ICDL 2024

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

Registration Site Now Open: Register here


Important Deadlines:

  • Full 6-page papers: January 8th, 2024 January 15th, 2024
  • Workshops & Tutorials: January 15th, 2024
  • 1-page poster abstracts: March 1st, 2024 March 8th, 2024
  • Journal track posters: March 1st, 2024 March 8th, 2024
  • Early Registration closes: April 15th, 2024
  • Travel grant application: April 17th, 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.

    Committees

    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)
  • Edison Thomaz (The University of Texas at Austin, 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. Journal track submissions should consist of a single PDF that contains the following information:

  • Title of the original paper
  • Abstract of the original paper
  • A complete reference to the original paper in APA format
  • URL where the paper can be shown to be formally published by the publisher (even if early access)
  • URL where the paper with its final camera-ready contents can be freely download for the evalution process
  • A brief description (no more than half-page) to explain why the authors believe that the paper is 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: January 8th, 2024 January 15th, 2024
  • Workshop & Tutorial submission deadline: January 15th, 2024
  • 1-page poster abstract submission deadline: March 1st, 2024 March 8th, 2024
  • Journal track poster submission deadline: March 1st, 2024 March 8th, 2024

  • Decision notifications: March 1st for full paper track, March 15th for poster and journal track


  • Guidance for IEEE Publications Regarding AI-Generated Text

    The IEEE Publication Services and Products Board has recently passed the following motion (“The use of artificial intelligence (AI)–generated text in an article shall be disclosed in the acknowledgements section of any paper submitted to an IEEE Conference or Periodical. The sections of the paper that use AI-generated text shall have a citation to the AI system used to generate the text.”). Please check the “Guidance for IEEE Publications Regarding AI-Generated Text” in the MCE newsletter here


    Registration

    Registration Key Dates:

  • Registration Site Now Open: Register here
  • Early Registration closes: April 15th, 2024

  • Registration Fees (Early / Regular or Onsite):

  • Member: Early - $500 / Regular or Onsite - $600
  • Non-member: Early - $600 / Regular or Onsite - $700
  • Student Member: Early - $350 / Regular or Onsite - $450
  • Student Non-Member: Early - $450 / Regular or Onsite - $550


  • Keynote speaker

  • Jitendra Malik - University of California at Berkeley, USA
  • Invited speakers


    Curiosity-Driven Learning and Predictive Models

  • Elizabeth Bonawitz - Harvard University, USA
  • Michael Goldstein - Cornell University, USA
  • Yukie Nagai - The University of Tokyo, Japan
  • Gert Westermann - Lancaster University, UK

  • Language Development in Humans and Machines

  • Xavier Hinaut - Inria & Bordeaux University, France
  • Catherine Laing - University of York, UK
  • Casey Lew-Williams - Princeton University, USA
  • Daniel Messinger - University of Miami, USA

  • Developmental Machine Learning and Everyday Inputs

  • Karen Adolph - New York University, USA
  • Marvin Lavechin - Ecole Normale Supérieure, France
  • Linda Smith - Indiana University, USA
  • Jochen Triesch - Frankfurt Institute for Advanced Studies, Germany

  • Egocentric vision and attention

  • John Franchak - University of California, Riverside, USA
  • Kristen Grauman - The University of Texas at Austin, USA
  • Mary Hayhoe - The University of Texas at Austin, USA
  • Jim Rehg - University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, USA

  • Body Representation and Sensorimotor Organization

  • Daniela Corbetta - The University of Tennessee, USA
  • Matej Hoffmann - Czech Technical University in Prague, Czech Republic
  • Hoshinori Kanazawa - The University of Tokyo, Japan
  • Peter Marshall - Temple University, USA

  • Memorial Symposium

    On Monday May 20th (9:00 am to 1:00 pm) a memorial symposium for Dana Ballard will be held at the University of Texas Austin. This event will serve as a remembrance and celebration of the life and scientific work of Dr Dana Ballard (1946–2022). ICDL registration is NOT required for attendance, but we ask that all attendees RSVP here by March 1, 2024.

    Travel grant

    IEEE Computational Intelligence Society (CIS) is pleased to offer three types of Travel grants to the IEEE CIS members who are interested to present their papers in-person at IEEE ICDL 2024:

  • IEEE CIS Conference Travel Grant for Students: This program offers a limited number of grants to assist IEEE CIS Student Members to travel to attend IEEE CIS conferences and present their papers.

  • IEEE CIS Conference Travel Grant for Researchers from Developing Countries: This program offers a limited number of travel grants to assist IEEE CIS Members of any grade higher than Student to travel to attend IEEE CIS conferences and present their papers.

  • IEEE CIS "Industry Early Career"Travel Grant: This program offers a limited number of travel grants to assist IEEE-CIS Members working in industry, who are within 2 years of their graduation, to travel to attend IEEE CIS conferences and present their papers.

  • The grant will be in the form of digital reimbursement of a fixed amount after the in-person participation in the conference as a registered attendee. The approved amount will be typically USD $600 for intra-continental (within North America) participants, and USD $1,200 for inter-continental (outside North America) participants. For full instructions on how to apply and the application submission link, please visit IEEE CIS Conference Participation and Travel Grants page. For any queries regarding the grants, please contact the CIS travel grants subcommittee chair: Dr. Yi Mei (yi.mei@ecs.vuw.ac.nz).

    Travel grant application due: April 17th.

    Venue & Travel

    Austin is a vibrant city and the University of Texas at Austin is part of its core and not far from the Downtown. There are over 12,000 hotel rooms in downtown Austin and over 42,000 hotel rooms within the city limits.

  • Hostels downtown - average $60/night
  • Hotels downtown - $122-300/night

  • Some hotel options:
    1. Moxy Hotel- University
      • 2552 Guadalupe St, Austin, TX 78705
      • ~12 min walk to Mulva Auditorium
    2. AT&T Hotel
      • 1900 University Ave, Austin, TX 78705
      • ~13 min walk to Mulva Auditorium
    3. AC Hotel by Marriott, Austin - University
      • 1901 San Antonio St., Austin, TX 78705
      • ~17 min walk to Mulva Auditorium
    4. Hampton Inn and Suites at Austin University/Capitol
      • 1701 Lavaca St., Austin, TX 78701
      • ~18 min walk to Mulva Auditorium
    5. Hilton Garden Inn Austin University Capitol District
      • 301 West 17th St., Austin, TX 78701
      • ~20 min walk to Mulva Auditorium
    6. Hotel Ella
      • 1900 Rio Grande St, Austin, TX 78705
      • ~21 min walk to Mulva Auditorium

    Other options (hostels, dorms) coming soon!