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25th International Symposium on Electronic Art
ISEA2019 Gwangju, South Korea
June 22-28 2019

ISEA is one of the world¡¯s most prominent international arts and technology events, bringing together scholarly, artistic, and scientific domains in an interdisciplinary discussion and showcase of creative productions applying new technologies in art, interactivity, and electronic and digital media.

A topic inspired by a literal meaning of the host city Gwangju, ¡°City of Light¡±, includes subcategories embracing complex themes that allow open interpretations in culture, science, and history. For example, religiously, light is implied as divinity and immortality and scientifically. it is an energy collection of particles and wavelength signals. It symbolizes the enlightenment and rationale in humanities. Also, the presence of light creates Umbra and Penumbra. In light of the fact that light is the most specific example of versatility in which various interpretations can occur, it will provide us with the context where cohesion of procedural logic based on the human sensibilities and technology of artistic inspirations is freely presented, which is in line with what ISEA has been pursuing.

  • Aeternitas: Eternity of the Mortal
  • Symphonia: Harmony of Noise
  • Illuminatio: Enlightenment of A.I (Artificial Intelligence) & A.E (Artificial Emotion)
  • Penumbra: In-between

Author¡¯s Submission Kit

The 25th International Symposium on Electronic Art invites submissions in the following categories (please see details below): We ask that you consider the ISEA2019 LUX AETERNA Theme. Please find formatting templates for publications below.
    • Submit 5-8 pages on ISEA2019 paper template. Please make sure your full paper PDF file is completely anonymized, i.e. contains no author-related information (no institutional affiliation, bio, author name(s) etc. in body of text or as explicit self-citations, notes and bibliography)
    • Full papers will be double-blind peer-reviewed by at least 2 anonymous independent reviewers from the International Program Committee (IPC) and ranked based on quality, relevance, originality, and impact. Conference chairs and track chairs make the final decisions of acceptance and rejection based on anonymous reviewers¡¯ recommendations. Rejected full papers may be considered to be accepted as poster or panel submissions.
    • Accepted papers will be published in the conference proceedings and will have 20+5 minutes allotted presentation time at the conference.
    • Submit maximum 2-4 pages on ISEA2019 paper template. Please make sure your short paper PDF file is completely anonymized, i.e. contains no author-related information (no institutional affiliation, bio, author name(s) etc. in body of text or as explicit self-citations, notes and bibliography)
    • Short papers will be double-blind peer-reviewed by at least 2 anonymous independent reviewers and ranked based on quality, relevance, originality, and impact. Conference chairs and track chairs make the final decisions of acceptance and rejection on the basis of the IPC¡¯s recommendations. Rejected short papers may be considered to be accepted as poster submissions.
    • Accepted short papers will be published in the conference proceedings and will have 15+5 minutes allotted presentation time at the conference
    • Submit a panel proposal containing an introduction and abstracts from individual discussants (3-5 people) with 2-4 pages on the ISEA2019 paper template. Please make sure your panel proposal PDF file is completely anonymized, i.e. contains no author-related information (no institutional affiliation, bio, author name(s) etc. in body of text or as explicit self-citations, notes and bibliography).
    • Panel proposals will be double-blind peer-reviewed by at least 2 anonymous independent reviewers and ranked based on quality, relevance, originality, and impact. Conference chairs and track chairs make the decisions of acceptance and rejection on the basis of the IPC¡¯s recommendations.
    • Abstracts of accepted panels will be published in the conference proceedings and will have 30+15 to 60+30 minutes allotted presentation time at the conference, depending on the number of speakers.
    • Submit an abstract of a maximum 2 pages on the ISEA2019 paper template. Poster / demonstration proposals do not need to be anonymized.
    • Abstracts of posters / demonstrations will be selected by conference chairs based on quality, relevance, originality, and impact.
    • Abstracts of accepted posters will be published in the conference proceedings, and will be allotted a wall space (with electricity and internet connectivity by request) at the conference venue. Authors of accepted posters will be requested to stand by at their allotted location during a scheduled poster tour during the Symposium.
    • We invite proposals for half-, full- or two- day workshops and tutorials to take place during two days of ISEA2019. On the one hand, these are intended as opportunities for academics and practitioners to discuss and work on specific topics, while on the other, they are also appropriate for engaging with the general public based on local traditional culture. While workshop organizers are invited to consider the themes of ISEA2019, proposals on all matters relevant to ISEA community and beyond are welcome. Accepted workshops will be announced on the symposium website, and organizers may release their own call for submissions. Workshop organizers may request a presentation slot during the conference to report on the work done in their respective workshops and may submit a one- page abstract of their workshop proposal to be included in the proceedings. There may also be opportunities for exhibiting the outcomes of workshops and tutorials. While all accepted workshops will be provided with a room, specific needs for space and equipment can be further discussed.
