EpiRob'09 - Ninth International Conference on Epigenetic Robotics: Modeling Cognitive Development in Robotic Systems

The school will affords a change of perspective in verbal and nonverbal communication, where the
research focus moves from "communicative tools" to "communicative instances" and ask for investigations that take into account the environment and the context in which the communicative acts take place.

The consequences in Information Communication Technology (ICT) research should bring to the development of instantiated interactive dialogue systems and instantiated intelligent avatars able to act by exploiting contextual and environmental signals and process them by combining previous experience (memory) adapted to the problem instance.

Event dates: 12th - 14th Nov 2009.

The school is oriented towards scientists, researchers and students working in the field of computer science, physics, psychology, statistics, electrical engineering, philosophy, neuroscience, communication and cognitive sciences. Participants are invited to submit short contributions to allow exchanges and discussions with the invited speakers.

The school is organized as a series of lectures presented by the invited speakers, with short presentations given by the participants that will focus on recent developments and open problems in the field of multimodal signals in face-to-face interactions and on their integration in algorithms and mathematical models procedures for the recognition of verbal and non verbal communication features which include facial expressions, tones of voice, gestures, eye contact, spatial arrangements, patterns of touch, expressive movement, cultural differences, and other "nonverbal" acts, in anticipation of the implementation other useful application such as intelligent avatars and interactive dialog systems.

Date Posted: 12 November 2009