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Report on the First and Second ICAPS Workshops on Hierarchical Planning

Interactive AI Magazine

Hierarchical planning has attracted renewed interest in the last couple of years. As a consequence, the time was right to establish a workshop devoted entirely to hierarchical planning – an insight shared by many supporters. In this paper we report on the first ICAPS workshop on Hierarchical Planning held in Delft, The Netherlands, in 2018 as well as on the second workshop held in Berkeley, CA, USA, in 2019. Hierarchical planning approaches incorporate hierarchies in the domain model. In the most common form, the hierarchy is defined among tasks, leading to the distinction between primitive and abstract tasks.


The 2008 Scheduling and Planning Applications Workshop (SPARK'08)

AI Magazine

SPARK'08 was the first edition of a workshop series designed to provide a stable, longterm forum where researchers could discuss the applications of planning and scheduling techniques to real problems. Animated discussion characterized the workshop, which was collocated with the 18th International Conference on Automated Planning and Scheduling (ICAPS-08) held in Sydney, Australia, in September 2008. What keeps the fine advances in this field made over recent years hidden? The international Scheduling and Planning Applications Workshop (SPARK) was established to help address this issue. Building on precursory events, SPARK'08 was the first workshop designed to provide a stable, long-term forum where researchers could discuss the applications of planning and scheduling (P&S) techniques to real problems.


The 2008 Scheduling and Planning Applications Workshop (SPARK'08)

AI Magazine

SPARK'08 was the first edition of a workshop series designed to provide a stable, longterm forum where researchers could discuss Workshop (SPARK) was established to help address this issue. Building on precursory events, SPARK'08 was the first workshop designed Scheduling (ICAPS-08) held in Sydney, Australia, in September 2008. Like its immediate predecessor (the ICAPS'07 Workshop on Moving Planning and Scheduling Systems), the 2008 SPARK workshop was collocated with the International Conference on Automated Planning and Scheduling (ICAPS), a premier forum for research in AI planning and scheduling, and the International Conference on Principles and Practice of Constraint Programming (CP). A handful of outstanding application-oriented papers are presented each year at the ICAPS conference. Time and again, in invited talks and in open microphone discussion sessions such as ICAPS's Festivus (where conference participants air their grievances in an open and entertaining way), researchers have lamented the small number of applications papers accepted at conferences such as ICAPS, CP, and the AAAI Conference on Artificial Intelligence.


Reports of the AAAI 2011 Conference Workshops

AI Magazine

The AAAI-11 workshop program was held Sunday and Monday, August 7-18, 2011, at the Hyatt Regency San Francisco in San Francisco, California USA. The AAAI-11 workshop program included 15 workshops covering a wide range of topics in artificial intelligence. The titles of the workshops were Activity Context Representation: Techniques and Languages; Analyzing Microtext; Applied Adversarial Reasoning and Risk Modeling; Artificial Intelligence and Smarter Living: The Conquest of Complexity; Artifiicial Intelligence for Data Center Management and Cloud Computing; Automated Action Planning for Autonomous Mobile Robots; Computational Models of Natural Argument; Generalized Planning; Human Computation; Human-Robot Interaction in Elder Care; Interactive Decision Theory and Game Theory, 2010; Language-Action Tools for Cognitive Artificial Agents: Integrating Vision, Action, and Language; Lifelong Learning from Sensorimotor Experience; Plan, Activity, and Intent Recognition; and Scalable Integration of Analytics and Visualization. This article presents short summaries of those events. Pervasive context-aware computing technologies are essential enablers for next-generation applications for the digital workplace, consumer electronics, research, education, government.


Reports of the AAAI 2011 Conference Workshops

AI Magazine

The AAAI-11 workshop program was held Sunday and Monday, August 7–18, 2011, at the Hyatt Regency San Francisco in San Francisco, California USA. The AAAI-11 workshop program included 15 workshops covering a wide range of topics in artificial intelligence. The titles of the workshops were Activity Context Representation: Techniques and Languages; Analyzing Microtext; Applied Adversarial Reasoning and Risk Modeling; Artificial Intelligence and Smarter Living: The Conquest of Complexity; AI for Data Center Management and Cloud Computing; Automated Action Planning for Autonomous Mobile Robots; Computational Models of Natural Argument; Generalized Planning; Human Computation; Human-Robot Interaction in Elder Care; Interactive Decision Theory and Game Theory; Language-Action Tools for Cognitive Artificial Agents: Integrating Vision, Action and Language; Lifelong Learning; Plan, Activity, and Intent Recognition; and Scalable Integration of Analytics and Visualization. This article presents short summaries of those events.