This volume contains the proceedings of the 2nd International Workshop for Computational
Creativity, Concept Invention, and General Intelligence held in conjunction with IJCAI 2013
in Beijing, China.
Continuing the mission started by the 1st edition of the workshop series in 2012 at
Montpellier, the aim of this workshop is to bring together researchers from different fields
of AI working on computational models for creativity, concept formation, concept
discovery, idea generation, and their overall relation and role to general intelligence as well
as researchers focusing on application areas, like computer-aided innovation.
Although the different approaches to questions concerning the aforementioned aspects do
share significant overlap in underlying ideas, the cooperation between the respective
communities is still in an early stage, and can greatly profit from interaction and discussion
between people from the respective fields, forming trans- and interdisciplinary alliances in
research and application.
Together with a growing community of researchers in both, academia and industry, we are
convinced that it is time to revitalize the old AI dream of “Thinking Machines” which now
has been almost completely abandoned for decades. Fortunately, more and more
researchers presently recognize the necessity and feasibility of returning to the original
goal of creating systems with human-like intelligence. By continuing the discussions
started one year ago at the 2012 edition of the workshop, we are now working towards
establishing the workshop series as an annual event gathering leading researchers in
computational creativity, general intelligence, and concept invention whose work is in
direct connection to our overall goal, providing and generating additional valuable support
in further turning the current spirit of optimism into a lasting research endeavor.