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We cordially invite submissions to the 6th Creativity & Cognition Conference (CC2007), sponsored by ACM SIGCHI. Following the success of the previous conferences, this meeting will serve as a forum for focusing on creativity support tools for individual and group creativity, bridging between technology, science and arts to find common themes for user interaction and new media design, and for producing rigorous research with innovative artifacts and well-designed evaluations.

We welcome contributions from researchers, developers, artists, practitioners, and policy-makers, including: computer and information scientists; diverse scientists, engineers, and architects; product, graphic, and interaction designers; writers, musicians, and digital artists; creative practitioners, corporate leaders, and educators; social scientists, ethnographers, and anthropologists.

Important Dates
Mentor Support Request: December 15, 2006
Submission Deadline: December 22, 2006
Author Notification: February 21, 2007
Revised Papers: March 19, 2007

Conference Theme
The focus of CC2007 is on cultivating and sustaining creativity: understanding how to design and evaluate computational support tools, digital media, and sociotechnical environments that not only empower our creative processes and abilities, but that also encourage and nurture creative mindsets and lifestyles.

Topics appropriate for submissions include, but are not limited to:

  1. Principles for interface, interaction & software design
  2. Empirical evaluations by quantitative and qualitative methods
  3. In-depth case studies and ethnographic analyses
  4. Reflective accounts of individual and collaborative practice
  5. Educational and training methods to encourage creativity with novel interfaces
  6. Social mechanisms in support of creative communities and collaboratories
  7. Emerging technologies, media, and approaches in the arts and creative practices
  8. Transdisciplinary methods and collaboration models

Types of Submissions
We invite five types of submissions:

  1. Full papers (up to 10 pages)
  2. Proposals for demonstrations (up to 4 pages)
  3. Workshop proposals (up to 4 pages)
  4. Applications to the Graduate Student Symposium (up to 4 pages)
  5. Proposals for tutorials (up to 10 pages)

All submissions will be fully reviewed by an international program committee. Accepted papers and statements will be published in the conference proceedings. Mentor support request should be made no later than October 15th, 2006.

Conference Publications Format
Your submission must be a PDF document and should follow the ACM SIGCHI format. An example document is available for download on the appropriate link below:

Please note that *illustrations* can be in color for the ACM Digital Library, but will be printed in black and white for the conference proceedings.

Conference Proceedings
As with prior meetings, the Creativity & Cognition Conference Proceedings will be published by ACM Press and available in the ACM Digital Library.

Conference Awards
Prizes for the best contributions will be awarded by the Creativity & Cognition Studios of the University of Technology, Sydney.

Other Publications
A special section of Leonardo, the Journal of the International Society for the Arts, Sciences and Technology, will publish selected papers from CC2007. Additional requirements and reviewing procedures will be developed in cooperation with Leonardo's editors.


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