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Call For Contributions

ICDL-EpiRob is a unique conference gathering researchers from computer science, robotics, psychology and developmental studies to share knowledge and research on how humans and animals develop sensing, reasoning and actions. This includes taking advantage of interaction with social and physical environments and how cognitive and developmental capabilities can be transferred to computing systems and robotics. This approach goes hand in hand with the goals of both understanding human and animal development and applying this knowledge to improve future intelligent technology, including for robots that will be in close interaction with humans.

The primary list of topics of interest include, but not limited to:
  • principles and theories of development and learning;
  • development of skills in biological systems and robots;
  • nature vs nurture, developmental stages;
  • models on the contributions of interaction to learning;
  • non-verbal and multi-modal interaction;
  • models on active learning;
  • architectures for lifelong learning;
  • emergence of body and affordance perception;
  • analysis and modelling of human motion and state;
  • models for prediction, planning and problem solving;
  • models of human-human and human-robot interaction;
  • emergence of verbal and non-verbal communication;
  • epistemological foundations and philosophical issues;
  • robot prototyping of human and animal skills;
  • ethics and trust in computational intelligence and robotics;
  • social learning in humans, animals, and robots.

Important Dates for Regular Paper Submissions

Paper Submission Open Saturday, 15th February 2020
Paper Submission Deadline Sunday, 15th March 2020
Author Notification Friday, 15th May 2020
Final Paper Version Due Wednesday, 1st July 2020

For more information, visit the Submission page

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 Sunday, 31st May 2020
Author Notification Friday, 26th June 2020
Final Abstract Version Due Friday, 10th July 2020

For more information, visit the Submission page

Tutorials and Workshops

We invite experts in different areas to organize either a tutorial or a workshop. The goal of the workshops is to provide an informal forum for researchers to discuss emerging research questions and challenges. Tutorials will provide insights into specific topics through hands-on training and interactive experiences.

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-EpiRob will support the organization with rooms, audio-visual equipment, coffee breaks and poster boards.

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

Important dates for workshop and tutorial submissions:

Workshops Monday, 7th September 2020
Workshop Proposals Open Sunday, 15th December 2019
Workshop Proposals Deadline Wednesday, 15th January 2020
Workshop Proposals Notification Saturday, 15th February 2020

For more information, visit the Submission page

Social Program

ICDL-EpiRob 2020 will have an exciting social program, including the conference dinner, welcome and a farewell as well as coffee breaks and lunch that would offer an excellent opportunity for meeting with known and new colleagues. Alternatively, there are four cafeterias within the university campus, and there are plenty of restaurants at walking distance from the university.

Important Dates

Welcome Reception Monday, 7th September 2020
Dinner Wednesday, 9th September 2020
Farewell Reception Thursday, 10th September 2020
Tours Friday, 11th September 2020

For more information, visit the Social Program page


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