Jerusalem, Israel
June 7-11, 2015
25th International Conference on Automated Planning and Scheduling

Novel Applications Track

Novel Applications Track chairs

Roman Barták (Charles Univerity, Czech Republic)
Gabriella Cortellessa (Institute of Cognitive Sciences and Technologies, CNR, Italy)

Call for Papers

Following the success of the Special Track on Novel Applications at previous ICAPS conferences, the ICAPS 2015 will host again a Novel Applications Track as part of the ICAPS 2015 conference.

The goal of this track is 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 for a P&S application
  • Experiences in deployment and maintenance of P&S applications
  • Evaluation, testing, and validation of P&S applications
  • 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

Program Committee

  • Sara Bernardini, King's College London, UK
  • Mark Boddy, Adventium Labs, USA
  • Luis Castillo, IActive Intelligent Technologies, Spain
  • Amedeo Cesta, CNR - National Research Council of Italy, Italy
  • Steve Chien, NASA/JPL, USA
  • Bradley Clement, NASA/JPL, USA
  • Minh Do, SGT Inc. and NASA Ames, USA
  • Mark Giuliano, Space Telescope Science Institute, USA
  • Russell Knight, NASA/JPL, USA
  • Lee McCluskey, University of Huddersfield, United Kingdom
  • Robert A. Morris, NASA Ames, USA
  • Karen Myers, SRI International, USA
  • Philippe Laborie, IBM, France
  • Federico Pecora, ?rebro University, Sweden
  • Nicola Policella, ESA/ESOC, Germany
  • Ioannis Refanidis, University of Macedonia, Greece
  • Miguel A. Salido, DSIC / Technical University of Valencia, Spain
  • David Smith, NASA Ames, USA
  • Stephen Smith, Carnegie Mellon University, USA
  • Pascal Van Hentenryck, NICTA, Australia
  • Tiago Stegun Vaquero, University of Toronto, Canada
  • Neil Yorke-Smith, American University of Beirut, Lebanon


The time table will be the same as for the main track:

  • Abstracts (electronic submission) due: November 14th, 2014
  • Papers (electronic submission, PDF) due: November 18th, 2014
  • Notification of acceptance: January 20th, 2015

The reference timezone for all deadlines is UTC-12. That is, as long as there is still some place anywhere in the world where the deadline has not yet passed, you are on time!

Submission Instruction

Paper submission is through the ICAPS 2015 EasyChair website. Select ?Special Track on Novel Applications of Automated Planning and Scheduling? when submitting the paper.

Authors will be allowed to submit two types of papers. 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). The type of paper must be indicated at submission time.

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. For more information, see the submission instructions on ICAPS 2015 submission page.

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).


Questions on the ICAPS 2015 Applications track should be sent to the chairs.