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

Robotics Track

Robotics Track chairs

Michael Beetz (Univerity of Bremen, Germany)
Reid Simons (Carnegie Mellon Univerity, USA)

Call for Papers

Following the initial success in 2014, ICAPS will again run a Robotics track as part of the main conference to emphasize the importance and opportunities of reuniting the fields of AI planning and (autonomous) robotics. In light of the accelerated progress and the growth of economic importance of advanced robotics technology, it is essential for the AI planning and scheduling community to respond to the challenges that these applications pose and contribute to the advance of intelligent robotics.

The Robotics track will feature research in the planning, execution and coordination of individual or teams of robots, at the level of tasks, (manipulation) actions, behaviors and motions. Submission of work that has been demonstrated on actual robot systems is specifically encouraged. Topics include, but are not limited to:

  • plan-based robot control
  • integration of planning on robots
  • combined task and motion/manipulation planning
  • planning for perception
  • multi-robot planning and coordination
  • interleaved planning and execution
  • planning for human robot interaction
  • acquisition of planning models for robotics
  • learning action and task models
  • failure detection and recovery

Program Committee (to date, more to come)

  • Alberto Finzi, University of Napoli "Federico II"
  • Malik Ghallab, LAAS-CNRS
  • Nick Hawes, University of Birmingham
  • Fredrik Heintz, Link√∂ping University
  • Laura Hiatt, Naval Research Laboratory
  • Felix Ingrand, LAAS/CNRS
  • Sven Koenig, University of Southern California
  • George Konidaris, MIT CSAIL
  • Maxim Likhachev, Carnegie Mellon University
  • Francisco Melo, Instituto Superior Tecnico/INESC-ID
  • Bernhard Nebel, Albert-Ludwigs-Universitaet Freiburg
  • Andrea Orlandini, National Research Council of Italy (ISTC-CNR)
  • Amit Pandey, Aldebaran
  • Frederic Py, Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute
  • Kanna Rajan, Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute
  • Alessandro Saffiotti, Orebro University
  • Manuela Veloso, Carnegie Mellon University


The time table is the same as for the main track:

  • Abstract: November 14, 2014
  • Full Paper Submission: November 18, 2014
  • Notification: January 20, 2015

Submission Instructions

Paper submission is through the Robotics Track EasyChair website. 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!

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).

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 robotics track should be sent to the chairs.