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Atlanta, Georgia, USA

June 19 – June 23, 2017

Statement to International Attendees

The Eighth International Conference on Computational Creativity (ICCC 2017) to be held at Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta, USA on June 19-23, 2017 is an open international conference. Thus, the conference is open to all participants regardless of any demographic consideration. All proposals and papers submitted to the conference will be reviewed solely for their scholarly merit and relevance to the conference without any discrimination.

We stand together with the international research community, and value and welcome the participation of our international colleagues in ICCC 2017. The conference will publish its proceedings as usual. We will also live stream the main talks at the conference as usual. If international delegates have articles accepted for presentation at the conference but are unable to travel to Atlanta due to US travel restrictions, we will make arrangements for remote participation by these delegates. Please contact the conference chair at goel@cc.gatech.edu for any questions or concerns.

CALL FOR WORKSHOPS AND TUTORIALS

The International Conference on Computational Creativity solicits proposals for workshops and tutorials to be held in conjunction with the ICCC2017 conference at the Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta. The workshops will be held on the 19th and the morning of the 20th of June, with the conference running from the afternoon of the 20th through the 23rd.

ICCC has held highly successful workshops in the past, but this is the first year that we are sending out an open solicitation to prospective workshop and tutorial organisers. We welcome proposals for half-day, full-day and one-and-a-half day workshops or tutorials on any aspect of computational creativity research. Workshops are a great opportunity for exciting and focused exchange of ideas, and tutorials are a chance to drive broader adoption of your system or method. The deadline for submitting workshop and tutorial proposals is March 3rd (the same as ICCC conference papers), see below for details.

The content and format of workshops and tutorials are at the discretion of each event's organisers. All workshop presenters will be encouraged to submit an accompanying poster to be presented during the main conference, and workshop organisers will have an opportunity to give a short "wrap-up" presentation to the conference as a whole. The ICCC2017 local team is also working hard to offer live streaming technology and support to workshop and tutorial organisers, so that all content and discussions can be recorded and shared (if the organisers so desire).

If a proposed workshop includes a call for paper submissions, we request that workshop organisers make the absolute latest date by which authors are informed of their acceptance be no later than May 5th, 2017, one week before the early registration deadline for ICCC2017. Late notification was something that discouraged workshop attendance last year.

Important Dates

Submissions due: March 3rd, 2017.
Acceptance notification: March 5th, 2017.
Submissions due to Workshops: No later than April 21st, 2017.
Acceptance notification for Workshops: No later than May 5th, 2017.
Workshops: June 19 – June 20, 2017
Conference: June 20 – June 23, 2017

Workshops

Prospective workshop organisers must submit two things to iccc-2017-organising-committee@googlegroups.com by March 3rd: a) a workshop proposal, and b) a ready-to-mail Call for Participation. The workshop proposal should be less than a page in length, and contain the following:

- A description of the workshop topic and why it is an important issue in computational creativity research.
- A description of the format of the workshop, and what you intend attendees to gain from it. We are particularly interested in workshops that are structured to promote discussion and attendee participation.
- The names and full contact details of the workshop organising committee.
- An indication of whether this workshop should be considered for a half-day, full-day, or one-and-a-half-day slot.

The Call for Participation should be ready for the ICCC2017 team to mail out as-is. We want prospective attendees of your workshop to have as much time as possible to prepare their submissions, so please ensure the Call is as ready to go as you can make it: workshops will be in part judged on its completeness. This call can include requests for submissions, demonstrations, systems, performances, or any other requirement the organisers feel is appropriate for the workshop topic. Organisers of successful workshop proposals will be given a short period to update this email before it is distributed.

Tutorials

Prospective tutorial organisers must submit a tutorial proposal to iccc-2017-organising-committee@googlegroups.com by March 3rd. The proposal should be less than a page in length, and contain the following:

- A description of the tutorial topic (be it a system, a method, or something else) and what it contributes to computational creativity.
- A description of the format of the tutorial, and what you intend attendees to learn from it. We are particularly interested in tutorials that offer hands-on experience to participants.
- The names and full contact details of the tutorial organising committee (which could conceivably be a single person).
- An indication of whether this workshop should be considered for a half- or full-day slot.

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