CFP: Fourth European Conference on Planning, ECP '97 (EWSP '97)

Subject: CFP: Fourth European Conference on Planning, ECP '97 (EWSP '97)
From: Steel S W D (
Date: Fri Mar 15 1996 - 10:13:49 MET

                    Fourth European Conference on Planning
                              ECP '97 (EWSP '97)
                               Toulouse, France
                            24/25/26 September 1997

The European Conference on Planning (formerly the European Workshop on
Planning) is held in alternate years with the AIPS conference. ECP '97 will be
following up on three previous meetings, EWSP '91 in StAugustin (Germany), EWSP
'93 in Vadstena (Sweden), and EWSP '95 in Assisi (Italy), which provided
focused forums of high quality for the exchange of ideas and results to a
selected audience of workers in the field.

The fourth meeting will be held from Wednesday 24 September to Friday 26
September 1997, in Toulouse in France.

The workshop proceedings will be published shortly after the workshop in book
form by an international publishing house.

Submissions and participation:

Original papers in English are invited in all areas of AI planning. Topics of
interest include:

  - Classical AI planning
  - Planning and reasoning on action and change
  - Plan recognition
  - Planning and perception
  - Planning and learning
  - Planning and temporal reasoning
  - Planning under uncertainty
  - Decision theoretic planning
  - Scheduling
  - Multi-agent planning
  - Reactive Systems
  - Applications and domain-specific techniques

Papers are welcome in the whole spectrum from practical and applied research to
formal and theoretical research and we especially welcome papers combining
these aspects.

Papers should be written in 12pt type, with high-quality printers, on A4 paper
(or similar format). Papers should have a front page containing: title; name,
full address, email address and fax number (if available) for all authors;
keywords and a 100-200 word abstract. Papers must not exceed 12 pages,
excluding front page and references.

Electronic submission is much preferred. PostScript files (compressed using
"gzip" or "compress" under the file name, then encoded using
"uuencode"), or five hard copies of papers, must reach the program chairman by
3 May 1997. Email papers to

Notification of acceptance/rejection will be mailed to the first (or
designated) author of each paper by 12 July 1997. Final versions of accepted
papers are due 3 September 1997. Accepted papers must be presented at the
workshop, in English, by one of the authors.

Applicants wishing to participate but not to submit a paper should submit a 1
page summary of their research interests, including references.

Programme committee:

Sam Steel (programme chairman) Alessandro Saffioti
Rachid Alami (local arrangements) Sylvie Thiebaux
Christer Backstrom Paolo Traverso
Joachim Hertzberg Jana Koehler
Malik Ghallab Eric Jacopin
Brian Drabble Steve Hanks
Susanne Biundo Mark Drummond
Louise Pryor Qiang Yang
Ruth Aylett Fahiem Bacchus
Alfredo Milani Damian Lyons
Amedeo Cesta Peter Haddawy
Dan Weld

Contact address:

        Sam Steel
        Department of Computer Science, University of Essex
        Colchester CO4 3SQ, United Kingdom
        voice: +44 (0) 1206 872786
        fax: +44 (0) 1206 872788

The most recent details are available at


Submission deadline : 3 May 1997
Notification of acceptance/rejection : 12 July 1997
Final version of papers due : 3 September 1997
Conference : 24/25/26 September 1997

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