CFP: The Creative Web

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A large variety of content has been published on the World Wide Web since its invention at CERN by Sir Tim Berners-Lee in 1989. Initially conceived as a platform to publish and consume hypertext in a distributed fashion, the Web has never stopped growing in content in various forms and media —text, images, sound, music, video, data, and a large et cetera. Traditionally these forms and media have been the natural spaces of human creativity, imagination and invention.

Many of these have transcended the limitations of their original ecosystems in isolation, becoming creative works in ways that would have been impossible without the Web as a collaboration, cooperation, and publication platform. More and more often, we see the Web as a facilitator of creative work not just between collaborating humans, but also between humans and machines.

Much attention has been given to the information content of the Web. This track investigates the creative aspects of this content on the Web. The track consists of two strands: a research strand and (focusing on the scientific study of Web creativity systems) an art works strand (focusing on the creative output of such systems). Through the submissions and session at the conference we hope to gain more insights into the following:

Topics include but are not limited to:


We invite two types of contributions:

Accepted research papers and art work descriptions will be published by ACM in the conference proceedings. Research papers will be published in the research volume, while art work descriptions will be published in the companion volume.

Submissions will be handled via Easychair, at for research strand papers (make sure to select “Creativity on the Web”); and at for art work description papers (make sure to select “Creativity on the Web - Art”).

Review procedure

All submissions will be peer-reviewed and evaluated on the basis of originality, relevance, quality, and technical, sociological, or creative contribution. Research papers will be reviewed according to their relevance, method, and scientific rigour. Art abstracts will be reviewed according to their significance, originality and use of Web creativity.

Please carefully verify that when submitting your contribution, that it is related to creativity and the Web. Ensure the connection to a topic or topics within the track is evident on the first page of your paper. This is important because your paper will be assessed early on regarding its relevance to the conference and its relevance to the track-specific CFP of the track that you submitted to, and will be rejected with minimal feedback (“desk rejected”) if it does not fit that track.

Formatting the submissions

Submissions must adhere to the ACM template and format published in the ACM guidelines at Please remember to add Concepts and Keywords. Please use the template in traditional double-column format to prepare your submissions. For example, word users may use Word Interim Template, and LaTeX users may use sample-sigconf template.

For overleaf users, you may want to use

Submissions for review must be in PDF format. They must be self-contained and written in English. Authors are requested to use spell checking and grammar checking tools. Submissions will be subjected to plagiarism-checking software.

Publication policy

Accepted papers will require a further revision in order to meet the requirements and page limits of the camera-ready format required by ACM. Instructions for the preparation of the camera-ready versions of the papers will be provided after acceptance.
All accepted papers will be published by ACM in the conference proceedings together with the research track papers and will be available via the ACM Digital Library. To be included in the proceedings, at least one author of each accepted paper must register for the conference and present the paper there.

Important dates

All submission deadlines are end-of-day in the Anywhere on Earth (AoE) time zone