The program committee of the 28th International Conference on Automated Planning and Scheduling (ICAPS) invites submissions of published journal papers for the Journal Presentation Track, successfully initiated in 2014.

The track is designed to provide a forum to discuss important results related to automated planning and scheduling that appeared recently (from March 2017 onwards) in selective journals, but have not been previously presented either at ICAPS or at a major AI conference (such as IJCAI, AAAI, ECAI).

The goal of this track is twofold:

  • To provide authors an opportunity to present at the conference important results published in journals that might otherwise not be submitted to the conference due to their length and complexity. Papers that differ from traditional ICAPS format and topics are welcome.
  • To broaden the program with lines of work at the intersection between planning/scheduling and related fields such as for example constraint programming, operations research, control, knowledge representation and reasoning, machine learning, multi-agent systems, robotics, computer games, and cognitive science. Papers that use planning and scheduling in some innovative way (even if they do not advance the planning technology itself) are welcome.

Paper Presentation

All accepted journal presentations will be presented orally during the conference - at least one author is expected to register to ICAPS 2018 and to present the paper in person. Complete citations, abstracts and URLs of the original journal papers (if available from the publisher) will be published on the ICAPS 2018 web site as a permanent reference.

Submission Requirements

Journal track submissions must meet the following criteria:

  • Candidate papers must be published in a journal such as (but not limited to) AIJ, AURO, JAIR, JAAMAS, KER and other leading journals relevant to each research area from March 2017 until the submission deadline.
  • Papers that are in press may be submitted as long as the final camera-ready version is available.
  • Extensions of papers that have been previously presented at ICAPS or another major AI conference (such as IJCAI, AAAI, ECAI) cannot be submitted to this track.

Submission Process

All submissions will be done via EasyChair ( The submission will be in the following format:

  • Title of the original journal paper (to be published on the Web);
  • Complete reference of the original paper (to be published on the Web);
  • URL where the paper can be downloaded from the publisher (if available) (to be published on the Web);
  • Abstract of the paper (to be published on the Web);
  • An accompanying letter containing a brief summary of the key results and contributions as well as an explanation of why this paper is interesting to the ICAPS community (in PDF);
  • A copy of the paper with its final camera-ready contents (in PDF).

Submissions will go through an expedited selection process. Selection criteria include significance of the results, relevance to the planning and scheduling community, and contribution to diversification of traditional ICAPS topics.

Important Dates

  • Submission deadline: March 24, 2018
  • Notification of acceptance: April 10, 2018
  • Main conference sessions: June 24-29, 2018

Journal Presentation Track Chairs

  • Nir Lipovetzky, University of Melbourne,
  • Malte Helmert, University of Basel,


January 2018 - The Call for Papers of the Journal Presentation Track and the Call for System Demos are online.
December 2017 - The workshop program has been announced.
December 2017 - Accommodation details are now available.
December 2017 - The calls for nominations for the Best Dissertation Award and the Influential Paper Award are online.
November 2017 - Invited Speakers announced
October 2017 - Call for Tutorial Proposals and Workshop Proposals available
September 2017 - Call for Papers released
June 2017 - ICAPS 2018 announced

Important dates

Abstract submission November 17, 2017
Paper submission November 21, 2017
Author notification January 29, 2018
Early registration April 27, 2018
Summer School June 20 - 23, 2018
Conference June 24 - 29, 2018


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