Workshop Program and Call




Download the program and submitted contributions in PDF format: Workshop Pamphlet


This full-day workshop is stimulated by the challenge of understanding the role of vision in human social development to be able to provide an artificial system — as a  robot, for instance — with similar perceptual and social capabilities. Our main motivation for this proposal is thus to gather contributions from both the research communities (Robotics & Computer Vision and Developmental Science), to combine the investigation of the mechanisms at the basis of visual perception in humans with the design of computational solutions able to model such mechanisms. This multidisciplinary effort may bring innovations in fields as social robotics and human-machine interaction, but also in domains like developmental psychology and cognitive rehabilitation.


Call for paper and posters

Prospective participants are required to submit short (up to 2 pages) or full papers (up to 8 pages). Submissions must be in pdf, following the ICDL conference style. All contributions will be subject to a peer review process. The selected contributions will be assigned either an oral or a poster presentation and will be published on the website of the workshop. Authors may opt out from publication by communicating their choice to the workshop organizers. The pdf will have to be sent to and by September 2nd, 2016. The e-mail should contain the tag [ICDL_VISION] in the subject.


Topics of interest include but are not limited to:

  • Visual development in healthy and autistic population
  • Computational models of visual perception
  • Visual social signals
  • Human-Robot Interaction
  • Vision of action and motion
  • The relationship of vision and other sensory modalities


Target audience

The workshop is targeted to researchers who are interested in interdisciplinary approaches. In particular, in order to encourage a discussion, we would like to welcome researchers from a broad range of disciplines such as robotics, neurosciences, social sciences, psychology and computer science.