Call for Papers

Culture and Computing is a new research area which aims to overcome different cultural issues in international communities using information and communication technologies (ICT). There are various research directions in the relations between culture and computing: to archive cultural heritages via ICT (cf. digital archives), to empower humanities researches via ICT (cf. digital humanities), to create art and expressions via ICT (cf. media art), to realize a culturally situated agent (cf. cultural agent), to support multi-language, multi-cultural societies via ICT (cf. intercultural collaboration), and to understand new cultures born in the Internet and Web (cf. net culture).

The International Conference on Culture and Computing provides an opportunity to share research issues and discuss the future of culture and computing, which was established in Kyoto, the cultural heart of Japan in 2010, and has been held once every two years in Kyoto, Japan since 2011. The conference is also held in even years when there is a voluntary host city (e.g., Culture and Computing 2012 in Hangzhou, China).

Culture and Computing 2015 will also be organized with an exhibition on the integration of state of the art cultural computing technologies and Japanese traditional culture, along with a number of organized sessions. To understand the proceedings at the previous conferences, please visit below. http://www.astem.or.jp/virtual-lab/culture/conference.

We invite submission to a wide range of venues including papers, posters, and demos. Submissions are solicited on any aspect on the intersection of culture and computing, but are expected to be suitable for a multidisciplinary audience. In Culture and Computing 2015, we especially encourage submissions on three topics below:

  • Culture and computing for Tokyo Olympics
  • Open data for culture and computing
  • Culture in social network

Other examples of suitable submission topics include:

  • Archiving cultural heritages
  • Information environments for humanity studies
  • Art and design by information technologies
  • Digital storytelling
  • Intercultural communication and collaboration
  • Culturally situated agents and simulations
  • Game and culture
  • Analysis of new culture in the Internet and Web
  • Culture and brain science
  • VR (virtual reality) application for culture
  • Digital libraries for cultural materials
  • Sound archiving of intangible cultural properties
  • Digital humanities
  • Culture based media art & music

Submission

All submissions must report original work that has not been previously published. There are three types of presentations: papers, posters and demos. For oral presentation, a full paper with the length of 6-8 pages should be submitted. For poster presentation, a poster paper with a limit of two pages should be submitted. For demonstration, an extended summary of the demo system should be submitted with a limit of two pages. All submissions will be reviewed by three distinguished researchers in the area of culture and computing. Accepted papers/posters/demos will appear in the conference proceedings published by Conference Publishing Services.

All submissions should be submitted electronically in English with an abstract (150 words) via EasyChair at: http://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=culture2015.

The submissions should follow the formatting instructions for publishing with Conference Publishing Services: http://www.ieee.org/conferences_events/conferences/publishing/templates.html. (Please choose the US letter type for the paper template)

Important Dates

Submission deadline extended!

Papers (Main Track and Organized Sessions):
Abstract submission: May 24 June 14, 2015
Full Paper submission: May 31 June 14, 2015
Acceptance notification: July 17, 2015
Camera ready: August 7, 2015

Posters:
Poster submission: May 31 June 14, 2015
Acceptance notification: July 17, 2015
Camera ready: August 7, 2015

Demos:
Demo submission: May 31 June 14 June 30, 2015
Acceptance notification: July 17, 2015
Camera ready: August 7, 2015

Contact

Please direct any inquiries about the conference to culture2015 [AT] ai.soc.i.kyoto-u.ac.jp.