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Atlanta, Georgia, USA

June 19 – June 23, 2017

Macro Schedule

For more detailed information on event spaces please see the conference venue page.

Day Events
June 19th All full and 1.5 day workshops. MUME concert planned for the evening.
Breakfast (8:00am), Lunch (12:10pm), and Refreshments (10:00am,2:45pm) served.
June 20th All half and 1.5 day workshops in morning, along with all tutorials. Conference begins in afternoon followed by an opening reception in the evening.
Breakfast (8:00am), Lunch (12:10pm), and Refreshments (10:00am,2:45pm) served.
June 21st Full day of conference. No evening event planned.
Breakfast (8:00am), Lunch (12:10pm), and Refreshments (10:00am,2:45pm) served.
June 22nd Full day of conference. Conference banquet in the evening at the Center for Puppetry Arts.
Breakfast (8:00am), Lunch (12:10pm), and Refreshments (10:00am,2:45pm) served.
June 23rd Half day of conference and community meeting.
Breakfast (8:00am), Lunch (12:10pm), and Refreshments (10:00am,2:45pm) served.

Conference Program

Day Event Time
Tuesday, June 20 Conference Registration 12:00pm-2:30pm Pre-function Area
Introduction 1:15pm-1:30pm Chair's Introduction: Welcome to the conference!
Roisin Loughran and Michael O'Neill.
Application Domains Considered in Computational Creativity
Foundations Session
- Amilcar Cardoso
1:30pm-2:45pm Margareta Ackerman, Ashok Goel, Colin Johnson, Anna Jordanous, León Carlos, Rafael Perez Y Perez, Hannu Toivonen and Dan Ventura.
Teaching Computational Creativity
Dan Ventura.
How to Build a CC System
Refreshments 2:45pm-3:15pm
Language Session
- Pablo Gervás
3:15pm-4:55pm Tony Veale.
Déjà Vu All Over Again: On the Creative Value of Familiar Elements in the Telling of Original Tales
Khalid Alnajjar, Mika Hämäläinen, Hanyang Chen and Hannu Toivonen.
Expanding and Weighting Stereotypical Properties of Human Characters for Linguistic Creativity
Divya Singh, Margareta Ackerman and Rafael Pérez Y Pérez.
A Ballad of the Mexicas: Automated Lyrical Narrative Writing
Carolyn Lamb, Daniel Brown and Charles Clarke.
Incorporating novelty, meaning, reaction and craft into computational poetry: a negative experimental result
Wednesday, June 21 Breakfast 8:00am-8:45am
Keynote 8:45am-10:00am Milena Fisher
- Anna Jordanous to introduce
Refreshments 10:00am-10:30am
Combinatorial Creativity Session
- Rafael Pérez y Pérez
10:30am-12:10pm João Cunha, João Gonçalves, Pedro Martins, Penousal Machado and F. Amílcar Cardoso.
A Pig, an Angel and a Cactus Walk Into a Blender: A Descriptive Approach to Visual Blending
Ahmed Elgammal, Bingchen Liu, Mohamed Elhoseiny and Marian Mazzone.
CAN: Creative Adversarial Networks: Generating "Art" by Learning About Styles and Deviating from Style Norms
Álvaro Amorin, Luís Fabrício Góes, Alysson Silva and Celso França.
Creative Flavor Pairing: Using RDC Metric to Generate and Assess Ingredients Combinations
João Gonçalves, Pedro Martins and Amílcar Cardoso.
Blend City, BlendVille
Lunch 12:10pm-1:30pm
Music Session
- Arne Eigenfeldt
1:30pm-2:45pm Daniel Johnson, Robert Keller and Nicholas Weintraut.
Learning to Create Jazz Melodies Using a Product of Experts
Mason Bretan, Gil Weinberg and Larry Heck.
