IEEE 7th International Conference on Development and Learning

Monterey, California

August 9th-12th, 2008

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ICDL 2008 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 as 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.) One-page poster abstract submissions. To encourage late-breaking results or for work that is not sufficiently mature for a full paper, ICDL will  accept 1-page abstracts.  These submissions will NOT be included in the conference proceedings.  Accepted abstracts will be presented during the evening poster sessions. 


Authors of accepted 6-page papers (whether they are selected for oral or poster presentation) will have the OPTION of archiving their papers through IEEE Xplore.



Abstracts should be entered through the on-line paper submission system.

Papers must conform to IEEE transactions formats.  Paper templates are available for Microsoft Word and for both Unix LaTeX2e or Windows or Mac LaTeX2e.


Camera-ready final copies must pass a PDF compliance check.  Authors will be required to use IEEE PDF eXpress, a free on-line tool, to verify that their submissions conform to the formatting requirements.  Authors of accepted submissions will be sent instructions on how to use this tool.



In keeping with the interdisciplinary nature of the conference, all papers will receive reviews from experts in both computational disciplines and biological disciplines.  Authors are strongly encouraged to ensure that their submissions are accessible to an interdisciplinary audience.




The scope of development and learning covered by this conference includes perceptual, cognitive, behavioral, emotional and all other mental capabilities that are exhibited by humans, higher animals, artificial systems and robots.  Investigations of the biological and computational mechanisms of mental development are expected to improve our understanding of the working of the whole range of mental capabilities in humans and to enable autonomous development of these highly complex capabilities by robots and other artificial systems.  The International Conference on Development and Learning strives to bring together researchers in neuroscience, psychology, artificial intelligence and robotics and other related areas to encourage understanding and cross-fertilization of latest ideas and results from the different disciplines. 


The subjects of ICDL 2008 include, but are not limited to:

1. Biological and biologically inspired architectures and general principles of development

2. Neuronal, cortical, and pathway plasticity

3. Biologically inspired feature extraction

4. Neural networks for development and learning

5. Temporal mechanisms of networks, such as neural dynamics

6. Attention mechanisms and development

7. Visual, auditory, touch systems and their development

8. Motor systems and their development

9. Language acquisition through development

10. Multimodal integration through development

11. Conceptual learning through development

12. Motivational system and its development

13. Emotions and their development

14. Learning and training techniques for assisting development

15. Biological and biologically inspired thinking models and development of reasoning skills

16. Models of developmental disorders

17. Development of social skills

18. Philosophical issues of development

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Last updated: 03/28/08.