Scheduling and Planning Applications woRKshop
A perennial question in the AI planning and scheduling community is why
such an applicable research field finds so little use. What keeps from the
real world the advances made over recent years? The international
Scheduling and Planning Applications woRKshop (SPARK) series was
established to help address the gap.
The aim of the workshop series is to provide a stable, long-term forum
collocated with ICAPS, where researchers and practitioners can discuss the
applications of planning and scheduling techniques to real problems rather
than academic toy benchmarks. That is, these domains and instances should
be under study for, or closely inspired by, a real industrial/commercial
deployment of P&S techniques. This workshop follows antecedent meetings at
previous years of ICAPS, especially in first SPARK workshop in 2008.
The challenges and discussions that emerged from last year's edition set
the baseline for this year's SPARK workshop. They represent a first step
toward the definition of a longer term set of challenges that could be of
benefit for the research community as well as practitioners. Authors of
accepted papers will be encouraged to share their domains and instances or
parts of them to begin a library of practical benchmarking problems that
could also be useful for the community.
The best papers from SPARK'08 were invited to a special issue of the
journal Computational Intelligence. The highest quality papers from
SPARK'09 will be eligible for a journal special issue or post-proceedings volume.
|Deadline for papers:
|June 23, 2009
|Notification of acceptance:
|July 22, 2009
|August 6, 2009
||September 20th, 2009
- Luis Castillo. University of Granada. Spain. L.Castillo at decsai.ugr.es
- Gabriella Cortellessa. ISTC-CNR. Italy. gabriella.cortellessa at istc.cnr.it
- Neil Yorke-Smith. SRI International. USA. nysmith at ai.sri.com
News and Updates
Nov 11th. Some slides and presentations
are being uploaded to the program page
Nov 11th. We are negotiating the
edition of a special issue of Applied Artificial Intelligence
Journal with a selection of the best papers.
of papers available
July 28th: List of
accepted papers available
May 25th: First Call for Papers released. More info.
March 16th, 2009:
Preliminary web released