[PlanetKR] CFP: AAAI-11 Workshop on Generalized Planning

Sheila McIlraith sheila at cs.toronto.edu
Tue Apr 12 04:54:09 EST 2011

Dear Mary-Anne,

Could you please post the attached CFP to PlanetKR?





August 8th, San Francisco, USA



The goal of this workshop is to explore ways of increasing the scope and
scalability of automated planning by constructing and utilizing plans with
rich representations and control structures. We plan to bring together
researchers interested in new action and plan representations, as well as in
synthesis, learning and analysis of plans. GenPlan11 follows the very
successful GenPlan09 workshop that was held in conjunction with ICAPS in

An additional objective of this workshop is to foster a greater exchange of
ideas between the many distinct yet related subfields of AI that these
problems are connected with, including knowledge representation, abstraction,
learning, inductive logic programming, hierarchical decision making paradigms
such as partial policies and HTNs, program synthesis, automated service
composition, as well as model checking in AI, in addition to the various
forms of automated planning.

Some of the fundamental questions motivating this workshop are:
  *  How can we effectively find, represent and utilize high-level knowledge
     about planning domains?
  *  What separates planning problems from program synthesis and composition
  *  What are the computational limits to the feasibility of these problems?
  *  How can advances in model checking and abstraction techniques be utilized
     towards solving these problems?


Potential topics include but are not limited to:
  *  generating plans with loops
  *  generating parameterized plans
  *  instantiating parameterized plans
  *  evaluation of generalized plans
  *  learning macro actions
  *  reasoning and planning with complex actions
  *  learning and planning with domain control knowledge
  *  learning and planning with partial policies
  *  automated service composition
  *  plan verification
  *  model checking and abstraction for planning
  *  program synthesis
  *  generating robust or partial schedules

   Workshop Format

The workshop program will include technical presentations, discussion
session(s), and a poster session, depending on the participation.
We will also have invited talks by three prominent researchers: Alessandro
Cimatti, Hector Levesque and Stuart Russell.

Further details will be posted with the workshop program.

   Paper Format and Submission

We invite technical papers (up to 8 pages), extended abstracts (up to 2
pages) and papers with clear formulations of open problems and potential
approaches (up to 4 pages). We invite submissions including works in progress
and mature work that may have been published at other research venues.
Submission of previously published work may be in the form of a resubmission
of a previous paper, or a position/survey paper that overviews and cites a
body of work.

Paper submissions should be in PDF format and typeset in the AAAI style.

Paper submissions and queries should be emailed to Siddharth Srivastava with
"GenPlan11" in the subject.

Please note that if accepted, at least one of the authors will have to
register and attend the workshop. AAAI-11 student volunteers will be given
complimentary technical registrations.

   Important Dates

Paper Submission Deadline
April 22, 2011
Author Notification
May 13, 2011
Final Version
May 27/June1, 2011
Workshop Date
August 8, 2011

   Program Committee

Eyal Amir, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA
Jorge Baier, Catholic University of Chile, Chile
Chitta Baral, Arizona State University, USA
Adi Botea, NICTA and Australian National University, Australia
Amanda Coles, University of Strathclyde, UK
Christian Fritz, Palo Alto Research Center, USA
Hector Geffner, ICREA, Spain
Robert Goldman, SIFT, USA
Subbarao Kambhampati, Arizona State University, USA
Roni Khardon, Tufts University, USA
Gerhard Lakemeyer, Aachen University of Technology, Germany
Karen Myers, SRI International, USA
Bernhard Nebel, University of Freiburg, Germany
Sebastian Sardina, RMIT University, Australia
Manuela Veloso, Carnegie Mellon University, USA

   Organizing Committee

Sheila McIlraith, University of Toronto, Canada
Siddharth Srivastava (Chair), University of Massachusetts Amherst, USA
Paolo Traverso, FBK, Center for Information Technology - IRST, Italy
Shlomo Zilberstein, University of Massachusetts Amherst, USA

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