[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.
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.
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
Radu Bogdan Rusu.
| Radu Bogdan Rusu | http://rbrusu.com/
| Intelligent Autonomous Systems
| Technische Universitaet Muenchen
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