[PlanetKR] ICAPS 2012 - Call for Papers

Flavio Tonidandel flaviot at fei.edu.br
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22nd International Conference on Automated Planning and Scheduling

             ICAPS-2012, http://icaps12.icaps-conference.org

              June 24-28, 2012, Atibaia, Sao Paulo, Brazil



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ICAPS 2012 -- Call for Papers


ICAPS 2012 website: http://icaps12.icaps-conference.org/


The 22nd International Conference on Automated Planning and Scheduling,

ICAPS'12, will take place in Atibaia, Sao Paulo, Brazil, June 24-28,

2012. ICAPS'12 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 organizing committee of ICAPS'12 invites paper submissions on topics

related to automated planning and scheduling. The purpose of the

conference is to promote research in automated planning and scheduling

through analysis and dissemination of the foundational theory, the

technologies, and their application to significant problems. The focus of

the conference program is on:


  * Analytic and empirical studies of planning and scheduling problems

    as well as algorithms for solving them;


  * Studies applying automated planning and scheduling technologies to

    real problems and descriptions of deployed applications;


  * Techniques that extend the complexity and the types of problems that

    can be solved with current techniques; and


  * Analytic and implemented tools for supporting automated planning and



We particularly welcome application papers providing novel insights about

either planning and scheduling, or their application in the real world,

as well as papers that bring into planning useful computational

technologies from other areas of AI/CS.


Following the most recent editions of ICAPS, the authors will be allowed

to submit two types of papers:


  * Full technical papers


  * Short papers


The authors will indicate the type of paper at submission time. Full

papers can be up to 8 pages long, while short papers can be up to 4 pages

long. Submissions must be in the AAAI format

(http://www.aaai.org/Publications/Author/author.php). For more

information, see the submission instructions on the conference web site

(http://icaps12.icaps-conference.org/). 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). Authors of award-winning

papers (best papers, best student papers and runners-up) will have the

opportunity to submit extended versions of their papers for fast track

review to the "best paper track" of either the Journal of Artificial

Intelligence Research or to Artificial Intelligence.



Special Track on Continuous Planning



This year ICAPS is pleased to introduce a special track on Continuous

Planning. This is intended as a multi-disciplinary track that focuses on

all elements of online systems that perform real-time planning,

execution, monitoring and adaptation. Topics include, but not limited to,

real-time planning, planning in mixed discrete-continuous domains,

planning for systems with hidden state, plan monitoring and diagnosis of

discrete and continuous systems. Papers are encouraged from a range of

neighboring disciplines, including model-based reasoning, hybrid systems,

run-time verification, control and robotics. The track has a separate

program committee that is drawn from these disciplines.



Author and Reviewer Guidelines



All papers will be reviewed based on the standard criteria for clarity,

relevance, significance, originality, and soundness.


Full technical papers are expected to report on new research that makes a

substantial technical contribution to the field and is placed in the

context of existing work.


Short papers can report on new research or other issues of interest to

the ICAPS community. Examples of work suitable for short papers include:

novel ideas that are not yet fully developed or whose scope is not large

enough for a full paper; important implementation techniques; novel

interesting benchmark problems; short experimental studies; interesting

applications that are not yet completely solved or analyzed; position or

challenge papers; etc.


Authors making multiple submissions must ensure that each submission has

significant unique content. Papers submitted to ICAPS'12 may not be

submitted to other conferences or journals during the ICAPS'12 review

period nor may they be already under review or published in other

conferences or journals. Overlength papers will be rejected without



Topics include (but are not limited to) the following:


  * adversarial planning


  * applications and case studies of planning and scheduling techniques


  * classical planning


  * complexity analysis for planning and scheduling


  * conformant/contingent planning


  * constraint reasoning/OR techniques for planning and scheduling


  * distributed and multi-agent planning and scheduling


  * hierarchical task network planning and knowledge-based planning


  * knowledge acquisition and engineering for planning and scheduling


  * machine learning for planning and scheduling


  * plan and schedule execution, monitoring and repair


  * plan recognition


  * planning and scheduling under uncertainty


  * planning with resources and time constraints


  * real-time planning and scheduling


  * robot planning


  * search for planning and scheduling



Important Dates



The timetable for paper submissions and reviewing is as follows:



  Electronic abstracts:         Fri, December 9th, 2011


  Electronic PDF papers:        Fri, December 16th, 2011


  Notification of acceptance:   Tue, February 7th, 2012



The reference timezone for all deadlines is UTC-12. This means that if

you are in time anywhere on the world, then you are in time!



Organizing Committee



Conference chairs:


  * Jose Reinaldo Silva (University of Sao Paulo, Brazil)


  * Blai Bonet (Universidad Simon Bolivar, Venezuela)


Program chairs:


  * Lee McCluskey (University of Huddersfield, UK)


  * Brian Williams (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA)


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