ICAPS 2018, the 28th International Conference on Automated Planning and Scheduling, will take place in Delft, Netherlands, June 24-29, 2018. ICAPS 2018 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. In 2018, it will be co-located with CPAIOR.

The ICAPS 2018 program committee invites paper submissions related to automated planning and scheduling. Relevant contributions include, but are not limited to:

  • Applications and case studies of planning and scheduling techniques
  • Uncertainty and stochasticity in planning and scheduling
  • Partially observable and unobservable domains
  • Conformant, contingent and adversarial planning
  • Plan and schedule execution, monitoring and repair
  • Continuous planning, on-line and real-time domains
  • Plan recognition, plan management and goal reasoning
  • Classical planning techniques and analysis
  • Continuous state and action spaces
  • Multi-agent and distributed planning
  • Domain modelling, knowledge acquisition and engineering
  • Learning for planning and scheduling
  • Human computer interaction for planning and scheduling systems
  • Mixed initiative planning and scheduling systems

The best papers will be invited for fast track by the Artificial Intelligence journal (AIJ) and to the award-winning papers track of the Journal of Artificial Intelligence Research (JAIR).

Tracks

Besides the main track, ICAPS 2018 will continue to host additional tracks in the following areas:

  • Robotics: Planning, execution, and coordination for individual or teams of robots, at the level of tasks, behaviors and motions; applications in autonomous, mixed-initiative, and human-robot interactive systems; preference for techniques demonstrated on actual robot systems.
  • Novel Applications: Emerging and deployed applications, case studies and lessons learned.
  • Planning and Learning: Research at the intersection of the fields of machine learning and planning & scheduling.
  • ICAPS 2018 will host a new special track on operations research for planning & scheduling.

Additionally, the ICAPS program will include journal presentations, workshops and tutorials, each having separate submission and notification dates, to be announced separately.

Author Guidelines

Authors may submit long papers (8 pages AAAI style plus up to one page of references) or short papers (4 pages plus up to one page of references). The type of paper must be indicated at submission time.

All papers, regardless of length, will be reviewed against the standard criteria of relevance, originality, significance, clarity and soundness, and are expected to meet the same high standards set by ICAPS. Short papers may be of narrower scope, for example by addressing a highly specific issue, or proposing or evaluating a small, yet important, extension of previous work or new idea.

Authors making multiple submissions must ensure that each submission has significant unique content. Papers submitted to ICAPS 2018 may not be submitted to other conferences or journals during the ICAPS 2018 review period nor may they be already under review or published in other conferences or journals. Overlength papers will be rejected without review.

Submission Instructions

All submissions will be made electronically, through the EasyChair conference system:
https://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=icaps2018

Submitted PDF papers should be anonymous for double-blind reviewing, adhere to the page limits of the relevant track CFP/submission type (long or short), and follow the AAAI author kit instructions for formatting: http://www.aaai.org/Publications/Author/icaps.php

In addition to the submitted PDF paper, authors can submit supplementary material (videos, technical proofs, additional experimental results) for their paper. Please make sure that the supporting material is also anonymized. Papers should be self-contained; reviewers are encouraged, but not obligated, to consider supporting material in their decision.

Resubmission to IJCAI/ECAI Policy

The IJCAI/ECAI 2018 abstract submission deadline is on January 25, a few days before the ICAPS notification date. While the IJCAI/ECAI policy forbids submissions to multiple conferences, this does not apply to the registration of abstracts. ICAPS authors can submit an abstract to IJCAI/ECAI if they feel that their paper will be rejected by ICAPS. If then the paper is accepted, they should withdraw the abstract straight after the ICAPS notification.

Important Dates

November 17, 2017
Abstracts (electronic submission) due
November 21, 2017
Papers (electronic submission, PDF) due
January 29, 2018
Notification of acceptance

The reference timezone for all deadlines is UTC-12. That is, as long as there is still some place anywhere in the world where the deadline has not yet passed, you are on time!

Contact

For inquiries contact: pcchairs-icaps18@googlegroups.com

News

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
Summer School June 20 - 23, 2018
Conference June 24 - 29, 2018

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