[PlanetKR] Final CFP (Extended Deadline): Epistemic Planning (EpiP) Workshop @ ICAPS

Thorsten Engesser engesser at cs.uni-freiburg.de
Fri Jul 17 22:03:20 EST 2020

                        CALL FOR PAPERS

ICAPS 2020 Workshop on Epistemic Planning (EpiP 2020)


Deadline: July 31, 2020 23:59 (UTC-12)


Automated planning is of central concern in high-level symbolic AI
research, with applications in logistics, robotics and service
composition. In the simple case of an agent operating in a known
world, the output of a planner is just a sequence of actions to be
performed to the effect that it achieves a desired goal state.
Epistemic planning is the enrichment of automated planning with
epistemic notions, including knowledge and beliefs, which not only
refer to incomplete knowledge, but also beliefs about this knowledge.
Epistemic planning has promising application potentials in all types
of domains requiring artificial agents that have skills both in
planning and in reasoning about knowledge and beliefs (of themselves
and others). Such applications include domestic robots interacting
with humans, non-player characters in video games, and autonomous
robots interacting in a factory setting. It is a relatively recent
area of research, and is inherently multi-disciplinary involving
research from automated planning, epistemic logic, and knowledge
representation & reasoning. In order to achieve formalisms and systems
for epistemic planning that are both expressive and practically
efficient, it is necessary to combine the state of the art from all
three areas.

Topics relevant to the workshop include:

* Theory of mind, recursive reasoning
* Modeling teams/groups of agents
* Modeling other agents under partial observability
* Modeling belief change in other agents
* Modeling strategies and knowledge preconditions in games and
knowledge-based programs
* Reasoning about utilities and preferences of other agents
* Formal/epistemic models of coordination and collaboration in
multi-agent systems
* Planning formalisms for epistemic planning
* Action languages for epistemic planning
* Algorithms for epistemic planning
* Decidability and complexity results for epistemic planning variants
* Search heuristics for epistemic planning
* Epistemic planning benchmarks
* Learning epistemic action theories
* Methods for goal/intent/plan recognition
* Epistemic reasoning in social robotics
* (Dynamic) epistemic logic applied to goal recognition, diagnosis
and/or planning
* Novel applications of epistemic planning

### Important Dates

Submission: July 31, 2020 23:59 (UTC-12)
Notification: August 14, 2020
Workshop: October 26/27, 2020

### Submission Instructions

Submissions should be formatted in AAAI style (see instructions in the
Author Kit at
https://protect-au.mimecast.com/s/-KJfC4QO9DSRmYDLFxYg71?domain=aaai.org and be no
longer than 8 pages (excluding references). Submissions will be double

There will be no formal proceedings. Submissions sent to other
conferences simultaneously are allowed. It is the responsibility of
the authors to ensure that those venues allow for papers submitted to
be already published in "informal" ways. Furthermore, we explicitly
encourage the submission of relevant work that has already been
published or accepted for publication elsewhere (in journals or
conference proceedings). In that case, we do not require the authors
to make an original submission, but instead allow submissions of the
published/accepted paper with a reference to the publication venue.

At least one author of each accepted paper must attend the workshop
(either in person or online) in order to present the paper. Authors must
register for the ICAPS main conference in order to attend the workshop.
There will be no separate workshop-only registration.

Workshop web page: https://protect-au.mimecast.com/s/XAIcC3QN90SWG7yLhgjKa_?domain=icaps20.icaps-conference.org
Submission link: https://protect-au.mimecast.com/s/2SA9C5QPWESwxgXqTyR60e?domain=easychair.org

### Organizers

Thomas Bolander (Technical University of Denmark)
Thorsten Engesser (University of Freiburg)
Andreas Herzig (CNRS, IRIT Toulouse)
Robert Mattmüller (University of Freiburg)
Sheila McIlraith (University of Toronto)
Bernhard Nebel (University of Freiburg)
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