FLAIRS 2008A Special Track at the 23rd International FLAIRS Conference (FLAIRS 2010)
Artificial Intelligence Planning and Scheduling

Daytona Beach , Florida, USA
May 19-21, 2010

Planning belongs to fundamental subjects of Artificial Intelligence since its beginning and sessions on planning are part of major AI conferences. While planning deals with finding actions to achieve some goal, these actions should frequently be scheduled to limited time and restricted resources to make the plan executable, especially when dealing with real-life problems. This can also be done using AI-originated techniques such as constraint satisfaction. Hence, having presentations on both planning and scheduling in a single track shall promote information exchange between close but slightly different communities.

This is already a third edition of this special track. The first special track on AI planning and scheduling was hosted at FLAIRS 2008 (Coconut Grove) and the second special track on AI planning and scheduling was hosted at FLAIRS 2009 (Sanibel Island).


The FLAIRS 2010 conference special track on AI Planning and Scheduling attracts papers from all areas of AI planning and scheduling. Papers bridging both areas and application papers are especially welcome. Pure scheduling (timetabling) papers that use AI techniques such as constraint satisfaction or integrate with planning are also eligible. Topics include (but are not limited to):

  • Applications and case studies from planning and scheduling
  • Methodologies and tools for specification, design, implementation, and validation of planning and scheduling systems
  • Knowledge engineering techniques for planning and scheduling
  • Constraint-based planning and scheduling
  • Search for planning and scheduling
  • Distributed and multi-agent planning and scheduling
  • Planning with resources and time constraints
  • Hierarchical task network planning
  • Dynamic scheduling
  • Mixed-initiative planning and scheduling
  • Plan and schedule execution, monitoring and repair
  • Planning and scheduling under uncertainty
  • Anytime and real-time planning and scheduling
Publication and Paper Submission

Submitted papers must be original, and not submitted concurrently to a journal or another conference. Papers will be refereed and all accepted papers will appear in the conference proceedings which will be published by AAAI Press. Authors can submit full papers (up to 6 pages) or poster papers (up to 2 pages). All papers must be formatted according to the AAAI guidelines. Fake author names and affiliations must be used on submitted papers, to provide double-blind reviewing. Papers must be submitted in PDF format through the FLAIRS-23 online submission system. Authors of accepted papers will be required to sign a form transferring copyright of their contribution to AAAI. An author of each accepted paper is required to register and attend FLAIRS, and present the paper.

Important Dates

Paper submission deadline: 1st December 2009 (extended!)
Notification of paper decisions: 22nd January 2010
Final version of papers due: 22nd February 2010

Author registration deadline: TBA
Early registration closes: TBA

Track organizers :

Roman Barták
Charles University, Prague
The Czech Republic

Hana Rudová
Masaryk University, Brno
The Czech Republic

Program Committee:
  • Roman Barták (co-chair)
    Charles University, The Czech Republic
  • Amedeo Cesta
    ISTC, Italy
  • Susana Fernández
    Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, Spain
  • Graham Kendall
    University of Nottingham, UK
  • Philippe Laborie
    ILOG, France
  • Derek Long
    University of Strathclyde, UK
  • Lee McCluskey
    University of Huddersfield, UK
  • Amnon Meisels
    Ben-Gurion University, Israel

  • Nicola Policella
    European Space Agency, Germany
  • Hana Rudová (co-chair)
    Masaryk University, The Czech Republic
  • Wheeler Ruml
    University of New Hampshire, USA
  • Pavel Surynek
    Charles University, The Czech Republic
  • Greet Vanden Berghe
    KaHo St.-Lieven, Belgium
  • Roman van der Krogt
    4C, Ireland
  • Jozsef Vancza
    SZTAKI, Hungary
  • Kristen Brent Venable
    University of Padova, Italy
  • Petr Vilím
    ILOG, France
  • Neil Yorke-Smith
    American University of Beirut, Lebanon, and SRI International, USA
  • Terry L. Zimmerman
    Carnegie Mellon University, U.S.A.