Monthly Archives: April 2016

Call for papers: The Swedish Research Council’s symposium on artistic research 2016

The Swedish Research Council invites artistic researchers to submit abstracts or proposals for workshops/events at this year’s symposium on artistic research. The symposium takes place on November 29-30 at Linnaeus University’s faculty of humanities and art in Växjö. The theme of the symposium is Research Ethics and Artistic Freedom in Artistic Research.

For more information about the symposium and how to submit abstracts or proposals please visit our website:

Call for articles – Helsinki Photomedia publication


Call for articles – Helsinki Photomedia publication

As announced at the conference, we will make a peer-reviewed anthology that documents the key aspects of the conference theme Photographic Agencies and Materialities in the form of high-quality articles. The publication will be an open-access electronic publication consisting of a selection of approximately 10 –15 articles. The editors are professor Merja Salo, lecturer Hanna Weselius and doctoral student Marko Karo (Aalto ARTS), professor Mika Elo (University of the Arts Helsinki), Janne Seppänen and Asko Lehmuskallio (University of Tampere).

The publisher of the anthology is Aalto University School of Arts, Design and Architecture. The anthology will be available in the Aaltodoc publication archive: and in the Aalto ARTS Books web bookshop:

The deadline for the articles is 5 June 2016.

Selection criteria:

  • scholarly quality
  • originality
  • relevance to the theme

We will only consider completed articles for publication. Abstracts and drafts will not be passed to peer-review.

The author is responsible for the copyrights concerning the image materials used in the article.

Submission guidelines:

Optimal length: 6000 words.

File format: .doc or .docx for the text, pdf for the images

(NOTE: please collect all images in a separate pdf files and mark the placing of the images in the text with [Image 1], [Image 2], etc.). Maximum file size is 3 M.

Referencing system: Oxford System (known also as the Documentary/ Note system), see below.

Please attach a short bio (approximately 50 words) to your article.

The submissions should be sent to Helinä Kuusela prior to 5 June 2016.

Pdf: HPM2016 call for articles

Guide to the referencing system:


The First Note for a Source

In the text:

Note identifiers should be placed at the end of a sentence, and follow any punctuation marks (but precede a dash). If you use a long quotation (more than three lines of text), the note identifier should be placed at the end of the quotation.

Lake points out that a division began in the latter half of the nineteenth century with the doctrine of ‘separate spheres’.1

At the foot of the page:

When you reference a source for the first time, you must provide all the necessary information to enable the reader to locate the source.

  1. You should provide bibliographic information (information about the source). This includes:
  • author(s) initial(s) and surname(s)
  • name of the article, book or journal
  • editors (if applicable)
  • publisher name and location
  • year published
  1. You should give exact page numbers if your reference is a direct quotation, a paraphrase, an idea, or is otherwise directly drawn from the source.

1 M Lake, ‘Intimate strangers’ in Making a Life: a People’s History of Australia Since 1788, V. Burgman and J. Lee (eds), Penguin, Victoria, 1988, p. 155.

Note Formatting

  • Titles of publications should be italicised.
  • Use minimal capitalisation for publication titles and for journal or book article titles.
  • Article titles should be enclosed between single quotation marks.
  • Use commas to separate each item of the citation and end with a full stop.

Second & Subsequent Notes

Second and subsequent references to the same source don’t need to be as detailed as the first note—they just need the minimum information to clearly indicate which text is being referred to.

With a single author provide all the necessary information in the first note. If you want to refer to the same source again, a simple method is to give the author’s name, the year of publication and the page number. For example:

1 I Reid, Higher Education or Education for Hire? Language and Values in Australian Universities, CQU Press, Rockhampton, 1996, p. 87.


3 Reid, p. 98.

If two or more works by the same author are referred to in the text, include the title:

1 E Gaskell, North and South, Penguin, Harmondsworth, 1970, p. 228.

2 E Gaskell, The Life of Charlotte Brontë, Penguin, Harmondsworth, 1975, p. 53.

3 Gaskell, North and South, p. 222.

Subsequent references to articles are done in a similar way:

17 M Doyle, ‘Captain Mbaye Diagne’, Granta, vol. 48, August 1994, pp. 99-103.


19 Doyle, Granta, p. 101.

Citing Different Sources

List information in the following order:


  1. author(s) initial(s) and surname(s)
  2. title of book (italicised)
  3. publisher
  4. place of publication
  5. year of publication
  6. page number(s)

1 M Henninger, Don’t Just Surf: Effective Research Strategies for the Net, UNSW Press, Sydney, 1997, p. 91.

Article/Chapter in a Book Collection

  1. author(s) initial(s) and surname(s)
  2. title of article (single quotation marks)
  3. title of book (italicised)
  4. editor of book
  5. publisher
  6. place of publication
  7. year of publication
  8. page number(s)

2 M Blaxter, ‘Social class and health inequalities’ in Equalities and Inequalities in Health,

C Carter & J Peel (eds), Academic Press, London, 1976, pp. 6-7.

