[robotics-worldwide] [meetings] ICDL-EpiRob 2015 - registration open

Benjamin Rosman benjros at gmail.com
Fri Jul 10 02:53:30 PDT 2015


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REGISTRATION NOW OPEN

IEEE ICDL-EPIROB 2015
The Fifth Joint IEEE International Conference on Development and Learning
and on Epigenetic Robotics

Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island, USA
August 13-16, 2015
http://www.icdl-epirob.org/

Registration is now open at:
http://www.tech.plym.ac.uk/SoCCE/CRNS/icdl-epirob//2015/registration.html

In addition to the main conference, we will have both a preconference
workshop and tutorial:
Morning: "Introduction to Brains as Emergent Turing Machines" (Juyang Weng)
Afternoon: "Mechanisms of learning in social contexts" (Michael Goldstein,
Chen Yu)

== 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, emotional 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 for the fifth time and invite submissions for a joint
conference in 2015, to explore and
extend the interdisciplinary boundaries of this field.

== BABYBOT CHALLENGE
We are excited to announce a new ICDL-EpiRob conference feature: the
BABYBOT CHALLENGE. The
goal of the challenge is to use the tools of developmental robotics to
replicate and extend the key findings
from one of three selected human-infant studies. These will be presented
during a special session.

== Keynote speakers
Prof. Dare Baldwin, Dept. of Psychology, University of Oregon, USA
Prof. Kerstin Dautenhahn, School of Computer Science, University of
Hertfordshire, UK
Prof. Asif Ghazanfar, Dept. of Psychology, Princeton University, USA

== Program committee
 General Chairs:
Matthew Schlesinger (Southern Illinois Univ.)
Dima Amso (Brown University)

Bridge Chairs:
Jeffrey Krichmar (UC Irvine)
Bertram Malle (Brown University)

Program Chairs:
Anne Warlaumont (UC Merced)
Clemént Moulin-Frier (INRIA)

Publications Chairs:
Lisa Meeden (Swarthmore College)

Publicity Chairs:
Lola Cañamero (Univ. of Hertfordshire)
Matthias Rolf (Osaka University)
Benjamin Rosman (CSIR)

Local chairs:
David Sobel (Brown University)
Thomas Serre (Brown University)

Finance chairs:
Clayton Morrison (University of Arizona)


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