Friday, October 27, 2017

[DMANET] 2nd CFP: ICAPS 2018 Novel Applications Track

[apologies for multiple copies]

Second Call for Papers


The 28th International Conference on
Automated Planning and Scheduling (ICAPS 2018)

June 24-29, 2018, Delft, The Netherlands
( for inquiries)

Abstracts due: 17 November 2017
Papers due: 21 November 2017
Notification: 29 January 2018


Following the success of the Special Track on Novel Applications at previous
ICAPS conferences, ICAPS 2018 will host again a Novel Applications Track.

ICAPS 2018, the 28th International Conference on Automated Planning and
Scheduling, will take place in Delft, The Netherlands, 24-29 June 2018. ICAPS
2018 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 planning and scheduling techniques
* Integration of multiple planning and scheduling techniques, or of planning and
scheduling techniques with techniques from other areas or disciplines
* User interface design, visualization, and explanation for a planning and
scheduling application
* Experiences in development, deployment, and maintenance of planning and
scheduling applications
* Evaluation, testing, and validation of planning and scheduling applications
* Assessment of impact on end users

This 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, particularly:

* Significance of the application problem being addressed
* Importance of planning and scheduling 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


17 November 2017 - Abstracts (electronic submission) due
21 November 2017 - Papers (electronic submission, PDF) due
29 January 2018 - 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 2018 may not be submitted
to other conferences or journals during the ICAPS 2018 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


Hana Rudova (Masaryk University, Czech Republic)
Shirin Sohrabi (IBM Research, USA)

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