• March 17, 2017 - Submissions Due
  • April 14, 2017 - Notification
  • TBD, 2017 - Camera-ready Due
  • June 19-20, 2017 - Workshop Date



Planning and Scheduling for Healthcare and Society

An ICAPS'17 Workshop
Pittsburgh, USA
19-20 June 2017

Topics and Objectives

Many applications for social good in general and for healthcare in particular have seen light in recent years. Many of these applications are based on techniques from AI, however not many are from Planning and Scheduling.

This workshop seeks to facilitate research and discussion of ideas for Planning and Scheduling in the domain of Healthcare and for other societal applications. We are looking for societal applications including healthcare but also beyond, e.g., better social services, better services for the elderly, better safety in infrastructure.

We seek contributions tackling issues unique to these domains, discussing crucial features that Planning and Scheduling tools need to support in order to be used in Healthcare and for societal applications in general. Also, we especially encourage challenge or position papers.


Please format submissions in AAAI style (see instructions in the Author Kit) and keep them to at most 9 pages including references. Authors considering submitting to the workshop papers rejected from the main conference, please ensure you do your utmost to address the comments given by ICAPS reviewers. Please do not submit papers that are already accepted for the main conference to the workshop. Submissions should be made through EasyChair.

Deadlines and Dates

  • Paper submission deadline: March 17th, 2017 (UTC-12 timezone)
  • Notification: April 14th, 2017
  • Workshop: June 19 or 20, 2017

Every submission will be reviewed by a member of the organizing committee according to the usual criteria such as relevance to the workshop, significance of the contribution, and technical quality. The review process will be single-blind: the authors' identity will be known to the reviewers, but not vice versa.

Submissions sent to other conferences are allowed if this do not interfere with their submission rules. Submissions under double-blind review in another conference must be anonymous. In particular, submissions of papers under revision in IJCAI17 must be anonymous.

The workshop is meant to be an open and inclusive forum, and we encourage papers that report on work in progress or that do not fit the mold of a typical conference paper.

At least one author of each accepted paper must attend the workshop in order to present the paper. Authors must register for the ICAPS main conference in order to attend the workshop. There will be no separate workshop-only registration.

Workshop Organizers

  • Michael Katz, IBM Watson Health, Israel
  • Nir Lipovetzky, University of Melbourne, Australia
  • Scott Sanner, University of Toronto, Canada