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Apologies for the broad distribution.

We are pleased to announce the call for papers for the Graduate Student Symposium held in conjunction with Creativity and Cognition 2007.

The objective of the symposium is to provide a supportive setting for feedback on graduate students' current work and guidance on future directions. Student participants will meet and discuss their work with each other and a panel of experienced researchers and practitioners. The goal is to offer students comments and fresh perspectives on their current work. PhD and MFA students from all disciplines concerned with creativity and cognition are encouraged to apply. The application should include a one-page biographical sketch, a four-page description of their current work and the expected benefits of participation, and a letter of recommendation from a faculty member. Applicants who are selected to participate will receive complimentary conference registration and reimbursement for travel and accommodations (maximum amount tbd).

Proposals must be submitted by December 15, 2006 to Jim Hollan, [log in to unmask]

Proposals should be a maximum of 1 page (summary) + 4 pages (proposal description). The one-page summary will be published in the conference proceedings. This page should be in ACM SIGCHI two-column format. For templates, see: http://www.acm.org/sigs/pubs/proceed/template.html.

General conference details follow.

Best,

Co-Chairs: Mary Czerwinski (Microsoft Research, USA) & Jim Hollan (University of California, San Diego, USA)

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 CREATIVITY & COGNITION 2007 (CC2007)
 Seeding Creativity: Tools, Media, and Environments

 June 13-15, 2007    Washington DC, USA
 http://www.cs.umd.edu/hcil/CC2007/

 Sponsored by ACM SIGCHI
 Industry Sponsors include IBM, Microsoft, SAP & Google
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IMPORTANT DATES
    Submission deadline: December 15, 2006
    Author notification: February 19, 2007
    Final formatted papers due: March 19, 2007

We cordially invite submissions to the 6th Creativity and 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 among technology, science and arts to find common themes for user interface and new media design, and producing rigorous research with innovative designs and carefully conceived evaluations.

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

The conference will feature an exhibition and an elegant evening reception at the National Academy of Sciences to celebrate the dialogue among  technology, science, and arts.

CONFERENCE THEMES
The general focus of the conference is about cultivating and sustaining creativity: understanding how to design and evaluate computational support tools, digital media, and sociotechnical environments that not only empower our creative process and abilities, but also encourage and nurture creative mindsets and lifestyles. Topics appropriate for submissions include, but are not limited to:

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

CONFERENCE SUBMISSIONS
See the conference website (http://www.cs.umd.edu/hcil/CC2007/) for details and instructions on how to prepare a submission.

PAPERS
Co-Chairs: Gerhard Fischer, Mike Eisenberg & Elisa Giaccardi, University of Colorado, Boulder, USA
Full papers must be nominated and submitted according to the conference themes:
     1) Cultivating creative minds;
     2) Sustaining creative communities;
     3) Promoting  creative engagement.

DEMONSTRATIONS AND POSTERS
Chair: Linda Candy, University of Technology Sydney, Australia
We invite proposals for demonstrations and posters of support tools and works that contribute to our understanding of creativity and how digital media can enhance the realization of creative forms. People in the early stages of their careers or research programs are especially welcome to submit.

WORKSHOPS
Chair: Michael Terry, University of Waterloo, Canada
New developments often benefit from being presented, discussed,  demonstrated, and generally questioned in more informal settings. The workshops portion of the conference provides just such a venue for the dynamic exchange of new ideas, creations, and discoveries.

GRADUATE STUDENT SYMPOSIUM
Co-Chairs: Mary Czerwinski, Microsoft Research & Jim Hollan, University of California, San Diego, USA
The objective of the symposium is to provide a supportive setting for feedback on graduate students' current work and guidance on future directions. Student participants will meet and discuss their work with each other and a panel of experienced researchers and practitioners.

TUTORIALS
Chair: Tom Hewett, Drexel University, USA
We invite proposals to offer a half or full day tutorial relevant to any of the conference themes and topics.  Criteria for selection of tutorials will emphasize the perceived value of the tutorial in enabling members of the various communities of interest to learn about work in one or more of the other communities of interest. Presenters will receive an honorarium.

ART EXHIBITION
Chair: Pamela Jennings, Carnegie Mellon University, USA
The art exhibition program will complement the conference themes by celebrating the open-ended creative processes that bridge the arts and sciences emphasizing shared visions of innovation between the digital media arts, computer science, human computer interaction and engineering research.

PROCEEDINGS & AWARDS
As with prior meetings, the Creativity & Cognition Conference Proceedings will be published by ACM Press. Prizes for the best contributions will be awarded by the Creativity & Cognition Studios of the University of Technology, Sydney. Prizes for best contributions will be awarded by the Creativity & Cognition Studios of the University of Technology, Sydney.

ORGANIZATION
General Chair:
     Ben Shneiderman, University of Maryland

Technical Program Committee:
    Gerhard Fischer, University of Colorado, Boulder
    Mike Eisenberg, University of Colorado, Boulder
    Elisa Giaccardi, University of Colorado, Boulder

Distinguished Advisors:
    Richard Florida, George Mason University
    Paul Horn, IBM VP Research
    Daniel Ling, Microsoft VP Research
    William A. Wulf, President, US National Academy of Engineering


 CONTACT INFORMATION
 For questions regarding CC2007, please address e-mails to:
 [log in to unmask]
 Website: http://www.cs.umd.edu/hcil/CC2007/

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