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Call for Submissions

We invite submissions for this exciting window into the future of developmental sciences. Submissions which establish novel links between brain, behavior and computation are particularly encouraged.


Topics of interest include (but are not limited to):

•  the development of perceptual, motor, cognitive, emotional, social, and communication skills in biological systems and robots;
•  embodiment;
•  general principles of development and learning;
•  interaction of nature and nurture;
•  sensitive/critical periods;
•  developmental stages;
•  grounding of knowledge and development of representations;
•  architectures for cognitive development and open-ended learning;
•  neural plasticity;
•  statistical learning;
•  reward and value systems;
•  intrinsic motivations, exploration and play;
•  interaction of development and evolution;
•  use of robots in applied settings such as autism therapy;
•  epistemological foundations and philosophical issues.
Any of the topics above can be simultaneously studied from the neuroscience, psychology or modeling/robotic point of view.

Submission Information

We accept submissions in several formats:

1.  Full six-page paper submissions: Accepted papers will be included in the conference proceedings and will be selected for either an oral presentation or a featured poster presentation. Featured posters will have a 1 minute "teaser" presentation as part of the main conference session and will be showcased in the poster sessions. Maximum two-extra pages can be acceptable for a publication fee of 100 euros per page.
2.  Two-page poster abstract submissions: To encourage discussion of late-breaking results or for work that is not sufficiently mature for a full paper, we will accept 2-page abstracts. These submissions will be included in the conference proceeding and presented during the poster session.
3.  Tutorials and workshops : We invite experts in different areas to organize either a tutorial or a workshop to be held on the first day of the conference. Tutorials are meant to provide insights into specific topics as well as overviews that will inform the interdisciplinary audience about the state-of-the-art in child development, neuroscience, robotics, or any of the other disciplines represented at the conference. A workshop is an opportunity to present a topic cumulatively. Workshop can be half- or full-day in duration including oral presentations as well as posters. Submission format: two pages including title, list of speakers, concept and target audience.

All submissions will be peer reviewed.

Submission website through paperplaza at:

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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