[robotics-worldwide] Deadline extension --- 1st International Workshop on Planning in Continuous Domains (PCD) - ICAPS 2013

Daniele Magazzeni daniele.magazzeni at kcl.ac.uk
Tue Mar 26 08:44:00 PDT 2013


            NEW SUBMISSION DEADLINE: APRIL 5th, 2013

         [Apologies for multiple copies of this announcement]

                         CALL FOR PAPERS
   1st ICAPS Workshop on Planning in Continuous Domains (PCD 2013)


                  Rome, Italy, June 11th, 2013

The purpose of the workshop is to explore and promote alternative 
approaches to planning with hybrid
models. A hybrid system is a system with both continuous control 
variables and discrete modes, leading
to hybrid models. One way to address robust control of hybrid systems is 
to establish bi-directional
communication between the continuous control of the sub-systems and the 
supervisory control of the
overall system. The form of the communications, and the resulting type 
of integration between the
different levels of control, have been topics of robotics research 
around the world since Shakey was
developed at SRI in the late 1960s. However, if the goal is to have 
intelligent robots that can plan, act,
react to world and replan in a robust, effective and enduring way, 
existing methods have not solved the

Making this work is an important challenge for AI Planning, because a 
seamless connection between high
level goal-directed reasoning and sub-system control is required if ever 
planning is to provide the
supervisory control of persistently autonomous robots operating 
competently in human environments.

ICAPS 2012 ran a special track on Continuous Planning, attracting a 
range of excellent talks on the topic
of integrated planning and control. This track brought planning experts, 
roboticists, experts in
model-based reasoning, experts in run-time verification and control 
engineers together, leading to the
start of some interesting discussions about new ways to tackle the 
problem of persistent intelligent
autonomy. Rather than allow that track to be a one-off event, we propose 
to run workshops to develop
this theme over successive ICAPS starting in 2013. Our objective is to 
explore new ways of integrating
planning and control, leading to new architectures for closed-loop planning.

Workshop topics
The workshop includes - but is not limited to - the following topics:

  * Planning with mixed discrete-continuous dynamics
  * Hybrid systems applications
  * Planning/Control interaction
  * Novel benchmark problems involving hybrid dynamics
  * Plan monitoring and execution
  * Plan robustness
  * Plan validation

Submission Procedure

Paper submission is in PDF only. Please format submissions in AAAI 
style. Refer to the author instructions on the AAAI web site for 
detailed formatting instructions and LaTeX style files. Final papers 
will be in the same format, keep them to at most 8+1 pages long (meaning 
8 pages plus 1 extra page containing only references).

Papers must be submitted by March 29th, 2013. All ICAPS deadlines refer 
to 23:59 in the UTC-12 time zone. (So if there is still some place in 
the world where the deadline has not yet passed, you are on time.)

Paper Submissions should be made through the workshop EasyChair web site 

Important Dates:
  * Papers Submission: April 5th, 2013
  * Notifications of acceptance: April 22nd, 2013
  * Camera-Ready Paper Submissions: April 29th, 2013
  * Workshop Date: June 11th, 2013

  * Maria Fox, King's College London, UK
  * Derek Long, King's College London, UK
  * Daniele Magazzeni, King's College London, UK
  * Brian Williams, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA
  * Masahiro Ono, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA

Program Committee:
  * Alessandro Cimatti (FBK-irst, Italy)
  * Maria Fox (King's College London, UK)
  * Emilio Frazzoli (MIT, USA)
  * Michael Hofbaur (UMIT, Austria)
  * Hadas Kress-Gazit (Cornell University, USA)
  * Martin Leucker (University of Lübeck, Germany)
  * Derek Long (King's College London, UK)
  * Daniele Magazzeni (King's College London, UK)
  * Masahiro Ono (MIT, USA)
  * Erion Plaku (Catholic University of America, USA)
  * Gregory Provan (University College Cork, Ireland)
  * Stefan Ratschan (Czech Academy of Sciences, Czech Republic)
  * Wheeler Ruml (University of New Hampshire, USA)
  * Martin Sachenbacher (Technische Universität München, Germany)
  * Scott Sanner (NICTA, Australia)
  * Louise Travé-Massuyès (LAAS-CNRS, France)
  * Brian C. Williams (MIT, USA)

Dr Daniele Magazzeni
Department of Informatics
King's College London
London WC2R 2LS

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