Call for Chapters: Developments in Artificial Intelligence Creativity and Innovation


Ziska Fields, University of Johannesburg, South Africa

Call for Chapters

Proposals Submission Deadline: July 29, 2022
Full Chapters Due: September 8, 2022
Submission Date: September 8, 2022


More than any other technology in the Fourth Industrial Revolution, Artificial Intelligence (AI) provokes discussions on the societal implications for humans and fears around human Intelligence and creativity. The use of AI increases and its rapid advancement concerns some people. These people fear that AI could self-replicate, destroy humans when threatened, and surpass human Intelligence. Perhaps those concerns are well-warranted when you consider Tay a chatbot who changed from a teen girl persona into an abusive, insult-hurling chatbot in an afternoon. It’s a bit worrisome to think what could happen if AI changes overnight. However, these concerns are not new and are still debatable. The issue now is that the debates are increasing in complexity. Currently, there are opposing views regarding the link, if any, between creativity and Artificial Intelligence (AI). Most creativity researchers believe that creativity, critical thinking, and complex problem solving are uniquely human skills. The researchers support the view that machines, robots, and AI have a long way to go before any creativity will be identifiable. Other researchers believe that AI can be creative and can be used as a tool to study human creativity. The development of AI has been remarkable and exciting for them, mainly because AI presents novel prospects for studying creativity and creating novel theories. This will also help researchers move away from the simple tasks that currently exist to identify the creativity of individuals and groups. AI models of creativity focused on “combinational, exploratory, and transformational creativity”. Combinational creativity involves the combinations of familiar ideas in unfamiliar ways. Exploratory creativity generates novel ideas in unexpected structures according to the applied thinking style. Transformational creativity consists of transforming one or some dimensions to create novel structures that did not exist before. As much as AI offers opportunities and new ways of thinking about creativity, it poses difficult questions about the nature of human creativity. AI has already uncovered limitations in human creativity. It is evident that experts are often blinded by their knowledge and biases, making them prefer standard answers to better creative ones. It is however essential to break these mindsets to enhance creative thinking and explore different ways to develop innovative products.


This comprehensive and timely publication aims to be an essential reference source in the development of Artificial Intelligence Creativity and Innovation. The publication builds on the available literature and joint expertise in the field of AI, creativity and innovation while providing for further research opportunities in this dynamic field. It is hoped that this text will provide the resources necessary to create a better understanding of the developments in AI creativity and innovation from a human and machine perspective.

Target Audience

The primary intended audience is scholar-practitioners and researchers who have the need for reference material regarding the subject matter of the proposed publication as outlined above. At the same time, while having academic rigour, the book is written in a way such that it can be understood by non-academics and non-specialists, as well as the general public.

Recommended Topics

Creativity and innovation in the Fourth Industrial Revolution Problems, prospects and breakthroughs in AI creativity and innovation Human intelligence versus Machine intelligence Human creativity versus Machine creativity Augmented creativity Augmented intelligence AI-powered creativity to solve wicked problems AI in support of creativity research Combinational, exploratory, and transformational creativity The impact of AI creativity on innovation

Submission Procedure

Researchers and practitioners are invited to submit on or before June 11, 2022, a chapter proposal of 1,000 to 2,000 words clearly explaining the mission and concerns of his or her proposed chapter. Authors will be notified by June 13, 2022 about the status of their proposals and sent chapter guidelines.Full chapters are expected to be submitted by September 8, 2022, and all interested authors must consult the guidelines for manuscript submissions at prior to submission. All submitted chapters will be reviewed on a double-blind review basis. Contributors may also be requested to serve as reviewers for this project.

Note: There are no submission or acceptance fees for manuscripts submitted to this book publication, Developments in Artificial Intelligence Creativity and Innovation. All manuscripts are accepted based on a double-blind peer review editorial process.

All proposals should be submitted through the eEditorial Discovery® online submission manager.


This book is scheduled to be published by IGI Global (formerly Idea Group Inc.), an international academic publisher of the "Information Science Reference" (formerly Idea Group Reference), "Medical Information Science Reference," "Business Science Reference," and "Engineering Science Reference" imprints. IGI Global specializes in publishing reference books, scholarly journals, and electronic databases featuring academic research on a variety of innovative topic areas including, but not limited to, education, social science, medicine and healthcare, business and management, information science and technology, engineering, public administration, library and information science, media and communication studies, and environmental science. For additional information regarding the publisher, please visit This publication is anticipated to be released in 2023.

Important Dates

July 29, 2022: Proposal Submission Deadline
July 31, 2022: Notification of Acceptance
September 8, 2022: Full Chapter Submission
November 6, 2022: Review Results Returned
December 18, 2022: Final Acceptance Notification


Ziska Fields
University of Johannesburg


Social Sciences and Humanities; Computer Science and Information Technology; Business and Management
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