Call for Workshop Proposals
The ICAPS 2007 Organizing Committee invites proposals for the Workshop
Program of the 17th International Conference on Automated Planning and
Scheduling (ICAPS). The workshops are intended to provide a forum for
people to discuss issues with a selected focus.
The ICAPS 2007 Workshop Program will consist of several concurrent
workshops held on September 22 and 23, 2007. Most proposals should
aim for a length of one day. To facilitate interaction, each workshop
will be limited to 25-50 invited participants. Workshop registration
is free for ICAPS 2007 participants.
We solicit proposals in all areas related to AI Planning and Scheduling
- Planning and scheduling applications
- Technologies for planning and scheduling (CP, OR, graph theory,
SAT, model checking, decision theory, distributed problem solving,
machine learning, meta-heuristics, etc.)
- Integration of planning and scheduling
- Knowledge engineering
- Planning under uncertainty (MDPs, POMDPs, conformant planning,
contingent planning, etc.)
- Execution and replanning
- Planning and scheduling extensions (optimization criteria,
temporal domains, preferences, soft constraints, oversubscribed
- Planning and scheduling languages and semantics
- Evaluation and benchmarking of planning and scheduling systems,
- Deadline for proposal submission: March 2, 2007
- Acceptance notification: April 6, 2007
- CFP submission: April 27, 2007
- Paper submissions: June 15, 2007
- Notifications: July 13, 2007
- Technical program: July 13, 2007
- Edited working notes: August 3, 2007
Workshop Proposal Content
To submit a workshop proposal, organizers must provide the following
- A description of the workshop topic. The workshop should focus
on specific issues or themes rather than broad, general topics.
- A brief discussion of why the topic is of interest at this time,
and why this topic is not adequately addressed by other meetings
- A brief description of the proposed workshop length (if other
than one day) and format. Formats should maximize opportunities
for discussion and interaction, and should seek to involve all
workshop participants. Innovative approaches to fostering
interaction are encouraged.
- Names and full contact information for the organizing committee,
plus short descriptions of their relevant expertise. Strong
proposals include organizers who bring differing perspectives to
the workshop topic and who are actively connected to the
communities of potential participants.
- A list of potential attendees. Optionally, if some proposed
attendees have positively indicated potential (non-binding)
interest in coming, this may be noted.
Workshop organizers will be responsible for:
- Producing a Call for Participation (CFP) due April 27, 2007. The
CFP will be placed on the ICAPS Web site. Workshop organizers
will be responsible for additional publicity such as
distributing the CFP to relevant newsgroups and electronic
mailing lists, and especially to potential audiences outside of
the ICAPS community
- Reviewing submissions and issuing invitations to participate in
the workshop. Submissions should be received by June 15,
2007, and notification to authors sent by July 13, 2007
- Formulating the detailed technical program for the workshop and
making it available on the web by July 13, 2007.
- Assembling camera-ready copy for the workshop proceedings by
August 3, 2007 in close interaction with the Workshop Program Chairs.
Workshop proposal submissions should be sent via email to the ICAPS
2007 Workshop chairs, and must be received no later than March 2,
2007. Plain text or PDF submissions are preferred, using no more than
two pages, not including the proposed list of attendees. Organizers
will be notified, by email, of the acceptance or rejection of their
proposals by April 6, 2007.
- Philippe Laborie, ILOG, France, laborie at ilog.fr
- Daniel Weld, University of Washington, USA, weld at cs.washington.edu
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