Late-breaking call for posters/demos and art crawl performances at ICLC 2016


  • 29th August 2016 - deadline for late-breaking submissions
  • 12th September 2016 - notification of acceptance
  • 12-15th October 2016 - conference

(Note: The original call for ICLC 2016 is now completed.)

Live coding is making changes to algorithms as they run, with the possibility for both live feedback and a live audience. A growing movement has explored live coding to create music and visuals in performance settings, while software engineering has investigated new directions in live programming language design. Researchers in many other disciplines (education, dance, psychology, ethnography and others) have begun to examine live coding’s potential to generate new research questions, methods and solutions. For more information on live coding, please refer to the TOPLAP website, and to the proceedings and video archive of ICLC 2015.

The second International Conference on Live Coding (ICLC 2016) will take place at McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada from October 12th to October 15th, 2016. ICLC 2016 follows the inaugural International Conference on Live Coding held last year at the University of Leeds, UK. An earlier call and peer review process has produced a vibrant collection of papers and concert/algorave performance proposals reflecting both established practices and risk-taking new and experimental directions in the field. At this time, we are pleased to invite additional "late-breaking" submissions to the International Conference on Live Coding 2016, in two categories:

1. Posters and Demonstrations: ICLC 2016 is a single-stream conference and so poster/demonstration sessions will be a chance for substantial, informal interaction and discussion with all conference attendees. Posters and demonstrations must be accompanied by a 2-4 page paper, using the official conference templates, that will be subjected to rigorous peer review and, if accepted, included in the conference proceedings (with an ISBN and per-paper DOI).

2. Art crawl Performances: On the evening of Friday 14th October 2016, the conference will intersect with Hamilton's monthly downtown art crawl, with performances at a number of venues around the art crawl district. During the art crawl, many galleries are open simultaneously, typically with new exhibitions, while a large general public audience freely wanders from show to show. While this late-breaking call is open to any all performance proposals, proposals which are particularly suited to the art crawl setting are highly encouraged (including but not limited to performances oriented to gallery spaces, adapted mobile and fluctuating audiences, potentially blurring the lines between art exhibition and live coding performance, etc).

To make a late-breaking submission to ICLC 2016, create an account as an author with the online peer review system at, log in as an author and click on "Step One of the Submission Process" on the page labeled "Active Submissions". Choose the Late-Breaking Submissions conference track and either Poster/Demo or Performance for the submission type. Please note that the deadline of 29th August 2016 for late-breaking submissions will be strictly upheld.

Please email any feedback and/or questions to conference chair David Ogborn.