The CHI’17 Workshop on Mixed-Initiative Creative Interfaces

Enabled by artificial intelligence techniques, we are witnessing the rise of a new paradigm of computational creativity support: mixed-initiative creative interfaces (MICIs) put human and computer in a tight interactive loop where both take turns suggesting, producing, evaluating, modifying, selecting creative outputs. This paradigm could broaden and amplify creative capacity for all, but is today mostly developed and studied in game AI. This one-day workshop at CHI 2017 therefore convenes CHI and game researchers to advance mixed-initiative approaches to creativity support.


December 15, 2016: Early acceptance submission deadline
December 21, 2016: Notification of early acceptance
January 31, February 6, 2017: Extended submission deadline
February 20, 2017: Notification of regular acceptance
May 7, 2017: Workshop at CHI 2017 in Denver, CO

Accepted papers will be published online as CEUR workshop proceedings and linked on the website ahead of the workshop. Videos of all presentations will likewise be shared on the workshop website. Workshop results will be written up as an article for ACM Interactions.

Want to know more? Read the CFP on how to submit and background on MICIs, check out the workshop organisers and schedule, or e-mail us at

MICI 2017 is organised by the Digital Creativity Labs at the Universities of York, Goldsmiths, and Falmouth in collaboration with the Expressive Intelligence Studio at UC Santa Cruz, the Institute of Digital Games at the University of Malta, and the Playable Innovative Technologies Lab at Northeastern University.