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    International Conference on Live Interfaces

Call for Proposals

The third International Conference on Live Interfaces will be held on 
June 29th - July 3rd 2016 at the University of Sussex in Brighton, UK. 
The conference will bring together people working with live interfaces 
in the performing arts, including music, the visual arts, dance, 
puppetry, robotics or games.

The conference website: 

The conference scope is highly interdisciplinary but with a focus on 
expressive interface technologies for performance. Topics of liveness, 
immediacy, presence (and tele-presence), mediation, collaboration and 
timing or flow are engaged with and questioned in order to gain a deeper 
understanding of the role that contemporary media technologies play in 
human expression.

We wish to host work that will create a space of multiplicity, in order 
to investigate how disciplinary concerns inform different but 
overlapping approaches to interface design. The conference consists of 
paper presentations, performances, interactive installations, poster 
demonstrations, a doctoral colloquium and workshops. Works engaging with 
the principles and assumptions governing interaction design, including 
perspectives from art, philosophy, product design, and engineering are 
especially welcome.

We invite submissions that address critical and reflective approaches to 
key themes in the design and use of live interfaces. A wide range of 
approaches are encouraged by people from all possible backgrounds. The 
submission categories are the following:


5-8 pages. We are interested in submissions that address the conference 
topics listed below. The papers must consist of an original contribution 
to the field of artistic interfaces for live performance, describe its 
context, and demonstrate a rigorous research methodology. Paper authors 
may additionally present their work in the demo session.


3-6 pages. These are shorter artistic demonstrations of work or 
concepts. Space will be provided for posters and tables for demoing 
work. A link to an online video is required for posters and demos.

Doctoral Colloquium

2-6 pages describing current work. The doctoral colloquium will be an 
opportunity for researchers to present their work and meet other 
doctoral students in related fields, to discuss current research and 
approaches to practice-based research, and receive guidance from more 
experienced researchers. The day will include a session of short 
presentations in the morning, a symposium in the afternoon, and a short 
workshop in live interfaces in the early evening, finishing with food 
and drinks in the Digital Humanities Lab.

Performances, Installations and Workshops

2-4 pages. Proposals should clearly articulate how the work or workshop 
develops the design, use or conceptualisation of live interfaces as 
related to one or more of the conference themes and should comprise: a) 
A description of the work (including duration), b) an image (where 
appropriate), c) a link to online examples of the work, d) a 150-word 
biography for each collaborator, and e) a technical rider (with stage 
layout, audiovisual setup, and equipment to be provided by the venue). 
Daytime and evening performances will be in concert halls on campus, and 
club performances will be in two live music venues in Brighton. Please 
indicate what setting would best suit the work. Installation proposals 
should include description of the space and set-up time required. 
Workshops proposals should specify the duration and number of people 
that can be accommodated. Workshops and installations will be located in 
spaces across the University of Sussex campus.

Technical specifications of venues are available on request.

The proceedings will be published online in collaboration with REFRAME 
Books <>(MFM, University of 
Sussex). They will be Open Access, with Creative Commons attribution, 
and with an ISBN number. Each individual paper will receive a Digital 
Object Identifier <>(DOI).

We are looking forward to receive your submission!

The ICLI 2016 team


      Conference Themes

- New Performance Interfaces: prosthesis, extensions

- Human Computer interaction: human-machine relationships

- Automata, non-humans, AI: autonomy in artistic performance

- Space, sound, installations: performing with installations

- Theory, Digital Arts, Culture: Interface theory

- Computer games, game theory: gameplay as performance art

- Audiovisual and multimodal works: multimodal performances


Topics include, but are not restricted to:

- New interfaces for musical expression

- Non-musical performance interfaces

- Multimodal and multisensory media

- Augmented stage technologies

- Audiovisual performance

- Biophysical sensors

- Brain-computer interfaces

- Artificial intelligence and ALife in interfaces

- Notation for new interfaces

- Live coding in music, video, animation, dance

- Experimental gaming interfaces

- Magic and illusionism in performance

- Robotics and performance systems

- Embodiment

- Timing, timeliness, flow, narrative, memory

- Computer vision

- Haptic interfaces

- Puppetry and animation

- Tangible interaction

- Mapping strategies and design

- The Acoustic and the digital

- Human-Computer Interaction

- Interface design processes

- Ethnographic approaches to interface and instrument design

- Prototyping techniques

- Perceptual and cognitive issues

- Phenomenology of performance with digital media

- Philosophical and historical perspectives

- Audience interaction

- (Un)control and/or unpredictability

- Dramaturgy/choreography/composition with digital media

- Gesture recognition and motion tracking

- Language as an interface

- Approaches to interfacing Big Data

- Interfacing noise

- Interfaces for activism

- Comedy in the performance arts

- Post-digital interfaces

      Submission categories

Papers and performance proposals must be written in English and should 
comply with the Latex 
Full papers must be submitted (not abstracts). The submission should be 
in a PDF format.

For further information, please read the disseminated Call for Proposals 

* Papers (4-8 pages)

* Poster/demo papers (2-4 pages)

* Doctoral Colloquium papers (1-4 pages)

* Performances (1 page abstract, link to work, and a technical rider)

* Installations (1 page abstract, link to work, and a technical rider)

* Workshops (1 page abstract, link to work, and a technical rider)

All submissions will be received through the EasyChair 
<>conference submission 
system. See information on deadlines in the About section above.

The proceedings will be published online in collaboration with REFRAME 
Books <>(MFM, University of 
Sussex). They will be Open Access, with Creative Commons attribution, 
and with an ISBN number. Each individual paper will receive a Digital 
Object Identifier <>(DOI).

The proceedings from the 2014 ICLI conference <>in 
Lisbon can be found here 

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