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August 23, 2013: See you next year in Genoa

This year's ICDL-EpiRob conference is over. The next one (2014) will be held in Genoa (Italy).

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Important dates:

Extended Deadlines:

   Submission Deadline: March 31, 2013

   Notification Due: May 16, 2013

   Final Version Due: June 23, 2013

Early Registration: July 26, 2013

Conference: August 18-22, 2013

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Congratulation to the award winners!

This year's Best Paper Award goes to:

"A generative probabilistic framework for learning spatial language", by Colin Dawson, Jeremy Wright, Antons Rebguns, Marco Valenzuela Escárcega, Daniel Fried, and Paul Cohen from the University of Arizona.

The Best Student Paper Award goes to:

"Epigenetic adaptation through hormone modulation in autonomous robots", by John Lones and Lola Ca├▒amero from the University of Hertfordshire.

The Best Poster Award goes to:

"Towards understanding the origin of infant directed speech: A vocal robot with infant-like articulation", by Yuki Sasamoto, Naoto Nishijima, and Minoru Asada from Osaka University.

The three Student Travels Awards go to:

The two IEEE CIS Travel Grants go to:

About the Conference

The past decade has seen the emergence of a new scientific field that studies how intelligent biological and artificial systems develop sensorimotor, cognitive and social abilities, over extended periods of time, through dynamic interactions with their physical and social environments. This field lies at the intersection of a number of scientific and engineering disciplines including Neuroscience, Developmental Psychology, Developmental Linguistics, Cognitive Science, Computational Neuroscience, Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, and Robotics. Various terms have been associated with this new field such as Autonomous Mental Development, Epigenetic Robotics, Developmental Robotics, etc., and several scientific meetings have been established. The two most prominent conference series of this field, the International Conference on Development and Learning (ICDL) and the International Conference on Epigenetic Robotics (EpiRob), are now joining forces and invite submissions for a joint meeting in 2013, to explore and extend the interdisciplinary boundaries of this field.

Keynote Speakers

Anne Fernald
(Stanford University, USA)

Herbert Jaeger
(Jacobs University, Germany)

Yasuo Kuniyoshi
(University of Tokyo, Japan)

Ichiro Tsuda
(Hokkaido University, Japan)