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

Naveen Kuppuswamy naveenoid at ifi.uzh.ch
Fri Mar 16 01:54:36 PDT 2012

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Dear Colleagues,

the deadline for submission to the 2012 Postgraduate Conference on Robotics and
Development of Cognition (ROBOTDOC-PHD 2012), has been extended to April 3rd.

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

Topics of interest include (but are not limited to):
o developmental and epigenetic robotics
o embodied and situated cognition
o neuro-inspired robotics: e.g. motor control, manipulation, memory, navigation
o motivational and affective mechanisms: e.g. emotional mechanisms in the brain and their modeling
o developmental psychology: e.g. cognitive development and its computational modeling
o social interaction: social development, social motivation in children, joint attention
o sensorimotor learning
o higher-order cognitive learning, e.g. formation of abstract concepts, mathematical cognition
o 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

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/

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.

Cognitive Science Society Best Student Paper Award
The best student paper on a cognitive science topic will be granted the Best Student Paper
Award sponsored by the Cognitive Science Society (http://cognitivesciencesociety.org/).
The award consist of a grant of $250 and a complimentary membership in the Cognitive
Science Society for the next year.

Important dates
Paper Submission:    **extended to** April 3, 2012
Paper Acceptance Notification:    May 1, 2012
Camera Ready Papers:    July 1, 2012
Conference:    September, 10-12, 2012

Conference Organisers
Francesca Stramandinoli (Conference Chair)
Angelo Cangelosi (Conference co-chair)
Stefan Wermter (Conference co-chair)
Vikram Narayan (Programme Chair)
Marek Rucinski (Programme Chair)
Nicolas Navarro-Guerrero (Local Chair)
Junpei Zhong (Local Chair)
Claudia Elsner (Publicity Chair)
Naveen Kuppuswamy (Publicity Chair)
Gauss Lee (Publicity Chair)
Joanna Szufnarowska (Publication Chair)
Cristiano Alessandro (Financial Chair)


Your scientific contributions and active participation is eagerly solicited.
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

Naveen Kuppuswamy,
AI Lab, Department of Informatics,
University of Zurich,
8050 Zurich, Switzerland,
phone : +41 44 635 24 01
web : http://ailab.ifi.uzh.ch/naveenoid/

Naveen Kuppuswamy,
AI Lab, Department of Informatics,
University of Zurich,
8050 Zurich, Switzerland,
phone : +41 44 635 24 01
web : http://ailab.ifi.uzh.ch/naveenoid/

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