Journal Article

  1. author(s) initial(s) and surname(s)
  2. title of article (single quotation marks)
  3. title of journal (italicised)
  4. volume number
  5. issue number
  6. month of publication
  7. year of publication
  8. page number(s)

3 M. Doyle, ‘Captain Mbaye Diagne’, Granta, vol. 48, August 1994, pp. 99-103.

Electronic Source

A Website

  1. author
  2. name & place of sponsor of site
  3. date site was created or updated
  4. date of viewing
  5. URL

Electronic Mail Lists, Usenet Groups & Bulletin Boards

  1. author
  2. author’s identifying details ( address)
  3. description of posting
  4. name of list owner
  5. date of posting
  6. date of viewing
  7. URL

A Document within a website

  1. author/editor
  2. title
  3. name of sponsor of site
  4. last date site updated
  5. date of viewing
  6. URL


These are cited the same as for personal communications

4 N Curthoys, ‘Future directions for rhetoric – invention and ethos in public critique’, in Australian Humanities Review. March-April 2001, viewed on 11 April 2001, <htttp:// 2001/curthoys.html>.



Reid, I Higher Education or Education for Hire? Language and Values in Australian Universities. CQUPress, Rockhampton, 1996.

Journal Article

Doyle, M ‘Captain Mbaye Diagne’. Granta, vol. 48, August 1994, pp. 99-103.

Web Document

Curthoys, N, ‘Future directions for rhetoric – invention and ethos in public critique’, in Australian Humanities Review, March-April 2001, viewed on 11 April 2001 <htttp://>.


Mlab Doctor of Arts seminar Thu 21 April 2016

Mlab DA seminar this Thu 21.4.2016 in room 429, Miestentie 3B, 5-7pm, welcome! 

Rasmus Vuori: Generative Storytelling

Merja Salonen: Noisy knowledge – the role of provocative art in business value creation


Rasmus Vuori: Generative Storytelling

In this presentation I will propose a set of components for a hierarchical metadata model for generative media system. The framework will be based on the original ontospatial model used in our previous Enactive Cinema-research, but expanded for more generalized use where context awareness, variable state change behavior and narrative inertia is required. Some key components in the model are, in addition to the metadata representation of meaning i.e ontospatial data, the addition of quantified valence variables (attraction and aversion) and parametric triggers that can initiate state changes. A few experimental changes to the original model of annotation with fuzzy data will also suggested, like the addition of a fuzzy void dimension in the onto space.

The development of this framework has been largely motivated as a toolset for authors of generative systems, but also looking into issues that many developers of mimicking AI systems have stumbled acress. In the proposed metadata framework a generative system can not only learn what to do, but also what to avoid.

At this stage the proposed framework is the latest addition of my research hypothesis regarding computational inertia in generative narratives, which initially will be tested on cinematic material but as a more generalized model could be applicable in much wider context, from computer games to automated chat bot applications.


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Merja Salonen: Noisy knowledge – the role of provocative art in business value creation

The presentation focuses on discussing my research plan. The study concentrates on exploring art-activism against corporations from the artist’s perspective questioning the motive, intention and definition of success. In order to indicate the value of art-activism to corporations, the impact of social media discussions along corporations’ reactions must be investigated.

Previous research in arts on business context indicates that deploying arts in business enhances the organization’s competence in corporate value creation. Arts and artistic capabilities are regarded as consultative skills in business development focusing on goal-orientated interaction between the artist and the business in question. Art-activism against corporations has been excluded from earlier academic research from business perspective.  Therefore, this study explores the relations and reflexions of art-activism which is targeted to corporations and presented in digital media. The qualitative research consists of 2 – 4 case studies in the field of contemporary art and documentary film. The study investigates the motives, intentions and reception of art-activism. The data collection consists of semi-structured interviews with artists and representatives at the corporations. Online survey complemented with netnography and online depth interviews are conducted with participants in social media.  The study aims to show the knowledge potential of the relationships between art-activism and social media participators in the context of customer understanding in corporations.


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ACM JOCCH Call for Papers: Special Issue on Digital Infrastructures for Cultural Heritage


ACM Journal on 
Computing and Cultural Heritage

Special Issue on Digital Infrastructures for Cultural Heritage

New Deadline 30th April 2016

The digital component is now pervasive in Cultural Heritage research and practice. From the pioneering and sporadic applications of the last quarter of the 20th century, it has grown to become an essential for any CH investigation or management project. This development has led to the creation of a new interdisciplinary domain, the so-called Digital Heritage sector, and the need to support, structure, and manage the use of facilities, resources, services and applications no less than in other research domains, producing long-lasting infrastructures.

Such infrastructures may address specific aspects of digital heritage, such as visualization or documentation, or cover the full range of heritage-related activities, from investigation to conservation, management, education and communication. It is not by accident that recent large interventions such as the on-going “Pompeii Grand Project” start from a knowledge management plan and the digital data acquisition of all the archaeological remains. 

