign 2001, amsterdam 12-14 september 2001 (computational semiotics)


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regards
adrian miles

>************************************************
>*
>*    First Call For Papers
>*    ---------------------
>*
>*    COSIGN 2001
>*
>*    1st International Conference on
>*
>*    COMPUTATIONAL SEMIOTICS IN GAMES
>*    AND NEW MEDIA (COSIGN 2001)
>*
>*    (http://www.kinonet.com/cosign2001)
>*
>*    Amsterdam (The Netherlands)
>*
>*    September 12 - September 14, 2001
>*
>************************************************
>
>CONFERENCE SCOPE
>
>This cross-disciplinary conference explores the ways in which semiotics
>(and related theories such as structuralism and post-structuralism) can be
>applied to creating and analysing computer-based media. It is intended for
>anyone with an interest in areas of overlap (or potential overlap) between
>semiotics and interactive digital media - including artists, designers,
>critics, computer scientists, HCI and AI practitioners, semioticians,
>narratologists and new media practitioners.
>
>Semiotics is the study of signs, symbols and signification, and is
>therefore the study of how meaning is created, encoded and understood.
>Computational semiotics is understood here to be the application of
>semiotic theories to interactive digital media and has three main areas
>(which overlap). They are:
>
>* The way in which meaning can be created by, encoded in, or understood by,
>the computer (using systems or techniques based upon semiotics).
>
>* The way in which meaning in interactive digital media is understood by
the
>viewer or user (again using systems or techniques based upon semiotics).
>
>* The use of semiotics as the starting point for a system for looking
>critically at the content of interactive digital media - devising a
>critical framework equivalent in status and depth to art theory or academic
>film criticism.
>
>Interactive digital media here refers to computer-based media that responds
>to the user's input. This response can either be in real-time, responding
>continuously to the changing input of the user, or generatively, based on
>initial settings provided by the user. It incorporates one or more
>modalities including digital video and audio, live-rendered and
>pre-rendered 2D or 3D graphics, still images and text, etc.
>
>Input may make use of conventional keyboard, mouse, joystick or game pad,
>data glove, or sensor technology of any type. Output may be through
>conventional screen technology (including data projectors), 3D
>visualization systems (including VR goggles and CAVE systems), haptics, and
>other new interaction technologies.
>
>Media that make use of the unique capabilities of digital systems are of
>particular interest to this conference. These include: computer games,
>interactive narratives and other forms of interactive entertainment;
>interactive video, virtual reality systems and virtual environments; and
>hypermedia.
>
>COSIGN 2001 invites the following submissions:
>1. Academic Papers
>2. Media Artworks
>3. Posters and technical demonstrations
>
>IMPORTANT DATES AND DEADLINES:
>
>1. Academic Papers
>Submission date for Academic Papers: 23rd March 2001
>Acceptance will be notified on or around 7th May 2001
>Authors of accepted papers will be required to return the revised
>camera-ready copy and complete registration form (at least one per paper)
>by 11th June 2001
>Electronic version for online publication to be submitted by 25th June 2001
>
>2. Media Artwork Proposals
>Submission date for Media Artwork proposals: 23rd March 2001
>Acceptance will be notified on or around 7th May 2001
>
>3. Posters and Technical Demonstrations
>Submission date for Posters and Technical Demonstrations proposals: 23rd
>April 2001
>Acceptance will be notified on or around 21st May 2001
>
>1. ACADEMIC PAPERS
>
>Papers are invited on any subject that explores areas of overlap (or
>potential overlap) between semiotics and interactive digital media.
>Examples of this include, but are not limited to, the following:
>
>* The use of semiotics in the study and criticism of digital
>interactive media.
>* Narratology in new media.
>* The use of semiotics in the creation of generative narrative systems,
>interactive digital games, entertainment and artworks.
>* Semiotic-orientated HCI.
>* Software architectures and technologies using (or based upon) semiotic
>theories, systems or models.
>* The use of semiotics in AI.
>* Semiotics and Hypermedia.
>
>Papers should demonstrate an understanding of - and engagement with - the
>principles of semiotics (understood here as the study of signs) and gain
>something from this engagement.
>
>Submission Requirements for Academic Papers:
>
>Submission deadline: 23rd March 2001.
>Authors will be notified regarding acceptance on or around 7th May 2001.
>
>Interested parties are invited to submit papers of not less than 2000 words
>and not exceeding 5000 words.
>
>All papers must be submitted electronically in one of the following
>formats: Postscript, Microsoft Word for Windows, RTF or PDF to BOTH the
>following: craig {AT} starlab.net (Craig Lindley) and g.r.mitchell {AT} uel.ac.uk
>(Grethe Mitchell)
>
>If authors have difficulty in submitting papers electronically please
contact:
>
>         Frank Nack
>         CWI - INS2
>         Kruislaan 413
>         P.O. Box 94079,
>         NL-1090 GB Amsterdam
>         Email: Frank.Nack {AT} cwi.nl
