19th International Conference on
Automated Planning and Scheduling

September 19-23, 2009, Thessaloniki, Greece


Call for Tutorial Proposals

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The Organizing Committee of the 19th International Conference on Automated Planning and Scheduling (ICAPS 2009) invites tutorial proposals. Tutorials will be held immediately prior to the plenary sessions of the conference and the registration is free for the ICAPS 2009 participants.  

The tutorial program offers the attendees first-hand experience with state-of-the-art trends in research and applications by leading experts within each topic. Ideally, tutorials should be accessible for an audience of AI researchers while offering interesting insights to experts in the specific field.  

We invite proposals for half-day or full-day tutorials on automated planning and scheduling research and applications; for example, space systems, manufacturing, robotics, disaster relief, and crisis response. We also invite tutorials on research topics in related areas such as approximations, complexity, constraints, control, diagnosis, learning, operations research, search, software engineering and others.  

The topics of the tutorials of the previous ICAPS conference included abstraction heuristics for planning, first-order planning, constraint processing for planning and scheduling, and external-memory graph search.  

Tutorials should be designed to provide a comprehensive and in-depth perspective of some aspect of the state of the art in planning and scheduling research or applications. If you have any questions about the suitability of a particular tutorial topic please do not hesitate to contact the tutorial chairs.

 Important Dates

  • Deadline for proposal submission: April 3rd, 2009

  •  Acceptance notification: May 1st, 2009

  • Tutorials: September 19th and 20th, 2009 

Proposal Submission

Tutorial  proposal submissions should be sent by e-mail to either of the tutorial chairs not later than April 3rd, 2009. You will be notified, by email, of the acceptance or not of your proposal by May 1st, 2009.

Tutorial Program Chairs

  • Malte Helmert, University of Freiburg, Germany (helmert at informatik <dot> uni-freiburg <dot> de)

  • Russell Knight, JPL, USA (knight at jpl <dot> nasa <dot> gov)