ACM Creativity & Cognition 2019 invites papers, pictorials, posters, demonstrations, workshops, artworks, and graduate student symposium submissions investigating how interactive computing systems and socio-technical processes affect creativity. Of particular interest are contributions that relate to this year’s conference theme: Transformational Creativity.

The theme highlights how human and computational aspects of creativity can beneficially impact our communities and cultures, and how human experience impacts and is impacted by processes of creatively forming and solving problems, designing spaces, and building new possibilities.

We invite submissions that address any and all human senses, including visual, sonic, tangible, olfactory, and somaesthetic modalities. We invite new approaches to and forms of data, such as first person and visual methods, and text analysis, as well as qualitative and quantitative data methodologies typically employed in human-computer interaction research.

Important Dates

All deadlines are specified as Anywhere on Earth time (11:59 PM UTC)

Dates for Papers, Pictorials, Artworks, Workshops

Dates for Posters, Technology Demonstrations, Graduate Symposium

Submission Types

Papers should focus on some aspect of creativity in individual, collaborative, and/or social contexts. We encourage submissions that address the effects of design and/or technology on the human creative experience. In all cases, we seek submissions that attempt to validate key contributions and feature data about how technology affects human creativity. Papers can be 4-10 pages with additional pages allowed for citations.

Pictorials (submissions up to 12 pages) should communicate a compelling narrative in which visual components (e.g. sketches, illustrations, renderings, diagrams, photographs, annotated photographs, collages) are foregrounded as key elements of the contribution.

Artworks submissions should describe an artwork, installation, composition, or performance to be presented at UC San Diego galleries and performance spaces as a capstone event for both C&C and DIS on Tuesday night.

Posters (submissions up to 6 pages) should highlight early-stage research results that show promise for maturing into a future paper submission.

Demonstrations (submissions up to 4 pages) should present novel socio-technical systems, digital or online tools, and/or interactive environments that aim to enable, enhance, or otherwise benefit creative experiences. Ideally, the demonstration should elicit hands-on experiences for the conference attendees.

Workshops (submissions up to 5 pages) should bring together researchers, across disciplines, to debate, disseminate, and advance the theory and practice of topics relevant to the conference. Workshops should further the formation of community. Specifying actionable outcomes would be beneficial

Graduate Symposium (submissions up to 4 pages) is open to students in a doctoral research program or a masters-level program in arts and design. Submissions should communicate current research / design progress and a planned direction of work relevant to the conference, and how the student will benefit from guidance provided by peers and senior colleagues.

Co-Location with Designing Interactive Systems 2019

C&C will be co-located with DIS 2019. Authors should review the DIS call for participation to choose the best venue for their work. Both conferences are sponsored by the ACM Special Interest Group on Computer–Human Interaction (ACM SIGCHI), which is central to publishing advances in human-computer interaction. While C&C focuses primarily on conjunctions of creativity and computing, DIS addresses issues involving the design, deployment, use, and impact of interactive systems. We encourage you to send works involving creativity to C&C and other design-oriented research to DIS.

Authors are requested to not submit the same work to both conferences; doing so would be grounds for desk rejection. Please review all CFPs carefully before choosing the best venue to submit your work.

Anonymization Policy

All papers, notes, posters, and demonstration PDFs and videos must be submitted anonymously for review. Author and affiliation sections and credits must be left blank. Authors of accepted submissions will address this in preparation of "camera-ready" copy.

We use the ACM CHI Anonymization Policy of blind reviewing. We use a relaxed model that does not attempt to conceal all traces of identity from the body of the paper. Authors are expected to remove author and institutional identities from the title and header areas of the paper, as noted in the submission instructions (Note: changing the text color of the author information is not sufficient). Also, please make sure that identifying information does not appear in the document's metadata (e.g., the 'Authors' field in your word processor's 'Save As' dialog box).

Authors must leave citations to their previous work non-anonymized, so that reviewers can ensure that all previous research has been taken into account by the authors. Authors should cite their own work in the third person, e.g., avoid "As described in our previous work [10], ... " and use instead "As described by <Author Name> [10], ..."

Attendance Policy

At least one author of an accepted submission (in any track above) is required to pay the appropriate registration fee and to attend the conference in-person to present the work.

More Information

If you have further questions about the overall program or submission to Creativity & Cognition 2019, contact the Program Chairs: program2019@cc.acm.org.