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WIPC 2015 : Workshop on the International Planning Competition


When Jun 7, 2015 - Jun 8, 2015
Where Jerusamel, Israel
Submission Deadline Feb 20, 2015
Notification Due Mar 20, 2015
Final Version Due May 1, 2015
Categories    planning   competition   artificial intelligence

Call For Papers

The International Planning Competition (IPC) is held every two or three years within the International Conference on Planning and Scheduling (ICAPS). The IPC has become a reference source for developing planning techniques as well as advancing planning models and languages, benchmark problems, planning engines, and evaluation metrics. Currently the IPC comprises three parts: (1) The deterministic part for the evaluation of domain-independent planners in deterministic and fully observable environments. This part has been the main focus of the IPC over the years; (2) The learning part, for planners able to learn and exploit domain-specific knowledge in deterministic planning, and (3) the uncertainty part for domain-independent planners able to plan under uncertainty.

Similar to the lineage of IPC workshops organised at ICAPS 2003, 2007, and 2012, this workshop aims to review the current status of the IPC and provide a venue for discussing aspects that will be helpful for preparing forthcoming competitions. Topics include, but need not be limited to:

Past, present and future of the IPC
Proposing new and/or revising the current tracks
Domain Definition Languages (benefits and limitations)
challenging domains for heuristic search planning
Benchmark Domains
Benchmark Problem generation and selection
Evaluation Metrics
Results (interpretation, informativeness)


Paper submission is in PDF only. Please format submissions in AAAI style (see instructions at Final papers will be in the same format, keep them to at most 8+1 pages long (meaning 8 pages plus 1 extra page containing only references). We also welcome the submission of short position papers (at most 4+1 pages long).

Paper Submissions should be made through the workshop EasyChair web site:
Deadline and Dates

Submission deadline: February 20, 2015
Notification: March 20, 2015
Workshop date: June 7th or 8th, 2015


Lukas Chrpa, University of Huddersfield
Lee McCluskey, University of Huddersfield
Mark "Mak" Roberts, NRC Postdoc, Naval Research Laboratory
Scott Sanner, NICTA and the Australian National University
Mauro Vallati, University of Huddersfield

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