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AISB event Bulletin Item

Last CFP: FLAIRS 2008: AI Planning and Scheduling Special Track

LAST CALL FOR PAPERS - submission deadline: 19th November 

NEWS:  special issue in the Journal of Scheduling 


A Special Track at the 21st International FLAIRS Conference (FLAIRS 2008) 

Coconut Grove, Florida, U.S.A. May 15-17, 2008

The Florida AI Research Society (FLAIRS) hosts the conference in cooperation
with the Association for Advancements of Artificial Intelligence (AAAI) since
1988 so FLAIRS is one of the oldest AI conferences. The 21st conference is
organized at Coconut Grove, Florida, USA in May 15-17, 2008. The special
conference track on AI Planning and Scheduling welcomes papers from all areas
of planning and scheduling.

Topics of the special track include all aspects of planning and scheduling
from theoretical studies to practical applications. Papers bridging the areas
of planning and scheduling and application papers are especially welcome.

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 (Full Papers & Poster Papers):

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 or poster papers. Authors of full papers should
submit no more than 6 pages; poster papers should have 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 EasyChair
conference system which can be accessed through the main conference web site:  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

Special journal issue:

Selected papers from this track will be published in the special issue of the
Journal of Scheduling. The second round of refereeing for this issue will take
place shortly after the conference.

Important dates:

Paper submission deadline         19th November 2007 
Notification of paper decisions   21st January 2008
Final version of papers due       21st February 2008
Conference                        15th-17th May 2008

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, Charles University, The Czech Republic (co-chair)
    * Edmund Burke, University of Nottingham, UK
    * Peter Brucker, University of Osnabruck, Germany 
    * Amedeo Cesta, ISTC, Italy
    * Luis Castillo, University of Granada, Spain
    * Patrick de Causmaecker, K.U. Leuven Campus Kortrijk, Belgium
    * Susana Fernndez, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, Spain
    * Han Hoogeveen, Utrecht University, The Netherlands
    * 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
    * Erwin Pesch, University of Siegen, Germany
    * Nicola Policella, European Space Agency, Germany 
    * Kanna Rajan, MBARI, Monterey, USA
    * Hana Rudova, Masaryk University, The Czech Republic (co-chair)
    * Stephen Smith, Carnegie Mellon University, USA