The Organizing Committee of the 19th International Conference on Automated Planning & Scheduling (ICAPS'09) invites paper submissions on topics related to automated planning and scheduling. The purpose of the conference is to promote research in automated planning and scheduling through analysis and dissemination of the foundational theory, the technologies and their application to significant problems. The focus of the conference program is in:
Analytic and empirical studies of planning and scheduling problems and algorithms for solving them
Studies of applying automated planning and scheduling technologies to real problems and deployed applications,
Extensions to the complexity and types of problems that can be solved with current techniques, and
Analytic and implemented tools for supporting automated planning and scheduling.
We welcome two categories of paper submission: full (regular) papers and short papers. The authors decide the type of the category at submission time.
Full papers will be presented orally and will be allocated 8 pages in the proceedings.
Short papers will be presented as posters and will be allocated 4 pages in the proceedings.
You might want consider having a look at the frequently asked questions about paper sizes.
Submissions must be in the AAAI format. See the author instructions at the AAAI web site for detailed formatting instructions. The final papers will be in the same format. The proceedings will be published by AAAI Press.
Authors are discouraged from submitting the same work both as full and short paper.
Extended versions of best ICAPS-09 papers will be invited to be submitted to the Artificial Intelligence Journal, which will fast-track their publication process.
Time table for paper submissions and reviewing is as follows:
table for paper submissions and reviewing is as follows:
|Electronic abstracts:||Friday April 17, 2009|
|Electronic PDF papers:||Wednesday April 22, 2009|
|Notification of acceptance:||Monday June 15, 2009|
|Final papers due:||Wednesday June 24, 2009|
Full papers will be reviewed using the following criteria.
Is the motivation for the research or the innovation of the application well explained?
Is the contribution (w.r.t. related research) of the research argued/supported convincingly?
Are the ideas and contribution novel and substantive?
Are the algorithms/theorems/proofs correct?
Is the presentation clear (informative and readable)?
Is related research cited?
Do the experiments demonstrate a valuable non-obvious point? Are the experiments/algorithms explained well enough to support reproducibility? Are the experiments rigorously conducted?
Short papers will be reviewed with the same criteria as full
They may describe interesting or thought-provoking ideas/work that are not as fully developed as regular papers, or
They may focus on specific technical results that extend existing techniques or ideas in some useful/interesting way, but not necessarily enough for a full paper, or
Papers submitted to ICAPS'09 may not be submitted to other conferences or journals during ICAPS'09 review period nor may they be already under review or published in other conferences or journals. Over-length papers will be rejected without review.
Paper submission will take place through the
ICAPS'09 EasyChair web site. The site is open for
In order to submit a paper, you must follow the next steps:
Alfonso Gerevini, University of Brescia, Italy