CFP: Visual Science of Art Conference

5th Visual Science of Art Conference (VSAC) in Berlin, Germany, 25–27 August 2017
Venue: Berlin School of Mind and Brain, Luisenstrasse 56, Berlin

The Visual Science of Art Conference (VSAC) focuses on connecting the communities of visual scientists and artists in order to deepen our understanding of aesthetic phenomena. The VSAC is an ideal venue to debate and collaborate on all topics associated with the perception and evaluation of artworks. Organized as a satellite conference to the ECVP (European Conference on Visual Perception, ), the VSAC invites all people that connect visual perception with the arts (e.g., empirical, experimental, philosophical, phenomenological, computational approaches). This year we would also like to invite philosophical proposals (also X-phi) that focus on empirical approaches to the visual arts.

Presentation types

– Oral Presentations: 15-20 minutes plus Q&A (20 min slots)
– Posters (2 extended poster sessions, A0 portrait format)

Deadline for abstract submission: Sunday, 9 April 2017.
Authors will be informed about the abstract selection in May 2017.

Please submit an abstract of no more than 250 words (the abstract can also be accompanied by an additional one-page PDF illustrating the method used, showing diagrams and graphs, etc.). Submissions are refereed and selected on the basis of quality and relevance to the field of empirical aesthetics, visual art, philosophy of visual art, psychology, and cognitive sciences. Note that while each person can be listed as an author on several abstracts, you may only submit one abstract as a first author. All submissions will be considered for oral or poster presentation.

Abstracts can be submitted here:
See for more information on registration and programming.

Please note that abstract submission for the VSAC will be separate from the ECVP, but that VSAC and ECVP use the same registration system (you will just select VSAC as one additional option in the registration process). To register, please go to the ECVP’s registration page. (Members of the “Berlin School of Mind and Brain” and the Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin can register directly under free of charge!)

Please submit any inquiries that cannot be answered by the homepage to
We look forward to numerous and interesting contributions!


Claus Christian Carbon & Joerg Fingerhut
VSAC 2017 organizers

This conference is supported by the Einstein Foundation and the University of Bamberg.

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