Call for Papers

ICAPS 2020, the 30th International Conference on Automated Planning and Scheduling, will take place in Nancy, France, June 14-19, 2020. ICAPS 2020 is part of the ICAPS conference series, the premier forum for exchanging news and research results on theory and applications of intelligent planning and scheduling technology.

The ICAPS 2020 program committee invites paper submissions related to automated planning and scheduling. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

  • Activity, goal and plan recognition
  • Adversarial planning
  • Applications and case studies
  • Classical planning
  • Complexity analysis
  • Conformant/contingent planning
  • Constraint reasoning
  • Control and optimization of dynamical systems
  • Distributed and multi-agent planning
  • Distributed and multi-agent scheduling
  • Execution, monitoring and repair
  • HTN and knowledge-based planning
  • Human computer interaction for planning and scheduling systems
  • Knowledge engineering for planning and scheduling
  • Learning in planning and scheduling
  • Mixed initiative planning and scheduling systems
  • Model-based reasoning
  • Multi-objective planning and scheduling
  • Online/real-time planning and scheduling
  • OR techniques
  • Planning activities, motions and paths
  • Planning in mixed discrete / continuous domains
  • Planning under (non-probabilistic) uncertainty
  • Probabilistic planning, MDPs and POMDPs
  • Reasoning about action and change
  • Robust planning with incomplete models
  • Scheduling
  • Scheduling under uncertainty
  • Search techniques
  • Temporal planning


In addition to the main conference track, ICAPS 2020 will include the following tracks

Additionally, the ICAPS program will include journal presentations, workshops, tutorials, each having separate submission and notification dates, to be announced separately.

Important Dates

  • November 15, 2019 Abstracts due (electronic submission)
  • November 20, 2019 Papers due (electronic submission, PDF)
  • January 6-9, 2020 Author feedback period
  • January 20, 2020 Notification of acceptance or rejection

The reference timezone for all deadlines is UTC-12. That is, as long as there is still some place anywhere in the world where the deadline has not yet passed, you are on time!

Author Guidelines

Authors may submit long papers (8 pages AAAI style plus up to one page of references) or short papers (4 pages plus up to one page of references). The type of paper must be indicated at submission time. All papers, regardless of length, will be reviewed against the standard criteria of relevance, originality, significance, clarity, soundness, and are expected to meet the same high standards set by ICAPS. Short papers may be of narrower scope, for example by addressing a highly specific issue, or proposing or evaluating a small, yet important, extension of previous work or new idea. Overlength papers will be rejected without review.

Authors making multiple submissions must ensure that each submission has significant unique content. Papers submitted to ICAPS 2020 may not be submitted to other conferences or journals during the ICAPS 2020 review period nor may they be already under review or published in other conferences or journals.

We will have an arrangement with ECAI 2020, through which selected papers reviewed by the ICAPS 2020 program committee, instead of being simply rejected, will be transferred (together with their reviews) to the ECAI 2020 program committee for consideration as ECAI2020 submissions, and vice versa. Author’s permission for this transfer will be asked in the submission form.

As the ICAPS 2020 notification date falls between the IJCAI 2020 abstract and full paper submission dates, ICAPS allows abstract submission to IJCAI with the expectation that papers accepted to ICAPS will be withdrawn from IJCAI. [Authors are responsible for knowing and following the appropriate IJCAI rules.] 

Submission Instructions

All submissions will be made electronically, through the EasyChair conference system:

Submitted PDF papers should be anonymous for double-blind reviewing, adhere to the page limits of the relevant track CFP/submission type (long or short), and follow the AAAI author kit instructions for formatting:

In addition to the submitted PDF paper, authors can submit supplementary material (videos, technical proofs, additional experimental results) for their paper. Please make sure that the supporting material is also anonymized. Papers should be self-contained; reviewers are encouraged, but not obligated, to consider supporting material in their decision.


For inquiries contact: ICAPS2020[at]easychair[dot]org

Shirin Sohrabi
Erez Karpas
Chris Beck
ICAPS 2020 Program Chairs