gianluca mura
Since 2005
Works in Milano Italy

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BIO
Gianluca Mura is a transdisciplinary media researcher, architect, digital artist and designer.
He lives and works in Milano, Italy. His research area is within digital cultures interrelations among Art, Science and Technology. He holds a Phd in Industrial Design and Multimedia Communication from the Politecnico di Milano University. He has teaching experience in Design University and Professional courses. Founder and Editor-in-Chief of the International Scientific Journal of Art,Culture and Design Technologies(IJACDT). He is a member of International Scientific Committees on CyberWorlds (CW),Computational Aesthetics (CAE and ARTECH),American Society of Cybernetics(ASC), Engineering Technological Innovations(IMETI), Computing,Communication and Control Technologies (CCCT), MIMOS (Italian Movement on Modelling and Simulation), International Arts Symposium. He is Chair of the CYBERWORLDS HCI session and CCCT "Interactive Communication Design Systems" session.
He organized the International Workshop "Virtuality in Arts and Design" between Politecnico di Milano and Ecole du Louvre,Paris which has obtained a High Patronage of Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Farnesina, Rome. His recent digital artwork "The Metaplastic Constructor" has been exhibited on the Museum of Modern Art of Touluca, Mexico and into the Rhizome Artbase network and included in their digital art collection. It's also used as a case-study within the course of "Digital Humanities" at the Stanford University. He is doing research, publishes artworks and actively partecipates to numerous International Meetings on Digital Culture.
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EVENT

CALL FOR BOOK CHAPTER PROPOSALS


Dates:
Wed Sep 30, 2009 00:00 - Wed Sep 16, 2009

CALL FOR BOOK CHAPTERS PROPOSALS
"META-PLASTICITY IN VIRTUAL WORLDS:AESTHETICS AND SEMANTICS CONCEPTS"
Edited by Dr.Gianluca Mura,Politecnico di Milano University,Italy

To be published by IGI Global: http://www.igi-global.com/requests/details.asp?ID=630
This publication is anticipated to be released in the second half of 2010.

Important Dates
September 30,2009: Full Chapter Submission
October 5,2009: Author's acceptance notification

Submission Procedure
Authors are invited to submit on or before September 30th 2009.
The chapter length should be of about 10000 words(about 10 pages).
Authors of accepted proposals will be notified by October 5,2009.
All submitted chapters will be reviewed on a double-blind review
basis.

Fundamental Requirements:
1) It should be an original paper not previously published elsewhere.
2) Please,don't send anymore Second Life projects or based on SL.

Inquiries and submissions can be forwarded electronically
(Word document) to: gianluca.mura@polimi.it

BOOK PROJECT DESCRIPTION
Introduction
The concept of virtual worlds is strongly related to the current
innovations of new media communication. This book offers an
interdisciplinary approach to virtual world studies focused on
aesthetics and semantics principles from science,technology,media arts
and design. It is important for researchers and practitioners
interested in this area to understand the actual criteria for creating
virtual worlds' as well as their further evolution, regarding system
architecture,information visualization and human interaction.

Objective of the Book
This book gives in-depth coverage of the state-of-the-art among the
best international research experiences of virtual world concept
creations from a wide range of media culture fields, at the edge of
artistic and scientific inquiry and emerging technologies. It will be
written for professionals, researchers, artists and designers who want
to improve their understanding of the strategic role of virtual worlds
within the development of digital communication.

Recommended topics include, but are not limited to, the following:
- Virtual world projects, concepts, methodologies in
design,arts&humanities,science and technology
- Imaginary and creative virtual worlds
- Artwork,performances,installations media arts concepts and projects
- Information visualization within arts and scientific visualization
- Virtual reality,augmented and mixed reality studies and applications
- Human computer interaction and user interfaces studies and applications
- Human issues in virtual worlds
- Social communities in virtual worlds
- User generated 3D content
- Innovative 3D graphics,Web,Web3D,multimedia studies and applications
- Advanced interfaces and Interactive 3D immersive systems
- Real-time interactive networked media in Mobile mixed reality
- Wearable interfaces and tangible interfaces for 3D media
- Online videogames and edutainment projects
- Virtual worlds in education and training
- Virtual heritage projects
- Animated humanoid (avatars),virtual life,body and
mind extensions,metacreations studies
- 3D modelling,animation,simulation studies and applications
- Virtual worlds in industrial systems design

Looking forward to receiving your chapter proposals,

Best Regards,
Gianluca Mura


OPPORTUNITY

CALL FOR BOOK CHAPTER PROPOSALS


Deadline:
Wed Sep 30, 2009 00:00

CALL FOR BOOK CHAPTERS PROPOSALS
"META-PLASTICITY IN VIRTUAL WORLDS:AESTHETICS AND SEMANTICS CONCEPTS"
Edited by Dr.Gianluca Mura,Politecnico di Milano University,Italy

To be published by IGI Global: http://www.igi-global.com/requests/details.asp?ID=630
This publication is anticipated to be released in the second half of 2010.

Important Dates
September 30,2009: Full Chapter Submission
October 5,2009: Author's acceptance notification

Submission Procedure
Authors are invited to submit on or before September 30th 2009.
The chapter length should be of about 10000 words(about 10 pages).
Authors of accepted proposals will be notified by October 5,2009.
All submitted chapters will be reviewed on a double-blind review
basis.

Fundamental Requirements:
1) It should be an original paper not previously published elsewhere.
2) Please,don't send anymore Second Life projects or based on SL.

Inquiries and submissions can be forwarded electronically
(Word document) to: gianluca.mura@polimi.it

BOOK PROJECT DESCRIPTION
Introduction
The concept of virtual worlds is strongly related to the current
innovations of new media communication. This book offers an
interdisciplinary approach to virtual world studies focused on
aesthetics and semantics principles from science,technology,media arts
and design. It is important for researchers and practitioners
interested in this area to understand the actual criteria for creating
virtual worlds' as well as their further evolution, regarding system
architecture,information visualization and human interaction.

Objective of the Book
This book gives in-depth coverage of the state-of-the-art among the
best international research experiences of virtual world concept
creations from a wide range of media culture fields, at the edge of
artistic and scientific inquiry and emerging technologies. It will be
written for professionals, researchers, artists and designers who want
to improve their understanding of the strategic role of virtual worlds
within the development of digital communication.

Recommended topics include, but are not limited to, the following:
- Virtual world projects, concepts, methodologies in
design,arts&humanities,science and technology
- Imaginary and creative virtual worlds
- Artwork,performances,installations media arts concepts and projects
- Information visualization within arts and scientific visualization
- Virtual reality,augmented and mixed reality studies and applications
- Human computer interaction and user interfaces studies and applications
- Human issues in virtual worlds
- Social communities in virtual worlds
- User generated 3D content
- Innovative 3D graphics,Web,Web3D,multimedia studies and applications
- Advanced interfaces and Interactive 3D immersive systems
- Real-time interactive networked media in Mobile mixed reality
- Wearable interfaces and tangible interfaces for 3D media
- Online videogames and edutainment projects
- Virtual worlds in education and training
- Virtual heritage projects
- Animated humanoid (avatars),virtual life,body and
mind extensions,metacreations studies
- 3D modelling,animation,simulation studies and applications
- Virtual worlds in industrial systems design

Looking forward to receiving your chapter proposals,

Best Regards,
Gianluca Mura


OPPORTUNITY

METAPLASTICITY IN VIRTUAL WORLDS:AESTHETICS AND SEMANTICS


Deadline:
Fri Jul 31, 2009 00:00

EXTENDED CALL FOR CHAPTERS PROPOSALS [JULY 31th]
BOOK "META-PLASTICITY IN VIRTUAL WORLDS:AESTHETICS AND SEMANTICS CONCEPTS"
To be published by IGI Global: http://www.igi-global.com/requests/details.asp?ID=630

Inquiries and submissions can be forwarded electronically (Word document) to:
Dr. Gianluca Mura (Editor) E-mail: gianluca.mura@polimi.it

Important Dates
July 31,2009: Proposal Submission Deadline
July 31,2009: Notification of Acceptance
September 30,2009: Full Chapter Submission

Submission Procedure
Artists,Designers,Theorists,Researchers and Practicioners are invited to submit on or before July 31, 2009, a 2-3 page chapter proposal clearly explaining the mission and concerns of his or her proposed chapter.
Authors of accepted proposals will be notified by July 31, 2009 about the status of their proposals and sent chapter guidelines. Full chapters are expected to be submitted by September 30, 2009.
All submitted chapters will be reviewed on a double-blind review basis. Contributors may also be requested to serve as reviewers for this project.

