AIPS-98 Workshop Proposals Due 10/14


Subject: AIPS-98 Workshop Proposals Due 10/14
From: Reid Simmons (reids+@cs.cmu.edu)
Date: Wed Oct 01 1997 - 22:25:30 MET DST


                              FINAL ANNOUNCEMENT

                         CALL FOR WORKSHOP PROPOSALS

                    The Fourth International Conference on
              Artificial Intelligence Planning Systems (AIPS-98)

                               June 7-10, 1998
          Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
             Conference Home Page: http://www.cs.cmu.edu/~aips98
                                       
A series of workshops will held as part of AIPS-98 (on Sunday, June 7).
We encourage all interested parties to submit proposals to hold workshops
on any area having to do with AI and planning or scheduling (see detailed
announcement below).

Note that the deadline for workshop proposals is OCTOBER 14, 1997.
Notification will be made by OCTOBER 31, 1997.

Call for Workshop Proposals
===========================

Proposals are invited for the Workshop Program of AIPS-98, which is a new
feature of the conference. Workshops (we anticipate 3-4) will be held at the
beginning of the conference, June 7. Participants will have the opportunity to
meet and discuss planning and scheduling issues with a selected focus,
providing an informal setting for active exchange among small groups (25-50)
of researchers, developers and users on topics of current interest. Members of
all segments of the planning and scheduling and AI community are encouraged to
submit proposals. Proposals for workshops should be about two (2) pages in
length, and should contain: (1) A description of the specific issues that the
workshop will address, (2) A brief discussion of why the workshop is of
particular interest at this time, (3) A brief description of the workshop
format, regarding the mix of paper presentations, invited talks, and/or
panels, and (4) the names and addresses of the organizing committee (typically
3 to 4 people). Strong proposals include organizers who bring differing
perspectives to the workshop topic. We especially welcome proposals that
explore emerging new subfields of planning and scheduling, or that bridge the
gaps between theory, experiment and practice, or between planning and
scheduling, and other areas of research.

Workshop proposals should be submitted as soon as possible but no later than
October 14, 1997. Organizers will be notified of the committee's decision by
October 31, 1997. Workshop organizers will be responsible for (1) producing a
call for participation, (2) selecting participants, based on their
submissions, (3) coordinating the production of the workshop notes (limited to
a total of 200 pages). AIPS-98 will provide administrative support, support to
cover reproduction of the working notes, and logistical support, such as rooms
for the workshops. Workshop fees will be announced later, but they are
expected to be minimal for participants who register for the main conference.

Please submit workshop proposals and address inquiries concerning workshops to:

Steve Chien (email submissions preferred: steve.chien@jpl.nasa.gov)
Jet Propulsion Laboratory, M/S 525-3660
California Institute of Technology
4800 Oak Grove Drive
Pasadena, CA 91109-8099

Contact Information
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Conference home page: http://www.cs.cmu.edu/~aips98
Email address: AIPS98+info@cs.cmu.edu or reids@cs.cmu.edu



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