Portsmouth, USA
June 21-26, 2014
24th International Conference on Automated Planning and Scheduling

System Demonstrations and Exhibits

System demo chairs: Jeremy Frank and Robert Goldman

Important Dates

  • Submission deadline: February 28, 2014
  • Notification: March 14, 2014

Call for Submissions

The System Demonstrations and Exhibits program at ICAPS 2014 provides an opportunity for planning and scheduling researchers and practitioners to demonstrate their state-of-the-art implementations in action. This event allows the community to experience some of the latest contributions to the field, while broadening the reach of novel methods.

Researchers from all sub-areas of AI planning and scheduling are encouraged to submit proposals to demonstrate their systems. Submissions will be evaluated on the basis of their novelty; scientific or industrial contributions' relevance to the conference theme and to users; user- friendliness; and presentation. We encourage submissions demonstrating new and innovative techniques for planning and scheduling, as well as submissions from mature, commercial and/or deployed systems, and systems in development.

There will be an award for Best System Demonstration to recognize the Demonstrations and Exhibits.

Submission Instructions

Potential exhibitors are invited to upload their applications via the EasyChair conference system. The uploaded material should be a zip or compressed tar archive containing the following:

  1. An extended abstract of 2 pages in the AAAI format. This must include the title of the proposed demonstration, the list of authors and their affiliations, and an abstract of up to 250 words. It must describe the technical content of the demonstration, with the appropriate credits and references.
  2. A storyboard describing the proposed demonstration. The authors can choose one of the following three format alternatives:
    • a set of up to 10 slides in PowerPoint or PDF format; OR
    • a URL link to a video of less than 2 minutes in MPEG, QuickTime, or Flash format.
    The storyboard will be the primary basis for evaluating the suitability and merit of the proposed demonstration.
  3. A description of any non-standard hardware or software requirements, or other logistical arrangements. We are planning to provide only the venue for presentation, not hardware or software, but will do our best to accommodate requests.

The extended abstracts of accepted demonstrations will be available to conference participants and will be archived on the conference web site.

In addition to reviewing demonstration and exhibit proposals, per the above, the committee will consider relevant technical papers. Any accepted papers that indicate a desire to be considered for a demonstration with their submission, will be fast-tracked to the System Demonstrations and Exhibits. Authors of such papers will not need to provide an extended abstract. Still, the authors will have to provide a storyboard and a description of their requirements (i.e., points 2 and 3).