The doctoral consortium takes place in the Mekelzalen in the Science Centre Delft. Note that this is not the same building as the ICAPS conference venue. The address is Mijnbouwstraat 120. In order to reach the Mekelzalen you can follow the signs. Alternatively: walk straight until you see stairs on your right hand side, go up one level, then go left and at the end of the corridor go left again.


12:00 - 12:15Arrival and check-in
12:15 - 12:30Opening remarks
12:30 - 13:30Lunch & Mentee Poster session
13:30 - 14:15Neil Yorke-Smith: How to get the most of your ICAPS experience
14:15 - 15:00Scott Sanner: Things I wish I'd known as a PhD student
15:00 - 15:15Discussion
15:15 - 15:45Coffee break / discussion with mentors
15:45 - 17:00Panel on careers in Planning and Scheduling
Panelists: Jeremy Frank, Robert Goldman, Christian Muise, Rebecca Khurshid, and Ron Petrick
17:00 - 17:15Closing remarks
18:00 Dinner at The Hangout


  • Neil Yorke-Smith
  • Minh Do
  • Ron Petrick
  • Alan Fern
  • Malte Helmert
  • Gal Kaminka
  • Jeremy Frank
  • Patrik Haslum
  • Christian Muise


The proceedings of the Mentoring Program are available here.

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Doctoral Consortium Chairs

  • Jim Boerkoel (boerkoel@cs.hmc.edu), Harvey Mudd College, USA
  • Gal Kaminka (galk@cs.biu.ac.il), Bar Ilan University, Israel


June 2018 - Tutorial materials are being made available.
June 2018 - Can't attend ICAPS? Check out our live stream instead!
June 2018 - Additional details about the Doctoral Consortium, Robotics Lab Tours and a City Tour are now available.
April 2018 - Detailed schedule is available.
April 2018 - Registration has been opened and information about student support is available.
February 2018 - Accepted papers announced.
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, and 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
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