Introduction
The concept of virtual worlds is strongly related to the current innovations of new media communication. This book offers an interdisciplinary approach to virtual world studies focused on aesthetics and semantics principles from science,technology,media arts and design. It is important for researchers and practitioners
interested in this area to understand the actual criteria for creating virtual worlds' as well as their further evolution, regarding system architecture,information visualization and human interaction.

Objective of the Book
This book gives in-depth coverage of the state-of-the-art among the best international research experiences of virtual world concept creations from a wide range of media culture fields, at the edge of artistic and scientific inquiry and emerging technologies. It will be written for professionals, researchers, artists and designers who want to improve their understanding of the strategic role of virtual worlds within the development of digital communication.

Recommended topics include, but are not limited to, the following:
- Virtual world projects, concepts, methodologies in
design,arts&humanities,science and technology
- Virtual reality,augmented and mixed reality studies and applications
- Human computer interaction and user interfaces studies and applications
- Human issues in virtual worlds
- Social communities in virtual worlds
- User generated 3D content
- Innovative 3D graphics,Web,Web3D,multimedia studies and applications
- Advanced interfaces and Interactive 3D immersive systems
- Real-time interactive networked media in Mobile mixed reality
- Wearable interfaces and tangible interfaces for 3D media
- Online videogames and edutainment projects
- Virtual worlds in education and training
- Virtual heritage projects
- Animated humanoid (avatars),virtual life,body and mind
extensions,metacreations studies
- 3D modelling,animation,simulation studies and applications
- Information visualization within arts and scientific visualization
- Virtual worlds in industrial systems design
- Artwork,performances,installations media arts concepts and projects
- Imaginary and creative virtual worlds
- Digital Communication Systems: Platforms,technologies and standards
- Space,Time and Place: Mixed realities in Virtual Worlds
- Body and Mind Extensions. Senses,Cognition and Emotions in Virtual Worlds
- Virtual Worlds of Information Cyberworlds
- Architecture and Landscape in Virtual Worlds
- Cultural Heritage in Virtual Worlds
- Games and Edutainment Virtual Worlds
- Virtual Worlds for Enterprises
- Social Communities in Virtual Worlds
- Semantic Virtual Worlds


OPPORTUNITY

CALL FOR BOOK CHAPTERS


Deadline:
Tue Jun 30, 2009 00:00

Apologies for cross-posting. Please, share it with your collegues.

CALL FOR CHAPTERS PROPOSALS
BOOK "META-PLASTICITY IN VIRTUAL WORLDS:AESTHETICS AND SEMANTICS CONCEPTS"
Edited by Dr.Gianluca Mura,Politecnico di Milano University,Italy

To be published by IGI Global:
http://www.igi-global.com/requests/details.asp?ID=630

Important Dates
June 30,2009: Proposal Submission Deadline
July 15,2009: Notification of Acceptance
September 30,2009: Full Chapter Submission

Submission Procedure
Researchers and practitioners are invited to submit on or before June
30, 2009, a 2-3 page chapter proposal clearly explaining the mission
and concerns of his or her proposed chapter.
Authors of accepted proposals will be notified by July 31, 2009 about
the status of their proposals and sent chapter guidelines.
Full chapters are expected to be submitted by September 30, 2009.
All submitted chapters will be reviewed on a double-blind review
basis. Contributors may also be requested to serve as reviewers for
this project.

Inquiries and submissions can be forwarded electronically(Word document)
to: gianluca.mura@polimi.it

Introduction

The concept of virtual worlds is strongly related to the current
innovations of new media communication. This book offers an
interdisciplinary approach to virtual world studies focused on
aesthetics and semantics principles from science,technology,media arts
and design. It is important for researchers and practitioners
interested in this area to understand the actual criteria for creating
virtual worlds' as well as their further evolution, regarding system
architecture,information visualization and human interaction.

Objective of the Book

This book gives in-depth coverage of the state-of-the-art among the
best international research experiences of virtual world concept
creations from a wide range of media culture fields, at the edge of
artistic and scientific inquiry and emerging technologies. It will be
written for professionals, researchers, artists and designers who want
to improve their understanding of the strategic role of virtual worlds
within the development of digital communication.

