Thursday, March 11, 2021

[DMANET] CFP: ICAPS 2021 Journal Presentation Track


ICAPS 2021
Journal Presentation Track
Call for Papers
(fixed url)

Deadline: April 18


The program committee of the 31st International Conference on Automated Planning
and Scheduling (ICAPS) invites submissions of published journal papers for the
Journal Presentations Track, initiated in 2014.

The track is designed to provide a forum to discuss important results related to
automated planning and scheduling that appeared recently (from January 2020
onwards) in selective journals, but have not been previously presented either at
ICAPS or at any other major AI conference (such as IJCAI, AAAI, ECAI).

The goal of this track is twofold:

To provide authors an opportunity to present at the conference important results
published in journals that might otherwise not be submitted to the conference
due to their length and complexity. Papers that differ from traditional ICAPS
format and topics are welcome.

To broaden the program with lines of work at the intersection between
planning/scheduling and related fields such as for example constraint
programming, operations research, control, knowledge representation and
reasoning, machine learning, multi-agent systems, robotics, transportation,
computer games, and cognitive science. Papers that use planning and scheduling
in some innovative way (even if they do not advance the planning technology
itself) are welcome.

Paper Presentation

All accepted journal presentations will be presented orally during the
conference – at least one author is expected to register to ICAPS 2021 and to
present the paper online. Complete citations, abstracts and URLs of the original
journal papers (if available from the publisher) will be published on the ICAPS
2021 web site as a permanent reference.

Submission Requirements

Journal track submissions must meet the following criteria:

Candidate papers must be published in a journal such as (but not limited to)
AIJ, JAIR, EJOR, AURO, JAAMAS, KER and other leading journals relevant to each
research area from January 2020 until the submission deadline. Papers that are
in press may be submitted as long as the final camera-ready version is
available. Extensions of papers that have been previously presented at ICAPS or
another major AI conference (such as IJCAI, AAAI, ECAI) may be submitted to this
track. However, submissions will be reviewed upon the strength of the new content.

Submission Process

All submissions will be done via EasyChair using The submission will be in
the following format (please include all elements other than the original paper
as a zip archive in the supplementary material):

- Title of the original journal paper (to be published on the Web);
- Complete reference of the original paper (to be published on the Web);
- URL where the paper can be downloaded from the publisher if available, or
alternatively a preprint (to be published on the Web);
- Abstract of the paper (to be published on the Web);
- An accompanying cover letter containing a brief summary of the key results and
contributions. It is crucial to include information about importance of the
paper and its contributions for the ICAPS community;
- A copy of the paper with its final camera-ready contents.

Submissions will go through an expedited selection process led by the track
chairs. Selection criteria include significance of the results together with the
relevance to the planning and scheduling community.

Important Dates

Submission deadline: April 18, 2021
Notification of acceptance: May 10, 2021
ICAPS conference: June 7-12, 2021

The reference timezone for all deadlines is UTC-12 (AoE time). That is, as long
as there is still some place Anywhere on Earth where the deadline has not yet
passed, you are on time.

Conference Website

Journal Presentations Track Chairs:

Malte Helmert
University of Basel

Hana Rudova
Masaryk University

If you have any inquiries related to the track, please contact the track chairs.
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