The 2022 IEEE International Conference on Development and Learning (ICDL 2022) will be held on September 12–15, 2022 in the Mile End Campus of the Queen Mary University of London, UK.

The research of the ICDL community, previously referred to as ICDL-EpiRob, has a twofold objective:to gain a better understanding of human and animal intelligence, and to enable artificial systems with more adaptive and flexible behaviors.
We invite submissions for the 2022 edition to explore, extend, and consolidate the interdisciplinary boundaries of this exciting research field.

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

  • Principles and Theories of Development and Learning
  • Development of Sensorimotor Skills in Biological Systems and Robots
  • Nature vs. Nurture, Developmental Stages
  • Models and Architectures for Active Learning, Interactive Learning, Lifelong Learning, Social Learning
  • Novel Machine Learning and Neural Networks algorithms
  • Models of Perception in Biological and Artificial Agents
  • Emergence of Body Schema and Affordance Perception
  • Models of Consciousness and the Self
  • Analysis and Modelling of Human Motion and Mental/Emotional 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
  • Novel Machine Learning and Neural Networks algorithms
  • Robot Prototyping of Human and Animal Skills
  • Ethics and Trust in Computational Intelligence and Robotics



Important Dates

Conference Dates September 12th – 15th, 2022
Contributed Papers (and SmartBot Challenge)
Submission Deadline March 18th, 2022 (24:00 PST)
Author Notification May 15th, 2022
Camera Ready Due June 12th, 2022
Workshops/Tutorials Date September 12th, 2022
Submission Deadline March 18th, 2022 (24:00 PST)
Notification April 24th, 2022
Camera Ready Due May 22th, 2022
Journal Track Papers
Submission Deadline March 18th, 2022 (24:00 PST)
Notification May 15th, 2022
REAL Competition  
See dedicated webite