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AISB event Bulletin Item

CFP: FLAIRS 2009: AI Planning and Scheduling Special Track

Last Call for Papers


at FLAIRS-22:
22nd International Florida Artificial Intelligence Research Society Conference

Sanibel Island, Florida, USA
19th-21st May, 2009

Submission deadline: 23rd November, 2008

Planning belongs to fundamental subjects of Artificial Intelligence since its
beginning and sessions on planning are an integral part of major AI
conferences. Via generating activities necessary to achieve some goal,
planning is also closely related to scheduling that deals with allocation of
activities to scarce resources. Though planning and scheduling communities are
somehow separated, both areas interact more and more in recent years
especially when dealing with real-life problems.

The FLAIRS 2009 conference special track on AI Planning and Scheduling
attracts papers from all areas of AI planning and scheduling. Papers bridging
both areas and application papers are especially welcome. Pure scheduling
(timetabling) papers that use AI techniques such as constraint satisfaction or
integrate with planning are also eligible.

Topics include:

   * Applications and case studies from planning and scheduling
   * Methodologies and tools for specification, design, implementation, 
     and validation of planning and scheduling systems
   * Constrained-based planning and scheduling
   * Search for planning and scheduling
   * Distributed and multi-agent planning and scheduling
   * Knowledge engineering techniques for planning and scheduling
   * Planning with resources and time constraints
   * Hierarchical task network planning
   * Dynamic scheduling
   * Mixed-initiative planning and scheduling
   * Plan and schedule execution, monitoring and repair
   * Planning and scheduling under uncertainty
   * Anytime and real-time planning and scheduling

Publication and Paper Submission:

Submitted papers must be original, and not submitted concurrently to a journal
or another conference. Papers will be refereed and all accepted papers will
appear in the conference proceedings which will be published by AAAI Press.
Authors can submit full papers (up to 6 pages) or poster papers (up to 2
pages). All papers must be formatted according to the AAAI guidelines. Fake
author names and affiliations must be used on submitted papers, to provide
double-blind reviewing. Papers must be submitted in PDF format through the
FLAIRS-22 online submission system. Authors of accepted papers will be
required to sign a form transferring copyright of their contribution to AAAI.
An author of each accepted paper is required to register and attend FLAIRS,
and present the paper.

Deadlines (according to FLAIRS 2009 web page):

  * Paper submission deadline		23rd November 2008
  * Notification of paper decisions	25th January 2009
  * Final version of papers due	25th February 2009
  * Early registration closes		23rd March 2009
  * Conference				19th-21st May 2009 

Track organizers:

Roman Bartak
Charles University, Faculty of Mathematics and Physics
Malostranske nam. 2/25, 118 00 Praha 1, Czech Republic
Tel.: +420 221 914 242, Fax: +420 221 914 323

Hana Rudova
Masaryk University, Faculty of Informatics
Botanicka 68a, 602 00 Brno, Czech Republic
Tel.: +420 549 496 345, Fax: +420 549 491 820

Program Committee:

   * Roman Bartak (co-chair), Charles University, The Czech Republic
   * Edmund Burke, University of Nottingham, UK
   * Luis Castillo, University of Granada, Spain
   * Amedeo Cesta, ISTC, Italy
   * Susana Fernandez, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, Spain
   * Graham Kendall, University of Nottingham, UK
   * Philippe Laborie, ILOG, France
   * Derek Long, University of Strathclyde, UK
   * Lee McCluskey, University of Huddersfield, UK
   * Amnon Meisels, Ben-Gurion University, Israel
   * Barry O'Sullivan, University College Cork, Ireland
   * Nicola Policella, European Space Agency, Germany
   * Kanna Rajan, MBARI, USA
   * Hana Rudova (co-chair), Masaryk University, The Czech Republic
   * Wheeler Ruml, University of New Hampshire, USA
   * Greet Vanden Berghe, KaHo St.-Lieven, Belgium
   * Roman van der Krogt, 4C, Ireland
   * Stephen Smith, Carnegie Mellon University, USA
   * Jozsef Vancza, SZTAKI, Hungary
   * Kristen Brent Venable, University of Padova, Italy
   * Petr Vilim, ILOG, France