CfP for WS on Language Learning at ICDL Epirob

Dear Colleagues,

As part of the upcoming ICDL Epirob Conference in Oslo (Norway) we are inviting abstracts for our workshop on language learning.

Please find the Call for Papers in the following lines (apologies for multiple postings):

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Call for Papers: 3rd Workshop on Language Learning
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19th August 2019, Oslo, Norway
https://sites.google.com/view/icdl2019language/

This workshop is part of the 2019 IEEE ICDL-EPIROB conference (ICDL-EPIROB 2019)
http://www.icdl-epirob.org

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Important Dates
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June 30th, 2019, Deadline for Abstract submission
Notification of acceptance: 1-2 days after submission

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Workshop Topic
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Language Learning

Children acquire language in interactions with caregivers and peers in a socio-cultural environment. When children start to talk, their visual perception, body movement, navigation, object manipulation is already reaching some level of competence. Together with developing auditory control, initial schemas for social interactions (games), communication arises gradually and embedded into the social-interactionist environment. Even though there are various efforts in developmental robotics to model communication, the emergence of symbolic communication is still an unsolved problem. We are lacking convincing theories and implementations that show how cooperation and interaction knowledge could emerge in long-term experiments with populations of robotic agents.

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Workshop format – Invited Speakers
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The workshop is planned as a full day workshop, allowing for three sessions of three talks each (20 minutes plus discussion each). There will be a total of 9 invited talks by senior researchers. Talks by senior researchers are followed by a poster session (at the end and during the first coffee break).

Speakers:
– Matthias Scheutz (Tufts University, US)
– Chen Yu (Indiana University, US)
– Kaya de Barbaro (U Texas, US)
– Joanna Rączaszek-Leonardi (U Warsaw, PL) – tentative
– Katharina Rohlfing (UPaderborn, DE) – tentative

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Submission and Publication
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We invite short abstracts (half a page up to two pages) for the workshop. The accepted abstracts will be presented in a poster session. We want to give researchers a chance to present their (ongoing) work. But we also want to provide a forum for relevant work that has recently been published in journals and other conferences.

Abstracts will be reviewed by the organizers.

Submission: half a page up to two pages Abstract.
Until June 30th, 2019
send to languagelearningcontact@gmail.com

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Organizers
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Chen Yu (Indiana University, US)
David Crandall (Indiana University, US)
Kaya de Barbaro (UTexas, US)
Malte Schilling (CITEC Bielefeld, DE)
Matthias Scheutz (Tufts University, US)
Michael Spranger (Sony Computer Science Laboratories Inc, JP)
Tadahiro Taniguchi (Ritsumeikan University, Kyoto, JP)
Xavier Hinaut (INRIA, Bordeaux, France)

For more information
Contact languagelearningcontact@gmail.com
and see our webpage https://sites.google.com/view/icdl2019language/