• Submission deadline: 18 December 2020
  • Notification: 16 February 2021

Call for Papers: Novel Applications Track

    Following the success of the Novel Applications track in previous iterations of the conference, ICAPS 2021 will once again host this track.

    ICAPS 2021, the 31st International Conference on Automated Planning and Scheduling, will take place in Guangzhou, China. ICAPS 2021 is part of the ICAPS conference series, the premier forum for exchanging news and research results on theory and applications of intelligent planning and scheduling technology.

    The goal of this special track is to encourage the submission of papers describing all aspects of the development, deployment, and evaluation of planning and scheduling (P&S) systems for real-world problems. Topics addressed in applications papers may include, but are not limited to:

    * Assessment of impact on end users
    * Description and modeling of novel application domains
    * Engineering issues in using planning and scheduling techniques
    * Evaluation, testing, and validation of planning and scheduling applications
    * Experiences in development, deployment, and maintenance of planning and scheduling applications
    * Industry / application challenge problems
    * Integration of multiple planning and scheduling techniques, or of planning and scheduling techniques with techniques from other areas or disciplines
    * User interface design, visualization, and explanation for a planning and scheduling application

    This track will have a separate programme committee (PC) 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 criteria that differs from the main track; specifically:

    * 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 and its deployment
    * Clarity of the descriptions of the application problem, techniques used, and results
    * Applicability to real-world problems such as by dataset complexity and actual use in practice


    11 December 2020 - Abstracts due
    18 December 2020 - Papers (PDF) due
    16 February 2021 - Notification of acceptance

    The reference timezone for all deadlines is UTC-12 (AoE time). That is, as long as there is still some place Anywhere on Earth where the deadline has not yet passed, you are on time.


    Authors may submit long papers (8 pages in AAAI style plus up to one page of references) or short papers (4 pages plus up to one page of references). The type of paper must be indicated at submission time. For more information, see https://www.aaai.org/Publications/Templates/AuthorKit21.zip.

    All papers, regardless of length, will be reviewed against the criteria stated above, and are expected to meet the high standards set by ICAPS. Full technical papers are expected to report on a significant application effort, emerging or deployed; while short papers may report on more limited aspects of a particular application, approach, or study. Over-length papers will be rejected without review.

    Authors making multiple submissions must ensure that each submission has significant unique content. Papers submitted to ICAPS 2021 may not be submitted to other conferences or journals during the ICAPS 2021 review period, nor may they be already under review or published in other conferences or journals. Submissions may appear in non-referred or non-archival venues such as arXiv or a workshop without archival proceedings.

    All submissions will be made electronically, through the EasyChair conference system: https://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=icaps2021


    Kartik Talamadupula (IBM Research, US)
    Neil Yorke-Smith (Delft University of Technology, NL)


    For inquiries contact: ICAPS2021@easychair.org