IEEE CEC 2015 Special Session on

Evolutionary Computation for Music, Art, and Creativity

This special session is organized by IEEE CIS ETTC Task Force on Creative Intelligence and extends our previous events at IEEE CIS conferences:

  • Special Session on Evolutionary Computation for Creative Intelligence at CEC 2013
  • IEEE Symposium on Computational Intelligence for Creativity and Affective Computing (CICAC 2013) at SSCI 2013
  • Special Session on Evolutionary Computation for Creative Intelligence at CEC 2012
  • Workshop in Evolutionary Music at CEC 2011

Aim and Scope

Evolutionary computation (EC) techniques, including genetic algorithm, evolution strategies, genetic programming, particle swarm optimization, ant colony optimization, differential evolution, and memetic algorithms, have shown to be effective for search and optimization problems. Recently, EC gained several promising results and becomes an important tool in computational creativity, such as in music, visual art, literature, architecture, and industrial design.

The aim of this special session is to reflect the most recent advances of EC for Music, Art, and Creativity, with the goal to enhance autonomous creative systems as well as human creativity. This session will allow researchers to share experiences and present their new ways for taking advantage of EC techniques in computational creativity.

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to, EC technologies in the following aspects:

    • Generation of music, visual art, literature, architecture, and industrial design
    • Algorithmic design in creative intelligence
    • Optimization in creativity
    • Development of hardware and software for creative systems
    • Evaluation methodologies
    • Assistance of human creativity
    • Computational aesthetics
    • Emotion response
    • Human-machine creativity

Paper Submission

  1. Information on the format and templates for papers can be found at
  2. Papers should be submitted via the IEEE CEC 2015 paper submission site
  3. Select [SS02: Evolutionary Computation for Music, Art, and Creativity] in the Main Research topic dropdown list
  4. Fill out the input fields, upload the PDF file of your paper and finalize your submission by the deadline


Francisco Fernández de Vega, University of Extremadura, Spain

Palle Dahlstedt, University of Gothenburg, Sweden

Chuan-Kang Ting, National Chung Cheng University, Taiwan

Program Committee

Peter Bentley, University College London, UK
Jonathan Chan, King Mongkut's University of Technology Thonburi, Thailand
Alan Dorin, Monash University, Australia
Carlos Fernandes, Technical University of Lisbon, Portugal
Pablo Gervás, Complutense University of Madrid, Spain
Anna Jordanous, King's College London, UK
Oliver Kramer, Carl von Ossietzky Universität, Germany
Penousal Machado, University of Coimbra, Portugal
Ruli Manurung, University of Indonesia, Indonesia
Jon McCormack, Monash University, Australia
James McDermott, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA
Eduardo Miranda, University of Plymouth, UK
Yew Soon Ong, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
Kevin Wong, Murdoch University, Australia