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Workshop Papers dueMar 2019
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Workshops and Tutoriails11-12 Jul 2019
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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:

  • Applications and case studies of planning and scheduling techniques
  • Uncertainty and stochasticity in planning and scheduling
  • Partially observable and unobservable domains
  • Conformant, contingent and adversarial planning
  • Plan and schedule execution, monitoring and repair
  • Continuous planning, on-line and real-time domains
  • Plan recognition, plan management and goal reasoning
  • Classical planning techniques and analysis
  • Continuous state and action spaces
  • Multi-agent and distributed planning
  • Domain modelling, knowledge acquisition and engineering
  • Learning for planning and scheduling
  • Human computer interaction for planning and scheduling systems
  • Mixed initiative planning and scheduling systems
The best papers will be invited for fast track by the Artificial Intelligence journal (AIJ). Additionally, the Journal of Artificial Intelligence Research (JAIR) invites the award-winning papers in the "JAIR Award Winning Paper Track" and the non-winnnig nominated papers in the "Fast reviewing Track". Additionally, the ICAPS program will include journal presentations, special tracks, workshops and tutorials, each having separate submission and notification dates, as announced separately on this website.

For inquiries contact: gro.riahcysae@niam-91SPACI.

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:

  • Description and modelling of novel application domains
  • Engineering issues in using planning and scheduling techniques
  • Integration of multiple planning and scheduling techniques, or of planning and scheduling techniques with techniques from other areas or disciplines
  • User interface design, visualization, and explanation for a planning and scheduling application
  • Experiences in development, deployment, and maintenance of planning and scheduling applications
  • Evaluation, testing, and validation of planning and scheduling applications
  • Assessment of impact on end users
This track has a separate programme committee consisting of individuals with experience working on applications of Planning and Scheduling technology to real world problems. Papers submitted to this track will be evaluated using different criteria, particularly:
  • Significance of the application problem being addressed
  • Importance of planning and scheduling technology to solution of the problem
  • Novelty of the application and technical approach to the application
  • Evaluation of the system and its deployment
  • Clarity of the descriptions of the application problem, techniques used, and results
  • Applicability to real-world problems such as by dataset complexity and actual use in practice
Please direct all questions to moc.liamg@sppalevon.91spaci.

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
Please direct all questions to moc.liamg@9102kcartborspaci.

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 both.

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:

  • Reinforcement learning
  • Learning to improve the effectiveness of planning & scheduling systems
  • Learning domain models
  • Planning & scheduling in learned domain models
  • Learning effective heuristics and other forms of control knowledge
  • Planning applied to automating machine learning systems
  • Applications that involve a combination of learning with planning or scheduling
Please direct any questions to moc.elgoog@nnamyhtomit and ude.etatsnogero@nref.nala.

All submissions will be made electronically, through the EasyChair conference system: https://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=icaps2019. Submitted PDFs should be anonymous for double-blind and follow the AAAI author kit instructions for formatting.

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 and track of the 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.

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).

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).

Workshop Proposals

Workshop proposals should be no more than 3 pages and should provide:
  • A description of the workshop topic.
  • A brief discussion of why the topic is of interest to ICAPS at this time, and why the topic is not adequately addressed by other meetings or conferences.
  • If relevant, the title and speaker names for the tutorial to be attached to the workshop. A full tutorial proposal needs to be sent to the tutorial chairs (for details, see the separate call for tutorial proposals).
  • A brief description of the proposed workshop length and format. Innovative formats that aim to increase opportunities for discussion and interaction are encouraged.
  • Names and full contact information for the organizing committee, plus short descriptions of their relevant expertise. Strong proposals include organisers who bring differing perspectives to the workshop topic and who are actively connected to the communities of potential participants.
  • An estimate of the number of workshop speakers (including invited speakers, presenters, panelists, etc.) and the expected number of workshop attendees. Optionally, a list of proposed attendees that have indicated potential (non-binding) interest.
The organizers of accepted workshop proposals are responsible for:
  • Producing a Call for Participation (CfP) and contributing materials for setting up a web page for the workshop by December 28, 2018. The web page and the CfP will be linked to the ICAPS 2019 website.
  • Additional publicity, such as distributing the CFP to relevant newsgroups and electronic mailing lists (through liaison with the ICAPS 2019 publicity chairs) and especially to potential audiences outside the ICAPS community.
  • Organizing the review process for submissions and issuing invitations to participate in the workshop.
  • Formulating a detailed technical program for the workshop and making it available to be uploaded on the ICAPS 2019 website well in advance of the conference. A list of accepted papers for the workshop should be ready to be placed on the website by April 20, 2019.
  • Compiling a camera-ready copy for the workshop proceedings in close interaction with the workshop program chairs. The workshop proceedings will be made available on the ICAPS 2019 website.

Submission Procedure

Workshop proposals should be submitted by email, in plain text or PDF, to both workshop chairs with subject "Workshop Proposal for ICAPS19" no later than December 7, 2018. Workshop organizers will be notified by email of the acceptance or rejection of their proposal by December 21, 2018.

Summary of Important Dates

  • Deadline for submission of workshop proposals: December 7, 2018.
  • Notification of workshop acceptance: December 21, 2018.
  • Workshop Call for Papers and materials for the website: December 28, 2018.
  • List of accepted papers for the website: April 22, 2019.
  • Workshop/Tutorial dates: July 11 and 12, 2019.
Please direct all questions to the workshop program chairs.