ICAPS Rome 2013

Special Track on Novel Applications

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The 23rd International Conference on Automated Planning and Scheduling, ICAPS’13, will take place in Rome, Italy, June 10-14, 2013. ICAPS’13 is part of the ICAPS conference series (http://icaps-conference.org), the premier forum for exchanging news and research results on theory and applications of intelligent planning and scheduling technology.

This year ICAPS is pleased to introduce a Special Track on Novel Applications. We wish to encourage the submission of papers describing all aspects of the development, deployment and evaluation of planning and scheduling systems for real-world problems. Topics addressed in applications papers may include, but are not limited to:

  • Description and modeling of novel application domains
  • Engineering issues in using P&S techniques
  • Integration of multiple P&S techniques, or of P&S techniques with techniques from other areas or disciplines
  • User interface design, visualization and explanation
  • Experiences in deployment and maintenance of P&S applications
  • Evaluation, testing, and validation
  • Assessment of impact on end users

In order to ensure that papers are reviewed fairly, the track has a separate program committee consisting of individuals with experience working on applications of Planning and Scheduling technology to real world problems. Papers submitted to this track will be evaluated using different criteria, particularly:

  • Significance of the application problem being addressed
  • Importance of Planning and Scheduling technology to solution of the problem
  • Novelty of the application and technical approach to the application
  • Evaluation of the system
  • Clarity of the descriptions of the application problem, techniques used, and results


As in the main ICAPS technical track, authors will be allowed to submit two types of papers: full papers and short papers. Authors must indicate the type of paper at submission time. Full papers can be up to 8 pages long (plus one more page only for references), while short papers can be up to 4 pages long (plus one more page only for references).

Full technical papers are expected to report on a significant applications effort, emerging or deployed, while short papers may report on more limited aspects of a particular application, approach or study.

Submissions must be in the AAAI format  through the special track EasyChair web site (see below for detailed instructions).  The proceedings will be published by AAAI Press. All accepted papers will be published in the main conference proceedings and will be presented orally at the conference (full papers will be allocated more time).

Important Dates

The timetable for paper submissions and reviewing is as follows:

  • Electronic abstracts: November 9th, 2012
  • Electronic PDF papers: November 16th, 2012
  • Notification of acceptance: January 11th, 2013

The reference timezone for all deadlines is UTC-13. This means that if you are in time anywhere on the world, then you are in time!

Organizing Committee

Special Track Chairs:

Amedeo Cesta (CNR – National Research Council of Italy, ISTC
David E. Smith (NASA  Ames Research Center)

Program Committee:

Roman Barták (Charles University, Czech Rep.) Lee McCluskey (University of Huddersfield, UK)
Chris Beck (University of Toronto, Canada) Robert Morris (NASA Ames, USA)
Mark Boddy (Adventium Labs, USA) David Musliner (SIFT, USA)
Luis Castillo (Universidad de Granada, Spain) Karen Myers (SRI International, USA)
Bradley Clement (JPL, USA) Federico Pecora (Örebro University, Sweden)
Jeremy Frank (NASA Ames, USA) Nicola Policella (ESA, Germany)
Mark Johnston (JPL, USA) David Wilkins (SRI International, USA)
Russell Knight (JPL, USA) Neil Yorke-Smith (Am. Un. of Beirut, Lebanon)
Jana Koehler (Lucerne University, Switzerland)


Auxiliary Reviewers:

Maia Abou Zeid Julien Bidot Uwe Köckemann Tony Tran
Maliheh Aramon Bajestani Daniel Bryce Stefan Konecny Tiago Vaquero
J. Benton Franziska Kluegl Jordan Thayer Fouad Zablith

Submission Detailed Instructions (Deadline expired)

Paper submission is through the following EasyChair address:


To submit a paper, login as “Author”, and click on “New Submission”. You will be prompted to enter the administrative data about the paper, in particular the names, affiliations, and email addresses of all authors.

You then need to enter (A) the paper title and abstract, (B) its category, (C) its groups and (D) its keywords. Possible categories for (B) are full papers (up to 8 pages + 1 for references) or short papers (up to 4 pages + 1 for references). Possible groups for (C) include “student papers” where the main author is a student (these are eligible for the Best Student Paper award) and papers for which a demo can be presented at the conference, in which case the reviewers can decide to fast-track the paper for the ICAPS 2013 demo program, meaning that the authors will not have to prepare an additional technical abstract for a demo submission. Papers may belong to zero, one, or both of these groups. To facilitate the reviewer assignment process, please select at least three meaningful keywords for (D).

Like for the ICAPS main track, paper submission is anonymous, i.e., the reviewers will not be aware of the names of the authors. For this purpose, the author information on the title page must be removed. We recommend to replace it with the tracking number of the submission. Further, as usual, remove any explicit author references in the text, and refer to your any cited own previous work as if it was the work of somebody else.

Paper submission is in PDF only. To submit only an abstract, you may tick a box provided for this purpose. Abstracts must be submitted by 9 November 2012. Papers must be submitted by 16 November 2012. All ICAPS deadlines refer to 23:59 in the UTC-13 time zone. (So if there is still some place in the world where the deadline has not yet passed, you are on time).

In between the abstract and paper deadlines, paper information (including the paper PDF) may be updated as often as wished. We discourage authors from changing the abstract and title after the initial submission, because that would significantly impede the paper bidding and reviewer assignment phases, which are also scheduled to occur between the two deadlines.

Submissions must be in AAAI format. Refer to the author instructions on the AAAI web site for detailed formatting instructions and LaTeX style files. Final papers will be in the same format. The proceedings will be published by AAAI Press.