The European Conferences on Planning (ECP) are a major forum for the presentation of new research in AI Planning and Scheduling. They developed from a series of European workshops and became successfully established as international meetings, held in alternate years with the AIPS conferences.
Prior to the conference, a general meeting of PLANET, the European Network of Excellence in AI Planning, will be held on September 7. This meeting is open to all attendees of ECP.
ECP-99 invites original papers from the whole spectrum of AI Planning and Scheduling research. Topics of interest include, but are not restricted to:
Papers should have a front page containing the title, the names
and full addresses - including e-mail addresses and fax numbers - of
all authors, key words, and a 100-200 word abstract. Papers should be
written in English, in 12pt type and must not exceed 12 pages,
excluding front page and references. Authors are
encouraged to use LaTeX. The proceedings of ECP-99 will
be published by Springer-Verlag in the
series. The Springer LaTeX style file (llncs.cls) is available from
instruction page and may already be used for submission.
The primary means of submission will be electronic, in PostScript format. Papers should be compressed using compress or gzip, then encoded using uuencode, and e-mailed to the programme chair. If electronic submission is not possible, five hard copies should be sent to the postal address given below. All papers must reach the programme chair by May 5, 1999. Notification of acceptance or rejection will be mailed to the first or designated author on or before July 15, 1999. Accepted papers must be presented at the conference, in English by one of the authors.
The proceedings of ECP-99 will
be published by Springer-Verlag in the
series. Each paper is allowed 13 pages in the
proceedings. Authors are encouraged to use LaTeX and the Springer style
file (llncs.cls), which is available from
Final versions of papers must reach the programme
chair no later than August 12,
1999. Electronic sending of postscript files is most appreciated.
The Pre-prints of the proceedings will be available at the conference.
For each poster a 2-page abstract will be included in a separate poster volume distributed at the conference. For these abstracts, the above formatting and mailing instructions apply also.
Local Arrangements Chair
Prior to the conference, a general meeting of PLANET, the European Network of Excellence in AI Planning, will be held on September 7. PLANET is a coordinating organisation for European research, development, and technology transfer in the field of Artificial Intelligence Planning and Scheduling.
Currently, PLANET has 37 nodes from 8 European countries. They represent leading universities, research centers, and industrial companies.
The meeting is devoted to general presentations of the network's activities and to focused workshops of the network's Technical Coordination Units.
The meeting will be open to all participants of ECP.
What is the Expressive Power of Disjunctive Preconditions?
V. Liatsos, B. Richards
Scalability in Planning
L.D. Pyeatt, A.E. Howe
A Parallel Algorithm for POMDP Solution
P. Haslum, P. Jonsson
Some Results on the Complexity of Planning with Incomplete Information
B. Srivastava, S. Kambhampati
Scaling up Planning by Teasing out Resource Scheduling
A.E. Howe, E. Dahlman, C. Hansen, M. Scheetz, A. von Mayrhauser
Exploiting Competitive Planner Performance
G. De Giacomo, M.Y. Vardi
Automata-Theoretic Approach to Planning for Temporally Extended Goals
J. Rintanen, H. Jungholt
Numeric State Variables in Constraint-based Planning
I. Refanidis, I. Vlahavas
GRT: A Domain Independent Heuristic for STRIPS Worlds Based on Greedy Regression Tables
S. Edelkamp, M. Helmert
Exhibiting Knowledge in Planning Problems to Minimize State Encoding Length
R. Barruffi, E. Lamma, P. Mello, M. Milano
Least Commitment on Variable Binding in Presence of Incomplete Knowledge
A. Bockmayr, Y. Dimopoulos
Integer Programs and Valid Inequalities for Planning Problems
Action Constraints for Planning
A.L. Blum, J.C. Langford
Probabilistic Planning in the Graphplan Framework
Y. Wang, Q. Yang, Z. Zhang
Multi-Agent Real-Time Scheduling for Call Center Automation
A. Cimatti, M. Roveri
Conformant Planning via Model Checking
Plan Merging & Plan Reuse as Satisfiability
Hierarchical Task Network Planning as Satisfiability
S. Koenig, Y. Liu
Sensor Planning with Non-Linear Utility Functions
M. Daniele, P. Traverso, M.Y. Vardi
Strong Cyclic Planning Revisited
B. Bonet, H. Geffner
Planning as Heuristic Search: New Results
E. Parker, S. Kambhampati
Making Graphplan Goal-Directed: (A Lifted Goal-directed forward-searching Graphplan)
Task Decomposition Support to Reactive Scheduling
O. Despouys, F.F. Ingrand
Propice-Plan: Toward a Unified Framework for Planning and Execution
A. Armando, C. Castellini, E. Giunchiglia
SAT-Based Procedures for Temporal Reasoning
S. Cresswell, A. Smaill, J. Richardson
Deductive Synthesis of Recursive Plans in Linear Logic
A. Cesta, A. Oddi, S.F. Smith
Greedy Algorithms for the Multi-Capacitated Metric Scheduling Problem
Last update: August 12, 1999
Administrated by Susanne Biundo, University of Ulm, Germany.