A Unit Selection Methodology for Music Generation using Deep Neural Networks
Sarah Harmon.
Narrative-inspired Generation of Ambient Music
Refreshments 2:45pm-3:15pm
Design Panel 3:15pm-4:55pm Mark J. Nelson, Swen Gaudl, Simon Colton, Edward J. Powley, Blanca Perez Ferrer, Rob Saunders, Peter Ivey and Michael Cook.
Fluidic Games in Cultural Contexts
Liam Bray, Oliver Bown and Benjamin Carey.
How Can We Deal With The Design Principle Of Visibility In Highly Encapsulated Computationally Creative Systems
Thursday, June 22 Breakfast 8:00am-8:45am
Short Talks
- Geraint Wiggins
8:45am-10:00am Pedro Lucas and Carlos Martinho.
Stay Awhile and Listen to 3Buddy, a Co-creative Level Design Support Tool
Paul Bodily, Benjamin Bay and Dan Ventura.
Computational Creativity via Human-Level Concept Learning
Tom White and Ian Loh.
Generating Animations by Sketching in Conceptual Space
Ahmed Khalifa, Gabriella A. B. Barros and Julian Togelius.
Oscar Puerto and David Thue.
A Model of Inter-musician Communication for Artificial Musical Intelligence
Arne Eigenfeldt, Oliver Bown, Andrew Brown and Toby Gifford.
Distributed Musical Decision-making in an Ensemble of Musebots: Dramatic Changes and Endings
Todd Pickering and Anna Jordanous.
Applying Narrative Theory to Aid Unexpectedness in a Self-Evaluative Story Generation System
Agnese Augello, Emanuele Cipolla, Ignazio Infantino, Giovanni Pilato, Adriano Manfrè and Filippo Vella.
Creative Robot Dance with Variational Encoder
Benjamin Bay, Paul Bodily and Dan Ventura.
Text Transformation Via Constraints and Word Embedding
Refreshments 10:00am-10:30am
Poster Session 10:30am-12:10pm
Lunch 12:10pm-1:30pm
Co-creativity Session
- Ollie Bown
1:30pm-2:45pm Kunwar Yashraj Singh, Nicholas Davis, Chih-Pin Hsiao, Ricardo Macias, Brenda Lin and Brian Magerko.
Unified Classification and Generation Networks for Co-Creative Systems
Anna Jordanous.
Co-creativity and perceptions of computational agents in co-creativity
Tesca Fitzgerald, Ashok Goel and Andrea Thomaz.
Human-Robot Co-Creativity: Task Transfer on a Spectrum of Similarity
Refreshments 2:45pm-3:15pm
Discovery Panel 3:15pm-4:55pm Yalemisew Abgaz, Diarmuid O'Donoghue, Donny Hurley, Ehtzaz Chaudhry and Jian Jun Zhang.
Characteristics of Pro-c Analogies and Blends between Research Publications
Kazjon Grace, Mary Lou Maher, Maryam Mohseni and Rafael Perez Y Perez.
Encouraging p-creative behaviour with computational curiosity
Friday, June 23 Breakfast 8:00am-8:45am
Keynote 8:45am-10:00am Gil Weinberg
- Ashok Goel to introduce
Refreshments 10:00am-10:30am
Philosophical and psychological perspectives Session
- Alison Pease
10:30am-12:10pm Simo Linkola, Anna Kantosalo, Tomi Männistö and Hannu Toivonen.
Aspects of Self-awareness: An Anatomy of Metacreative Systems
Wendy Aguilar and Rafael Pérez Y Pérez.
Early-creative behavior: the first manifestations of creativity in a developmental agent
James Hodson.
The Creative Machine
Christian Guckelsberger, Christoph Salge and Simon Colton.
Addressing the "Why?" in Computational Creativity: A Non-Anthropocentric, Minimal Model of Intentional Creative Agency
Lunch 12:10pm-1:30pm
Community Meeting 1:30pm-2:30pm
End of Conference

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