[robotics-worldwide] CFP: ICAPS: 3rd Workshop on Planning and Plan Execution for Real-World Systems

Radu Bogdan Rusu rusu at cs.tum.edu
Mon May 14 00:18:15 PDT 2007

                              Call for Papers and Participation

                3rd Workshop on Planning and Plan Execution for Real-World Systems
                     Principles and Practices for Planning in Execution


                                   Held in conjunction with

         17th International Conference on Automated Planning and Scheduling (ICAPS'07)
                                    September 22-26, 2007
                                Providence, Rhode Island, U.S.A.

Aim of the Workshop

Early approaches to robot control were based on the Sense-Plan-Act (SPA) paradigm with 
planning as the core of a control-loop. Using this paradigm, real-world applications 
merging deliberative and reactive decision have made remarkable strides in the last few 
years. These systems have evolved from the classical concept of three-layered control 
running off-board, to demonstrate dynamic control of a multitude of platforms using 
onboard and hybrid mixed-initiative techniques. In the meantime, automated planning 
techniques have evolved substantially in the areas of modeling, reasoning methods, and 
search algorithms. Together these advances open up new possibilities for how planning 
technology can be applied in execution, but also reveal new concerns like the interaction 
between different decisional components or the possible conflict between decision and 
environmental reality. The goal of this workshop is to integrate practical experience in 
fielded autonomous systems with theoretical and empirical results in automated planning to 
stimulate new perspectives on the roles and requirements for planning in execution.

The workshop seeks contributions in two key areas. The first is focused on applications of 
planning in execution dealing with architectural or modeling choices to deal with the 
dynamic real-world environment. Papers should indicate how the system impacts all stages 
of application development and deployment. Contributions in this area should elaborate on 
the rationale underpinning the design and the performance of the resulting system in the 
field. The second key area is focused on theoretical and empirical results for specific 
automated planning techniques for on-line use in dynamic and uncertain environments. 
Contributions in this area should address how and why the methods described might be 
incorporated into a larger application context.


The scope of the workshop includes (but not limited to) the following :

     * Planning and Execution in Agent architectures
     * Plan representation and the impact to solving real-world problems
     * Semantics of plan execution and their impact to dealing with uncertainty (temporal, 
spatial and geometric)
     * Decision-theoretic approaches to mission planning and execution
     * Bounded (time and space) search techniques which deal with environmental 
uncertainty for plan execution
     * Machine Learning for adaptive event-response
     * Planning and Execution in unstructured, unknown or hostile conditions.

Format of the workshop

The workshop will span a full day and include a poster session, an invited talk and wrap 
up with a panel discussion.

Paper Submission

Submissions may be regular papers (at most 6 pages) in PDF formal only. All papers should 
conform to the AAAI style template. Submissions will be reviewed by at least two referees. 
All submissions should be sent to icaps07-planexec at mbari.org with the subject line 
ICAPS'07 Workshop Submission.

All workshop participants will need to be registered while at least one of the authors of 
accepted paper will need to be registered for ICAPS'07.

Important Dates

Paper submission deadline              15 June 2007
Notification of acceptance             13 July 2007
Camera-ready version deadline          27 July 2007
Workshop date                     22 September 2007


Mark Boddy              Adventium Labs, Minnesota, USA
Félix Ingrand           LAAS, Toulouse, France     (Co-Chair)
Conor McGann            MBARI, California
Paul Morris             NASA Ames, California, USA
Nicola Muscettola       Lockheed Martin, California, USA
David Musliner          Honeywell, Minnesota, USA
Frédéric Py             MBARI, California, USA
Kanna Rajan             MBARI, California, USA     (Co-Chair)
Radu Bogdan Rusu        TUM, Munich Germany
Reid Simmons            CMU, Pittsburgh, USA
David Wettergreen       CMU, Pittsburgh, USA


Best regards,
Radu Bogdan Rusu.
| Radu Bogdan Rusu | http://rbrusu.com/
| http://www9.cs.tum.edu/people/rusu/
| Intelligent Autonomous Systems
| Technische Universitaet Muenchen

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