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Thursday, 7 January

08:00 - 09:00   Registration

09:15 - 09:30   Conference Opening

09:30 - 11:40   Music: Patterns and Harmony (Chair: Alison Pease)

Using Discovered, Polyphonic Patterns to Filter Computer-generated Music

 Tom Collins, Robin Laney, Alistair Willis and Paul Garthwaite

Live coding towards computational creativity (Short)

 Alex McLean and Geraint Wiggins

Realtime Generation of Harmonic Progressions Using Constrained Markov Selection

 Arne Eigenfeldt and Philippe Pasquier

11:40 - 11:55   Coffee Break

11:15 - 12:15   Visual Art (Chair: Rafael Pérez y Pérez)

Establishing Appreciation in a Creative System

 David Norton, Derrall Heath and Dan Ventura

A Step Towards the Evolution of Visual Languages

Penousal Machado and Henrique Nunes

12:15 - 13:35   Lunch

13:35 - 14:55   Analogy and Metaphor (Chair: Pablo Gervás)

On the Role of Metaphor in Creative Cognition

 Bipin Indurkhya

Some Aspects of Analogical Reasoning in Mathematical Creativity (Short)

 Alison Pease, Markus Guhe and Alan Smaill

A Fractal Approach towards Visual Analogy

Keith McGreggor, Maithilee Kunda and Ashok Goel

14:55 - 15:15   Coffee Break

15:15 - 16:35   Stories (Chair: Simon Colton)

On Two Desiderata for Creativity Support Tools

Wai Yeap, Tommi Opas and Narges Mahyar

Story Generation Driven by System-Modified Evaluation Validated by Human Judges (Short)

Pablo Gervás and Carlos León

MEXICA-Impro: a computational model for narrative improvisation

Rafael Perez y Perez, Santiago Negrete, Eduardo Peñaloza, Vicente Castellanos, Rafael Ávila and Christian Lemaitre

16:35 - 16:50   Show & Tell “madness” session

16:50 - 17:20   Invited Talk: Mary Lou Maher

17:20 - 17:50   Plenary Discussion

19:00              Reception at the Portuguese Parliament

Friday, 8 January

09:00 - 10:00   Keynote Address: Nancy J. Nersessian

10:00 - 11:00   Social Aspects (Chair: Rafael Pérez y Pérez)

Curious Whispers: An Embodied Artificial Creative System

 Rob Saunders, Petra Gemeinboeck, Adrian Lombard, Dan Bourke and A. Baki Kocabali

Elementary Social Interactions and Their Effects on Creativity: A Computational Simulation

 Andrés Gómez de Silva Garza and John S. Gero

11:00 - 11:30   Coffee Break (and Show & Tell)

11:30 - 12:30   Foundations (Chair: Penousal Machado)

Constructing conceptual spaces for novel associations

 Kazjon Grace, Rob Saunders and John Gero

Search Strategies and the Creative Process

 Kyle Jennings

12:30 - 14:30   Lunch (and Steering Committee Meeting – separate room)

14:30 - 15:50   Music: Creation/Generation (Chair: John Gero)

Automatic Generation of Music for Inducing Emotive Response

 Kristine Perry, Tony Martinez and Dan Ventura

Real-Time Emotion-Driven Music Engine (Short)

Alex Rodríguez López, António Pedro Oliveira and Amílcar Cardoso

Tabla Gyan: An Artificial Tabla Improviser

  Parag Chordia and Alex Rae

15:50 - 16:20   Coffee Break (and Show & Tell)

16:20 - 17:40   Creativity Support: Tools (Chair: Joaquim Reis)

On the Impact of Chat Communication on Computer-Supported Idea Generation Processes

Florian Forster, Marc René Frieß, Michele Brocco and Georg Groh

Development of Techniques for the Computational Modelling of Harmony (Short)

 Raymond Whorley, Geraint Wiggins, Christophe Rhodes and Marcus Pearce

On Two Desiderata for Creativity Support Tools

 Wai Yeap, Tommi Opas and Narges Mahyar

17:40 - 18:45   Dedicated Show & Tell Session

Automated Jazz Improvisation  

 Robert M. Keller

The Painting Fool Teaching Interface 

 Simon Colton

Generative Music Systems for Live Performance 

 Andrew R. Brown, Toby Giord, Rene Wooller

Realtime Generation of Harmonic Progressions in Kinetic Engine 

 Arne Eigenfeldt, Philippe Pasquier

The Continuator Strikes Back: a Controllable Bebop Improvisation Generator 

 Francois Pachet

Software Engineering Rewards for Brainstorming Online (SEREBRO) 

 Frank Grove, Noah Jorgenson, Sandip Sen, Rose Gamble

Piano prosthesis 

 Michael Young

A Visual Language for Darwin 

 Penousal Machado, Henrique Nunes

Using Computational Models to Harmonise Melodies 

 Raymond Whorley, Geraint Wiggins, Christophe Rhodes, Marcus Pearce

User-Controlling Expressed Emotions in Music with EDME 

 Alex Rodrguez Lopez, Antonio Pedro Oliveira, Amlcar Cardoso 

Swarm Painting Atelier 

 Paulo Urbano


20:00   Conference Dinner

Saturday, 9 January

09:00 - 10:20   Creativity Support: Applications (Chair: Robert Keller)

Bisociative Knowledge Discovery for Microarray Data Analysis

 Igor Mozetic, Nada Lavrac, Vid Podpecan, Petra Kralj Novak, Helena Motaln, Marko Petek, Kristina Gruden, Hannu Toivonen and Kimmo Kulovesi

Domain Bridging Associations Support Creativity (Short)

 Tobias Koetter, Kilian Thiel and Michael Berthold

Measuring Creativity in Software Design

 Courtney Nelson, Bradley Brummel, Frank Grove, Noah Jorgenson, Rose Gamble and Sandip Sen

10:20 - 10:50   Coffee Break (and Show & Tell)

10:40 - 12:00 Music: Improvisation and Interaction (Chair Arne Eigenfeldt)

Clap-along: A negotiation strategy for creative musical interaction with computational systems

 Michael Young and Oliver Bown

A Fitness Function for Creativity in Jazz Improvisation and Beyond (Short)

Anna Jordanous

Learning to Create Jazz Melodies Using Deep Belief Nets

 Gregory Bickerman, Sam Bosley, Peter Swire and Robert Keller

12:00 - 13:30   Lunch

13:30 - 16:00 Evolution and Design (Chair: Paulo Urbano)

Experiments in Objet Trouve Browsing

 Simon Colton, Jeremy Gow, Pedro Torres and Paul Cairn

Evolving Expression of Emotions through Color in Virtual Humans using Genetic Algorithms

 Celso de Melo and Jonathan Gratch

The Evolution of Fun: Automatic Level Design for 2D Platforms

 Nathan Sorenson and Philippe Pasquier

16:00 - 16:30   Coffee Break (and Show & Tell)

16:30 - 17:30   Linguistics (Chair: Kyle Jennings)

Quantifying Humorous Lexical Incongruity

 Chris Venour, Graeme Ritchie and Chris Mellish

Defining Creativity: Finding Keywords for Creativity Using Corpus Linguistics Techniques

Anna Jordanous

17:30 - 18:15   Plenary Discussion

18:15               Conference Closing

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Important Dates:

Late Registrations: Jan. 3, 2010

Conference: Jan. 7-9, 2010

Sponsored by:


European Coordinating Committee
for Artificial Intelligence

in Cooperation with


Association for the Advancement
of Artificial Intelligence