CIAC has joined ArtsIT and will host the 11th EAI International Conference: ArtsIT, Interactivity & Game Creation, to take place on the 21st and 22nd November 2022, in hybrid format (in person at the University of Algarve and online). The call for papers is already open and the deadline for submission is August 1st 2022.

Papers are accepted that address the following themes: virtual museums and curatorial practices; interactive art and interactive installations; augmented reality and virtual reality; virtual worlds; metaverse, avatars and presence; games and interactivity; gamification; design; augmented performing arts; digital distribution of performing arts; audio art and sound design; new media; information technologies; generative design; artificial intelligence and big data; digital cultural heritage; digital works that address the Sustainable Development Goals or other contemporary issues; theoretical research in the areas of media technology; studies that explore the role of media-art in society; among others.

Registered papers will be submitted for publication by Springer and made available through SpringerLink Digital Library: ArtsIT Conference Proceedings. The proceedings will appear in the main indexing services, namely Web of Science, Compendex, Scopus, DBLP, EU Digital Library, Google Scholar, MathSciNet, Inspec and Zentralblatt MATH.

Jorge Carrega (CIAC/UAlg) and Anthony Brooks (Aalborg University, Denmark) coordinate the Organising Committee of the event. Bruno Mendes da Silva, Patrícia Dourado and Mirian Tavares (CIAC/UAlg) assume the coordination of the Technical Committee of the Programme. Already confirmed as keynote speakers are the artist Monika Fleischmann and the scientist Wolfgang Strauss, a duo that has been focusing on digital media (as a combination of art and technology), with emphasis on mixed reality.

ArtsIT has been taking a leading role as a scientific forum for the dissemination of research results at the intersection of art, science, culture, performing arts, media and technology. The conference brings together researchers, practitioners, artists and academia to discuss the symbiosis between art and information technology and to reflect on the impact of art and technology on sustainability, responsibility and human dignity.