Originally, digital heritage technology often comprised an exercise in the application of computer techniques originally conceived for other goals; the specific needs of such use has now dictated new requirements and has led to the development of new tools and methods tailored for heritage applications. The shift towards an application profile for heritage-oriented computer-based methods has implications for research infrastructures as much as for individual applications, and this is the scope of this special issue. Our goal is to collect papers dealing with innovative research on the many facets of digital heritage infrastructures, such as:

  • Knowledge organization and semantic processing in Cultural Heritage and Digital Libraries
  • Data management, search and mining
  • Natural language processing
  • Multimedia systems and applications for Cultural Heritage
  • Big Data in Cultural Heritage applications
  • Visual data acquisition, storage and display
  • Visualization, both research- and communication-oriented
  • Immersive environments, virtual and augmented reality
  • User studies, such as museum and sites applications, human interfaces, interaction and usability
  • e-Learning: Tools for Education, Documentation and Training in Cultural Heritage
As the intended audience includes both heritage researchers and professionals, and computer and information scientists, to be accepted papers will not only need to present innovative computer science content but also refer to a clear Cultural Heritage context where they have been, or are going to be, tested and evaluated. They should address a comprehensive framework – the infrastructure – rather than an individual application, unless the latter is the backbone of an infrastructure. 

Accepted papers will be published in the ACM Journal on Computing and Cultural Heritage. Please follow the format instructions for the journal. When submitting, please select “Digital Infrastructure for Cultural Heritage” as the manuscript type in the journal submission system.

Important Dates (planned)

  • Submission Deadline: April 30th, 2016
  • Author notification: July 1st, 2016
  • Revised Papers expected: Sept. 1st, 2016
  • Final acceptance notification: November 2016
  • Publication: Issue 1, 2017

Guest Editors

CALL FOR PAPERS Transactions on Social Computing A New ACM Journal


Transactions on Social Computing

A New ACM Journal

Editor-in-Chief: David McDonald, University of Washington, USA


ACM Transactions on Social Computing (TSC) seeks to publish work that covers the full spectrum of social computing including theoretical, empirical, systems, and design research contributions. The editorial perspective is that social computing is fundamentally about computing systems and techniques in which users interact, directly or indirectly, with what they believe to be other users or other users’ contributions. TSC welcomes research employing a wide range of methods to advance the tools, techniques, understanding, and practice of social computing, including: theoretical, algorithmic, empirical, experimental, qualitative, quantitative, ethnographic, design, and engineering research. Social computing will continue to be shaped by foundational algorithmic, econometric, psychological, sociological, and social science research and these broad based perspectives will continue to have a profound influence on how social computing systems are designed, built and how they grow.

TSC particularly solicits research that designs, implements or studies systems that mediate social interactions among users, or that develops or studies theory or techniques for application in those systems. Examples of such social computing systems include, but are not limited to: instant messaging, blogs, wikis, social networks, social tagging, social recommenders, collaborative editors and shared repositories.

The scope of research covered within TSC includes:

  • Understanding motivations for contributing to and participating in social computing systems
  • Tools that help users understand the individual and collective roles of participants in social computing systems
  • The influence of scale; how differing scales of human and machine participation changes the designs and adoptions of systems
  • Micro-tasking systems and techniques for decomposing complex activities into recomposable tasks that can be completed by mixtures of people and machines
  • System architectures and infrastructure for developing social computing platforms
  • Foundational algorithmic analysis that accounts for human and machine data and runtime complexity
  • The roles of artificial agents in social computing spaces, the design, creation, and management of those agents relative to social interactions within a social computing system
  • Research on privacy mechanisms — both formal and interactive — related to social computing data and systems
  • Research on algorithms for personalization within a social computing context, including recommender systems and social matchmaking systems
  • Research on crowdsourcing, collaborative content creation, productive social gaming, and other mechanisms and applications of aggregating individual contributions for a collective goal
  • Research studying communications patterns in online communication forums
  • Ethnographic case studies of social computing in situ
  • Algorithms for extracting knowledge from social computing usage data and artifacts
ACM Instructions to Authors can be found at

Associate Editors

  • Michael Bernstein, Stanford University, USA
  • Peter Brusilovsky, University of Pittsburgh, USA
  • Meeyoung Cha, KAIST, Korea
  • Yiling Chen, Harvard University, USA
  • Ed Chi, Google, USA
  • Kevin Crowston, Syracuse University, USA
  • Laura Dabbish, Carnegie Mellon University, USA
  • Steven Dow, University of California, San Diego, USA
  • Boi Faltings, École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, Switzerland
  • Rosta Farzan, University of Pittsburgh, USA
  • Sue Fussell, Cornell University, USA
  • Liz Gerber, Northwestern University, USA
  • Arpita Ghosh, Cornell University, USA
  • Ramesh Jain, University of California, Irvine, USA
  • Karrie Karahalios, University of Illinois, USA
  • David Karger, MIT, USA
  • Emre Kiciman, Microsoft Research, USA
  • Joe Konstan, University of Minnesota, USA
  • Cliff Lampe, University of Michigan, USA
  • Huan Liu, Arizona State University, USA
  • David Millen, IBM Research, Brazil
  • Marc Smith, Connected Action, consulting, USA
  • Daniel Zeng, University of Arizona, USA