ECAI-2000 Workshop on
Humboldt University, Berlin, Germany, August 21, 2000
|Call for Papers/Participation|
With the increasing deployment of planning and scheduling systems, developers are often faced with requirements such as very large search spaces, real-time performance demands and dynamic environments. Complete refinement methods do not scale very good, leaving local search methods as the only practical alternative. A dynamic environment promotes an application of local search as well, because the search heuristics are not normally affected by modifications of the search space. Furthermore, local search is very appropriate for anytime requirements as the optimization goal is improved in an iterative way. Such advantages are offset by the incompleteness of most local search methods, resulting in lack of proof of inconsistency or optimality of the solutions generated. Popular local search approaches include evolutionary algorithms, simulated annealing, tabu search, min-conflicts, GSAT and Walksat.
There exists a significant overlap in the issues addressed by solution techniques for planning and scheduling, such as reasoning about temporal and resource aspects. The workshop will bring together researchers from the planning and scheduling communities to explore these issues with respect to local search procedures. The workshop may also be of interest to a broader audience interested in general issues in local search.
Workshop topics will include:
The workshop will be divided into several tracks, which focus on specific aspects of the workshop subject. Every track will consist of technical paper presentations with affiliated discussion rounds. The tracks will be formed according to the distribution of accepted papers. We will organize invited talks for some of the tracks.
Participants will be selected based on refereed submissions. If you wish to attend but are not submitting a paper, please send a one-page statement of interest by the submission deadline.
Paper submissions should be no longer than six pages. Guidelines for the submission format can be found at http://www.aaai.org/Publications/Templates/macros-link.html.
Papers may be submitted by e-mailing a document's URL to the workshop chair. If this is not possible, please contact the workshop chair. Accepted submissions will be included in the workshop's working notes. After the workshop, authors will be expected to submit revised papers for a volume in the Springer series Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence (LNAI).
|Submission Deadline:||May 15, 2000|
|Notification Date:||May 29, 2000|
|Final Submission Due:||June 12, 2000|
|Workshop Held:||August 21, 2000|
German National Research Center for Information Technology
Research Institute for Computer Architecture and Software Technology
D - 12489 Berlin
Tel: +49 177 792 37 36
Fax: +49 30 6392 1805
Emile H. L. Aarts,
José Luis Ambite, University of Southern California, email@example.com
Blai Bonet, University of California, firstname.lastname@example.org
Ronen I. Brafman, Ben-Gurion University, email@example.com
Steve Chien, NASA JPL, firstname.lastname@example.org
Andrew Davenport, IBM T. J. Watson Research Center, email@example.com
Alfonso Gerevini, Università di Brescia, firstname.lastname@example.org
Holger H. Hoos, University of British Columbia, email@example.com
Alexander Nareyek, GMD FIRST, firstname.lastname@example.org
Angelo Oddi, IP-CNR, email@example.com
María C. Riff, Universidad Técnica Federico Santa María, firstname.lastname@example.org
Bart Selman, Cornell University, email@example.com
Edward Tsang, University of Essex, firstname.lastname@example.org
ECAI-2000 Homepage: http://www.ecai2000.hu-berlin.de/
Workshop Homepage: http://www.ai-center.com/events/ecai-2000-ws/
June 19, 2000 by Alexander Nareyek