ICAPS Rome 2013

Doctoral Consortium

The doctoral consortium was held on June 9 in the:

Auditorium Antonianum
Viale Manzoni 1, 00185 Rome, Italy
(map, website, rooms)

Detailed Program


This program in pdf


San Bernardino

Sala Stampa

Santa Chiara


Welcome, Ioannis Refanidis


S. Thiebaux, A. Kovacs

Chiara Piacentini
Using planning techniques to manage the operations in power distribution networks

Sergey Alatartsev
Path-planning for Industrial Robots Among Multiple Under-specified Tasks

M. Helmert, I. Refanidis

Fan Xie
Exploration and Combination: Randomized and Multi-Strategies Search in Satisficing Planning

Ran Taig
Translation based approaches to probabilistic planning

J. Hoffmann, C. Domshlak

Riccardo De Benedictis
An Introduction to the J-TRE Environment and its Features

Richard Valenzano
Finding Better Candidate Algorithms for Portfolio-Based Planners


Coffee break (*)


D. Smith, R. Bartak

Juan Manuel Delfa Automated Planning for Planetary Rovers

Rosi Tonaco Basbaum Requirements and Work Domain Analysis in Automated Planning Systems

Antonín Komenda
Domain-independent Repairing of Multiagent Plans

S. Koenig, C. Domshlak,
I. Refanidis

Joris Scharpff
Dynamic Contracting in Infrastructures

Ilche Georgievsk
Planning for Coordination of Devices in Energy-Smart Environments

George Markou
Decision Making in Non-Deterministic Environments

A. Cesta, M. Katz

Anastasios Alexiadis
Scheduling and Planning algorithms for Electronic Calendar Management

Catherine Harris
Online Plan Modification for Autonomous Underwater Vehicle Missions

Silvan Sievers
Safe Pruning in Optimal State-Space Search 


Lunch (**)


Invited talk:
Wheeler Ruml:
Job hunting


G. Verfaillie
D. Magazzeni

Masood Feyzbakhsh
Using Satisfiability for Non-Optimal Temporal Planning

Leonid Antsfeld
Shortest Paths in Networks

Iman Awaad
Affordance-Based Reasoning in Robot Task Planning


M. Mueller, N. Policella

Tony Tran
Combining Queueing Theory and Scheduling for Dynamic RealWorld Systems

Jendrik Seipp  Counterexample-guided Cartesian Abstraction Refinement

Michal Sroka
MOPF: A Multi-Objective Planning Framework for Generation of Pareto-Optimal Plan Frontiers using Satisficing Planners

F. Bacchus, P. Haslum

Vitaly Mirkis
Abstractions for Oversubscription Planning

Raz Nissim
All for One or One for All: Planning for Cooperative and Selfish Agents

Alexander Shleyfman Symmetry Breaking: Satisficing Planning and Landmark Heuristics


Coffee break


Closing Remarks, Ioannis Refanidis


DC Dinner – Restaurant PINSA E BUOI DEI…

(*)   A coffee station will be in the DC Main Room, i.e., Sala San Bernardino, from 9.00 to 17.00 with coffee, water and juices.
(**) Lunch will be self-service at the Restaurant of Antonianum

Poster Session


The DC Poster Session will be held on Wednesday, June 12, 2013, 17:00-19:00 (open end) in the Auditorium Antonianum, rooms “S. Bernardino” and “I. da Todi”.

DC Dinner


Students and mentors are invited to attend the DC Dinner at:

Viale Carlo Felice, 51/53
Tel. 06.77201760
(map, website)




Adi Botea
Alan Fern
Amedeo Cesta
Andras Kovacs
Blai Bonet
Carlos Linares López
Carmel Domshlak
Daniele Magazzeni
David Smith
Enrico Giunchiglia
Fahiem Bacchus
Gerard Verfaillie
Hector Geffner
Joerg Hoffmann
Jussi Rintanen
Kanna Rajan
Malte Helmert
Martin Mueller
Michael Katz
Nicola Policella
Patrik Haslum
Richard Korf
Roman Bartak
Ronen Brafman
Sven Koenig
Sylvie Thiebaux

Call for Participation (Expired)


This call in .pdf

The Organizing Committee of the 23rd International Conference on Automated Planning and Scheduling (ICAPS 2013) invites Ph.D. students to apply for the Doctoral Consortium. The aim of the Doctoral Consortium is to provide a forum for students to discuss their PhD work-in-progress with other students and senior researchers working in similar areas, get mentorship by senior researchers in the field, career guidance, research skill advice, and accelerated cohesion with the ICAPS community.

The Doctoral Consortium will be a full day workshop on June 9th, one day prior to the 5-day conference format.  The DC participants will also present posters during the main ICAPS conference, in a session open to all ICAPS participants.

Students accepted in the Doctoral Consortium are granted a free registration and are eligible for partial financial support.

Application Procedure

Applicants should submit:

  • A dissertation abstract (not a paper) of at most 6 pages, using AAAI style.
  • A CV.
  • A short recommendation letter from PhD supervisor verifying applicants enrollment in a PhD program.

to both DC chairs, Emma Brunskill (ebrunskill at cs dot cmu dot edu) and Ioannis Refanidis (yrefanid at uom dot gr).

For any questions or problem, please contact the DC chairs.

Important Dates

  • Submission deadline: February 8, 2013
  • Notification date: March 8, 2013
  • Final versions due: April 5, 2013
  • Doctoral Consortium: June 9, 2013
 Doctoral Consortium Co-Chairs:
*  Emma Brunskill, Carnegie Mellon University, US
*  Ioannis Refanidis, University of Macedonia, Greece