Deadline extension - IEEE ICDL 2022 -

IEEE International Conference on Development and Learning ICDL 2022の論文投稿締め切りが4月1日に延期されました.詳細は,下記HPをご覧ください.

==== Overview ====
The IEEE International Conference on Development and Learning (ICDL), previously referred to as ICDL-EpiRob, is the premier gathering of professionals dedicated to the advancement of cognitive and developmental learning. As such, ICDL is a unique conference gathering researchers from computer science, robotics, psychology and developmental science.

We invite submissions for the conference in 2022 to explore, extend, and consolidate the interdisciplinary boundaries of this exciting research field, in the form of full papers, workshop and tutorials and with submissions to the journal track. We also invite your participation in the SmartBot Challenge and in the REAL 2022 competition.

More details on the call can be found at:

==== Topics ====

The primary list of 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;
? Models on active learning;
? Architectures for cognitive development and life-long learning;
? Emergence of body knowledge 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 skills;
? Epistemological foundations and philosophical issues;
? Models of child development from experimental psychology.

==== Full Papers ====

Papers of at most 6 pages in IEEE double column format will undergo peer-review, and accepted and presented submissions will be included in the conference proceedings published by IEEE Xplore. The authors of the best conference papers will be invited to extend their contributions for a Special Issue of IEEE Transaction on Cognitive and Developmental Systems (IEEE TCDS). Maximum two-extra pages can be acceptable for a publication fee of $100 per page. Contributed papers can participate to the SmartBot Challenge, if they meet the eligibility requirements (see below). Authors should tick the appropriate box during submission if they want their paper to be considered for the SmartBot Challenge. The detailed instructions and templates for the submission can be found here:

==== Workshops and Tutorials ===
We invite experts in different areas to organize either a tutorial or a workshop to be held on the first day of the conference (September 12, 2022).

Tutorials are meant to provide insights into specific topics through hands-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 double-column pages in standard IEEE format including title, duration (half day or full day), concept, target audience, list of speakers, open to paper/poster submission, website link. The detailed instructions and templates for the submission can be found here:

==== Journal Track ====
Authors are encouraged to submit applications for Journal Track talks.
The application must be about a journal paper that has been published already, in the March 2021 ? March 2022 period, on a topic relevant to ICDL.

All submissions must be made by email before APRIL 1st , 2022, including (in a single PDF):
? Title of the original journal paper.
? Abstract of the original journal paper.
? A complete reference to the original paper in APA format.
? URL where the paper can be shown to be formally published by the publisher (even if early access).
? URL where the paper with its final camera-ready contents can be freely download for the evaluation process.
? A brief description (no more than half-page) to explain why the authors believe that the paper is relevant to ICDL.

The ICDL committee will select a limited number of applications through an expedite evaluation process that will consider the quality of the journal paper and the relevance to ICDL. The authors of the selected applications will be invited to present their work (oral presentation) during a dedicated session at the conference.

The detailed instructions for the submission can be found here:

==== Competitions ====
We also strongly expect your participation in the SmartBot and the REAL competitions.

The SmartBot Challenge is designed to help strengthen the bridge between two research communities: those who study learning and development in humans and those who study comparable processes in artificial systems. When submitting your 6-pages paper to ICDL 2022 you can specify that you want it to participate in the challenge. To be eligible, your paper should describe a computational or robotic model that explains one or several studies from the infant development literature.

More details on the criteria to be eligible for the challenge here:

The REAL competition addresses open-ended learning with a focus on "Robot open-Ended Autonomous Learning" (REAL)", that is, on systems that: (a) acquire sensorimotor competence that allows them to interact with objects and physical environments; (b) learn in a fully autonomous way, i.e. with no human intervention. The competition has a two-phase structure: during the first “intrinsic phase” your model has a certain time to explore and learn in the environment freely. Then during the second “extrinsic phase” the quality of the knowledge acquired in the intrinsic phase is measured with tasks unknown to the robot during this autonomous phase. Find all the details to participate here:

==== Important Dates ====

Conference dates: September 12-15, 2022
Workshops/Tutorials Date: September 12th, 2022

Submission deadline: ***EXTENDED TO: APRIL 1st , 2022 (24:00 PST)***
(applies to Papers, Workshop and Tutorial proposals and Journal Track submissions).

Paper Author Notification: May 15th, 2022
Paper Camera Ready Due: June 12th, 2022

Workshop and Tutorial Notification: April 24th, 2022
Workshop and Tutorial Camera Ready Due: May 22th, 2022

Journal Track Papers Notification: May 15th, 2022

SmartBot Challenge Submission Deadline: ***EXTENDED TO: APRIL 1st , 2022 (24:00 PST)***

REAL Competition: See dedicated website -

Best regards,

The ICDL 2022 Organizing Committee.

General Chairs
Lorenzo Jamone (Queen Mary Univ. of London, UK)
Yukie Nagai (Univ. of Tokyo, Japan)

下田 真吾