Novel Applications Track

Following the success of the Novel Applications Track at previous ICAPS conferences, ICAPS 2020, the 30th International Conference on Automated Planning and Scheduling, will also host a Novel Applications Track. ICAPS 2020 will take place in Nancy, France, on July 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 goal of this track is to encourage the submission of papers describing all aspects of the development, deployment, and evaluation of planning and scheduling systems for real-world problems. Topics addressed in applications papers may include, but are not limited to:

  • Description and modelling of novel application domains
  • Engineering issues in using planning and scheduling techniques
  • Integration of multiple planning and scheduling techniques, or of planning and scheduling techniques with techniques from other areas or disciplines
  • User interface design, visualization, and explanation for a planning and scheduling application
  • Experiences in development, deployment, and maintenance of planning and scheduling applications
  • Evaluation, testing, and validation of planning and scheduling applications
  • Assessment of impact on end users

This track has a separate program committee consisting of individuals with experience working on applications of Planning and Scheduling technology to real-world problems.  Papers submitted to this track will be evaluated using different criteria, particularly:

  • Significance of the application problem being addressed
  • Importance of planning and scheduling technology to the solution of the problem
  • Novelty of the application and technical approach to the application
  • Evaluation of the system and its deployment
  • Clarity of the descriptions of the application problem, techniques used, and results
  • Applicability to real-world problems such as by dataset complexity and actual use in practice
  • Maturity of the application

Submission Instructions

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 time-zone 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!

Track Chairs

Sara Bernardini, Royal Holloway University of London
Simon Parkinson, University of Huddersfield