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

Alessandra Sciutti alessandra.sciutti at gmail.com
Sun Aug 21 04:15:38 PDT 2016

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

In conjunction with the Sixth Joint IEEE International Conference on
Developmental Learning and Epigenetic Robotics(ICDL-EPIROB 2016)
https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__www.icdl-2Depirob.org&d=DQIFAw&c=clK7kQUTWtAVEOVIgvi0NU5BOUHhpN0H8p7CSfnc_gI&r=0w3solp5fswiyWF2RL6rStC00sfV_qVWqlcnmGhKrRoTMim5rLso-FTzVW2NfNyo&m=GOUAO1CvI4MfkzVkcPondACClnZzBQpTQq_e2pSVEiA&s=Vg1tIk3NJw2mEgtrTKj7NRnOZOeXBZcis381XOrR4K4&e=  September 19th 2016 Cergy-Pontoise / Paris

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Keynote speakers:

• Giulio Sandini, RBCS - Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia, Genova – His
objective is understanding the neural mechanisms of human sensorimotor
coordination and cognitive development from a biological and an artificial

• Mohamed Chetouani - Université Pierre et Marie Curie – ISIR, Paris – His
research activities cover the areas of social signal processing and personal
robotics through non-linear signal processing, feature extraction, pattern
classification and machine learning.

• Jacqueline Nadel - Centre Emotion CNRS , Paris – She is specialized in the
development of non verbal communication, the basis of imitation and emotion
in infants and in autistic population.

Scope and motivation

How do humans develop social interaction capabilities? What is the role of
the vision of actions in the development of social awareness? How can we
replicate a similar developmental process on a robot?
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



Prospective participants are required to submit short (up to 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 and will be published on the website of the workshop.
Authors may opt out from publication by communicating their choice to the
workshop organizers. 
The pdf will have to be sent
to alessandra.sciutti_AT_iit.it and nicoletta.noceti_AT_unige.it by
September 2nd, 2016. The e-mail should contain the tag [ICDL_VISION] in the
Workshop organisers
• Alessandra Sciutti,  RBCS - Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia, Genova
• Nicoletta Noceti, DIBRIS - Università degli Studi di Genova

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

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