Computational Creativity, Concept Invention, and General Intelligence (C3GI) 2014

Workshop at ECAI 2014 (August 19, 2014 - Prague/CZ)

Workshop Webpage


Workshop Topics & Audience 

The targeted audience for the workshop are researchers associated with the fields working in the development of computational models for creativity, concept formation, concept discovery, idea generation, and their overall relation and role to general intelligence. Furthermore, researchers coming from application areas, like computer-aided innovation (CAI) are welcome to submit papers for this workshop.

We invite papers that make a scientific contribution to the fields of computational creativity, idea generation and/or artificial general intelligence, with possible topics ranging from theoretical studies of human creativity, inventive capacities and intelligence (that in some way propose a computational model for the respective capability), through more practical contributions reporting on creative, inventive or generally intelligent computer systems (we particularly welcome implementations offering general or at least multiple sorts of results) and studies of systems and software supporting and/or guiding humans in the creative or inventive act, to application-based reports from fields like design, architecture or arts. Submissions connecting to several of the aforementioned topics are highly encouraged and welcome.

Due to the open nature of the targeted topics, we hope for contributions from a broad variety of subdisciplines within AI. 
Relevant keywords include but are not limited to following high-level areas:

  • Computational Creativity & Creativity-Support Tools
  • Analogical Reasoning
  • Artificial General Intelligence
  • Automated Story Generation
  • Computer-Aided & Automated Mathematics
  • Computer-Aided Innovation
  • Computational Models for Conceptual Blending
  • Automated Poetry Generation
  • Automated Music Generation/Automated Composition
  • Automated Art Generation
  • Creativity in Problem Solving


Call for Papers

Anybody with an interest in the questions raised above is invited to submit a research or position paper as basis for discussions during the workshop.

Submissions should be sent to Tarek R. Besold ( ).

Accepted papers will be published online in the ''Publication Series of the Institute of Cognitive Science`` (PICS, ISSN 1610-5389), a scientific series from the Institute of Cognitive Science, University of Osnabrueck, unless the authors instruct us otherwise.

Authors are invited to submit an expanded full paper version of their workshop submission to a post-workshop review process, leading to a journal issue on future directions for  creativity, idea generation, and general intelligence.


Important Dates

Paper submission deadline: 25th of May, 2014
Notification of acceptance: 23rd of June, 2014
Camera ready versions: 10th of July, 2014
Workshop: 18th or 19th of August, 2014


Format of Submission

All papers should be submitted in accordance to the ECAI formatting style (available from the ECAI webpage). Submitted papers should not be longer than 7 pages (with the last page exclusively reserved for bibliographic references).


Program Committee

Program Committee Co-Chairs:

  • T. R. Besold, University of Osnabrueck
  • K.-U. Kuehnberger, University of Osnabrueck
  • M. Schorlemmer, IIIA-CSIC, Barcelona
  • A. Smaill, School of Informatics, University of Edinburgh

Program Committee:

  • S. Bringsjord, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
  • G. Cascini, Politecnico di Milano
  • S. Colton, Goldsmiths, University of London
  • P. Gervás, Complutense University of Madrid
  • H. Gust, University of Osnabrueck
  • I. Havel, Charles University Prague
  • B. Indurkhya, IIIT Hyderabad & AGH University of Science and Technology, Krakow
  • J. Cassens, University of Hildesheim
  • A. Kofod-Petersen, NTNU Trondheim
  • U. Krumnack, University of Osnabrueck
  • O. Kutz, University of Bremen
  • A. Pease, School of Informatics, University of Edinburgh
  • F. Pereira, University of Coimbra
  • E. Plaza, IIIA-CSIC, Barcelona
  • T. Roth-Berghofer, University of West London
  • P. Stefaneas, NTU Athens
  • T. Veale, University College, Dublin
  • P. Wang, Temple University Philadelphia
  • G. Wiggins, Queen Mary University of London

Organizing Committee

Tarek R. Besold, University of Osnabrueck
Kai-Uwe Kuehnberger, University of Osnabrueck
Alan Smaill, University of Edinburgh
Marco Schorlemmer, IIIA-CSIC