Computational Aesthetics 2011 – Call for Posters

Computational Aesthetics (CAe) bridges the analytic and synthetic by integrating aspects of computer science, philosophy, psychology, and the fine, applied & performing arts. It seeks to facilitate both the analysis and the augmentation of creative behaviors. CAe also investigates the creation of tools that can enhance the expressive power of the fine and applied arts and furthers our understanding of aesthetic evaluation, perception, and meaning. The Computational Aesthetics conference brings together individuals with technical experience of developing computer-based tools to solve aesthetic problems and people with artistic/design backgrounds who use these new tools.

Refereed CAe papers and artworks aim to facilitate a dialogue between scientists and engineers who are creating new tools, and also artists and designers who use them. Presentations will provide a snapshot of the latest technical breakthroughs and the most recent artistic or design achievements in applying computer based techniques to solve aesthetic problems.

Poster submissions are an opportunity to present and discuss work in progress without publication. Technical, artistic and posters that mix the two are all welcome. Suggested topics cover similar ground to the technical papers, but are not limited to it. Examples include

  • computational analysis and modeling of creative behavior (AI, A-life);
  • artistic image transformation techniques (colors, edges, patterns, dithering);
  • image style and salience analysis (paintings, photographs, others);
  • visualization (perceptual or aesthetics based);
  • sketching, simplification techniques (artistic, cognitive);
  • composition, visual balance, layout;
  • non-photorealistic and illustrative rendering addressing computational aesthetics;
  • empirically based metrics of aesthetical attributes;
  • applied visual perception (color appearance, spatial vision, and other aspects);
  • measuring and describing aesthetics; and
  • computational tools for artists.


Posters will be of up to size A0. Poster authors should submit an extended abstract to accompany their work; no more than 2 sides of A4 in length. The style files for standard papers should be used. Make sure to include the major parts of a good abstract, in particular, the Motivation (“why”), Problem Statement (“what”), Approach (“how”), Results (“what did you find”) and Discussion/Conclusions (“so what?”) (e.g.,

Accepted abstracts will be included as part of the electronic conference proceedings, but will not be included in the digital libraries and will not count as formally published. Please send your extended abstract and (optional, but highly encouraged) a draft of the poster or any additional supporting material or links by email to Bernhard Riecke: ber1 [at] sfu [dot] ca in PDF format. Please ensure each file is below 3 MB. Please add “CAe Poster Submission” to the Subject line.

NEW: The best posters will also be exhibited at the SIGGRAPH poster sessions.

Important Dates

Submission deadline: Monday 2 May 2011
Acceptance notification: Monday 6 June 2011
Camera-ready deadline: Monday 13 June 2011
Conference: Friday 5 – Sunday 7 August 2011

Poster Chair

Bernhard Riecke, Simon Fraser University, Canada

Further Information