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Call For Papers

8th International Conference on Development and Learning (ICDL2009)
Shanghai, June 5-7, 2009

ICDL is a multidisciplinary conference pertaining to all subjects 
related to the development and learning processes of natural and 
artificial systems, including perceptual, cognitive, behavioral, 
emotional and all other mental capabilities that are exhibited by 
humans, higher animals, and robots.  Its visionary goal is to understand 
autonomous development in humans and higher animals in biological, 
functional, and computational terms, and to enable such development in 
artificial systems. ICDL strives to bring together researchers in 
neuroscience, psychology, artificial intelligence, robotics and other 
related areas to encourage understanding and cross-fertilization of 
latest ideas. Topics of interest include, but are not restricted to:

(1)    Biological and biologically inspired architectures and general 
principles of development
(2)    Neuronal, cortical and pathway plasticity
(3)    Autonomous generation of internal representation, including 
feature identification
(4)    Neural networks for development and learning
(5)    Dynamics in neural systems and neurodynamical modeling
(6)    Attention mechanisms and the development of attention skills
(7)    Visual, auditory, touch systems and their development
(8)    Motor systems and their development
(9)    Language acquisition & understanding through development
(10)    Multimodal integration through development
(11)    Conceptual learning through development
(12)    Motivation, value, reinforcement, and novelty
(13)    Emotions and their development
(14)    Learning and training techniques for assisting development
(15)    Biological and biologically inspired thinking models and 
development of reasoning skills
(16)    Models of developmental disorders
(17)    Development of social skills
(18)    Philosophical and social issues of development
(19)    Robots with development and learning skills
(20)    Using robots to study development and learning

ICDL2009 will feature invited plenary talks by world-renowned speakers, 
a variety of special sessions aligned with the conference theme, 
pre-conference tutorials, as well as regular technical sessions, and 
poster sessions. Best Paper Awards will be offered. Four students will 
each receive $250 Travel Awards to support their travel to the 
conference. In addition to full-paper submissions, ICDL 2009 accepts 
one-page abstract submissions to encourage late-breaking results or for 
work that is not sufficiently mature for a full paper.

   Organizing Committee

General Chair:
Juyang Weng, Michigan State University, USA

General Co-Chairs:
Tiande Shou, Fudan University, China
Xiangyang Xue, Fudan University, China

Program Chairs:
Jochen Triesch, Frankfurt Institute for Advanced Studies, Germany
Zhengyou Zhang, Microsoft Research, USA

Publication Chair:
Yilu Zhang, GM Research, USA

Publicity Chair:
Alexander Stoytchev, Iowa State University, USA

Publicity Co-Chairs:
Hiroaki Wagatsuma, RIKEN, Japan (Asia)
Pierre-Yves Oudeyer, INRIA Bordeaux - Sud-Ouest, France (Europe)
Gedeon Deák, University of California at San Diego, USA (North America)

Local Organization Sub-Committee:
Hong Lu (Chair), Rui Feng (Hotel), Cheng Jin (Web), Yuefei Guo 
(Finance), Wenqiang Zhang (Publication)

   Important Dates

January 25, 2009: Special session and tutorial proposals
February 8, 2009: Full papers
April 19, 2009: Accept/Reject notification for full papers
April 26, 2009: One-page poster abstracts
May 3, 2009: Accept/Reject notification for poster abstracts
May 10, 2009: Final camera-ready papers


Microsoft Research
Fudan University

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