    • To propose a workshop, submit a workshop proposal of 2-4 pages including the following:
      1. Application Form:
        - Workshop/Tutorial Basic Information
        - Short Biography of the Organizers
        - Abstract
        - Plan of How to Solicit Participation
        - Preferred Venue and the List of Equipment
        - Your preference to possibly exhibit the outcomes of the workshop during the symposium
    • Should be submitted in PDF format. (Including a URL link of the tutorial website in the PDF file.)
    • Proposals for Workshops/Tutorials will be selected by Workshop and Tutorials Chair, based on their quality and relevance.
    • We invite proposals for Institutional Presentations from communities working on matters pertaining to the themes of ISEA symposia. These proposals will be selected by conference chairs, based on their relevance to contemporary trends, developments, and debates at ISEA2019 and beyond. These presentations are intended as opportunities for networking and as a forum for institutions such as galleries, museums, NGOs, networks, schools, and companies to introduce themselves to the community and discuss for example organizational, financial, and curatorial matters.
    • Submit a proposal of a maximum of 2 pages on the ISEA2019 template.
    • Institutional presentations are selected, based on their relevance to the ISEA mission, by the organizing committee members.
    • Institutional Presentations will have 10 minutes allotted presentation time at the conference, and an allotted space for presenting posters, brochures, banners, and other relevant materials. Specific space requirements for larger-format demonstrations and displays can possibly be catered for. Please specify these in the proposal.
    • Note that proposals for institutional presentations do not need to be anonymized.
    • Note that presenters of institutional presentations are not eligible symposium fee discounts.
    • We invite artwork submissions responding to the themes of the symposium including but not limited to electronic new media and emerging artworks such as installations, interactive works, animation, video, audio, performances, and screenings. Please note that we also welcome artworks that do not directly respond to the themes of this symposium but are otherwise relevant to the scope of ISEA symposium. While a main gallery exhibition will be staged at main venue of ISEA2019, Asia Culture Center, there will be opportunities for alternative forms of presentation. We would like to especially encourage early career and emerging artists to submit their work. Submit a proposal of 2-4 pages including the following:
      1. Application Form
        - Artist Bio (within 300 words)
        - Thematic statement (200 - 500 words)
        - Artwork Proposal (300 - 800 words)
        - Images, sketches, drafts
        - Technical and logistical requirements
        - Links to video documentation online (if applicable)
      2. CV / Portfolio (PDF format)
    • Application documents should be delivered to the ISEA2019 Organizer by 11:59pm (KST) 30 November 2018.
    • Please note that artwork proposals do not need to be anonymized.
    • Artwork proposals will be juried by at least two anonymous independent reviewers and ranked based on the quality, relevance, and originality. Symposium chairs make the final decisions of acceptance and rejection based on the anonymous reviewers¡¯ recommendations, the overall feasibility of the project, and the fit with the symposium¡¯s exhibition program. Rejected proposals may be considered to be accepted as artist talks or as posters.
    • Submit a proposal of 2-4 pages on the ISEA2019 paper template with links to appropriate documentation materials. Artist talk / work-in-progress presentation proposals do not need to be anonymized.
    • Proposals for artist talks / work-in-progress presentations will be selected by conference chairs based on quality, relevance, originality, and impact.
    • Accepted artist talks / work-in-progress presentations will have 10 minutes allotted presentation time at the conference.
    • ISEA2019 in partnership with Asia Culture Center will host a number of artists-in-residence, to create works addressing the themes of ISEA2019, at Asia Culture Center (ACC) ACT Studio, Gwangju, Korea, from April to June 2019. ACC ACT Studios will provide flight tickets, accommodations and art production support to the selected artists. All forms and media are open for consideration. Exhibition of art created in the residency will occur in Gwangju during ISEA2019, and selected artists will be given the opportunity for ACC creators in Lab program. Deliverables expected from successful applicants include:
      1. Artist Presentation for professional networking and general public Artist
      2. Open Studio at Asia Culture Center, Gwangju
      3. Documentation and behind-the-scenes interview created in conjunction with artist
      4. Group juried exhibition of all artist-residents at Asia Culture Center during ISEA2019.
    • Please include the following in your application:
      1. Application Form (Basic Contact Details)
        - Artist Bio (within 300 words)
        - Artist statement (200 - 500 words)
        - Proposal (project description) (300 - 800 words)
      2. CV / Portfolio (PDF format)
    • Deadline for applications is 11:59 pm (KST) on 31 October 2018. Please send your application in PDF format on the ISEA2019 website.
    • Applications will be selected by a panel comprising of ISEA2019 organizers and representatives of Asia Culture Center, based on their creativity and, relevance to the themes of ISEA2019, disruptiveness of the research, and impact to the community. For more information and questions, please email ISEA2019 Residency Program coordinators at ISEA2019@nabi.or.kr

