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Topics of interest include (but are not limited to):

Algorithms: novel planning and scheduling algorithms.

Applications: empirical studies of existing planning/scheduling systems; domain-specific techniques; heuristic techniques; user interfaces for planning and scheduling; evaluation metrics for plans/schedules; verification and validation of plans/schedules.

Architectures: real-time support for planning/scheduling/control; mixed-initiative planning and user interfaces; integration of planning and scheduling; integration of planning/scheduling and Fault Detection Isolation and Recovery (FDIR); planning and scheduling in autonomous systems.

Environmental and Task Models: analyses of the dynamics of environments, tasks, and domains with regard to different models of planning and execution; verification and validation of domain models.

Formal Models: reasoning about knowledge, action, and time; representations and ontologies for planning and scheduling; search methods and analysis of algorithms; formal characterisation of existing planners and schedulers.

Intelligent Agency: resource-bounded reasoning; distributed problem solving; integrating reaction and deliberation.

Learning: learning in the context of planning and execution; learning new plans and operators; learning in the context of scheduling and schedule maintenance.

Memory Based Approaches: case-based planning/scheduling; plan and operator learning and reuse; incremental planning.

Reactive Systems: environmentally driven devices/behaviours; reactive control; behaviours in the context of minimal representations; schedule maintenance.

Robotics: Motion and path planning; planning and control; planning and perception, integration of planning and perceptual systems.

Constraint-based Planning/Scheduling and Control Techniques: constraint/preference propagation techniques, variable/value ordering heuristics, intelligent backtracking/RMS-based techniques, iterative repair heuristics, etc.

Coordination Issues in Decentralised/Distributed planning/scheduling: coordination issues in both homogeneous and heterogeneous systems, system architecture issues, integration of strategic and tactical decision making; collaborative planning/scheduling.

Iterative Improvement Techniques for Combinatorial Optimisation: genetic algorithms, simulated annealing, tabu search, neural nets, etc applied to scheduling and/or planning.

Artificial Intelligence and Operations Research: comparative studies and innovative applications combining AI and OR techniques applied to scheduling and/or planning.

Planning/scheduling under uncertainty: coping with uncertain, ill-specified or changing domains, environments and problems; application of uncertainty reasoning techniques to planning/scheduling, including MDPs, POMDPs, Belief Networks, stochastic programming, and stochastic satisfiability.


Full papers: (8 pages). These should report work in progress or completed work. Authors of full papers that are accepted by the Programme Committee will be invited to give a talk on the paper.

Short papers: (2 pages) These should report views or ambitions, or describe problems. The author(s) will be able to discuss the paper informally with others at the workshop and will be invited to give a short presentation on their work.

All papers should be prepared in the AAAI style. Please prepare your paper using the template in DOC format or LaTeX style sheet, just remove the AAAI copyright. The language of all papers and presentations should be English.

Papers can be submitted via e-mail (preferred) or made available on the Web. In either case, documents should be in gzipped postscript or PDF format and be named "author.ps.gz" or "author.pdf.gz", using the name of the first author. An e-mail message containing either the file or its URL (e.g. http://..../author.ps.gz) should reach the Workshop Chair by 5th October 2007.

All submissions will be reviewed by (at least) two referees, and successful submissions will appear in the Workshop Proceedings (ISSN 1368-5708). Accepted papers will also be made available via the SIG web-site.

Important notes:

  • Thanks to all who submitted their papers. Reviews and notification e-mails have been sent to every corresponding author so if you did not receive it, please contact Roman Bartak immediately.
  • The authors might also be interested in the special issue of Archives of Control Sciences on Constraint Satisfaction for Planning and Scheduling.

Important Dates:

Submissions: October 5/12, 2007
Notification: November 5, 2007
Early registration: November 16, 2007
Final versions: November 19, 2007
Workshop: December 17-18, 2007


Roman Barták
Charles University, Czech Republic

Milena Zeithamlová
Action M Agency, Czech Republic

Program Committee :

Ruth Aylett, Herriot-Watt, UK
Chris Beck, Toronto, Canada
Ken Brown, UCC, Ireland
Edmund Burke, Nottingham, UK
Luis Castillo, Granada, Spain
Amedeo Cesta, ISTC, Italy
Alex Coddington, Strathclyde, UK
Stefan Edelkamp, Dortmund, Germany
Susana Fernández, Madrid, Spain
Maria Fox, Strathclyde, UK
Antonio Garrido, Valencia, Spain
Tim Grant, Pretoria, South Africa
Joerg Hoffmann, Innsbruck, Austria
Peter Jarvis, NASA Ames, USA
Graham Kendall, Nottingham, UK
Philippe Laborie, ILOG, France
John Levine, Strathclyde, UK
Derek Long, Strathclyde, UK
Lee McCluskey, Huddersfield, UK
Amnon Meisels, Ben-Gurion, Israel
Barry O'Sulivan, UCC, Ireland
Sanja Petrovic, Nottingham, UK
Nicola Policella, ESA, Germany
Julie Porteous, Strathclyde, UK
Patrick Prosser, Glasgow, UK
Hana Rudová, Masaryk Uni. Czech Rep.
Wheeler Ruml, New Hampshire, USA
Rong Qu, Nottingham, UK
Sam Steel, Essex, UK
Andrew Tuson, City University, UK
Jozsef Vancza, SZTAKI, Hungary
Roman van der Krogt, 4C, Ireland
Petr Vilím, ILOG, France