of the ICAPS Executive Council
The current membership of the ICAPS Executive
Council is as follows:
- Susanne Biundo, University
- Amedeo Cesta, CNR,
- Steve Chien (chair),
Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology,
Ghallab, LAAS-CNRS, Toulouse
Hertzberg, GMD, Sankt Augustin
Kambhampati, Arizona State Univ.,
- Craig Knoblock, Information
Sciences Institute, University of Southern California, USA.
- Reid Simmons, Carnegie-Mellon
- Steve Smith, Carnegie-Mellon
- Sam Steel, University
- Paolo Traverso, IRST,
Veloso, Carnegie-Mellon University,
The13th International Conference on Automated Planning &
Scheduling (ICAPS'03) will
be held late spring of 2003 in Trento, Italy.
to Host ICAPS 2004
The ICAPS Executive Council is seeking proposals
from organizations wishing to host the 2004 International Conference
on Automated Planning & Scheduling. ICAPS was formed by the
merging of ECP and AIPS, the two premier international conferences
focused on the field of automated planning and scheduling.
There is no set format for the proposal,
but potential applicants are strongly encouraged to include:
- Organizers and Organizational Structure
- proposal should indicate proposed program chair(s) and any
other proposed conference committee members (e.g., conference
chair, local arrangements chair), and include a short CV of each.
A preliminary list of program committee members would also be
- Details of the venue and accommodations
available to delegates including information about conference
facilities, transportation access, accommodation, venue attractiveness,
local organization team, previous experiences of the local organization
team in organizing similar events.
- Special related events such as potential
invited speakers, workshops, competitions, demonstrations, visits,
- Proposed format for proceedings (e.g.
published at conference, pre and post, on-line, CD-ROM)
- An outline budget of the the event, including
information regarding the break-even point, registration fees
and model (e.g., whether a single fee applies to all events,
policy for joint registration with
co-located conferences), policy and support for students and
- Information on the format of the conference
(e.g., single track vs. multi-track, posters vs. presentations,
- List of potential sponsors and support
- Proposed conference dates and timetable.
Target date is Late Spring 2004. Provisional time-table should
include submission-date; reviewing period; author notification
date, for conferences, workshops, etc.
A number of other items would be positively
considered, however, each of these is only one of several factors
that the executive council will consider in their decision.
- Proposals that foster interaction and
cross fertilization with related fields (such as co-location
with related conferences).
- Proposals that include means for encouraging
and including members of the community in early phases of their
careers are also welcomed.
- Proposals that include means for fostering
new areas of work and growing potentially under-represented areas
of work (such as the special tracks at ECP01).
Some funds are available carried over from
previous conferences as seed money for future conferences. This
money is required to guarantee the existence of the conference
series and each organization applying to host ICAPS must show
how they aim to cover the costs of the event (and, if possible,
make a slight profit).
Proposals to host ICAPS should be sent electronically
(first preference PDF, second preference postscript) to:.
Please submit proposals by 10 April 2002.
Proposals submitted by 10 March 2002 will be reviewed and feedback
provided to the submitters to enable them to improve their proposals.
Sample previous proposals: PDF