IEEE International Conference on Development and Learning, 2010

Call for papers

ICDL is the premiere venue for interdisciplinary research that blends the boundaries between robotics, artificial intelligence, machine learning, developmental psychology, neuroscience, and philosophy. The scope of development and learning covered by this conference includes perceptual, cognitive, motor, behavioral, emotional and other related capabilities that are exhibited by humans, higher animals, artificial systems and robots.

While most other conferences focus on either mechanisms or organisms, ICDL focuses on both! The papers presented at the conference are split approximately 50-50 between the "natural intelligence side," such as neuroscience and psychology, and the "artificial intelligence side," such as machine intelligence and robotics. This diversity is mirrored in the composition of the organizing committee and the ICDL governing board. Please join us as we celebrate our 10-th anniversary.


Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:


  • General principles of development
  • Cognitive and perceptual development
  • Developmental learning: schedules and architectures
  • New methodologies to study natural and artificial intelligence
  • Statistical learning in humans and machines
  • Embodied cognition
  • Play and exploration in animals, infants and robots
  • Interactive learning
  • Cultural learning
  • Social and emotional development
  • Theory of mind
  • Language acquisition
  • Skill acquisition
  • Intrinsic motivation
  • Dynamic systems
  • Attention mechanisms and their role in development
  • Philosophical issues of development and learning
  • Differences between learning and development
  • Interactions of learning and development with evolution
  • Grounding of knowledge and representations
  • Studies and models of developmental disorders, e.g., autism
  • Using robots to study development and learning
  • Visual, auditory, and tactile systems and their development
  • Motor systems and their development
  • Biological and biologically inspired developmental architectures
  • Neural plasticity during development.


ICDL 2010 will accept two types of submissions:

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.

2) Two-page poster abstract submissions: To encourage late-breaking results or for work that is not sufficiently mature for a full paper, ICDL will accept 2-page abstracts. These submissions will NOT be included in the conference proceedings. Accepted abstracts will be presented during the evening poster sessions.


Important Dates:

Feb 6, 2010 Special session proposals due
Feb 20, 2010 Full 6-page paper submissions due
May 20, 2010 Notification of accept/reject for papers
May 27, 2010 2-page poster abstracts due
June 10, 2010 Notification of accept/reject for abstracts
June 20, 2010 Camera-ready copy due
July 20, 2010 Early registration deadline
Aug 18-21, 2010 Conference