[robotics-worldwide] [meetings] ICDL-EPIROB 2017 Deadline Extension

Emre Ugur emre.ugur at boun.edu.tr
Mon Mar 13 20:31:41 PDT 2017

Dear Colleagues,

We extended the submission deadline to *March 30th*.

Looking forward to meeting you in Lisbon.


Call for Papers & Workshops/Tutorials.
The Seventh Joint IEEE International Conference on Development and Learning
and on Epigenetic Robotics.
Lisbon, Portugal.
September 18th-21st, 2017.
New submission deadline: March 30th, 2017.

== Conference description
The past decade has seen the emergence of a new scientific field in which
computational techniques are employed to study how intelligent biological and
artificial systems develop sensorimotor, cognitive and social abilities through
dynamic interactions with their physical and social environments, with a twofold
objective: to gain a better understanding of human and animal intelligence, and
to enable artificial systems with more adaptive and flexible behaviors.
The two most prominent conference series of this area, the International
Conference on Development and Learning (ICDL) and the International Conference
on Epigenetic Robotics (EpiRob), are joining forces for the seventh time and
invite submissions for a joint meeting in 2017 to explore, extend, and
consolidate the interdisciplinary boundaries of this exciting research field. In
addition to the usual paper submission-selection process, the BabyBot Challenge
will crown computational models that capture core aspects of specific psychology

== Keynote speakers
* Josep Call, University of St Andrews (UK)
   Professor in Evolutionary Origins of Mind
* Rod Grupen, University of Massachusetts Amherst (US)
   Professor and Director of the Laboratory for Perceptual Robotics
* Donald Pfaff, The Rockefeller University (US)
   Professor and Director of the Laboratory of Neurobiology and Behavior
* Tamar Flash, Weizmann Institute of Science (Israel)
   Professor, Motor control in humans and robotic systems

== Call for Submissions
We invite submissions for this exciting window into the future of developmental
sciences. Submissions which establish novel links between brain, behavior and
computation are particularly encouraged.
Submission will be through PaperPlaza (https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__ras.papercept.net_conferences&d=DwIDaQ&c=clK7kQUTWtAVEOVIgvi0NU5BOUHhpN0H8p7CSfnc_gI&r=0w3solp5fswiyWF2RL6rSs8MCeFamFEPafDTOhgTfYI&m=9ztwodIWmJpVxhYlymNDNEKBhmF45PNZBVXWw-fff5Y&s=RVrgrQMBkCbSKV8oNyPLBeJM2xOozsHn4nj0QRvNdWc&e= ) and
will open soon.

== Topics of interest include (but are not limited to):
* general principles of development and learning;
* development of skills in biological systems and robots;
* nature VS nurture, critical periods and developmental stages;
* architectures for cognitive development and life-long learning;
* emergence of body knowledge and affordance perception;
* models for prediction, planning and problem solving;
* models of human-human and human-robot interaction;
* emergence of verbal and non-verbal communication skills;
* epistemological foundations and philosophical issues;
* models of child development from experimental psychology.
Any of the topics above can be simultaneously studied from the neuroscience,
psychology or modeling/robotic point of view.

== Submissions will be accepted in several formats:
1) Full six-page paper submissions: Accepted papers will be included in the
conference proceedings and will be selected for either an oral presentation or a
featured poster presentation. Featured posters will have a 1 minute “teaser”
presentation as part of the main conference session and will be showcased in the
poster sessions. Maximum two-extra pages can be acceptable for a publication fee
of $100 per page. Where applicable (see details here) authors can request their
submission to be evaluated for the BabyBot Challenge as well, by selecting a
specific tick-box at the time of submission through PaperPlaza.
2) Two-page poster abstract submissions: To encourage discussion of
late-breaking results or for work that is not sufficiently mature for a full
paper, we will accept 2-page abstracts. These submissions will NOT be included
in the conference proceedings. Accepted abstracts will be presented during
poster sessions.
3) Tutorials and workshops: We invite experts in different areas to organize
either a tutorial or a workshop to be held on the first day of the conference.
Tutorials are meant to provide insights into specific topics through hand-on
training and interactive experiences. Workshops are exciting opportunities to
present a focused research topic cumulatively. Tutorials and workshops can be
half- or full-day in duration including oral presentations, posters and live
demonstrations. Submission format: two pages including title, list of speakers,
concept and target audience.

== Important dates
* March 30th, 2017, submission deadline
* June 1st, 2017, author notification
* July 1st, 2017, final version (camera ready) due
* September 18th-21st, 2017, conference

== Program committee
General chairs
   José Santos-Victor (Instituto Superior Tecnico, Portugal)
   Giulio Sandini (Italian Institute of Technology, Italy)
Program chairs
   Lorenzo Jamone (Queen Mary University of London, UK)
   Emre Ugur (Bogazici University, Turkey)
Bridge chairs
   Angelo Cangelosi (Plymouth University, UK)
   Minoru Asada (Osaka University, Japan)
   Jeffrey Lockman (Tulane University, USA)
Publicity chairs
   Alexandre Bernardino (Instituto Superior Tecnico, Portugal)
   Yukie Nagai (Osaka University, Japan)
   Maya Cakmak (University of Washington, USA)
   Serena Ivaldi (INRIA Nancy, France)
Publication chair
   Jorge Marques (Instituto Superior Tecnico, Portugal)
Finance chair
   José Gaspar (Instituto Superior Tecnico, Portugal)
Local chairs
   Plinio Moreno (Instituto Superior Tecnico, Portugal)
   Rodrigo Ventura (Instituto Superior Tecnico, Portugal)

Emre Ugur, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Bogazici University

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