[robotics-worldwide] CFP: Postgraduate Conference on Robotics and Development of Cognition (ROBOTDOC-PHD) 2012

Naveen Kuppuswamy naveenoid at ifi.uzh.ch
Mon Jan 23 03:47:10 PST 2012

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Dear Colleagues,
We would like to cordially invite you and your co-workers to contribute 
and to attend, the 2012 Postgraduate Conference on Robotics and 
Development of Cognition (ROBOTDOC-PHD 2012), to be held on September 
10-12, Lausanne, Switzerland. The ROBOTDOC-PHD is a Satellite event of 
the 22nd International Conference on Artificial Neural Networks (ICANN 

Call for papers


Lausanne, Switzerland
September 10-12, 2012

Conference description
The aim of the Postgraduate Conference on Robotics and Development of 
Cognition (RobotDoC-PhD) is to bring together young scientists working 
on developmental cognitive robotics and its core disciplines. The 
conference aims to provide feedback on, and greater visibility of, the 
participants’ research, and seeks to foster lively and stimulating 
discussion between the PhD students and senior researchers. The 
conference is open to all PhD students and Post-Doctoral researchers in 
the field. RobotDoC-PhD conference is an initiative as a part of the 
Marie-Curie Actions ITN RobotDoC (www.robotdoc.org) and will be 
organised as a satellite event of the 22nd International Conference on 
Artificial Neural Networks ICANN 2012.

Keynote speakers
    • Minoru Asada, Osaka University, Japan
    • Malinda Carpenter, Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary 
Anthropology, Germany
    • Lionel Boillot, Marie Curie Actions, Research Executive Agency, 
European Commission

Important dates
Paper Submission:    March 20, 2012
Paper Acceptance Notification:    May 1, 2012
Camera Ready Papers:    July 1, 2012
Conference:    September, 10-12, 2012

Submissions are accepted in the form of short papers (4 pages, 2000 
words) and abstracts (up to 500 words). Manuscripts will be thoroughly 
reviewed by a programme committee consisting of renowned experts in 
developmental cognitive robotics, psychology and neuroscience, providing 
the applicants with critical feedback and ensuring the high quality of 
the conference programme. All accepted submissions will be published on 
a CD-ROM with a DOI, and selected for either oral or poster presentation 
at the conference. Authors of the best works will be invited to submit a 
revised and extended paper for publication in a special issue of the 
Paladyn Journal of Behavioral Robotics, with a further peer review stage.

Instructions for the paper submission can be found at the conference 
website www.robotdoc.org/conference/

Topic of interests include (but are not limited to)
    • Developmental and epigenetic robotics
    • Embodied and situated cognition
    • Neuro-inspired robotics: e.g. motor control, manipulation, memory, 
    • Motivational and affective mechanisms: e.g. emotional mechanisms 
in the brain and their modeling
    • Developmental psychology: e.g. cognitive development and its 
computational modeling
    • Social interaction: social development, social motivation in 
children, joint attention
    • Sensorimotor learning
    • Higher-order cognitive learning, e.g. formation of abstract 
concepts, mathematical cognition
    • Any work in the core disciplines of developmental robotics (i.e. 
humanoid robotics, cognitive science, artificial intelligence, 
developmental psychology, neuroscience) which has significant 
implications for developmental robotics

Full papers can be submitted via email until the submission deadline 
(20th March 2012).

Student Travel Bursaries
Papers in which the first author is a PhD student will be considered for 
the allocation of 15 travel bursaries.
These bursaries will cover costs related to accommodation and travel up 
to a maximum of 500 EUR.


Your scientific contributions and active participation is eagerly 
We are looking forward to seeing you in Lausanne.

With best regards,

Naveen Kuppuswamy, Claudia Elsner, Li Cai
Publicity Chairs (on behalf of the Organising Committee),
ROBOTDOC-PhD Conference

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