Important Dates

  • March 22, 2016
    Application and grant request
  • March 28, 2016
    Notification of admission
  • April, 2016
    Notification of grant allocation
  • April 29, 2016
    Registration deadline
  • June 8-11, 2016
    Summer school
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Summer School

Chairs: Hector Geffner, Federico Pecora, Gabriele Röger

Date: June 8-11, 2016

Place: King's College, London, UK

Planning and Scheduling are central aspects of Artificial Intelligence, providing intelligent agents with the ability to reason about how and when to act. The methods developed over the past two decades of research in Planning and Scheduling are relevant for a wide range of applications, from industrial automation to robot control. The 9th International Summer School on Planning and Scheduling, to be held in conjunction with the 2016 ICAPS conference in London, UK, proposes an intense four day educational program for graduate students and young researchers. The program focuses on a selection of topics that are relevant for both theory and practice. Particular emphasis is placed in this edition on Planning and Scheduling for Robotics - a field where AI-driven reasoning in general, and Planning and Scheduling in particular, are increasingly instrumental.

Topics, Program and Lecturers

The 2016 Summer School on Automated Planning and Scheduling will give the students present in London a great opportunity to learn about the foundations and recent developments in a research area that is central to AI. It will include lectures on classical planning, constraint-based planning and scheduling, planning under uncertainty, computational complexity of planning, and multi-agent planning, and planning/scheduling for robotics.

The special aim of this edition is to bring together the two somewhat separated fields of AI and Robotics. Two lectures will focus on crucial points of intersection between these fields. Lectures will be given by top subject experts from the Planning, Scheduling, and Robotics research communities.

June 8, 2016

8:45Welcome & intro
9:00Introduction to Classical PlanningNot recorded
Patrik Haslum
10:30Coffee Break
11:00Introduction to Classical PlanningNot recorded
Patrik Haslum
12:30Lunch
14:00Computational Complexity of Planning
Jussi Rintanen
15:30Coffee Break
16:00Computational Complexity of Planning
Jussi Rintanen

June 9, 2016

9:00Sampling-based motion planning and its combination with task planning
Mark Moll
10:30Coffee Break
11:00Sampling-based motion planning and its combination with task planning
Mark Moll
12:30Lunch
14:00Task Scheduling and Execution for Long-Term Autonomy
Nick Hawes and Dave Parker
15:30Coffee Break
16:00Task Scheduling and Execution for Long-Term Autonomy
Nick Hawes and Dave Parker

June 10, 2016

9:00Planning under Uncertainty
Scott Sanner
10:30Coffee Break
11:00Planning under UncertaintyNot recorded
Joel Veness
12:30Lunch / Free time
14:00ROSPlan Tutorial (outline)
Michael Cashmore

June 11, 2016

9:00Multi-Agent Classical Planning
Ronen Brafman
10:30Coffee Break
11:00Multi-Agent Classical Planning
Ronen Brafman
12:30Lunch
14:00Constraint Programming for Planning and Scheduling
Chris Beck
15:30Coffee Break
16:00Constraint Programming for Planning and Scheduling
Chris Beck
17:30Organized Dinner

Registration and Grants

The registration fee is 170 GBP. It covers admission to all school lectures and to the ICAPS-16 pre-conference programme (workshops and tutorials). Admitted students must register for the school at the following link:

A number of grants will be offered for supporting travel, registration and accommodation. Request for such financial support should be indicated on the application form (see above). Decisions about allocation and size of the grants will be announced in May, 2016.

Important Dates

March 22, 2016Application and grant request
March 28, 2016Notification of admission
Early May, 2016Notification of grant allocation
May 9, 2016Registration deadline
June 8-11, 2016Summer school