Scheduling and Planning Applications woRKshop

Call for Papers

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This workshop follows antecedent meetings at previous years of ICAPS, particularly the ICAPS?07 Workshop on Moving Planning and Scheduling Systems into the Real World. Challenges and discussions from one year's edition will be used to set the baseline for the successive editions so that the workshop fosters an evolving and cumulative perspective of the applications and their challenges along the years. This effort is intended to converge to a set of challenges that could be of benefit for the research community.

Authors of accepted papers will be encouraged to share their domains and instances or part of them to begin a library of practical benchmarking problems that could also be useful for the community. Higher quality papers from this workshop will be eligible for a special issue of the Computational Intelligence International Journal.


The workshop will consist of a single full day. All submissions will be reviewed by selected program committee members, selected from 7 Universities, 7 research institutes and 7 companies. The goal of the reviewing process will be to ensure the quality of the submitted papers and provide feedback to authors.

In order to foster discussion amongst speakers and attendees, this workshop will follow a singular scheme. Reviewers will be asked to write a public critique of each paper composed by a set of public questions or thoughts, given that they are not confidential and authors have been previously informed, and this list of public questions will be distributed amongst the audience, so that each attendant may judge by him/herself, and raise their own questions to speakers.

Each session will consist of presentations of technical papers, their commentaries, and a short discussion on the topic of papers. The workshop will conclude with a panel discussion devoted to gather all the relevant issues and challenges that could be inherited by future editions of this workshop


We explicitly encourage contributions from both scheduling and planning backgrounds, as well as from those outside the traditional ICAPS community who can contribute to the themes of the workshop. The workshop will highlight relevant aspects related to the fielding of these techniques, including, but not limited to:

Submission information

Submissions may be regular papers (preferably 6 pages, although consideration will be given to papers of up to 8 pages) or short position papers (at most 2 pages). All papers should conform to the AAAI style template. Submissions will be reviewed by at least two referees. Interested contributers are invited to communicate their intent to submit to the workshop organizers.

Submissions, in PDF format only, should be sent by email to L.Castillo at (remove the spaces) using the subject line ICAPS'08 SPARK Submission.

All workshop participants must be registered for ICAPS'08 or a co-located conference.

Important Dates

Deadline for papers:June 18, 2008, EXTENDED UNTIL JUNE 23rd
Notification of acceptance:July 11, 2008, DELAYED UNTIL July 15th MORNING (CEST)
Final revisions:July 25, 2008
Workshop date:September 15, 2008