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PlanSIG 2012 : 30th Workshop of the UK Planning and Scheduling Special Interest Group


When Dec 13, 2012 - Dec 14, 2012
Where Teesside University
Submission Deadline Oct 19, 2012
Notification Due Nov 2, 2012
Final Version Due Nov 18, 2012
Categories    ai planning   scheduling   artificial intelligence

Call For Papers

30th Workshop of the UK PLANNING AND SCHEDULING Special Interest Group
Middlesbrough UK, December 13th and 14th Dec 2012

The 30th PlanSIG workshop will be held at the University of Teesside
in Middlesbrough.

The PlanSIG workshop is (usually) a yearly forum where academics,
industrialists, and research students can meet and discuss current
issues in an informal setting. We especially aim to bring together
researchers attacking different aspects of planning and scheduling
problems, and to introduce new researchers to the community.

In recent years the SIG has attracted an international gathering,
and we continue to welcome contributions from around the world.

Submissions to the event are solicited. Each contribution will be
reviewed. Accepted original papers will appear in PlanSIG's
proceedings. Authors of papers describing work already published
must clearly indicate this information in their submission.

Important Dates

Submissions: October 19th 2012
Notification: November 2nd 2012
Early registration: November 9th 2012
Camera ready: November 18th 2012
Workshop: December 13th & 14th 2012

Topics of interest

Applicants are expected to be conducting research in the field of
Automated Planning & Scheduling;

topics of interest include (but are not limited to):
* Algorithms: Novel planning and scheduling algorithms.

* Applications: Empirical studies of existing planning/scheduling
systems; domain-specific techniques; heuristic techniques; user
interfaces for planning and scheduling; evaluation metrics for
plans/schedules; verification and validation of plans/schedules.
Application examples of real world problems are particularly

* Architectures: Real-time support for planning/scheduling/control;
mixed-initiative planning and user interfaces; integration of
planning and scheduling; continuous planning systems; integration of
planning/scheduling and Fault Detection Isolation and Recovery
(FDIR); planning and scheduling in autonomous systems.

* Environmental and Task Models: Analyses of the dynamics of
environments, tasks, and domains with regard to different models of
planning and execution; verification and validation of domain

* Formal Models: Reasoning about knowledge, action, and time;
representations and ontologies for planning and scheduling; search
methods and analysis of algorithms; formal characterisation of
existing planners and schedulers.

* Intelligent Agency: Resource-bounded reasoning; distributed problem
solving; integrating reaction and deliberation.

* Knowledge engineering for planning: domain construction tools and
techniques, knowledge elicitation, ontology development

* Learning: Learning in the context of planning and execution;
learning new plans and operators; learning in the context of
scheduling and schedule maintenance.

* Memory Based Approaches: Case-based planning/scheduling; plan and
operator learning and reuse; incremental planning.

* Reactive Systems: Environmentally driven devices/behaviours;
reactive control; behaviours in the context of minimal
representations; schedule maintenance.

* Robotics: Motion and path planning; planning and control; planning
and perception, integration of planning and perceptual systems.

* Constraint-based Planning/Scheduling and Control Techniques:
Constraint/preference propagation techniques, variable/value
ordering heuristics, intelligent backtracking/RMS-based techniques,
iterative repair heuristics, etc.

* Coordination Issues in Decentralised/Distributed planning/scheduling:
Coordination issues in both homogeneous and heterogeneous systems,
system architecture issues, integration of strategic and tactical
decision making; collaborative planning/scheduling.

* Iterative Improvement Techniques for Combinatorial Optimisation:
Genetic algorithms, simulated annealing, tabu search, neural nets,
etc applied to scheduling and/or planning.

* Artificial Intelligence and Operations Research: Comparative studies
and innovative applications combining AI and OR techniques applied
to scheduling and/or planning.

* Planning/scheduling under uncertainty: Coping with uncertain,
ill-specified or changing domains, environments and problems;
application of uncertainty reasoning techniques to
planning/scheduling, including MDPs, POMDPs, Belief Networks,
stochastic programming, and stochastic satisfiability.

Submissions ***********

We welcome two categories of paper submission:

Full papers: (max 8 pages). These should report work in progress or
completed work. Authors of full papers that are accepted by the
Programme Committee will be invited to give a talk on the paper.

Short papers: (2-4 pages) These should report views or ambitions, or
describe problems. The author(s) will be able to discuss the paper
informally with others at the workshop and will be invited to give
a short presentation on their work.

Paper submission will take place through the EasyChair web site

The site is open for submissions. In order to submit a paper, you must
follow the next steps:

1. Register yourself and your paper (list of authors, title, abstract,
etc) at the EasyChair web site.

2. All papers should be prepared in the AAAI style. Please prepare
your paper using the template in DOC format or LaTeX style sheet,
just remove the AAAI copyright. The language of all papers and
presentations must be English.

3. Translate your paper into a gzipped postscript or PDF, and name it
"" or "author.pdf.gz", using the name of the first
author. The pages should NOT be numbered.

4. At the time of the submission, you have to indicate whether your
contribution is original or consists of work already published.
Original papers will appear in PlanSig's proceedings.

5. Submit it at the EasyChair web site. The paper submission
deadline is October 19th, 2012, at 23:59pm UTC -10 (Honolulu).

6. Please use the EasyChair email facility to contact the Organization Chairs

Organization Chair
Peter Gregory

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