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ICDL 2013 : The third joint IEEE international conference on development and learning and on epigenetic robotics


When Aug 18, 2013 - Aug 22, 2013
Where Osaka, Japan
Submission Deadline Mar 31, 2013
Notification Due Apr 25, 2013
Final Version Due May 31, 2013
Categories    robotics   artificial intelligence   neuroscience   cognition

Call For Papers

Call for Papers - Call for Tutorials and Special Sessions

The Third Joint IEEE International Conference on
Development and Learning and on Epigenetic Robotics

Osaka City Central Public Hall, Osaka, Japan
August 18-22, 2013

== Conference description
The past decade has seen the emergence of a new scientific field that
studies how intelligent biological and artificial systems develop
sensorimotor, cognitive and social abilities, over extended periods of
time, through dynamic interactions with their physical and social
environments. This field lies at the intersection of a number of
scientific and engineering disciplines including Neuroscience,
Developmental Psychology, Developmental Linguistics, Cognitive
Science, Computational Neuroscience, Artificial Intelligence, Machine
Learning, and Robotics. Various terms have been associated with this
new field such as Autonomous Mental Development, Epigenetic Robotics,
Developmental Robotics, etc., and several scientific meetings have
been established. The two most prominent conference series of this
field, the International Conference on Development and Learning (ICDL)
and the International Conference on Epigenetic Robotics (EpiRob), are
now joining forces and invite submissions for a joint meeting in 2013,
to explore and extend the interdisciplinary boundaries of this field.

== Keynote speakers

== Call for Submissions
We invite submissions for this exciting window into the future of
developmental sciences. Submissions which establish novel links
between brain, behavior and computation are particularly encouraged.

== Topics of interest include - but are not limited to:
* Development of perceptual, motor, cognitive, emotional, social, and
communication skills such as language and speech in biological systems
and robots

* General principles of development and learning
* Neural and behavioral plasticity
* Grounding of knowledge and development of representations
* Biologically inspired architectures for cognitive development
* Models of emotionally driven behavior
* Mechanisms of intrinsic motivation, exploration, and play
* Embodied cognition: foundations and applications
* Social development in humans and robots
* Use of robots in applied settings such as autism therapy
* Epistemological approaches to Epigenetic / Developmental Robotics

== Submissions will be accepted in two categories:
Full six-page papers: Manuscripts accepted will be included in the
conference proceedings published by IEEE publication. Accepted long
papers submission will be selected for either an oral presentations or
a featured poster presentation at the conference.

Two-page poster abstracts: For this format, it is the aim to encourage
late-breaking results or for work that is not sufficiently mature for
a full paper. Accepted abstracts will be presented during the poster

Manuscripts should be submitted through the online conference
management system, available at the conference website For the paper preparation, follow the
instructions at the conference website.

== Call for Tutorials
We invite experts in different areas to organize a tutorial, which
will be held on the first day of the conference. Participants in
tutorials are asked to register for the main conference as well.
Tutorials are meant to provide insights into specific topics as well
as overviews that will inform the interdisciplinary audience about the
state-of-the-art in child development, neuroscience, robotics, or any
of the other disciplines represented at the conference.

Submissions (max. two pages) should be sent no later than March 10,
2013 to Giorgio Metta ( including:
* Title of tutorial;
* Tutorial speaker(s), including short CVs;
* Concept of the tutorial; target audience or prerequisites.
All proposals submitted will be subjected to a review process.

== Call for Special Sessions
A special session will be an opportunity to present a topic
cumulatively. It is suggested that a special session includes three
oral presentations to allow for sufficient presentation and discussion
time. A discussant (also from other discipline) may be added to the
special session.

Special session organizers are invited to submit:
* Title of special session;
* A summary (250 words) describing the topic, purpose and target
audience of the session;
* Abstracts of papers (each 250 words) that will constitute the group
of presentations.
Submissions should be sent no later than March 10, 2013 to Giorgio
Metta ( All proposals submitted will be
subjected to a review process.

== Important dates
Submission Deadline: March 10, 2013
Notification Due: April 25, 2013
Final Version Due: May 31, 2013
Conference: August 18-22, 2013

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