• March 15, 2017 - Submissions Due
  • April 20, 2017 - Notification
  • TBD - Camera-ready Due
  • June 19-20, 2017 - Workshop Date



Planning and Robotics

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

Robotics is one of the most appealing and natural applicative area for the Planning and Scheduling (P&S) research activity, however such a natural interest seems not reflected in an equally important research production for the Robotics community. In this perspective, the aim of the PlanRob workshop is t wofold. On the one hand, this workshop would constitute a fresh impulse for the ICAPS community to develop its interests and efforts towards this challenging research area. On the other hand, it aims at attracting representatives from the Robotics community to discuss their challenges related to planning for autonomous robots (deliberative, reactive, continuous planning and execution etc.) as well as their expectations from the P&S community.

The PlanRob workshop aims at constituting a stable, long-term for um on relevant topics concerned with the interactions between Robotics and P&S communities where researchers could discuss about the opportunities and challenges of P&S when applied to Robotics.

Started during ICAPS 2013 in Rome (Italy), followed by a sec ond edition at ICAPS 2014 in Portsmouth (NH, USA), a third, forth edition at ICAPS 2015 in Jerusalem (Israel) and ICAPS 2016 in Lon don (UK), the PlanRob WS series has gathered excellent feedback from the P&S community which is also con rmed by the organis ation of a speci c Robotics Track starting from ICAPS 2014 The PlanRob workshop is proposed in synergy with the ICAPS Robotic track. We are in contact with the Robotics Track organizers trying to explore di fferent ways to synchronize with them. T he 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

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 coord ination methods for multi-robot te ams
  • 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

Important Dates

  • Paper submission deadline: March 15, 2017
  • Notification of acceptance: April 20, 2017
  • Camera-ready paper submissions: TBD
  • Workshop date: June 19 or 20, 2017


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 12 (twelve) pages. Papers should be submitted via the PlanRob 2017 EasyChair website.

All papers should be typeset in the AAAI style, removing the AAAI copyright. Accepted papers will be published on the workshop website and printed as a hard-copy.

The organizers will investigate the availability of journal editors in order to invite higher qual ity papers from the PlanRob 2017 edition to a special issue or post-proceedings volume.

Organizing Chairs