ZiF Workshop From Computational Creativity to Creativity Science
This week I am attending the ZiF Workshop in Bielefeld, Germany. This interesting workshop is bringing together both computer scientists and cognitive scientists to come to a joint view and approach on computational creativity.
From Computational Creativity to Creativity Science
Date: 19 - 22 September 2016
Convenors: Kai-Uwe Kühnberger (Osnabrück, GER), Emilios Cambouropoulos (Thessaloniki, GRE), Oliver Kutz (Bozen, ITA)
The workshop will pave the way for a new interdisciplinary research direction: Creativity Science. It gathers the world-leading researchers in computational creativity specialising in a number of application areas, such as visual art, language, mathematics, and music. Methodologically, creativity will be modelled using computational frameworks based on cognitively inspired and psychologically informed theories such as, for example, analogy and conceptual blending. Scholars of this workshop come, among others, from such different disciplines as computer science, artificial intelligence, cognitive science, musicology, psychology, and linguistics. The workshop will cover the cognitive and psychological foundations of creativity, formal models of concept invention, social dimensions of creativity, the modelling of domain-dependent knowledge bases, and evaluation issues of creativity. The use cases will range from concept invention in mathematics and the automatic generation of metaphors in language to creative harmonisation in music and computer-generated visual art pieces. This workshop will have the potential to lift (computational) creativity research to the next level, namely to Creativity Science.