The Third International Conference on Artificial Intelligence Planning Systems (AIPS-96) was held in Edinburgh, Scotland, from 29 to 31 May 1996. The main gathering of researchers in AI and planning and scheduling, the conference promoted the practical applications of planning technologies. Details of the conference papers and sessions are provided as well as information on the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency -- Rome Laboratory Planning Initiative.
The Fourteenth International Conference on Automated Planning and Scheduling (ICAPS-04) was held in Canada in June of 2004. It covered the latest theoretical and empirical advances in planning and scheduling. The conference program consisted of tutorials, workshops, a doctoral consortium, and three days of technical paper presentations in a single plenary track, one day of which was jointly organized with the Ninth International Conference on Principles of Knowledge Representation and Reasoning. ICAPS-04 also hosted the International Planning Competition, including a classical track and a newly formed probabilistic track.
The Fifth International Conference on Artificial Intelligence Planning and Scheduling (AIPS 2000) was held on 14-17 April 2000 at Breckenridge, Colorado; it was colocated with the Seventh International Conference on Principles of Knowledge Representation and Reasoning (KR2000). This conference brought together researchers working in all aspects of problems in planning, scheduling, planning and learning, and plan execution for dealing with complex problems.
The Seventeenth International Conference on Automated Planning and Scheduling (ICAPS-07) was held in Providence, Rhode Island in September 2007. It covered the latest theoretical and practical advances in planning and scheduling. The conference was co-located with the Thirteenth International Conference on Principles and Practice of Constraint Programming (CP-07). ICAPS-07 also hosted the second edition of the International Competition on Knowledge Engineering for Planning and Scheduling.
The planning competition has become a regular part of the biennial Artificial Intelligence Planning and Scheduling (AIPS) conferences. The 2000 competition featured a much larger group of participants and a wide variety of different approaches to planning. Besides the dramatic increase in participation, the 2000 competition demonstrated that planning technology has taken a giant leap forward in performance since 1998. The 2000 competition featured planning systems that were orders of magnitude faster than the planners of just two years prior.