12th Italian Workshop on Planning and Scheduling (IPS-2024)

Automated Planning and Scheduling is a historical and active branch of Artificial Intelligence that concerns the realization of strategies or action sequences, typically for execution by intelligent agents, autonomous robots and unmanned vehicles.

The 12th Italian Workshop on Planning and Scheduling (IPS-2024) aims at bringing together researchers interested in different aspects of planning and scheduling problems, and to introduce new researchers to the community. The workshop welcomes both theoretical and practical contributions in any aspect of automated planning and scheduling, with the purpose of encouraging the italian research community to share ideas and new trends on the field.

Although the primary target of this series of workshops is the Italian community of P&S, the aim is to attract an international gathering, thus expecting contributions and participations from around the world. Submissions to this event are here solicited. Each contribution will be reviewed by members of a strong international Program Committee. Original and already published papers will be made available via this workshop web-site.

IPS-2024 will be held on 25-26 November in conjunction with the 23rd International Conference of the Italian Association for Artificial Intelligence – AIxIA 2024, Bolzano, Italy.

Important Dates


Paper submission:        September 22nd, 2024

Notification to authors: October   14th, 2024

Camera-Ready submission: November  18th, 2024

Workshop:                November  25th-26th, 2024



All submitted papers will be evaluated by at least two members of the program committee, based on originality, significance, relevance and technical quality. Papers should be formatted according to the CEUR-WS's single-column style (http://ceur-ws.org/HOWTOSUBMIT.html).

We welcome two categories of paper submission:

Full papers: (more than 10 pages) These should report work in progress or completed work. Authors of full papers that are accepted by the Programme Committee will be invited to give a talk on the paper.

Short papers: (up to 9 pages) These should report views or ambitions, or describe problems. The author(s) will be able to discuss the paper informally with others at the workshop and will be invited to give a short presentation on their work.

Extended abstracts: (up to 2 pages, plus references) To foster the exchange of ideas at IPS, we encourage authors to submit extended abstracts of original work, work-in-progress, or work which has appeared in or is under review at other venues such as AAAI/ICAPS/IJCAI/SOCS. The author(s) will be able to discuss the paper informally with others at the workshop and will be invited to give a short presentation on their work.

Submissions should be single blinded, i.e. authors names should be included in the submissions. Submissions must be made through the EasyChair conference system (https://easychair.org/my/conference?conf=ips2024) conference system before the indicated deadline (all deadlines refer to GMT). At least one of the authors should register and take part at the conference to make the presentation. Already published papers must be directly submitted to ivan.serina@unibs.it with email subject "IPS2024 already published paper submission".

IPS proceedings will be published in CEUR Workshop Proceedings series. Together with the AIxIA, the IPS organizing committee is investigating ways to publish the proceedings in a series of Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence (Springer). An opportunity to publish in this series is given to both short and long papers, provided that the work has not been published before and a proper revision of the content of the paper is done so as to meet LNAI standards. Original accepted papers will be submitted for indexation by: DBLP, Thomson Reuters, EI, SCOPUS, Semantic Scholar and Google Scholar. Note that papers shorter than 5 pages will not be indexed by scopus.

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