[Comp-neuro] [meetings] CfP: Workshop at ICDL-Epirob 2019: Mapping the self

Matej Hoffmann matej.hoffmann at fel.cvut.cz
Tue May 14 21:51:22 CEST 2019





*     ICDL-Epirob 2019 Workshop      *

*             Mapping the self:                 *

*     infants, robots, and modeling      *


Key Facts


ICDL-Epirob 2019 Workshop, Monday, August 19, 2019

Location: Oslo, Norway at Ingeniørenes hus møtesenter (Engineer’s House 
Conference Centre)

Submission deadline: June 10, 2019

Notification:  June 30, 2019


Main conference URL: https://icdl-epirob2019.org/

Submission link: https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=irm19




    Daniela Corbetta
    <https://psychology.utk.edu/faculty/corbetta.php>(Univ of Tennessee,


    Matej Hoffmann <https://sites.google.com/site/matejhof/home>(Prague,
    Czech Republic)


    Jeffrey Lockman
    Orleans, USA)


    Verena Hafner <https://adapt.informatik.hu-berlin.de/vvh/>(Berlin,



Our bodies constitute the interface between our mind and the surrounding 
world. To interact effectively with the world, babies and robots need to 
discover the different parts of their bodies, and their physical and 
mechanical properties. They need to know where their limbs are in space, 
how far they can extend, how they work, and what range of actions they 
can achieve with them. Such body representations are essential for 
developing a sense of the self and for defining the limits of the 
peripersonal space. The aim of this workshop is to bring together 
researchers in the fields of developmental psychology, developmental 
robotics, embodied cognition, body mapping, and computational modeling 
to create a productive, collaborative, and multidisciplinary forum from 
which different facets of these fundamental processes linked to body 
mapping and mapping the self will be explored. The workshop will be 
organized around three general themes with specific speakers and experts 
in each area:


    Body mapping: This theme will group developmental and learning
    studies in infants, adults, and robots on self-touch,
    self-exploration of the body, self-localization, and haptic
    perception to understand how the mapping of the self forms.


    Defining the peripersonal space: This theme will examine the range
    and conditions through which our peripersonal space develops, is
    being perceived, and being modulated through interactions with
    objects, people, and events in our daily surroundings. This theme
    will contrast infant, children, and adult studies as well as
    computational models.


    Sense of self and body ownership: This third theme will explore how
    our brain builds a map and sense of ownership of objects as
    extensions of our own body. Studies and models on tool use learning,
    prostheses mastery, including studies on the rubber hand illusion
    will provide a framework to understand how perception and action of
    inanimate objects can be experienced as functional extensions of our
    body and self.

Confirmed Invited Speakers


Daniela Corbetta (Univ. Tennessee, USA)

Jeffrey J. Lockman (Tulane Univ., USA)

Sergiu Popescu (Paris Descartes University, France)

Matej Hoffmann (Czech Tech. Univ, Czech Rep)

Gianluca Baldassarre / Vieri Santucci (CNR, Italy)

Jean-Paul Noel (NYU, USA)

Rory Bufacchi (Univ. College London, UK)

Alban Laflaquiere (AI Lab, Softbank Robotics, France)

Benjamin Kuipers (Univ. of Michigan, USA)

Tamar Makin (Univ. College London, UK)

Dorothy Cowie (Durham, UK)

Verena Hafner (Humboldt-Univ., Germany)

Target audience


Cognitive psychologists, developmental psychologists, developmental 
roboticists, embodied cognition, cognitive neuroscience, researchers on 
the self, computational modeling, machine learning

Format of contributions


We invite participants to submit a 500-word abstract for a single-blind 
review by the workshop organizers. Selected abstracts will be presented 
as Posters -- few selected possibly as short talks. The contributions 
  should present findings that are related to any of the three themes of 
the workshop (body mapping, peripersonal space, and sense of self). This 
is an especially great opportunity for young researchers who wish to 
participate in this workshop, share their findings, and interact with 
experts in this multidisciplinary and emerging research field. The 
500-word submissions should be in Word or LaTeX with a title no longer 
than 120 characters. Please use the following formatting linked here 
Authors’ names and affiliations should be on the abstract.

Submission link: https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=irm19

On behalf of the organizers,

Matej Hoffmann


Matej Hoffmann, PhD
Assistant Professor
Department of Cybernetics
Faculty of Electrical Engineering
Czech Technical University in Prague
+420 224 357 387

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