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

Research Workshop of the Israel Science Foundation

WIPC - Workshop on the International Planning Competition

The International Planning Competition (IPC) is held every two or three years within the International Conference on Planning and Scheduling (ICAPS). The IPC has become a reference source for developing planning techniques as well as advancing planning models and languages, benchmark problems, planning engines, and evaluation metrics. Currently the IPC comprises three parts: (1) The deterministic part for the evaluation of domain-independent planners in deterministic and fully observable environments. This part has been the main focus of the IPC over the years; (2) The learning part, for planners able to learn and exploit domain-specific knowledge in deterministic planning, and (3) the uncertainty part for domain-independent planners able to plan under uncertainty.

Similar to the lineage of IPC workshops organised at ICAPS 2003, 2007, and 2012, this workshop aims to review the current status of the IPC and provide a venue for discussing aspects that will be helpful for preparing forthcoming competitions. Topics include, but need not be limited to:

  • Past, present and future of the IPC
  • Proposing new and/or revising the current tracks
  • Domain Definition Languages (benefits and limitations)
  • challenging domains for heuristic search planning
  • Benchmark Domains
  • Benchmark Problem generation and selection
  • Evaluation Metrics
  • Results (interpretation, informativeness)


The full WIPC proceedings are available as a pdf file.


The workshop will be held on June 8, 2015 in Room E.

This schedule as a PDF file.

08:40-10:00Tutorial T4: Introduction to Planning Domain Modeling in RDDL (Scott Sanner)
10:00-10:30 Coffee Break
10:40-12:00 Session I
Michal Štolba, Antonín Komenda and Daniel Kovacs
Competition of Distributed and Multiagent Planners (CoDMAP)
Paolo Traverso, Malik Ghallab and Dana Nau
An IPC Track on Deliberative Acting: Moving the competition ahead towards more relevant scientific challenges
Christian Muise and Nir Lipovetzky
Unplannability IPC Track
Frederic Boussemart, Christophe Lecoutre, Arnaud Malapert and Cedric Piette
About Benchmarking and Competitions of Solvers in Constraint Programming
12:00-14:00 Lunch Break
14:00-15:20Tutorial T3: Planning with PDDL+ (Daniele Magazzeni)
15:25-16:00 Coffee Break
16:00-17:00 Session II
Mauro Vallati and Tiago Vaquero
Towards a Unified Protocol for Benchmark Selection in IPC
Patricia J Riddle, Michael W Barley and Santiago Franco
Bagged Representations in PDDL, Patricia J Riddle
Thomas Keller and Florian Geißer
Better Be Lucky Than Good: Exceeding Expectations in MDP Evaluation
17:30End of Workshop


Paper submission is in PDF only. Please format submissions in AAAI style (see instructions at Final papers will be in the same format, keep them to at most 8+1 pages long (meaning 8 pages plus 1 extra page containing only references). We also welcome the submission of short position papers (at most 4+1 pages long).

Paper Submissions should be made through the workshop EasyChair web site:

Deadline and Dates

  • Submission deadline: February 20, 2015 EXTENDED: March 6, 2015.
  • Notification: March 20, 2015
  • Workshop date: June 8th, 2015


Program Committee

  • Daniel Borrajo, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, Spain
  • Amanda Coles, King's College London, UK
  • Andrew Coles, King's College London, UK
  • Alfonso Gerevini, University of Brescia, Italy
  • Carlos Linares Lopez, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, Spain
  • Sergio Jiménez, Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Spain
  • Erez Karpas, MIT, USA
  • Héctor Geffner, Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Spain