[robotics-worldwide] CFP:ICAPS 2012 Workshop on Planning and Scheduling with Timelines (PSTL)

Kanna Rajan Kanna.Rajan at mbari.org
Thu Jan 19 07:52:37 PST 2012

[Apologies if you receive multiple copies of this announcement]
First Call for Papers

ICAPS 2012 Workshop on Planning and Scheduling with Timelines (PSTL)

June 25-29, 2012, Atibaia, Brazil


Timelines are a very natural way of representing how the state of a
physical system evolves with time. System evolution is represented via
a set of concurrently evolving timelines. Each timeline represents the
evolution of a specific state variable. Constraints on and between
timelines, either on timeline values or on times of change, represent
physical limitations or user requirements on the concurrent system
evolution. Opposed to classical planning systems that focus on actions
and their durations, preconditions, and effects, planning and
scheduling systems that are based on timelines focus on concurrent
system evolutions following actions and time evolution. This approach
has been widely used for the high-level control of fielded systems,
for example for planning, scheduling and controlling activities of
space, air, ground, or underwater mobile robots.

Workshop topics include, but are not strictly limited to the following
• modeling frameworks and representation languages for timeline-
based planning;
• algorithms for reasoning and deciding on timelines;
• management of time and resources in timeline-based planning;
• management of uncertainty in timeline-based planning;
• timeline-based multi-agent planning;
• existing tools for modeling and reasoning on timelines;
• applications of timeline-based planning;
• deployed systems exploiting timeline-based planning;
• interaction between timeline-based planning and other control
modules: FDIR, executive . . .
• standardization of interfaces with timeline-based planning.

Two kinds of submission are waited for: full technical papers limited
to 8 pages, and position papers limited to 4 pages. All accepted
papers, even those that might be presented in the poster session, will
appear in the workshop proceedings. It is planned to gather the
(extended) best workshop contributions in a journal special issue.
All submissions must be prepared using the AAAI style and instructions
(see http://www.aaai.org/Publications/Author/author.php), and sent by
email in PDF format to Gerard.Verfaillie at onera.fr.

Important dates
• Paper submission deadline: February 26th, 2012
• Notification of acceptance: March 25th, 2012
• Camera-ready version deadline: April 29th, 2012

Workshop organizers
• Gerard Verfaillie, ONERA, Toulouse, France
(Gerard.Verfaillie at onera.fr)
• Roman Bartak, Charles University, Prague, Czech Republic
(bartak at ktiml.mff.cuni.cz)

Program committee
• Amedeo Cesta, ISTC-CNR, Italy
• Steve Chien, JPL, USA
• Brad Clement, JPL, USA
• Juan Manuel Delfa, ESA, Germany
• Jeremy Frank, NASA Ames, USA
• Simone Fratini, ESA, Germany
• Felix Ingrand, LAAS-CNRS, France
• Nicola Policella, ESA, Germany
• Cedric Pralet, ONERA, France
• Kanna Rajan, MBARI, USA

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