Call For Tutorial Proposals

The Organizing Committee of the 18th International Conference on Automated Planning and Scheduling (ICAPS 2008) invites tutorial proposals. Tutorials will be held immediately prior to the plenary sessions of the conference and the registration is free for the ICAPS 2008 participants.

The tutorial program offers the attendants first-hand experience on state-of-the-art trends in research and applications by leading experts within each topic. Ideally, tutorials should be accessible for an audience of AI researchers while offering interesting insights to experts in the specific field.

We invite proposals for half-day or full-day tutorials on automated planning and scheduling research and applications; for example, space systems, manufacturing, robotics, disaster relief, and crisis response. We also invite tutorials on research topics in related areas such as approximations, complexity, constraints, control, diagnosis, learning, operations research, search, software engineering and others.

The topics of the tutorials for ICAPS 2007 included fuzzy temporal reasoning, topics on conformant and conditional planning, advances in search and inference for combinatorial optimisation, and learning techniques in planning. Previous years have also covered topics such as subsea robotics, filtering techniques, meta-heuristics for scheduling problems, complexity of planning, planning heuristics and others.

If you have any questions about the suitability of a particular tutorial topic please do not hesitate to contact the tutorial chair.

Important Dates

Proposal Submission

Proposals should be submitted to the tutorial chair by email (please Cc: to Jussi Rintanen) in plain ASCII text or PDF, and should include a description of the goals of the tutorial and its intended audience, an outline of its contents together with the proposed length (half or full day), and a brief resume of the presenter(s), including information on expertise and prior presentations. Additionally, a summary of the tutorial will be needed for advertising purposes.

Tutorial Chair