Target Audience

The target audience of this book will be composed of professionals and
researchers, designers, artists, and creative developers, working in
various fields (e.g. information and communication sciences, art and
design, education, psychology, sociology, neurosciences, computer
science, and information technology). Moreover, the book will provide
insights and support to innovative and creative studies concerned
with the development of virtual worlds within different types of
working and research communities.

Recommended topics include, but are not limited to, the following:
- Virtual world projects, concepts, methodologies in
design,arts&humanities,science and technology
- Virtual reality,augmented and mixed reality studies and applications
- Human computer interaction and user interfaces studies and applications
- Human issues in virtual worlds
- Social communities in virtual worlds
- User generated 3D content
- Innovative 3D graphics,Web,Web3D,multimedia studies and applications
- Advanced interfaces and Interactive 3D immersive systems
- Real-time interactive networked media in Mobile mixed reality
- Wearable interfaces and tangible interfaces for 3D media
- Online videogames and edutainment projects
- Virtual worlds in education and training
- Virtual heritage projects
- Animated humanoid (avatars),virtual life,body and mind
extensions,metacreations studies
- 3D modelling,animation,simulation studies and applications
- Information visualization within arts and scientific visualization
- Virtual worlds in industrial systems design
- Artwork,performances,installations media arts concepts and projects
- Imaginary and creative virtual worlds

Publisher
This book is scheduled to be published by IGI Global (formerly Idea
Group Inc.), publisher of the ?Information Science Reference?
(formerly Idea Group Reference) and ?IGI Publishing? imprints. For
additional information regarding the publisher, please visit www.igi-global.com.

This publication is anticipated to be released in the second half of 2010.

Inquiries and submissions can be forwarded electronically (Word document) to:
Dr. Gianluca Mura
Faculty of Industrial Design and Arts
Politecnico di Milano University
Tel.: +39 0240095259
Fax: +39 99985712
GSM: +39 333 4522814
E-mail: gianluca.mura@polimi.it


OPPORTUNITY

CFP for CYBERWORLDS 2009


Deadline:
Fri May 15, 2009 00:00

Location:
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Apologies for cross-posting. Please share with interested collegues.

CALL FOR PAPERS - CYBERWORLDS 2009
International Conference on CYBERWORLDS
7-11 September 2009, University of Bradford, UK
http://www.inf.brad.ac.uk/cw09/

Info: h.ugail@bradford.ac.uk or rsrqahwa@bradford.ac.uk

Sponsored by IEEE Computer Society and organised in-cooperation with ACM

CW2009 will provide an opportunity for academics, scientists and
engineers from around the world to share the latest research, ideas
and developments in the fields of cyberworlds. Papers presenting
original research are being sought in all areas of cyberworlds. The
Visual Computing research group at the School of Informatics,
University of Bradford will host CW2009 at the University of
Bradford?s main campus. CW2009 is co-sponsored by IEEE Computer
Society and is in cooperation with ACM.

Authors are invited to submit full papers of up to 8 pages (including
figures and references) in PDF format.
Papers should be formatted using the document templates for
conferences sponsored by IEEE. Upon acceptance, the final revised
paper is also required in camera-ready electronic form.
The conference
proceedings will be published by the IEEE Computer Society with
special issues in Virtual Reality Journal(Springer) and The Visual
Computer (Springer).

Important Dates:
Paper submission 15th April 2009
Notice of acceptance 29th May 2009
Camera-ready paper 30th June 2009

Conference topics include but not limited to:
Visual cyberworlds
Cyberworlds and applications
Cyberethics and cyberlaws. Cybersecurity
Modelling and animation in cyberworlds
Virtual reality in cyberworlds
Computer vision and augmented reality
Shared virtual worlds
Bioinformatics for cyberlife and medicine
Healthcare in cyberworlds
E-business in cyberworlds
Cyberworlds for education
Cyberworlds for design and manufacturing
Cyberculture and cyberarts, Cyber social networks
Communication in cyberworlds

Conference Co-Chairs:
Dr R Qahwaji, University of Bradford
Dr S Ipson, University of Bradford
Program Co-Chairs:
Dr H Ugail, University of Bradford
Prof. P J Willis, University of Bath

Honorary Co-Chairs:
Prof. R Earnshaw, University of Bradford
Prof. T L Kunii, University of Tokyo
Prof. J Vince, University of Bournemouth

Information and questions: h.ugail@bradford.ac.uk or rsrqahwa@bradford.ac.uk



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