Regular 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 USD per page.

Important Dates for Regular Paper Submissions

Paper Submission Open Saturday, 15th February 2020
Paper Submission Deadline (Extended) Sunday, 15th March 2020
Sunday, 21st June 2020
Paper Author Notification (Extended) Friday, 15th May 2020
Friday, 31st July 2020
Final Paper Version Due Wednesday, 1st July 2020
Sunday, 30th August 2020

Two-page extended abstract submissions

To encourage discussion of late-breaking results or for work that is not sufficiently mature for a regular paper, we will accept two-page extended abstracts, including references. These submissions will NOT be included in the conference proceedings. Accepted abstracts will have a 1-minute “teaser” presentation as part of the main conference session and will be showcased in the poster sessions.

Important Dates for Two-page extended abstract submissions

Abstract Submission Open Friday, 1st May 2020
Abstract Submission Deadline (Extended) Friday, 31st July 2020
Sunday, 9th August 2020
Abstract Author Notification Friday, 26th June 2020
Sunday, 30th August 2020
Final Abstract Version Due Friday, 10th July 2020
Wednesday, 30th September 2020

Submission format

The submission format for both regular and extended abstract submissions is the same. LaTeX Templates for the conference papers are available at the Manuscript Templates for Conference Proceedings page from the IEEE, here. The template is a two-column paper to be used for all submission types. The paper length limit for regular papers is six pages, including references (up to two more pages are allowed for a fee of 100 USD per page). While submissions for extended abstract is limited to two pages, including references. Submissions may be updated at any time until the paper deadline. IEEE conference templates contain guidance text for composing and formatting conference papers. Please ensure that all template text is removed from your conference paper before submission to the conference. To submit a contribution, follow the link under ICDL 2020 here: https://ras.papercept.net/conferences/scripts/start.pl

Supplementary Material

ICDL encourages the submission of supplementary material, such as proofs, derivations, data, and code. Note that submitted papers must be entirely self-contained. Reviewers are not obliged to look at the provided supplementary material because we also do not want to burden reviewers unnecessarily. In particular, you must NOT use supplementary material for extending the length of your paper. If there is material that you believe is critical to the evaluation of your paper, it needs to be included in the article. Supplementary material will not be published or archived. If you want to include it in a final version of the article, you must put it on a web site and reference the site in the final version of your paper. We recommend a platform such as https://figshare.com/ which you can use for free to publish supplementary material. For publishing code, we recommend GitHub, GitLab or any other comparable system.

Anonymized submission

We want to inform all authors that ICDL2020 will use a double-blind review process. To guarantee that the process occurs appropriately, we list here a set of guidelines to maintain paper anonymization. Authors are expected to remove any information about their own identities from any part of the paper, including the PDF meta-data. Any information that can be used to identify the authors, including any reference to their institution must also be removed. We encourage the authors also to remove any logo, institutional attire or image that refers to their research institute, university or even research group. Picture of the author's, specific equipment (robots, computers, structures) which are unique to one particular institution or research group do not need to be anonymized. Citations to the authors' prior work should be discussed in the third person, to avoid identification of the authors. We provide here a simple checklist for anonymizing submissions:
  • Remove all author and institution information from the title, abstract, text-body and even acknowledgement sections.
  • Remove all author and institution information from images and tables.
  • Remove all meta-data in the text processing software or PDF editors.
  • If you need to name the institution, use a generic identifier.
  • Make use of third-person citations to prior work.
We kindly request the authors to postpone publishing their work in archiving tools (websites, arXiv, etc.) to after the decision date, to maintain the double-blind review process.

Dual Submission Policy

It is not appropriate to submit papers that are identical (or substantially similar) to versions that have been previously published, or accepted for publication, or that have been submitted in parallel to other conferences. There are some exceptions to this rule:
  • Submission is permitted of a short version of a paper that has been submitted to a journal but has not yet been published in that journal. Authors must declare such dual-submissions. It is the author's responsibility to make sure that the journal in question allows dual concurrent submissions to conferences.
  • Submission is permitted for papers presented or to be presented at conferences or workshops without proceedings, or with only abstracts published.
  • Submission is permitted for papers that have previously been made available as a technical report (or similar, e.g., in arXiv).
Finally, note that previously published papers with substantial overlap written by the authors must be cited. Differences relative to these earlier papers must be explained in the text of the submission.

Contact for inquiries about the paper submission

Program Chairs: Nicolás Navarro-Guerrero and María-José Escobar

Workshops

We invite experts in different areas to organize a workshop. The goal of the workshops is to provide an informal forum for researchers to discuss emerging research questions and challenges.

