[robotics-worldwide] ICAPS 2013: Call for Workshop Proposals

Patrik Haslum patrik.haslum at anu.edu.au
Thu Aug 30 21:10:02 PDT 2012

                    ICAPS 2013  Workshop Program
                         Call for Proposals

        to be held in Rome, Italy - June 10th - 14th, 2013



The Organising Committee for the 23rd International Conference on
Automated Planning and Scheduling (ICAPS 2013) invites proposals for
its Workshop Program. The workshops are intended to provide a forum to
discuss research advances on a selected topic in an informal setting,
and to promote dissemination and collaboration on new P&S challenges.
The Workshop Program will consist of several concurrent workshops to be
held two days before the plenary sessions of the conference.
Registration for the Workshop Program is free for the ICAPS

The preferred length for a workshop is one full day, but half-day
workshops may be accepted if justified. The format of the workshop is
open, and may include oral presentations, talks by invited speakers,
a poster session, a demo session, and others activities. Workshop
chairs are encouraged to take initiatives that foster interaction and
debate within the community.

Proposals in all areas related to AI planning and scheduling are
welcome. However, /we particularly encourage proposals for workshops
that promote building bridges to other research communities working
with similar technologies (e.g., verification, diagnosis, OR) or on
related application problems (e.g., robotics, or security)/.

The Proposal

Workshop proposals should be no more than 3 pages, and should provide:

- A description of the workshop topic.

- A brief discussion of why the topic is of interest to ICAPS at this
 time, and why the topic is not adequately addressed by other meetings
 or conferences.

- A brief description of the proposed workshop length (if other than
 one day) and format. Innovative formats, that aim to increase
 opportunities for discussion and interaction, are encouraged.

- Names and full contact information for the organising committee,
 plus short descriptions of their relevant expertise. Strong proposals
 include organisers who bring differing perspectives to the workshop
 topic and who are actively connected to the communities of potential

- An estimate of the expected number of workshop speakers (including
 invited, presenters, panelists, etc) and the expected number of
 workshop attendees. Optionally, a list of proposed attendees that
 have indicated potential (non-binding) interest.

The organisers of accepted workshop proposals are responsible for:

* Producing a Call for Participation (CfP), and contributing materials
 for setting up a web page for the workshop, by December 15th, 2012.
 The Web page and the CFP will be linked to the ICAPS 2013 Web site.

* Additional publicity, such as distributing the CFP to relevant
 newsgroups and electronic mailing lists, and especially to potential
 audiences outside the ICAPS community.

* Organising an effective review process for submissions and issuing
 invitations to participate in the workshop. No specific submission or
 notification dates are mandated for workshops (apart for producing
 the list of accepted papers by April 22nd, 2013), but we will make a
 suggestion for a uniform set of dates later.

* Formulating the detailed technical program for the workshop and
 making it available to be uploaded on the ICAPS 2013 Web site well in
 advance of the conference. A list of accepted papers for the workshop
 should be ready to be placed on the web site by April 22nd, 2013.

* Assembling a camera-ready copy for the workshop proceedings in close
 interaction with the Workshop Program Chairs. The workshop proceedings
 will be made available on the ICAPS 2013 web site. If provided
 sufficiently well in advance it maybe also be possible to place
 workshop proceedings on the electronic proceedings distributed to
 conference participants. The details will be announced at a later date.

Submission Procedure

Workshop proposals should be submitted by email, in plan text or in
PDF, to both the Workshop Chairs with subject ``Workshop Proposal for
ICAPS-13'' no later than October, 29th 2012. Organisers will be
notified by email of the acceptance or rejection of their proposal by
November 19th, 2012.

Summary of Important Dates

* Deadline for submission of proposals: October 29th, 2012.
* Notification of acceptance: November 19th, 2012.
* Workshop Call for Papers and material for the  web site:
  December 15th, 2012.
* List of accepted papers on the web site:  April 22nd, 2013.
* Workshops dates: June 10th and 11th, 2013.

Workshop Program Chairs

* Gabriella Cortellessa (CNR – Italian National Research Council,
  ISTC, Italy)
  gabriella.cortellessa at istc.cnr.it

* Patrik Haslum (The Australian National University & NICTA)
  patrik.haslum at anu.edu.au

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