ICAPS will run a Robotics track, following the successes of the 2014-2017 editions. The Robotics track welcomes planning research contributions underlying the integration of AI and autonomous robots. In particular, the ICAPS-2018 Robotics track provides an opportunity for the AI planning and scheduling community (broadly defined) to submit their work on how to respond to the planning challenges that robotics pose, in terms of the advancement of intelligent robots. We call for papers that present integrated solutions, and overall behavior approaches for autonomous robots, including deliberative, reactive, motion, continuous planning and execution, learning from experience, and human-robot interaction. Furthermore, we also call for the use of planning and scheduling technology in robotics applications.

Submissions need to apply or be well grounded in robots. Topics include, but are not limited to:

  • integrated task and motion planning
  • planning for long-term autonomy in robotics
  • integrated planning and execution in robotic architectures
  • robot motion, manipulation, path, task, and mission planning
  • human-autonomy teaming
  • representation, acquisition and learning of planning models for robotics
  • reinforcement learning of robot behavior policies
  • explanation models and learning for autonomous robots
  • robot planning to include safety, ethics, and transparency
  • failure detection and recovery
  • planning with uncertainty for reliable robots
  • multi-robot planning, scheduling/coordination, and execution
  • mixed-initiative planning and variable/adjustable autonomy for robotic systems
  • human-aware planning and execution in human-robot interaction, including safety
  • planning for cognitive robotics
  • adversarial action planning in competitive robotic domains
  • planning for perception
  • formal methods for robot planning and control
  • benchmark planning domains for robots
  • real-world planning applications for autonomous robots

Author Guidelines

Authors may submit long papers (8 pages 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.

Both long and short papers will be reviewed against the standard criteria of relevance, originality, significance, clarity and soundness, and are expected to meet the 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 be already under review or published in other conferences or journals. Over-length papers will be rejected without review.

Submission Instructions

All submissions will be made electronically, through the EasyChair conference system:

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.

The proceedings will be published by AAAI Press. All accepted papers will be published in the main conference proceedings and will be presented orally at the conference (full papers will be allocated more time).

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 time-zone 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!

Robotics Track chairs


Please direct all questions to icapsrobtrack2018@gmail.com


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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