>Date: Tue, 8 Mar 2011 08:12:10 -0800 (PST)
>Subject: [ICAPS] CfP: 3rd Workshop on Heuristics for
>From: Michael Katz <ctpelok@...>
>[Apologies if you receive this CFP multiple times]
> SECOND CALL FOR PAPERS
> 3rd Workshop on Heuristics for Domain-independent Planning,
> Freiburg, Germany
> June 12th or 13th, 2011
>Motivation and Goals:
>The automatic derivation of heuristic estimators to guide the search
>has become one of the main approaches in domain-independent planning.
>The approach works: very large problems, with many state variables and
>operators can be solved in this way, that could not be solved before,
>and the approach appears to scale up better than others.
>The workshop on heuristics for domain-independent planning so far took
>place in conjunction with ICAPS 2007 and ICAPS 2009, and was very
>successful both times. Many ideas presented at these workshops have
>led to contributions at major conferences and pushed the frontier of
>research on heuristic planning in several directions, both
>theoretically and practically. The workshops, as well as work on
>heuristic search that has been published since then, have also shown
>that there are many exciting open research opportunities in this area.
>Given the considerable success of the past workshops, we would like to
>continue holding it biennially.
>We look for contributions that would help us understand better the
>ideas underlying current heuristics, their limitations, and the ways
>for overcoming them. Contributions do not have to show that a new
>heuristic or new variation of a known heuristic 'beats the
>competition'. Above all we seek crisp and meaningful ideas and
>understanding. Also, rather than merely being interested in the
>'largest' problems that current heuristic search planners can solve,
>we are equally interested in the simplest problems that they can't
>actually solve well.
>The workshop series, while having originated mainly in classical
>planning, is very much open to new ideas on heuristic schemes for more
>general settings, such as temporal planning, planning under
>uncertainty and adversarial planning. We also explicitly wish to
>encourage submission of works, such as machine learning of heuristic
>functions, that diverge from the wide-spread approach deriving
>heuristic values by solving relaxations/abstractions of the problem at
>Paper Formats Solicited:
>We welcome technical papers as well as position statements. Papers
>mixing these two aspects are welcome, too. We particularly welcome
>descriptions of open problems, approaches that didn't turn out to
>perform as expected, or problems that existing techniques do not
>handle well -- provided in each case that there is something the
>heuristic search planning community can learn from the presented
>observation. The papers should be formatted in AAAI style, and range
>between 2 and 6 pages. See
>formatting instructions. Submission will be handled via our EasyChair
>site at http://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=hdip11 .
>As the workshop is not an archival conference, multiple submissions
>are permitted. Work that is a strict subset of that recently
>previously published in an archival journal should be presented as a
>short position statement.
>Papers that are currently under review in other conferences or
>must be formatted for BLIND review with NO author or affiliation
>The workshop is planned to be a full 1-day format, but the precise
>format is to be decided as a function of the contributions received.
>We strive to have two types of presentations: long and short (15-20
>and 5-10 minutes), and if appropriate a discussion session where the
>audience members are encouraged to participate.
>* Submission Deadline: March 18th, 2011
>* Notification: April 15th, 2011
>* Workshop: June 12th or 13th, 2011
>* Alan Fern
> Oregon State University, OR, USA
> afern (at) eecs.oregonstate.edu
>* Patrik Haslum
> NICTA and ANU, Canberra, Australia
> patrik.haslum (at) anu.edu.au
>* Joerg Hoffmann
> INRIA, Nancy, France
> joerg.hoffmann (at) loria.fr
>* Michael Katz
> Technion, Israel
> mkatz (at) technion.ac.il
>* J. Benton, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ, USA
>* Hector Geffner, Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona, Spain
>* Adele Howe, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO, USA
>* Derek Long, University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, UK
>* Wheeler Ruml, University of New Hampshire, Durham, NH, USA
>* Vincent Vidal, ONERA, France
>* Sungwook Yoon, PARC, Palo Alto, CA, USA
>* Erez Karpas, Technion, Israel
>For more options, visit this group at
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