CFP: [International] 2nd International Symposium on Systems Research in the Arts and Humanities

full name / name of organization: 
Ana Mafalda Luz
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2nd International Symposium on Systems Research in the Arts and
Humanities: “On Interaction/ Interactivity in Music, Design, Visual and
Performing Arts”
In conjunction with InterSymp-2008: 20th International Conference on
Systems Research, Informatics and Cybernetics, July 24-30, 2008. Baden-
Baden, Germany
International Institute for Advanced Studies in Systems Research and

We are pleased to announce the 2nd International Symposium on Systems
Research in the Arts and Humanities (SSRAH): “On Interaction/
Interactivity in Music, Design, Visual and Performing Arts”, a special
interdisciplinary two-day event to be held in Baden-Baden, Germany.
While we encourage research discussions related to the Intersymp2008’s
main theme of “systems research and cybernetics”, the Symposium in the
Arts and Humanities intends to endorse and expand this debate into the
exploration of both ‘theoretical frameworks’ and novel ‘applications and
processes’. The aim will be advancing interdisciplinary investigations
between the domains of music, architecture, urban and industrial design,
dance, performance, theatre, digital media and visual arts.

This year’s Symposium intends to initiate research dialogues between
disciplines and practices on the topic of Interaction and/or
Interactivity, taking into consideration their diverse manifestations
(physical/ material/ digital/ virtual/etc), and forms as in human-human
and human-machine relationships. Possible panel themes for conference
submissions include, but are not limited to, the following: I. inter-
face/action/relation/section; II. representations: modelling, mapping,
and (per)forming; III. processes: in motion, e-motion, and emotion; IV.
living forms, lived spaces.

Proposals for sessions and individual papers are invited from authors
(academics and practitioners) of diverse fields of investigation,
according to one of the following formats: academic research paper,
creative writing essay, report on practice-based work or educational
programme, performance and/or workshop. All proposals will be judged
based on their scholarly quality, originality and potential for further

Proposals submitted for review should include: title of paper; abstract,
in English, of approximately 300 words; 3 to 5 keywords, representative
of theme and concepts addressed; short paragraph with author(s)’s
biography, briefly stating field of specialisation or areas of interest
and academic/ professional affiliation. As contributions will be peer-
reviewed, please submit proposals and full papers electronically, as e-
mail attachments in MS Word format, to the symposium’s email address

Paper Proposals/Abstracts should be submitted as soon as possible but no
later than March 31, 2008. Notification of Acceptance and a Paper
Template will be sent to authors by April 14, 2008. As in previous years,
those selected will be scheduled for a 30-minute presentation plus 15-
minute discussion, and will be invited to submit the camera-ready full
paper of approximately 2,500 words including references (not to exceed 5
single-spaced typed pages), by no later than May 25, 2008.

Further details on the Symposium themes, submission updates, and
registration are available at
CFP_Systems_Research_Arts_Humanities.pdf and the IIAS home page

In the meantime, all enquires can be directed to the Symposium Chairs:
Ana Luz (Bartlett School of Architecture, University College London) â€"; John Dack (Lansdown Centre for Electronic Art, Middlesex
University) â€"; Mine Dogantan Dack (Music Department,
Middlesex University) â€"; and also to the InterSymp2008
Conference Chairman Prof. George E. Lasker â€"

Looking forward to hearing from you soon,

The IIAS/SRAH Symposium Organising/Chairing Team.

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