ICAPS 2019, the 29th International Conference on Automated Planning and Scheduling, will take place in Berkeley, CA, USA, July 11-15, 2019. ICAPS 2019 is part of the ICAPS conference series, the premier forum for exchanging news and research results on theory and applications of intelligent planning and scheduling technology.
The ICAPS 2019 program committee invites paper submissions related to automated planning and scheduling. Relevant contributions include, but are not limited to:
Following the success of the Special Track on Novel Applications at previous ICAPS conferences, ICAPS 2019 will host again a Novel Applications Track.
ICAPS 2019, the 29th International Conference on Automated Planning and Scheduling, will take place in Berkeley, CA, USA, July 2019. ICAPS 2019 is part of the ICAPS conference series, the premier forum for exchanging news and research results on theory and applications of intelligent planning and scheduling technology.
The goal of this special track is to encourage the submission of papers describing all aspects of the development, deployment, and evaluation of planning and scheduling systems for real-world problems. Topics addressed in applications papers may include, but are not limited to:
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:
In 2019, ICAPS will run a Planning and Learning track as part of the main conference.
Machine learning has impacted all aspects of Artificial Intelligence and
Computer Science, and planning is no exception. This new track provides
an opportunity for the AI planning and scheduling community to engage
directly with developments in the learning community for the benefit of
The Planning and Learning track aims to present research at the intersection of the fields of machine learning and planning & scheduling. In particular, we are interested in work that draws substantially from the objectives, techniques, or methodologies of both fields. Topics include, but are not limited to:
The organizing committee of the 29th International Conference on Automated Planning and Scheduling (ICAPS 2019), to be held in Berkeley, CA USA, on July 11-12 2019, 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 planning and scheduling challenges.
Proposals in all areas related to AI planning and scheduling are welcome. ICAPS is also open to new topics beyond its traditional workshop offerings. For example, we encourage workshops that promote building bridges to other research communities working with similar technologies (e.g. verification, diagnosis, operations research, machine learning) or on related application problems (e.g. robotics or security).
The workshop (and tutorial) programs will comprise several concurrent events held in the two days before the plenary sessions of the conference. Workshop registration is free for ICAPS participants.
As in previous years, ICAPS supports the integration of the workshop and tutorial programs. Workshop organizers are welcome to also submit a tutorial proposal on a related topic. This tutorial would usually be scheduled in the morning of the workshop in the same room. We envisage that a full-day workshop will contain a quarter-day tutorial.
The preferred length for a workshop is half of a day, in order to encourage and promote the ability of participants to broaden and diversify their participation. The workshop format is open and may include oral presentations, talks by invited speakers, a poster session, a demo session, and others activities. Workshop organizers are encouraged to take initiatives that foster interaction and debate within the community.
We also encourage workshop organizers to partner with other workshop organizers if similar topics are covered in multiple workshops (e.g., joint sessions or invited talks).
The Organizing Committee for the 29th International Conference on
Automated Planning and Scheduling (ICAPS 2019) invites proposals for its
Tutorial Program. Tutorials offer the attendees a review of a specific
subfield by a leading expert. Registration is free for ICAPS participants.
We welcome proposals in all areas related to AI planning and scheduling (P&S), and highly encourage topics that have not appeared in recent ICAPS tutorials. We especially welcome topics from outside the ICAPS community that merge P&S with other areas such as robotics, machine learning, autonomous agents, and knowledge representation. Tutorials typically begin with introductory material, but also review recent advances in the field, providing either breadth or depth into the specific P&S topic.
We encourage tutorials that (i) include a hands-on session, allowing participants to experience useful tools, or (ii) experiment with algorithmic components, to deepen the participants’ understanding of the topic. We especially welcome tutorials that collaborate with a workshop, such that the tutorial provides some introductory material that can be later discussed at the workshop.
We expect the majority of tutorials to be half-day but quarter-day (90 minutes) tutorials are also possible. There is limited space for tutorials this year, so it is strongly recommended for tutorial proposals to integrate with an existing workshop if possible. Questions on integrating with a workshop can be directed to the tutorial co-chairs.
The Organizing Committee of the International Conference on Automated Planning and Scheduling (ICAPS 2019) invites Ph.D. students to participate in this year's Doctoral Consortium. The DC is open to all doctoral student attendees of the conference. The aim of the DC program is to provide a forum for students to discuss their research with other students and senior researchers working in similar areas, provide general advice regarding research skills and careers, and generally to accelerate the cohesion of new researchers with the ICAPS community and nurture the future of the field. Registering for the Doctoral Consortium will be part of the registration process for the conference.
We also encourage current doctoral students (students whose Ph.D. is in progress, but who are at least a year from defense/completion) to apply for the Mentoring Program that will take place as part of the Doctoral Consortium. The Mentoring Program is designed to provide senior graduate students with an opportunity to in-depth advice about their receive advice and mentoring by senior members of the field regarding careers and research skills. Participants in the mentoring program will also present posters during the main ICAPS conference in a session open to all ICAPS participants. The Mentoring Program will take place as part of the ICAPS 2019 Doctoral Consortium, which will be held on July, 10, the day before tutorials and workshops. Students do not need to be accepted into the Mentoring Program to attend and participate in the Doctoral Consortium.
The program committee of the 29th International Conference on Automated Planning and Scheduling (ICAPS) invites submissions of published journal papers for the Journal Presentation Track, successfully initiated in 2014. The track is designed to provide a forum to discuss important results related to automated planning and scheduling that appeared recently (from March 2018 onwards) in selective journals, but have not been previously presented either at ICAPS or at any other major AI conference (such as IJCAI, AAAI, ECAI). The goal of this track is twofold:
The System Demonstrations and Exhibits program at ICAPS 2019 provides an opportunity for planning and scheduling researchers and practitioners to demonstrate their state-of-the-art implementations in action. This event allows the community to experience some of the latest contributions to the field, while broadening the reach of novel methods.
Researchers from all sub-areas of AI planning and scheduling are encouraged to submit proposals to demonstrate their systems. Submissions will be evaluated on the basis of their novelty; scientific or industrial contributions' relevance to the conference theme and to users; and presentation. We encourage submissions demonstrating new and innovative techniques for planning and scheduling, as well as submissions from mature, commercial and/or deployed systems, and systems in development. Tools for teaching planning or scheduling are also welcome.
There will be an award for Best System Demonstration.