ICAPS 2013 Workshop


ICAPS 2013 Workshop Program

                         2nd Call for Proposals

           to be held in Rome, Italy - June 10th - 14th, 2013

               DEADLINE FOR PROPOSALS: October 29th, 2012

The Organizing Committee for the 23rd International Conference on Automated
Planning and Scheduling (ICAPS 2013) invites proposals for its Workshop
Program. The workshops are intended to provide a forum to discuss research
advances on a selected topic in an informal setting, and to promote
dissemination and collaboration on new P&S challenges. The Workshop Program
will consist of several concurrent workshops to be held two days before the
plenary sessions of the conference. The registration for the Workshop
Program is free for the ICAPS participants.

The preferred length for a workshop is one full day, but half-day workshops
may be accepted if justified. The format of the workshop is open, and may
include oral presentations, talks by invited speakers, a poster session, a
demo session, and others activities. Workshop chairs are encouraged to take
initiatives that foster interaction and debate within the community.

Proposals in all areas related to AI planning and scheduling are welcome.
However, we particularly encourage proposals for workshops that promote
building bridges to other research communities working with similar
technologies (e.g., verification, diagnosis, OR) or on related application
problems (e.g., robotics, or security).

The Proposal

Workshop proposals should be no more than 3 pages, and should provide:

- A description of the workshop topic.

- A brief discussion of why the topic is of interest to ICAPS at this
 time, and why the topic is not adequately addressed by other meetings
 or conferences.

- A brief description of the proposed workshop length (if other than one
 day) and format. Innovative formats, that aim to increase opportunities
 for discussion and interaction, are encouraged.

- Names and full contact information for the organizing committee, plus
 short descriptions of their relevant expertise. Strong proposals include
 organizers who bring differing perspectives to the workshop topic and who
 are actively connected to the communities of potential participants.

- An estimate of the expected number of workshop speakers (including invited,
 presenters, panelists, etc) and the expected number of workshop attendees.
 Optionally, a list of proposed attendees that have indicated potential
 (non-binding) interest.

The organizers of accepted workshop proposals are responsible for:

* Producing a Call for Participation (CfP), and contributing materials for
 setting up a web page for the workshop, by December 15th, 2012. The Web
 page and the CFP will be linked to the ICAPS 2013 Web site.

* Additional publicity, such as distributing the CFP to relevant newsgroups
 and electronic mailing lists, and especially to potential audiences outside
 the ICAPS community.

* Organizing an effective review process for submissions and issuing
 invitations to participate in the workshop. No specific submission or
 notification dates are mandated for workshops (apart for producing the
 list of accepted papers by April 22nd, 2013), but we will make a
 suggestion for a uniform set of dates later.

* Formulating the detailed technical program for the workshop and making it
 available to be uploaded on the ICAPS 2013 Web site well in advance of the
 conference. A list of accepted papers for the workshop should be ready to
 be placed on the web site by April 22nd, 2013.

* Assembling a camera-ready copy for the workshop proceedings in close
 interaction with the Workshop Program Chairs. The workshop proceedings
 will be made available on the ICAPS 2013 web site. If provided sufficiently
 well in advance it maybe also be possible to place workshop proceedings on
 the electronic proceedings distributed to conference participants. The
 details will be announced at a later date.

Submission Procedure

Workshop proposals should be submitted by email, in plan text or in PDF,
to both the Workshop Chairs with subject ``Workshop Proposal for ICAPS-13''
no later than October, 29th 2012.
Organizers will be notified by email of the acceptance or rejection of
their proposal by November 19th, 2012.

Summary of Important Dates

* Deadline for submission of proposals: October 29th, 2012.
* Notification of acceptance: November 19th, 2012.
* Workshop Call for Papers and material for the  web site: December 15th, 2012.
* Workshop web site: December 20th, 2012.
* List of accepted papers on the web site:  April 22nd, 2013.
* Workshops dates: June 10th and 11th, 2013.

Workshop Program Chairs

* Gabriella Cortellessa (CNR - Italian National Research Council, ISTC, Italy)

* Patrik Haslum (The Australian National University & NICTA)