[robotics-worldwide] ICAPS (journal presentation track; revised CFP) - interest in robot planning

skoenig skoenig at usc.edu
Fri Jan 11 10:14:00 PST 2013

The journal presentation track of ICAPS allows researchers to present their
journal articles at ICAPS, the International Conference on Automated Planning
and Scheduling, to allow them to make their work known to a large artificial
intelligence audience. There is strong interest in having robotics research
presented that relates to the topics of the conference, including work on
motion planning, path planning and higher-level planning.

Please note that the submission requirements were revised and now allow
journal papers that appeared over the past 24 months (since January 2011) to
be submitted for this track.

Sven Koenig

skoenig at usc.edu
University of Southern California





The 23rd International Conference on Automated Planning and Scheduling, ICAPS 2013, 
will take place in Rome, Italy, June 10-14, 2013.  The program committee of ICAPS 2013 
invites submissions of published journal papers for the newly created Journal Presentation 
Track.  The track is designed to provide a forum to discuss important results in the area of 
automated planning and scheduling that appeared recently in selective journals, but have 
not been previously presented at a major AI conference.  Authors of accepted papers will 
be invited to give an oral presentation at the conference and contribute an extended 
abstract to the conference proceedings.  The goal of this track is two-fold: (1) to provide 
authors an opportunity to present at the conference important results published in journals 
that might otherwise not be submitted to the conference due to their length and complexity, 
and (2) to broaden the program with lines of work at the intersection between planning/
scheduling and related fields such as constraint programming, knowledge representation 
and reasoning, machine learning, multi-agent systems, robotics, and operations research.


The scope of ICAPS includes:

    o  Analytic and empirical studies of planning and scheduling problems and algorithms
    o  Analysis of deployed applications of automated planning and scheduling technologies
    o  Techniques that extend the scope and complexity of problems that can be solved
    o  Analytic and implemented tools for supporting automated planning and scheduling.


Submissions requirements for the journal presentation track:

    o  Candidate papers must be published in a leading journal such as (but not limited to)
        AIJ and JAIR within the past two years (between January 2011 and the submission
        deadline.  Papers that are in press may be submitted as long as the final camera-ready
        version is available.  Extensions of papers that have been previously presented at
        ICAPS or another major AI conference cannot be submitted to this track.

    o  Submissions should include: (1) a complete citation for the published paper,
        (2) a copy of the paper with its final camera-ready contents, (3) a brief summary of the
        key results and contributions, and (4) a statement explaining what parts of the paper
        have been previously presented at any major AI conference.

    o  Submissions or questions should be sent via email to the chair of the Journal
        Presentation Track: Shlomo Zilberstein <shlomo at cs.umass.edu>.

    o  Submissions will go through an expedited selection process.  Selection criteria include
        significance of the results, relevance to the planning and scheduling community, and
        how well the work fits the objectives of the track.


    o  Submission deadline: February 15, 2013
    o  Notification of acceptance: March 10, 2013


    o  Shlomo Zilberstein, Chair (University of Massachusetts Amherst) <shlomo at cs.umass.edu>
    o  Christopher Beck (University of Toronto) <jcb at mie.utoronto.ca>
    o  Ronen Brafman (Ben-Gurion University) <brafman at cs.bgu.ac.il>
    o  Hector Geffner (Pompeu Fabra University) <hector.geffner at upf.edu>
    o  Malik Ghallab (LAAS-CNRS) <malik at laas.fr>
    o  Enrico Giunchiglia (University of Genova) <giunchiglia at unige.it>
    o  Malte Helmert (University of Basel) <malte.helmert at unibas.ch>
    o  Joerg Hoffmann (Saarland University) <hoffmann at cs.uni-saarland.de>
    o  Adele Howe (Colorado State University) <howe at cs.colostate.edu>
    o  Sven Koenig (University of Southern California) <skoenig at usc.edu>
    o  Derek Long (King's College London) <derek.long at kcl.ac.uk>
    o  Scott Sanner (NICTA & Australian National University) <Scott.Sanner at nicta.com.au>
    o  Sylvie Thiebaux (NICTA & Australian National University) <sylvie.thiebaux at nicta.com.au>


Sven Koenig
University of Southern California (USC)
Computer Science Department
Henry Salvatori Computer Center (SAL) 312
941 W 37th Street
Los Angeles, CA 90089-0781, USA
Email: skoenig at usc.edu
WWW:   idm-lab.org

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