[robotics-worldwide] ICDL-EpiRob2012 Call for Papers --- deadline extended to June 29

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Thu Jun 14 13:27:18 PDT 2012

Please note that the submission deadline for the 2012 ICDL-EpiRob
Conference has been extended to June 29.  Submissions should be
uploaded to the EasyChair conference management system in PDF format.
Please refer to the online call for papers for formatting and
submission instructions.


Call for Papers – Call for Tutorials and Special Sessions



San Diego, California, USA
November 7-9, 2012

== 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 2012,
to explore and extend the interdisciplinary boundaries of this field.

== Keynote speakers

== Call for submissions
We invite submissions for this exciting window over 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:
• The science and engineering of learning.
• Developmental robotics.
• Machine learning and development.
• Development and emergence of sensory motor intelligence.
• General principles of development and learning
• Neural and behavioral plasticity
• Neurogenesis
• Biomimetic robots.
• Models of emotionally driven behavior
• Mechanisms of intrinsic motivation, exploration and play
• Embodied cognition.
• Social development in humans and robots
• Applications to education and clinical interventions.

== 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; 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 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. These submissions will NOT be included in the conference
proceedings (but the short abstracts will appear at Frontiers).
Accepted abstracts will be presented during the evening poster

Manuscripts should be submitted through the online conference
management system, available at the conference website
icdl2012.ucsd.edu . For the paper preparation, follow the instructions
at the conference website.

== Call for tutorials
We invite experts in different areas to organize a 3-hour 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 June 29,
2012 to Yukie Nagai (yukie at ams.eng.osaka-u.ac.jp) 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, for which format a slot of 1.5 hour will be offered.
Special session organizers are invited to submit (1) a summary (250
words) describing the topic, purpose and target audience of the
session as well as (2) abstracts of papers (each 250 words) that will
constitute the group of presentations. 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. Submissions should be
sent no later than June 29, 2012 to Yukie Nagai
(yukie at ams.eng.osaka-u.ac.jp).  All proposals submitted will be
subjected to a review process.

All proposals submitted will be subjected to a review process.

== Important dates
UPDATED Submission Deadline:  June 29, 2012
Notification Due:         September 15, 2012
Final Version Due:      October 1, 2012
Conference:                November, 7-9, 2012

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