Please find below the final call for papers for PlanSIG2011. Please note that due to popular demand, the deadline for submissions has been extended by one week. Please see below for important dates.
** CALL FOR PAPERS **
29th Workshop of the UK PLANNING AND SCHEDULING Special Interest Group
Huddersfield UK, December 8th & 9th, 2011
After a brief detour to Italy, the 29th PlanSIG workshop returns to the UK and will be held at the University of Huddersfield in West Yorkshire.
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 (ISSN 1368-5708). Authors of papers describing work already published must clearly indicate this information in their submission.
Submissions: October 14th 2011 (Please follow the instructions below)
Notification: November 4th 2011
Early registration: November 9th 2011
Camera ready: November 18th 2011
Workshop: December 8th & 9th 2011
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.
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 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 https://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=plansig2011.
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
"author.ps.gz" 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 (ISSN 1368-5708).
5. Submit it at the EasyChair web site. The paper submission
deadline is October 7th, 2011, at 23:59pm UTC -10 (Honolulu).
6. Please use the EasyChair email facility to contact the Organization Chairs
Lee McCluskey, Diane Kitchin, Andrew Crampton
Dr Andrew Crampton BSc(Hons)
Senior Lecturer, Course Leader: BSc Computing Science, First Year Tutor, Academic Placement Coordinator.
Department of Informatics
School of Computing and Engineering
University of Huddersfield, UK
Tel: +44 (0)1484 47 2209
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