[robotics-worldwide] [meetings] CfP for the Workshop "Vision and the development of social cognition" at ICDL-EPIROB 2016

Alessandra Sciutti alessandra.sciutti at gmail.com
Wed Aug 10 09:18:44 PDT 2016

Call for Papers (apologies for multiple postings)
Workshop “Vision and the development of social cognition”

September 19th 2016 Cergy-Pontoise / Paris 


In conjunction with the Sixth Joint IEEE International Conference on
Developmental Learning and Epigenetic Robotics(ICDL-EPIROB 2016) 

Workshop organisers
• Alessandra Sciutti,  RBCS - Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia, Genova
alessandra.sciutti at iit.it
• Nicoletta Noceti, DIBRIS - Università degli Studi di Genova
nicoletta.noceti at unige.it

This workshop is supported by the European Project CODEFROR
(FP7-PIRSES-2013-612555) - www.codefror.eu  
Scope and motivation

Since birth humans show a strong predisposition to social interaction, which
is supported by their developing visual perception skills. An important role
is played by the vision of others’ actions and movements. For instance, a
natural predisposition to detect biological motion is present from birth
enabling infants to detect interacting agents. More refined abilities — as
the understanding and anticipation of others' actions— progressively develop
with age, leading, in a few years, to a full capability of interaction based
on mutual understanding, joint coordination and collaboration. Unfolding the
theory of visual motion perception development is one of the main challenges
of neuro- and cognitive science research. Over the last decades, the
artificial vision community has shown an increasing interest for these
theories, stimulated by the ambition of providing artificial agents with
comparable perception capabilities. The topics of the workshop will refer to
the possible interconnections between human and machine vision in a
developmental perspective. The purpose of the meeting will be two-fold: on
the one hand the discussion will focus on how the development of human
visual perception might inspire the development of novel methods for
artificial vision and social robotics; on the other hand, it will evaluate
how the implementation of machine vision methods could help understanding
human social development. The ambition of this workshop is to stimulate the
discussion on these challenging topics, bridging Computer Vision,
Developmental Science and Robotics, with an eye to potential applications in
the field of human-robot interaction and rehabilitation. 
Topics of interest include but are not limited to:
• Computational models of visual perception 

• Vision of action and motion 

• Human-Robot Interaction 

• Visual social signals 

• The relationship of vision and other sensory modalities 

• Visual development in healthy and autistic population

Keynote speakers
• Giulio Sandini, RBCS - Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia, Genova 
• Mohamed Chetouani - Université Pierre et Marie Curie – ISIR, Paris 
• Jacqueline Nadel - Centre Emotion CNRS , Paris 

Prospective participants are required to submit short (2 pages) or full
papers (up to 8 pages). Submissions must be in pdf, following the ICDL
conference style. All contributions will be subject to a peer review
process. The selected contributions will be assigned either an oral or a
poster presentation. The pdf will have to be sent
to alessandra.sciutti at iit.it and nicoletta.noceti at unige.it by August 22nd,
2016. The e-mail should contain the tag [ICDL_VISION] in the subject.
Important dates
• 22nd August 2016 - Deadline for paper submissions 

• 19th September 2016 - Workshop in Cergy-Pontoise / Paris


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