AI Planning & Scheduling (P&S) methods are crucial to enable intelligent
robots to perform autonomous, flexible, and interactive behaviors, but a
deep integration into robotic architectures is needed for their effective
deployment. This requires a close collaboration between researchers from
both the AI and the Robotics communities. In this direction, this workshop
aims at constituting a stable, long-term forum where researchers from both
the P&S and the Robotics communities can openly discuss about research
progress, future directions and open challenges related to P&S when applied
The PlanRob workshop is proposed in synergy with the ICAPS Robotics track.
We are in contact with the Robotics Track organizers trying to explore
different ways to synchronize with them. The PlanRob WS aims to maintain a
more informal forum where also more preliminary/visionary works can be
discussed stimulating direct and open interactions.
Topics of interest include but not limited to the following:
- planning domain representations for robotics applications;
- mission, path, and motion planning for robots;
- integrated planning and execution in robotic architectures;
- planning and coordination methods for multi-robot teams;
- mixed-initiative planning and sliding autonomy for robotic systems;
- human-aware planning and execution in human-robot interaction;
- adversarial action planning in competitive robotic domains;
- formal methods for robot planning and control;
- P&S methods for optimization and adaptation in robotics;
- benchmark planning domains for robots;
- optimizing behavior in large scale automated or semi-automated systems;
- real-world planning applications for autonomous and intelligent robots.
Paper submission: March 20, 2018
Notification of acceptance: April 20, 2018
Camera-ready version due: May 25, 2018
Workshop Date: June 25 or June 26, 2018
There are two types of submissions: short position statements and regular
papers. Position papers are a maximum of 4 (four) pages. Regular papers are
a maximum of 10 (ten) pages.