banner Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia

About the Conference

Photo Gallery

Official program

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 for the fourth time and invite submissions for a joint meeting in 2014, to explore and extend the interdisciplinary boundaries of this field.

Invited speakers

Yiannis Aloimonos
Cristina Becchio
Prof. Yiannis Aloimonos
Prof. Cristina Becchio
Department of Computer Science
- University of Maryland
Dept. of Psychology - Univ. of Turin
RBCS Dept. - IIT
Tetsuro Matsuzawa
Tetsuro Matsuzawa
Prof. Harold Bekkering
Prof. Tetsuro Matsuzawa
Donders Institute for Brain, Cognition
and Behaviour - Radboud Univ.
Primate Research Institute
Kyoto University – Japan

Call for papers

We invite submissions of papers, posters, tutorials or workshops for this exciting window into the future of developmental sciences. The complete call for papers is available here. Submissions are managed through the RAS website on paperplaza.

Technical tours

The Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia will host the ICDL-Epirob 2014’s technical tour. The tour will include a visit to various robotics laboratories as well as neuroscience, computer vision, psychophysics, etc.

Latest News

Conference participants can take advantage of a special discount for the exhibition "Frida Kahlo e Diego Rivera held in Palazzo Ducale, by showing their conference badge with a document at the Ducale ticket office.

The conference official program is available here.

Online registration is now available here.

The euCognition final meeting will be held in Genoa just after ICDL-Epirob on October 17th-18th. euCognition members can have their travel expenses covered by the network.

Important dates


   May 15th, 2014 - paper submission

   July 15th, 2014 - author notification

   Sept 7th, 2014 - final version


   July 20th, 2014 - Registration opens

   October 13th-16th, 2014