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

Novel Applications Track

Chairs: David Smith and Roman Bartak

List of Accepted Papers

Call for Papers

Following the success of the Special Track on Novel Applications at ICAPS 2013 in Rome, the ICAPS 2014 chairs have decided to continue this track as part of the ICAPS 2014 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 Commitee

The PC currently includes (more participants to be confirmed):

  • Mark Boddy, Adventium Labs, USA
  • Daniel Borrajo, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, Spain
  • Luis Castillo, IActive Intelligent Technologies, Spain
  • Amedeo Cesta, ISTC-CNR, Italy
  • Brad Clement, JPL, USA
  • Jeremy Frank, NASA Ames Research Center, USA
  • Robert Goldman, Smart Information Flow Technologies, LLC, USA
  • Adele Howe, Colorado State University, USA
  • Philippe Laborie, IBM, France
  • Derek Long, King's College London, UK
  • Lee McCluskey, University of Huddersfield, UK
  • David Musliner, Smart Information Flow Technologies, LLC, USA
  • Karen Myers, SRI International, USA
  • Federico Pecora, Öebro University, Sweden
  • Nicola Policella, ESA/ESOC
  • Miguel A. Salido, Universidad Politéica de Valennia, Spain
  • Stephen Smith, Carnegie Mellon University, USA
  • Gerard Verfaillie, ONERA, France
  • Neil Yorke-Smith, American University of Beirut, Lebanon


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

  • Abstract: October 29, 2013
  • Full Paper Submission: November 5, 2013
  • Notification: December 20, 2013

Submission Instruction

Paper submission is through the Application Track EasyChair website

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).

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 2014 submission page. 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 2014 Applications track should be sent to the chairs at icaps14apps@easychair.org