Creativity: Simulation, Stimulation and Studies

AIEDAM Special Issue, Spring 2010, Vol. 24, No. 2

Edited by: Mary Lou Maher, Yong Se Kim & Nathalie Bonnardel

This special issue of AIEDAM will be devoted to papers concerned with Creativity.

Engineering Design, Analysis and Manufacturing rely on creative thought to produce new and exciting products in new and exciting ways. The study of creativity provides many opportunities for interdisciplary research between Engineering, Cognitive Science and Computer Science. This special issue aims to capture a snapshot of some of the best work in this intersection of areas.

For this issue, while papers with normal AI content are desired, we will broaden the scope to also include papers that explicitly discuss creative thinking, types of reasoning, and explicit use of knowledge. We are interested in papers about creative results, creative processes, or both.

Suitable topics include (but are not limited to) the following:

Computational models, techniques, or systems for simulating individual or team creativity in engineering (e.g., creative design); Computational models, techniques or systems for simulating influences on creativity in society; Computational techniques, systems or environments for stimulating individual or team creativity in engineering; Models of creative reasoning; Studies of creative reasoning; Techniques for evaluating products and processes for decisions about creativity. The special issue will include an invited paper by Professor Gerard J. Puccio, Chair of the International Center for Studies in Creativity.

All submissions will be anonymously reviewed by at least three reviewers. The selection for publication would be made on the basis of these reviews.

Information about the format and style required for AIEDAM papers can be found at

However, note that all submissions for special issues go to the Guest Editors, and not to the Editor in Chief.

Important dates:
Intend to submit (Abstract & Title):As soon as possible
Submission deadline for full papers:15 April 2009 ***
Reviews due:15 June 2009
Notification and reviews to authors:15 July 2009
Revised version submission deadline:1 November 2009
Issue to publisher:1 December 2009
Guest editors:

Please direct all enquiries and submissions to the guest editors:

Dr Mary Lou Maher
Key Centre of Design Computing and Cognition
School of Architecture, Design Science and Planning
University of Sydney
NSW 2006, Australia.
Email: mary [at]

Dr Yong Se Kim
Creative Design Institute
Sungkyunkwan University
Email: yskim [at]

Dr Nathalie Bonnardel
Department of Cognitive and Experimental Psychology
University of Provence
13621 Cedex Aix-en-Provence, France.
Email: Nathalie.Bonnardel [at]