>         Phone: +31 20 592 4223
>         Fax: +31 20 592 4312
>
>Other Deadlines:
>
>Authors of accepted papers will be required to return the revised
>camera-ready copy and complete registration form (at least one per paper)
>by 11th June 2001
>Electronic version for online publication to be submitted by 25th June 2001
>
>Online Publication:
>
>Authors of accepted papers will be required to prepare an electronic
>version for the online conference proceedings, which will supplement the
>traditional printed volume. Authors of accepted papers will be asked to
>submit their papers in validated HTML 4.0 or PDF format for online
>publication.
>
>2. NEW MEDIA ARTWORKS
>
>In addition to academic and theoretical papers, presentations of
>practice-based work relevant to the themes of this conference are also
>invited.
>
>Proposals for the presentation of new media art works of all forms and in
>all formats are invited. Selection of work for presentation at the
>conference will be based upon relevance to the themes of the conference,
>interest in demonstrating or exploring the potential of new media, or
>challenging perceptions, theoretical assumptions, or understanding in any
>areas related to the conference. Selection may also be constrained by
>practical requirements for equipment, safety, etc.  Final decisions will be
>made by the Media Artwork Committee in consultation with the Programme
>Committee.
>
>Submission Requirements for New Media Artworks:
>
>Submission deadlines:
>Submission date for Media Artwork proposals: 23rd March 2001
>Acceptance will be notified on or around 7th May  2001
>
>Proposals for media artworks must be presented on an online website (you
>must guarantee stability of the files until the conference). The website
>should display the following:
>A textual description (maximum size equivalent to 2 pages of A4) of the
>proposed artwork and any illustrations.
>A biography of the artist(s)/author(s)
>Contact details
>Please submit the URL of the website containing your proposal to BOTH of
>the following by email: andy {AT} kinonet.com (Andrew Clarke) and
>Frank.Nack {AT} cwi.nl (Frank Nack)
>
>If artist(s)/author(s) have difficulty in submitting a URL then
>please contact:
>
>         Frank Nack
>         CWI - INS2
>         Kruislaan 413
>         P.O. Box 94079,
>         NL-1090 GB Amsterdam
>         Email: Frank.Nack {AT} cwi.nl
>         Phone: +31 20 592 4223
>         Fax: +31 20 592 4312
>
>3. POSTERS AND TECHNICAL DEMONSTRATIONS
>
>A) Posters:
>
>There will be an opportunity for researchers to present new work and ideas
>that are not yet ready for the full presentation. Short papers will be
>presented in poster format, and will be included in both the hardcopy and
>electronic proceedings.
>
>Submission Requirements for Posters:
>
>Submission deadline - Posters:
>Submission date for Posters and Technical Demonstrations proposals: 23rd
>April 2001
>Acceptance will be notified on or around 21st May 2001
>
>Papers must be submitted electronically.
>Please submit your work described in 2 to 4 pages of A4 size, double
>spaced, either as a URL or in one of the following formats: Postscript,
>Microsoft Word for Windows, RTF or PDF. Submissions to BOTH of the
>following: andy {AT} kinonet.com (Andrew Clarke) and P.C.Fencott {AT} tees.ac.uk
>(Clive Fencott)
>
>B) Technical Demonstrations:
>
>Demonstrations will include leading edge work and work in progress in every
>area relating to Semiotics in New Media and Computing. Submissions will be
>peer-reviewed to ensure quality. Submitters will be encouraged to provide
>videotapes where applicable to show the proposed demonstrations.
>
>Submission Requirements for Technical Demonstrations:
>
>Submission deadline - Technical Demonstrations:
>Submission date for Posters and Technical Demonstrations proposals: 23rd
>April 2001
>Acceptance will be notified on or around 21st May 2001
>
>Please submit your demonstration proposal by email to BOTH of the
>following: P.C.Fencott {AT} tees.ac.uk (Clive Fencott) and craig {AT} starlab.net
>(Craig Lindley).
>
>Organizing Committee:
>
>Andy Clarke - Kinonet  (UK)
>Clive Fencott - University of Teeside (UK)
>Craig Lindley - Starlab (Belgium)
>Grethe Mitchell - University of East London and Kinonet  (UK)
>Frank Nack - CWI (Netherlands)
>
>Programme Committee:
>
>Elisabeth Andre - DFKI (Germany)
>JP Balpe - Universite Paris 8 (France)
>Paul Brna - Leeds University (UK)
>Kevin Brooks - Motorola Human Interface Labs (USA)
>Andrew Clarke - Kinonet (UK)
>Clive Fencott - University of Teeside (UK)
>Monika Fleischman - GMD (Germany)
>Ian Green - University of Westminster (UK)
>Werner Kriechbaum - IBM (Germany)
>Craig Lindley - Starlab (Belgium)
>Grethe Mitchell - University of East London and Kinonet (UK)
>Frank Nack - CWI (Netherlands)
>Paolo Petta - OFAI (Austria)
>Doug Rosenberg - University of Wisconsin-Madison (USA)
>Adelheit Stein - GMD (Germany)
>Ola Stockfelt - University of Goteborg/University of Skovde (Sweden)
>
>New Media Artworks Committee:
>
>Andrew Clarke - Kinonet (UK)
>Maja Kuzmanovic - Starlab (Belgium)
>Mari Mahr - Photographer/ Artist (UK)
>Grethe Mitchell - University of East London and Kinonet (UK)
>Doug Rosenberg - University of Wisconsin-Madison (USA)
>Uli Spierling - ZGDV (Germany)
>Linda Wallace - Machine Hunger/Australian National University (Aus)
>
>************************************************

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