In recent decades, computational and robotic techniques have been employed to study how biological and artificial systems develop sensorimotor, cognitive and social abilities through dynamic interactions with their physical and social environments. The objectives of the research are to gain a better understanding of human and animal intelligence from the perspective of development, learning, adaptability, embodiment and dynamical systems within individual and social contexts, and to construct artificial systems with more adaptive and flexible behaviors.
The two most prominent conference series that showcase this area of research, the International Conference on Development and Learning (ICDL) and the International Conference on Epigenetic Robotics (EpiRob), are joining forces for the eighth time and invite submissions for a joint meeting in 2018 to explore, extend, and consolidate the interdisciplinary boundaries of this exciting research area.
Topics of interest include (but are not limited to):
– general principles of development and learning; – development of skills in biological systems and robots; – nature VS nurture, critical periods and developmental stages; – architectures for cognitive development and life-long learning; – emergence of body knowledge and affordance perception; – models for prediction, planning and problem solving; – models of human-human and human-robot interaction; – emergence of verbal and non-verbal communication skills; – epistemological foundations and philosophical issues; – models of child development from experimental psychology.
Different submission types are available
Full six-page paper submissions
Accepted papers will be included in the conference proceedings and will be selected for either an oral presentation or a featured poster presentation. Featured posters will have a 1 minute “teaser” presentation as part of the main conference session and will be showcased in the poster sessions.
Two-page poster abstract submissions
To encourage discussion of late-breaking results or for work that is not sufficiently mature for a full paper, we will accept 2-page abstracts. These submissions will NOT be included in the conference proceedings. Accepted abstracts will be presented during poster sessions.
Tutorials and workshops
We invite experts in different areas to organize either a tutorial or a workshop to be held on the first day or second day of the conference. Tutorials are meant to provide insights into specific topics through hand-on training and interactive experiences. Workshops are exciting opportunities to present a focused research topic cumulatively. Tutorials and workshops can be half- or full-day in duration including oral presentations, posters and live demonstrations. Submission format: two pages including title, list of speakers, concept and target audience.
Submission deadline: April 1st, 2018 Notification due: June 15th, 2018 Final Version due: July 15th, 2018 Conference: September 16th – 20th, 2018