Easychair is now open for your papers, posters, panels, artistic works, institutional presentations, workshops & tutorials, and Residency program:
https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=isea2019
If you do not have an Easychair account, you will need to set one up, but it is very easy to do so. You will be able to upload your submission in PDF Format only.

ISEA2019 welcomes submissions for three broad formats of activities:
Academic
  • Short Paper / Full Paper (2-4 pages / 5-8 pages) accepted paper presentations will be afforded 20-minute oral presentations with 5-minute Q&A sessions.
  • Poster (Maximum 2 pages of extended abstracts): accepted posters will be allotted a wall space at the conference venue.
  • Panels (2-4 pages of proposal): Accepted panels discussions will take the form of moderator-led groups of 3-5 experts responding to questions on the selected topic.
Workshops, Tutorials, Artist talks and Institutional presentations
  • Workshops: half or full day, two days interactive presentations that lead the audience to concrete outcomes.
  • Tutorials: half or full day interactive presentations that explain or train the audience in a method, technique or toolkit.
  • Artist talks: short 10-minute presentations or demonstrations that showcase artworks, design artifacts, or works in progress.
  • Institutional presentations: 20-minute sessions that are intended as opportunities for networking and as a forum for institutions such as museums, NGOs, networks, schools, and companies to introduce themselves to the community.
Artistic works

We welcome submission of interactive works, concerts, performances, screenings, installations, site-specific works, interdisciplinary projects, animation, video, experimental animation, photography, and events in public space.

Note that workshops, tutorials, artist talks, and artistic works require 2-4 pages of proposal while institutional presentations require maximum 2 pages of proposal.
Submissions are to be made through our ISEA2019 EasyChair portal: https://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=isea2019
For more details on how to contribute in any of the above categories and review process, see our submission page here: http://isea2019.isea-international.org/
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Residency Program for ISEA2019 with ACC

  • ISEA2019 in partnership with Asia Culture Center will host a number of artists-in-residence, to create works addressing the themes of ISEA2019, at Asia Culture Center (ACC) ACT Studio, Gwangju, Korea, from April to June 2019. ACC ACT Studios will provide flight tickets, accommodations and art production support to the selected artists. All forms and media are open for consideration. Exhibition of art created in the residency will occur in Gwangju during ISEA2019, and selected artists will be given the opportunity for ACC creators in Lab program. Deliverables expected from successful applicants include:
    1. Artist Presentation for professional networking and general public Artist
    2. Open Studio at Asia Culture Center, Gwangju
    3. Documentation and behind-the-scenes interview created in conjunction with artist
    4. Group juried exhibition of all artist-residents at Asia Culture Center during ISEA2019.
  • Please include the following in your application:
    1. Application Form (Basic Contact Details)
      - Artist Bio (within 300 words)
      - Artist statement (200 - 500 words)
      - Proposal (project description) (300 - 800 words)
    2. CV / Portfolio (PDF format)
  • Deadline for applications is 11:59 pm (KST) on 31 October 2018. Please send your application in PDF format on the ISEA2019 website.
  • Applications will be selected by a panel comprising of ISEA2019 organizers and representatives of Asia Culture Center, based on their creativity and, relevance to the themes of ISEA2019, disruptiveness of the research, and impact to the community. For more information and questions, please email ISEA2019 Residency Program coordinators at ISEA2019@nabi.or.kr

Questions

For questions concerning all other types of submissions and ISEA2019 in general, please contact the symposium coordinators by contact link or email, to the following url and address: Contact (http://isea2019.isea-international.org/contact.asp) or ISEA2019@nabi.or.kr
  • Symposium
    Coordinators
    HyeIn Jeon
    (Art Center Nabi)
    So Hyeong Lee
    (Art Center Nabi)
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