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2nd Call for Position Papers - CHI 2018 Workshop on "Brain-Computer Interfaces for Artistic Expression"

This one-day workshop will be organised as part of the ACM CHI 2018 Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, held in Montréal, Canada between 21 and 26 April 2018. (

Important Dates
* Submission deadline: 2 February 2018
* Notification: 22 February 2018
* Workshop day: Sunday 22 April 2018

Artists have been using BCIs for artistic expression since the 1960s. Their interest and creativity is now increasing because of the availability of affordable BCI devices and software that does not require them to invest extensive time in getting the BCI to work or tuning it to their application. Designers of artistic BCIs are often ahead of more traditional BCI researchers in ideas on using BCI in multimodal and multiparty contexts, where multiple users are involved, and where robustness and efficiency are not the main matters of concern.

The aim of this workshop is to look at current (research) activities in BCIs for artistic expression and to identify research areas that are of interest for both BCI and HCI researchers as well as artists/designers of BCI applications.

The workshop is intended for HCI and BCI researchers who are interested in non-clinical BCI applications, in particular applications that invite users to play and to be creative, using BCI. The workshop addresses an audience that is interested in research that is focused on non-traditional and challenging interactions using BCI as a channel that allows artistic expression of moods, emotions, and other outlets of expressed creativity. The organizers also invite artists and performers to contribute to this workshop with demonstrations and performances.

We invite researchers/scholars, community members, and artists to submit a position paper, design provocation, or case study of 2 to 6 pages in the ACM Extended Abstract format ( , without the copyright statement), or a video contribution (max. 5 minutes), and a brief personal bio. The submissions should be sent in PDF format to [log in to unmask]<mailto:[log in to unmask]>.

Topics of the submissions may include, but are not limited to:
- Design, implementation, and evaluation of artistic BCIs;
- Multi-brain and multimodal interaction with artistic environments;
- BCI modification of artistic environments;
- BCI environments for self-reflection, multiparty synchronization, empathizing, collaboration, and competition;
- BCI control of instruments and tools for artistic expression and exploration; and
- Affect and interaction-based art, digital art and playful interactions in affective BCI environments.
We also aim to address some more fundamental questions on control and experience of using a BCI for artistic expression.

Position papers will be selected based on the contribution to the workshop theme, quality of presentation, and potential to stimulate discussion. Upon acceptance, at least one of the authors must register for both the workshop and for at least one day of the main conference.

More information about the workshop can be found at the website  or contact us at [log in to unmask]<mailto:[log in to unmask]>

Anton Nijholt - University of Twente, Enschede, Netherlands
Robert J.K. Jacob - Tufts University, Medford, MA, USA
Marvin Andujar - University of South Florida, Tampa, FL, USA
Grace Leslie - Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH, USA
Beste F. Yuksel - University of San Francisco, San Francisco, CA, USA

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