[robotics-worldwide] ICAPS 2011 -- Second Call for Papers

Malte Helmert helmert at informatik.uni-freiburg.de
Tue Oct 12 09:08:57 PDT 2010


Dear robotics-worldwide group,

I hope this is of potential interest to you. ICAPS is not a robotics
conference as such, but it is one of the major specialized AI
conferences, and robot planning is one of the keyword topics.

In the past ICAPS has regularly included tutorials, workshops and
technical presentations on topics related to planning and scheduling for
robots. To give two recent examples, Sebastian Thrun gave an invited
presentation "Towards Self-Driving Cars" at ICAPS 2009, and ICAPS 2010
included a workshop called "Combining Action and Motion Planning" that
focused on planning for robots.


This call is available online here:
http://icaps11.icaps-conference.org/technical/cfp.html

A PDF version is available here:
http://icaps11.icaps-conference.org/technical/cfp.pdf


ICAPS 2011 -- Call for Papers
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ICAPS 2011 website: http://icaps11.icaps-conference.org/

ICAPS 2011, the 21st International Conference on Automated Planning
and Scheduling, will take place in Freiburg, Germany, June 11-16,
2011. ICAPS 2011 is part of the ICAPS conference series, the premier
forum for exchanging news and research results on theory and
applications of intelligent planning and scheduling technology.

The organizing committee of the 21st International Conference on
Automated Planning & Scheduling (ICAPS'11) invites paper submissions
on topics related to automated planning and scheduling. The purpose of
the conference is to promote research in automated planning and
scheduling through analysis and dissemination of the foundational
theory, the technologies, and their application to significant
problems. The focus of the conference program is on:

   * Analytic and empirical studies of planning and scheduling
     problems as well as algorithms for solving them;
   * Studies applying automated planning and scheduling technologies
     to real problems and descriptions of deployed applications;
   * Techniques that extend the complexity and the types of problems
     that can be solved with current techniques; and
   * Analytic and implemented tools for supporting automated planning
     and scheduling.

We especially welcome application papers providing novel insights
about either planning and scheduling, or their application in the real
world, as well as papers that bring into planning useful computational
technologies from other areas of AI/CS.

For this edition of ICAPS, two types of papers can be submitted:

   * Full technical papers
   * Short papers

The authors will indicate the type of paper at submission time. Full
papers can be up to 8 pages long, while short papers can be up to 4
pages long. Submissions must be in the AAAI format. For more
information, see the submission instructions on the conference web
site
(http://icaps11.informatik.uni-freiburg.de/technical/submission.html).
The proceedings will be published by AAAI Press.

All accepted papers will be published in the main conference
proceedings, and will be presented orally at the conference (full
papers will be allocated more time).


Author and Reviewer Guidelines
------------------------------

All papers will be reviewed based on the standard criteria of clarity,
relevance, significance, originality, and soundness.

Full technical papers are expected to report on new research that
makes a substantial technical contribution to the field and is placed
in the context of existing work.

Short papers can report on new research or other issues of interest to
the ICAPS community. Examples of work suitable for short papers
include: novel ideas that are not yet fully developed or whose scope
is not large enough for a full paper; important implementation
techniques; novel interesting benchmark problems; short experimental
studies; interesting applications that are not yet completely solved
or analyzed; position or challenge papers; etc.

Authors making multiple submissions must ensure that each submission
has significant unique content. Papers submitted to ICAPS'11 may not
be submitted to other conferences or journals during the ICAPS'11
review period nor may they be already under review or published in
other conferences or journals. Over-length papers will be rejected
without review.


Topics include (but are not limited to) the following:

  * adversarial planning
  * applications and case studies of planning and scheduling
    techniques
  * classical planning
  * complexity analysis for planning and scheduling
  * conformant/contingent planning
  * constraint reasoning/OR techniques for planning and scheduling
  * distributed and multi-agent planning and scheduling
  * hierarchical task network planning and knowledge-based planning
  * knowledge acquisition and engineering for planning and scheduling
  * machine learning for planning and scheduling
  * plan and schedule execution, monitoring and repair
  * plan recognition
  * planning and scheduling under uncertainty
  * planning with resources and time constraints
  * real-time planning and scheduling
  * robot planning
  * search for planning and scheduling


Important Dates
---------------

The timetable for paper submissions and reviewing is as follows:

Electronic abstracts:         November 19th, 2010
Electronic PDF papers:        November 26th, 2010
Notification of acceptance:   January 18th, 2011


Organizing Committee
--------------------

Conference chairs:

  * Malte Helmert (University of Freiburg, Germany)
  * Stefan Edelkamp (University of Bremen, Germany)

Program chairs:

  * Fahiem Bacchus (University of Toronto, Canada)
  * Carmel Domshlak (Technion, Israel)


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