12th ICAPS Summer School on Automated Planning and Scheduling (24ss003)


Sarah Keren (Technion - Israel Institute of Technology)

Pascal Bercher (The Australian National University)

Jane Kiam (University of the Bundeswehr München)


The Banff International Research Station will host the "12th ICAPS Summer School on Automated Planning and Scheduling" workshop in Banff from May 26 to June 1, 2024.

The 12th ICAPS Summer School on Planning and Scheduling is planned to be held in Banff this summer, just before the main ICAPS conference, the premier conference for researchers working in Planning and Scheduling, a subfield of Artificial Intelligence (AI) that allows the realization of intelligent behavior. The summer school provides learning, practical experience, and personal interactions for young researchers in this subfield of AI and automated planning and scheduling.

The focus of the summer school will be on different ways to use automated planning tools for task and motion planning with a strong focus in exploring this for robotics, as well as an outlook in its transferability to complex real-world applications. The materials used for the lectures and the collaborative lab sessions we will explore are based on a variety of AI fields including not only automatic planning and sequential decision making under uncertainty but also multi-agent systems, reinforcement learning, and more. The schedule will include both learning the theoretical aspects of these tools as well as practical work with robots using simulated robotic settings and (if possible) actual robots.

The Banff International Research Station for Mathematical Innovation and Discovery (BIRS) is a collaborative Canada-US-Mexico venture that provides an environment for creative interaction as well as the exchange of ideas, knowledge, and methods within the Mathematical Sciences, with related disciplines and with industry. The research station is located at The Banff Centre in Alberta and is supported by Canada's Natural Science and Engineering Research Council (NSERC), the U.S. National Science Foundation (NSF), and Alberta's Advanced Education and Technology.