Workshop organizers have several responsibilities, including coordinating workshop participation and content, publicizing and providing the program on time and moderating the program throughout the workshop. ICDL will support the organization with rooms, audio-visual equipment, coffee breaks and poster boards.

Workshops will be held on Monday, 7th September 2020 Wednesday, 28th October 2020 . Workshops will extend to a half or full-day.

Important dates for workshop submissions:

Workshops Monday, 7th September 2020
Wednesday, 28th October 2020
Workshop Proposals Open Sunday, 15th December 2019
Workshop Proposals Deadline (Extended) Wednesday, 15th January 2020
Wednesday, 29th January 2020
Workshop Proposals Notification Saturday, 15th February 2020

Submission format

Proposals should be maximum of two pages long following the standard IEEE conference style. Proposals should be submitted in PDF format by email to Miguel Solis. Proposals should specify the following:
  • Title
  • Organizers
  • Duration (half-day or full-day)
  • A brief description of the topics to be covered
  • List of speakers (if available)
  • Tentative program
  • Target audience and interested groups
  • Whether it is open to paper/poster/demonstration submissions
  • Website
  • Any logistic requirements such as poster stands, computers, projector, etc.

Contact for inquiries about the Workshop proposal submission

Workshops Chairs: Miguel Solis

Tutorials

We invite experts in different areas to organize a tutorial. The goal of tutorials is to provide insights into specific topics through hands-on training and interactive experiences or in-depth state of the art review.

Tutorial organizers have several responsibilities, including activities scheduling, publicizing and providing the content on time. ICDL will support the organization with rooms, audio-visual equipment and coffee breaks.

Important dates for tutorial submissions:

Tutorial Proposals Open Saturday, 15th February 2020
Tutorial Proposals Deadline (Extended) Thursday, 30th April 2020
Friday, 15th May 2020
Tutorial Proposals Notification Saturday, 30th May 2020

Submission format

Proposals should be maximum of two pages long following the standard IEEE conference style. Proposals should be submitted in PDF format by email to Miguel Solis. Proposals should specify the following:
  • Title
  • Organizers
  • Duration (half-day or full-day)
  • A brief description of the topics to be covered
  • Tentative program
  • Target audience and interested groups
  • Website
  • Any logistic requirements such as poster stands, computers, projector, etc.

Contact for inquiries about the Tutorials proposal submission

Tutorials Chairs: Miguel Solis

Journal Track

The Journal Track is designed to provide a forum to discuss important results related to cognitive and developmental systems recently published as journal articles, but have not been previously presented as conference papers. Thus, the journal track offers an opportunity to present outstanding results that might otherwise not be submitted to a conference due to their length and complexity.

Important dates for journal track submissions:

Journal Track Submission Open Tuesday, 31st March 2020
Journal Track Submission Deadline Monday, 29th June 2020
Journal Track Notification Monday, 20th July 2020

Submission format

Candidate papers must be original research articles published in a journal relevant to the research area during 2019 or 2020. Papers that are in press may be submitted as long as the final camera-ready version is available online. Extensions of papers that have been previously presented as conference papers may NOT be submitted to this track.

All submissions must be made by email including in a single PDF:
  • Title of the original journal paper
  • Abstract of the paper
  • A complete reference to the original paper in APA format.
  • URL where the paper can be downloaded from the publisher if available, or proof of the final acceptance
  • A copy of the paper with its final camera-ready contents

Submissions will go through an expedited selection process led by the conference chairs. Selection criteria include the significance of the results and relevance to the ICDL community.

Submissions should be sent in PDF format by email to Francisco Cruz.

Contact for inquiries about the Journal Track

Journal Track Chair: Francisco Cruz

Special Issue

This special issue will include state-of-the-art research on emerging topics on development and learning in natural and artificial systems. In addition to new submissions, papers presented at ICDL-EpiRob 2020 will be invited to submit extended versions to the special issue. All submissions, including those that are based on ICDL-EpiRob 2020 papers, will be reviewed as regular TCDS papers.

Important Dates

Special Issue Submission Deadline Friday, 15th January 2021
Special Issue Notification Monday, 15th March 2021
Special Issue Revised Manuscripts Thursday, 10th June 2021
Special Issue Final Version Saturday, 10th July 2021

Submission format

Manuscripts should be prepared according to the "Information for Authors" of the journal found at https://cis.ieee.org/publications/t-cognitive-and-developmental-systems/tcds-information-for-authors and submissions should be done through the IEEE TCDS Manuscript center: https://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/tcds-ieee and please select the category "SI: ETDL".

Contact for inquiries about the Special Issue

Special Issue Chairs: Giulio Sandini and Javier Ruiz-del-Solar and Nicolás Navarro-Guerrero and María-José Escobar