Monday, November 7, 2016

[DMANET] Last CFP: ICAPS 2017 Novel Applications Track

Call for Papers


The 27th International Conference on
Automated Planning and Scheduling (ICAPS 2017)

June 18-23, 2017, Pittsburgh, USA
( for inquiries)

Abstracts due: 18 November 2016
Papers due: 22 November 2016
Notification: 26 January 2017


Following the success of the Special Track on Novel Applications at previous
ICAPS conferences, ICAPS 2017 will host again a Novel Applications Track.

ICAPS 2017, the 26th International Conference on Automated Planning and
Scheduling, will take place in Pittsburgh, USA, 18-23 June 2017. ICAPS 2017 is
part of the ICAPS conference series, the premier forum for exchanging news and
research results on theory and applications of intelligent planning and
scheduling technology.

The goal of this special track is to encourage the submission of papers
describing all aspects of the development, deployment and evaluation of planning
and scheduling systems for real-world problems. Topics addressed in
applications papers may include, but are not limited to:

* Description and modelling of novel application domains
* Engineering issues in using P&S techniques
* Integration of multiple P&S techniques, or of P&S techniques with techniques
from other areas or disciplines
* User interface design, visualization and explanation for a P&S application
* Experiences in development, deployment and maintenance of P&S applications
* Evaluation, testing, and validation of P&S applications
* Assessment of impact on end users

In order to ensure that papers are reviewed fairly, the track has a separate
programme committee consisting of individuals with experience working on
applications of Planning and Scheduling technology to real world problems.
Papers submitted to this track will be evaluated using different criteria,

* Significance of the application problem being addressed
* Importance of P&S technology to solution of the problem
* Novelty of the application and technical approach to the application
* Evaluation of the system and its deployment
* Clarity of the descriptions of the application problem, techniques used, and
* Applicability to real-world problems such as by dataset complexity and actual
use in practice


18 November 2016 - Abstracts (electronic submission) due
22 November 2016 - Papers (electronic submission, PDF) due
26 January 2017 - Notification of acceptance

The reference timezone 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.


Authors may submit long papers (8 pages AAAI style 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. For more information, see

All papers, regardless of length, will be reviewed against the standard criteria
of relevance, originality, significance, clarity and soundness, and are expected
to meet the same high standards set by ICAPS. Full technical papers are
expected to report on a significant applications effort, emerging or deployed,
while short papers may report on more limited aspects of a particular
application, approach or study.

Authors making multiple submissions must ensure that each submission has
significant unique content. Papers submitted to ICAPS'17 may not be submitted
to other conferences or journals during the ICAPS'17 review period nor may they
be already under review or published in other conferences or journals.
Overlength papers will be rejected without review.

All submissions will be made electronically, through the EasyChair conference


Karen Myers (SRI International, USA)
Hana Rudova (Masaryk University, Czech Republic)
Neil Yorke-Smith (American University of Beirut, Lebanon)

Please direct all questions to


Roman Bartak, Charles University, Czech Republic
Sara Bernardini, King's College London, UK
Mark Boddy, Adventium Labs, USA
Luis Castillo-Vidal, University of Granada, Spain
Gabriella Cortellessa, CNR, National Research Council of Italy, Italy
Riccardo De Benedictis, CNR, National Research Council of Italy, Italy
Susana Fernandez, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, Spain
Simone Fratini, European Space Agency - ESA/ESOC, Germany
Mark Giuliano, Space Telescope Science Institute, USA
Christophe Guettier, Sagem, France
Patrik Haslum, Australian National University, Australia
Christian Hutter, Otto-von-Guericke University, Germany
Russell Knight, NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory, USA
Philippe Laborie, IBM Research, France
Dario Landa-Silva, The University of Nottingham, UK
Jakub Marecek, IBM Research, Ireland
Lee McCluskey, University of Huddersfield, UK
Angelo Oddi, ISTC-CNR, Italian National Research Council, Italy
Eva Onaindia, Universidad Politecnica de Valencia, Spain
Simon Parkinson, University of Huddersfield, UK
Adrian Pearce, The University of Melbourne, Australia
Federico Pecora, Örebro University, Sweden
Nicola Policella, European Space Agency - ESA/ESOC, Germany
Cédric Pralet, ONERA, France
Riccardo Rasconi, CNR, National Research Council of Italy, Italy
Ioannis Refanidis, University of Macedonia, Greece
Zachary Rubinstein, Carnegie Mellon University, USA
Miguel A. Salido, Universidad Politeica de Valennia, Spain
David E. Smith, NASA Ames Research Center, USA
Shirin Sohrabi, IBM Research, USA
Premysl Sucha, Czech Technical University, Czech Republic
Kartik Talamadupula, IBM Research, USA
Florent Teichteil-Koenigsbuch, Airbus, France
Pascal Van Hentenryck, University of Michigan, USA
Greet Vanden Berghe, KU Leuven, Belgium
Tiago Stegun Vaquero, MIT and Caltech, USA
Pradeep Varakantham, Singapore Management University, Singapore
Petr Vilim, IBM Research, Czech Republic

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