August 13: Information for tutorial Introduction to Brains as Emergent Turing Machines now online.

July 30: The detailed technical program is now online here.

June 30: The poster submission deadline for the Mechanisms of learning in social contexts workshop has been extended. New deadline: July 4th.

June 27: Registrations are open via the PaperPlaza system.

June 26: Workshop information online: Program.

June 16: Deadline extension: babybot challenge open until June 22.

June 11: Information about registration online.

June 1: Information about travel grants online.

May 19: The author notifications will be slightly delayed until May 22. We apologize for the inconvenience.

March 6: The submission deadline has been extended to March 23.

February 7: New conference feature: the Babybot challenge, see here.

February 7: Submissions are open now, see Calls.

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

Dare Baldwin
(University of Oregon, USA)

Kerstin Dautenhahn
(University of Hertfordshire, UK)

Asif Ghazanfar
(Princeton University, USA)

Important dates:

Submission deadline: March 9, 2015

  Extended deadline: March 23, 2015

Author notification: May 22, 2015

Babybot challenge: June 15, 2015

  Babybot challenge: June 22, 2015

Camera ready due: July 1, 2015

Conference: August 13-16, 2015