Call for Papers

Papers are solicited on any aspect related to Planning and Scheduling, such as: optimization over large problems and with multiple objectives, domain analysis and knowledge acquisition, dealing effectively with uncertainty in predictive and reactive planning/scheduling, planning and execution, anytime reactive planning/scheduling, debugging and software development tools for planning/scheduling systems.

Papers will be judged according to their scientific and technical merits. The submissions should contain results which advance the state of the art in planning and scheduling systems, either through theoretical analysis or experimental analysis. For papers reporting experimental results, authors are strongly encouraged to make the systems and the data available on the Web, and a system demo at the conference.

We solicit in particular papers that report on successful use of planning and scheduling technology in operational applications, either commercial or not. A special track will be organized for these papers and authors will be able to designate whether they want their papers to be reviewed according to the special track criteria. Papers in this track should give sufficient details on the application domain, which planning/scheduling techniques were used, how they were integrated in the overall application system, the (quantitative) advantages from the application perspective (e.g., increase in productivity of 20%), and the lessons learned in the difficult process of integrating novel planning/scheduling technologies in the application domain.

All papers will be allowed a maximum of 10 pages based on the AAAI style template, and should indicate -in decreasing order of relevance- at least one of the following keywords:

domain-independent classical planning
planning and complexity
planning and scheduling under uncertainty
scheduling algorithms
decision-theoretic planning and scheduling
planning and reasoning about actions
plan validation and verification
planning and perception
planning and learning
knowledge engineering techniques for planning and scheduling
planning and scheduling with complex domain models
planning with resources
planning with hierarchical task networks
anytime planning and scheduling
deductive planning
model-theoretic approaches to planning
constraint reasoning for planning and scheduling
distributed and multi-agent planning and scheduling
planning and execution
reactive planning
dynamic scheduling
scalability in planning and scheduling
mixed-initiative planning and scheduling
case-based planning
robot planning
planning, scheduling and the new information technology
applications of planning and scheduling

The keywords together with the paper's title, name, full address, email address, and telephone numbers for all authors, and a 300 words (maximum) abstract, must be specified in the first page. Submission will be electronic at the ICAPS'03 Paper registration web page.

All accepted papers will appear in the ICAPS'03 archival proceedings, and must be formally presented at the conference, through oral presentations, and possibly through demonstrations or posters.