PLANET Gap-Bridging Seminar

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            PLANET Network of Excellence in Planning and Scheduling

            UK Planning and Scheduling Special Interest Group

            *** FREE event with travel grants available ***

                 Joint "Gap-Bridging Seminar" at PLANSIG 2001

               Planning and scheduling in INDUSTRY and Academia

                      12 December (afternoon), Edinburgh

    Industry and academia both work on planning and scheduling, but they
    do not work together as well as one would hope. They have different
    goals. Industry must sell, academia must publish, and there is no
    time to talk to the other people.

    PLANET is trying to do something about this. There will be a
    "gap-bridging seminar" the day before PLANSIG 2001, the twentieth
    Workshop of the UK Planning and Scheduling Special Interest Group.

    THIS IS THE FIRST EVENT OF THIS KIND. At it, practitioners from
    industry will talk about their work - the techniques, the problems,
    customer needs, what can and cannot be done. We hope this will set
    research in planning and scheduling in context.


     Howard Beck, DIAGONAL,
     Roberto DeSimone, Qinetiq,
     Colin Francis, Cairo/LINE,
     Graham Hackwell, Preactor International,
     John Spragg, APSOLVE,

    In order to encourage industry/academic links, PLANET is subsidizing
    attendance at the seminar. There is NO FEE FOR ATTENDANCE.

    PLANET will support at least 15 people FROM ANYWHERE IN EUROPE at
    these rates:

      Students up to 250 euro per person

      Members of PLANET nodes up to 250 euro per person, 2 people per node

    For non-members, a limited number of special arrangements are available.
    Please contact the organiser.

    Note that you can combine this with PLANSIG 2001.

    If you want to attend, send an email to Sam Steel (
    with your name, organization, status, contact details.

    Sam Steel
    Department of Computer Science, University of Essex
    Colchester CO4 3SQ, UK
    +44 (0) 1206 872786


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