ICDL 2024

will take place in Austin, Texas, USA, May 20th to 23rd

Deadlines for submissions:

  • Full 6-page papers: January 8th, 2024
  • Workshops & Tutorials: January 15th, 2024
  • 1-page poster abstracts: March 1st, 2024
  • Journal track posters: March 1st, 2024

  • The IEEE International Conference on Development and Learning (ICDL) conference is a unique meeting gathering researchers from computer science, robotics, psychology, neuroscience, and other disciplines to share and discuss research on how humans and other animals learn and develop and how this can inform and be informed by robotics and machine learning systems.


    General Chairs

  • Chen Yu (The University of Texas at Austin, USA)
  • Peter Stone (The University of Texas at Austin, USA)
  • Program Chairs (responsible for the whole program of the conference)

  • David Crandall (Indiana University - Bloomington, USA)
  • Anne Warlaumont (University of California at Los Angeles, USA)
  • Jeff Lockman (The University of Texas at Austin, USA)
  • Kaya de Barbaro (The University of Texas at Austin, USA)
  • Finance Chairs

  • Matthias Rolf (Oxford Brookes University, UK)
  • Umay Suanda (University of connecticut, USA)
  • Local Chairs

  • Justin Hart (The University of Texas at Austin, USA)
  • Sara Schroer (The University of Texas at Austin, USA)
  • Yuke Zhu (The University of Texas at Austin, USA)
  • Drew Abney (University of Georgia, USA)
  • Publication Chair

  • Jeff Lockman (The University of Texas at Austin, USA)
  • Web Chair

  • Yayun Zhang (Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics, Netherlands)
  • Publicity Chairs

  • Yukie Nagai (University of Tokyo, Japan)
  • Daniela Corbetta (University of Tennessee, USA)

  • Call for papers

    Full papers and other submissions are invited on a range of topics including but not limited to:

  • Embodied learning and development in biological systems and robots
  • Developmental stages and sensitive periods
  • Emergence of verbal and nonverbal communication
  • Curiosity, intrinsic motivations, exploration, play and active learning
  • Architectures for lifelong learning
  • Emergence of body and affordance perception
  • Learning control of body movement
  • Emotional development and the role of emotion in learning
  • Prediction, planning, and problem solving
  • The relationship between evolution and development
  • Epistemological foundations and philosophical issues
  • Robotic and computational models of human and animal development
  • Developmentally-inspired machine learning
  • Human-robot interaction in developmental contexts
  • Applications of machine learning to human and animal development
  • Submissions may take the form of full (6-page) papers, 1-page poster abstracts, journal track posters, and workshops or tutorials. Please see below for details on each submission type. Decisions regarding acceptance will be based on technical quality, novelty, and expected interest to the conference’s interdisciplinary audience.

    In addition to talks and posters originating from these submissions, the conference will feature a keynote speaker as well as several invited symposia showcasing recent research on a set of themes, with different disciplines and perspectives featured, to prompt lively and productive discussion at the conference.

    Submisson instructions

    Full six-page papers

    Papers of at most 6 pages in IEEE double column format will undergo peer-review, and accepted and presented submissions will be included in the conference proceedings published by IEEE Xplore. Up to two extra pages are acceptable for a publication fee of $100 per page. Accepted papers will be invited for presentation either in oral or poster format. Please make use of the template provided here.

    Workshops & Tutorials

    Half-day workshop and tutorials will be held on May 20, 2024 (the first day of the meeting). Proposals should be no more than two pages and should include a title, an abstract, a description of the workshop or tutorial concept, the target audience, a list of presenters, information on whether the session will be open to paper or poster submission, and a link to the workshop or tutorial website if applicable. Please make use of the template provided here.

    1-page poster abstracts

    To encourage discussion of late-breaking results or for work that is not sufficiently mature for a full paper, we will accept 1-page abstracts. These submissions will not be included in the conference proceedings. Accepted abstracts will be presented during the poster session.

    Journal-track posters

    Journal track poster submissions must be about a journal paper that has been published recently (no earlier than December 2022), on a topic relevant to ICDL.

    Click here to submit your full paper, workshop/tutorial proposal, poster abstract, or journal track abstract.

    Important Dates:

  • Full 6-page paper submission deadline: December 15th, 2023
  • Workshop & Tutorial submission deadline: January 15th, 2024
  • 1-page poster abstract submission deadline: March 1st, 2024
  • Journal track poster submission deadline: March 1st, 2024

  • Decision notifications: TBD
  • Registration deadline: TBD

  • Keynote speakers

  • Jitendra Malik - University of California at Berkeley, USA

  • Invited speakers

  • Karen Adolph - New York University, USA
  • Elizabeth Bonawitz - Harvard University, USA
  • Daniela Corbetta - The University of Tennessee, USA
  • John Franchak - University of California, Riverside, USA
  • Michael Goldstein - Cornell University, USA
  • Kristen Grauman - The University of Texas at Austin, USA
  • Mary Hayhoe - The University of Texas at Austin, USA
  • Xavier Hinaut - Inria & Bordeaux University, France
  • Matej Hoffmann - Czech Technical University in Prague, Czech Republic
  • Hoshinori Kanazawa - The University of Tokyo, Japan
  • Catherine Laing - University of York, UK
  • Marvin Lavechin - Ecole Normale Supérieure, France
  • Casey Lew-Williams - Princeton University, USA
  • Peter Marshall - Temple University, USA
  • Daniel Messinger - University of Miami, USA
  • Yukie Nagai - The University of Tokyo, Japan
  • Jim Rehg - University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, USA
  • Linda Smith - Indiana University, USA
  • Jochen Triesch - Frankfurt Institute for Advanced Studies, Germany
  • Gert Westermann - Lancaster University, UK

  • Program

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    Venue & Travel

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