19th International Conference on
Automated Planning and Scheduling

September 19-23, 2009, Thessaloniki, Greece


List of Workshops

Workshops Schedule

September 19th September 20th
WS1, amphitheater 12 WS3 (half day, morning), amphitheater 12
WS2 (half day, morning), amphitheater 11 WS5, amphitheater 11
WS8, amphitheater 10 WS6, amphitheater 10
  WS7, amphitheater 9
  WS9, amphitheater 8
  WS10, amphitheater 7

Important: Fine-grained schedules for each workshop can be found at the workshops' sites.
Please follow the links on the titles of each workshop below.

Workshops are expected to start at 09:00 am and finish at 17:30 pm. Coffee will be provided from 10:30 to 11:00 and from 15:30 to 16:00. Lunches will be provided from 12:30 to 14:00.
For workshop organizers: In case you need to slightly alter these time windows, please contact the conference organizers at icaps09@uom.gr.

The following workshops have been accepted for ICAPS-09.

WS1: 4th Workshop on Planning and Plan Execution for Real-World Systems

co-chairs: Felix Ingrand and Frederic Py

The 4th in the series of workshops on automated planning and execution will bring together researchers working on deliberative and reactive approaches to plan execution, agent architectures for executing plans in real-world environments.  The wokshop will highlight the impact of modeling methods and novel approaches to automated reasoning scaling  to deal with the dynamism of real environments.

Workshop Proceedings (27,6MB)

WS2: COPLAS’09: Workshop on Constraint Satisfaction Techniques for Planning and Scheduling Problems

co-chairs: Miguel Salido and Roman Bartak

The areas of AI planning and scheduling have seen important advances thanks to the application of constraint satisfaction models and techniques, especially in integrating plan synthesis capabilities with time and resource allocation. The workshop aims at providing a forum to discuss recent advances in applying constraint satisfaction techniques in planning and scheduling.

Workshop Proceedings (6,07MB)

WS3: International Workshop on Intelligent Security (half day)

co-chairs: Mark Boddy and Stefan Edelkamp

The general aim is to bring together people from network safety or security and AI people, especially in planning and scheduling. We strive at opening the planning community to challenges posed in web communication and (inter/intra) network security. For the long run, we aim at seed a workshop series on "Security and AI". The workshop contents aims at advanced, intelligent planning and scheduling systems for detecting and defending attacks from the internet both in local area and wide area networks as early as possible.  In addition, fraudulent access in security-critical processes of enterprises is covered.

Workshop Proceedings (5,9MB)

WS4: AI P&S for Ontologies and Semantic Web (Canceled)

co-chairs: Juan Fernández, Laura Sebastiá and Paolo Traverso

The workshop on AI P&S for Ontology’s and Semantic Web is aimed to explore the use of ontology-based knowledge models in AI P&S, as well as the use of AI P&S techniques as the core technology to put in practice the potential of semantic web services.

WS5: Verification and Validation of Planning and Scheduling Systems

co-chairs: Saddek Bensalem, Klaus Havelund and Kim Larsen

The objective of this workshop is to nurture the interaction between the verification and validation (V&V) community and the planning and scheduling (P&S) community. Planning and scheduling systems require a high level of assurance. The workshop will investigate the application of V&V technologies to achieve such assurance.

Workshop Proceedings (8,05MB)

WS6: Workshop on Planning and Learning

co-chairs: Amanda Coles, Andrew Coles, Sergio Jimenez Celorrio, Susana Fernandez Arregui and Tomas de la Rosa

This workshop will provide a forum for presenting and discussing learning in planning.  Our aim is to maintain the momentum building up around this exciting area, looking back over what has been achieved and at the results of the last IPC; and looking forwards to where research is heading.

Workshop Proceedings (7,04MB)

WS7: SPARK: Scheduling and Planning Applications woRKshop

co-chairs: Luis Castillo, Gabriella Cortellessa and Neil Yorke-Smith

The SPARK'09 workshop is the second in a series aiming to foster the long-term establishment of a forum on topics connected to the deployment of planning and scheduling applications.  The discussion will consider technology, challenges, and experiences in applying P&S systems, from their conception to deployment and evaluation.

Workshop Proceedings (19,6MB)

WS8: Workshop on Heuristics for Domain-independent Planning

co-chairs: Carmel Domshlak, Malte Helmert and Joerg Hoffmann

The aim of this workshop is to better understand current planning heuristics. What are their underlying ideas? What are their limitations? How can limitations be overcome? Contributions do not have to show that a new heuristic "beats the competition". Instead, we seek above all crisp and meaningful ideas and understanding

Workshop Proceedings (7,55MB)

WS9: Bridging The Gap Between Task And Motion Planning

co-chairs: Maxim Likhachev, Bhaskara Marthi, Conor McGann and David E. Smith

Motion planning has been widely studied in the robotics community while task planning has been emphasized in the AI community. Increasingly, real-world problems combine aspects of both. This workshop will encourage interaction between these communities to identify problems of common interest and find synergy in available solution techniques.

Workshop Proceedings (18,0MB)

WS10: Generalized Planning: Macros, Loops, Domain Control

co-chairs: Christian Fritz, Sheila McIlraith, Siddharth Srivastava and Shlomo Zilberstein

This workshop explores rich plan representations and algorithms that address the longstanding challenge of scalability.  Topics include new action and plan representations; synthesis, learning and analysis of plans that solve multiple problem instances that can vary in configuration or size; and using domain control knowledge to solve or represent solutions for classes of problems.

Workshop Proceedings (6,64MB)

Important Dates

  • Workshop Calls: April 19th, 2009

  • Camera-ready proceedings: August 8th, 2009

  • Workshops: September 19th and 20th, 2009 

Workshop Program Chairs

  • Kanna Rajan, Principal Researcher for Autonomy, Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute, California

  • Ioannis Vlahavas, Professor Dept. of Informatics Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece

Workshop Local Organizing Chair

  • Dimitris Vrakas, Lecturer, Dept. of Informatics Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece