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The IEEE International Conference on Development and Learning (ICDL), previously referred to as ICDL-EpiRob, is the premier gathering of professionals dedicated to the advancement of cognitive and developmental learning. As such, ICDL is a unique conference gathering researchers from computer science, robotics, psychology and developmental studies.

We invite submissions for the conference in 2021 to explore, extend, and consolidate the interdisciplinary boundaries of this exciting research field.

Due to the influence of COVID-19, IEEE ICDL 2021 will be held in a hybrid style. The details will be updated a while later.

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

  • Principles and Theories of Development and Learning
  • Development of Skills in Biological Systems and Robots
  • Nature vs. Nurture, Developmental Stages
  • Models on the Contributions of Interaction to Learning
  • Models on Active Learning
  • Architectures for Lifelong Learning
  • Emergence of Body and Affordance Perception
  • Analysis and Modelling of Human Motion and States
  • Models for Prediction, Planning and Problem Solving
  • Models of Human-Human and Human-Robot Interaction
  • Emergence of Verbal and Non-Verbal Communication
  • Epistemological Foundations and Philosophical Issues
  • Robot Prototyping of Human and Animal Skills
  • Ethics in Computational Intelligence and Robotics

Important Dates

Conference Dates August 23rd – 26th, 2021
Conference Paper
Submission Deadline March 17th, 2021 (24:00 PST) (closed)
Author Notification May 15th, 2021 May 20th, 2021(closed)
Camera Ready Due June 6th, 2021 June 25th, 2021(closed)
Tutorial or Workshops
Tutorial or Workshops Dates August 19th, 21st, 22nd, 27th, 30th, 31st, 2021. For details, see link
Submission Deadline March 17th, 2021 (24:00 PST) (closed)
Notification May 20th, 2021 (closed)
Journal Tracks
Submission Deadline May 28th, 2021 (24:00 PST) (closed)
Notification June 20th, 2021


Authors are invited to submit original and unpublished papers of at most 6 pages in IEEE double column format. Submission will undergo peer-review impacting which papers that are selected for either oral presentation or poster presentation.

The authors of the best conference papers will be invited to extend their contributions for special issues of prestigious journals, such as IEEE Transaction on Cognitive and Developmental Systems and Advanced Robotics.