CLOSED: Call for Papers: Special Issue on Art and Artificial Intelligence

IEEE CG&A seeks submissions for this upcoming special issue.
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Submissions Due: 5 September 2023

Important Dates

  • Submissions due: 1 October 2023
  • Publication: March-April 2024

Art and Artificial Intelligence (Art + AI) has emerged as a vibrant new research area and artistic domain. Availability of large datasets and powerful computers has enabled the AI field to progress rapidly in recent years, stirring up conversation regarding ethics. AI generated art has come a long way from simple Neural Style Transfer, Generative Adversarial Networks and Variational Autoencoders to very powerful Transformer and Diffusion based models that are capable of generating stunning artwork and critiques of artwork.

The field spans computer science research into underlying algorithms and techniques, interactive technologies for artistic control, and new kinds of visual artworks and artistic styles employing these tools. Moreover, the area provides for rich collaboration opportunities between artists, scientists, and even researchers who span both art and science.

This special issue aims to share knowledge across these emerging fields of Art + AI. We invite research papers on artistic algorithms, art describing interdisciplinary works by artists, systems papers, and accessible, practical knowledge that practitioners and researchers alike can rely on in pursuing research on algorithms, workflows, tools, and ramifications of Art + AI. We seek high-quality papers that highlight challenges, elucidate solutions, demonstrate usefulness, and suggest guidelines for participating in an expanding Art + AI community.

Topics of interest include:

  • AI algorithms relevant to all aspects of art, including authenticity and curation
  • Novel collaborations between computer scientists, artists, and others
  • Tools demonstrating usefulness in exploring, curating, and making AI infused art
  • Ethical concerns in AI application to art
  • Effectiveness and efficiency of Art + AI techniques
  • Art + AI awareness, communication, and trust
  • Application case studies presenting compelling Art + AI processes and results
  • Art + AI socio economic impact on the art community, art-related professions, and the general public
  • Perspectives on art-related algorithm support in comparison to AI approaches
  • Training and Deployment of large-scale AI models for art
  • Artist-AI interface: Prompt engineering and other art guiding techniques
  • Socioeconomic risks and benefits of AI-assisted art
  • Interpretability of AI algorithms and systems that generate art

Those unsure of whether their work fits within the vision for the special issue are encouraged to contact the guest editors to initiate discussion.

Submission Guidelines

For author information and guidelines on submission criteria, visit the Author’s Information page. Please submit papers through the ScholarOne system  and be sure to select the special issue or special section name. Manuscripts should not be published or currently submitted for publication elsewhere. Please submit only full papers intended for review, not abstracts, to the ScholarOne portal. If requested, abstracts should be sent by email to the guest editors directly.


Contact the guest editors at

  • Bruce Donald Campbell
  • Aaron Hertzmann
  • Nick Hedley