[robotics-worldwide] [meetings] CFP for the Robotics Track of the International Conference on Automated Planning and Scheduling (ICAPS)

Alberto Finzi alberto.finzi at unina.it
Mon Nov 5 07:10:43 PST 2018

Call for papers for the Robotics Track of the
29th International Conference on Automated Planning and Scheduling (ICAPS)
July 2019 @ Berkeley, CA, USA

The Robotics track welcomes research contributions in the general areas of
planning and scheduling (P&S), which relate to the advancement of
intelligent robots. P&S models and techniques are important for enabling
autonomous, flexible, and interactive behaviors in robotic systems. A deep
integration of these methods into robotic architectures can assist their
effective deployment. In this direction, the ICAPS-2019 Robotics track
provides an opportunity for the planning and robotics communities to share
research progress in the area of robot planning and showcase the use of
planning and scheduling technology in robotics applications.

Submission of papers that have been demonstrated on actual robotic systems
or those that focus on impacting real-world application domains (e.g.
logistics, transportation, manufacturing, etc.) are specifically encouraged.

Topics include, but are not limited to:

- integrated task and motion planning
- learning methods for robot planning
- integrated planning and execution for long-term autonomy
- plan execution, failure detection and recovery
- planning with uncertainty in robotics
- multi-robot planning, scheduling/coordination, and execution
- planning for perception
- manipulation task and/or motion planning
- explanation models and learning for autonomous robots
- human-aware planning and execution in human-robot interaction
- mixed-initiative planning and adjustable autonomy
- planning methods in cognitive robotics
- adversarial action planning in competitive robotic domains
- representation and acquisition of planning models for robotics
- formal methods for robot planning and control
- safety, ethics, and transparency in robot planning
- benchmark planning domains for robots
- real-world applications of planning for intelligent robots

Author Guidelines

Authors may submit long papers (8 pages plus up to one page of references)
or short papers (4 pages plus up to one page of references). The type of
paper must be indicated at submission time.

Both long and short papers will be reviewed against the standard criteria
of relevance, originality, significance, clarity and soundness, and are
expected to meet the high standards set by ICAPS. Short papers may be of
narrower scope. For example, they can either address a highly specific
issue, or propose/evaluate a small, yet important, extension of previous
work or a new idea.

Authors making multiple submissions must ensure that each submission has
significant unique content. Papers submitted to ICAPS 2019 may not be
submitted to other conferences or journals during the ICAPS 2019 review
period, nor may be already under review or published in other conferences
or journals. Over-length papers will be rejected without review.

Submission Instructions

All submissions will be made electronically, the paper submission link is

Submitted PDF papers should be anonymous for double-blind reviewing, adhere
to the page limits of the relevant track CFP/submission type (long or
short), and follow the AAAI author kit instructions for formatting:

In addition to the submitted PDF paper, authors can submit supplementary
material (videos, technical proofs, additional experimental results) for
their paper. Please make sure that the supporting material is also
anonymized. Papers should be self-contained; reviewers are encouraged, but
not obligated, to consider supporting material in their decision.

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).

Important Dates
- Abstracts (electronic submission) due:  November 16, 2018
- Papers (electronic submission, PDF) due: November 21, 2018
- Notification of acceptance: February 6, 2019
- Conference: July 2019 at Berkeley, CA, USA

The reference time-zone for all deadlines is UTC-12. That is, as long as
there is still some place anywhere in the world where the deadline has not
yet passed, you are on time!

Robotics Track chairs

Kostas Bekris
Alberto Finzi

Please direct all questions to icapsrobtrack2019 at gmail.com

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