Important Dates

  • 18 Nov, 2016 - Abstracts Due
  • 22 Nov, 2016 - Submissions Due
  • 26 Jan, 2017 - Notification


ICAPS 2017 Robotics Track

Call for Papers

ICAPS will run a Robotics track as part of the main conference, following the successes of the 2014, 2015 and 2016 edition. The Robotics track will emphasize the opportunities that emerge from integrating the fields of AI planning and autonomous robotics. The ICAPS-2017 Robotics track provides an opportunity for the AI planning and scheduling community to respond to the challenges that robotics applications pose, and to contribute to the advancement of intelligent robotics. This is also an opportunity for the robotics community to propose integrated solutions, discuss challenges related to planning for autonomous robots (deliberative, reactive, continuous planning and execution, etc.), and to showcase the use of planning and scheduling technology in robotics applications.

The robotics track welcomes work on task, motion, and manipulation planning, plan execution, execution monitoring and failure recovery, task-level coordination of robots, and planning for perception. Submission of work that has been demonstrated on actual robot systems is specifically encouraged. Topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Robot motion, manipulation, path, task, and mission planning; combined task and motion planning;
  • Representation, acquisition and learning of planning models for robotics;
  • Failure detection and recovery;
  • Planning with uncertainty for reliable robots;
  • Integrated planning and execution in robotic architectures;
  • Multi-robot planning, scheduling/coordination, and execution;
  • Planning for long-term autonomy in robotics;
  • Mixed-initiative planning and variable/[adjustable] autonomy for robotic systems;
  • Human-aware planning and execution in human-robot interaction, including safety;
  • Planning for cognitive robotics;
  • Adversarial action planning in competitive robotic domains;
  • Planning for perception;
  • Formal methods for robot planning and control;
  • Benchmark planning domains for robots;
  • Real-world planning applications for autonomous robots.

Author Guidelines

Authors may submit long papers (8 pages 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. For more information, see the ICAPS 2017 submission page.

Both long and short papers will be reviewed against the standard criteria of relevance, originality, significance, clarity and soundness, and are expected to meet the 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.

Authors making multiple submissions must ensure that each submission has significant unique content. Papers submitted to ICAPS 2017 may not be submitted to other conferences or journals during the ICAPS 2017 review period, nor may they be already under review or published in other conferences or journals. Over-length papers will be rejected without review.

All submissions will be made electronically, through the EasyChair conference system: Submissions must be in the AAAI format. For more information, see the submission instructions on ICAPS 2017 submission page. 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:

The proceedings will be published by AAAI Press. All accepted papers will be published in the main conference proceedings and will be presented orally at the conference (full papers will be allocated more time).

Important Dates

  • 18 November 2016 - Abstracts (electronic submission) due
  • 22 November 2016 - Papers (electronic submission, PDF) due
  • 26 January 2017 - Notification of acceptance

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!

Organizing Committee

Robotics Track chairs:

  • AndreA Orlandini (National Research Council, CNR-ISTC, Italy)
  • Federico Pecora (Örebro University, Sweden)
  • Reid Simmons (Carnegie Mellon University, USA)

Conference Chairs:

  • Stephen F. Smith (Carnegie Mellon University, USA)
  • Laura Barbulescu (Carnegie Mellon University, USA)

Program Chairs:

  • Jeremy Frank (NASA Ames, USA)
  • Mausam (Indian Institute of Technology, India)

Program Committee

  • Rachid Alami (LAAS-CNRS, France)
  • Michael Beetz (Bremen University, Germany)
  • Sara Bernardini (University of London, United Kingdom)
  • Michael Cashmore (King's College, United Kingdom)
  • Amedeo Cesta (CNR-ISTC, Italy)
  • Marcello Cirillo (Scania, Sweden)
  • Louise Dennis (University of Liverpool, United Kingdom)
  • Alberto Finzi (University of Napoli "Federico II", Italy)
  • Robert Fitch (University of Sydney, Australia)
  • Malik Ghallab (LAAS-CNRS, France)
  • Catherine Harris (University of Birmingham, United Kingdom)
  • Nick Hawes (Birmingham University, United Kingdom)
  • Joachim Hertzberg (University of Osnabrück, Germany)
  • Laura Hiatt, (Naval Research Laboratory, USA)
  • Andreas Hofmann (MIT, USA)
  • Felix Ingrand (LAAS/CNRS, France)
  • Leslie P. Kaelbling (MIT, USA)
  • Erez Karpas (Technion IIT, Israel)
  • Russell Knight (NASA JPL, USA)
  • Sven Koenig (University of Southern California, USA)
  • Lars Kunz (University of Birmingham, United Kingdom)
  • Jonas Kvarnstrom (Linköping University, Sweden)
  • Bruno Lacerda (University of Birmingham, United Kingdom)
  • Maxim Likhachev (Carnegie Mellon University, USA)
  • Daniele Magazzeni (King's College London, United Kingdom)]
  • Masoumeh Mansouri (Örebro University, Sweden)
  • Francisco Melo (Instituto Superior Tecnico/INESC-ID, Spain)
  • Lenka Mudrova (University of Birmingham, United Kingdom)
  • Daniele Nardi (Sapienza University, Italy)
  • Tim Niemueller (Aachen University, Germany)
  • Amit Kumat Pandey (Aldebaran, France)
  • Stefania Pellegrinelli (CNR-ITIA, Italy)
  • Ron Petrick (University of Edinburgh, United Kingdom)
  • Kanna Rajan (Norwegian Univ. of Science, Trondheim & Univ. of Porto, Portugal)
  • Benjamin Rosman (Council for Scientific and Industrial Research, South Africa)
  • Alessandro Saffiotti (Örebro University, Sweden)
  • Siddarth Srivastava (Berkeley University, USA)
  • Manuela Veloso (Carnegie Mellon University, USA)
  • Minlue Wang (University of Birmingham, United Kingdom)
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