Freiburg, Germany
June 11-16, 2011
21st International Conference on Automated Planning and Scheduling

ACAI Summer School on Automated Planning and Scheduling

June 7-10, 2011, Freiburg, Germany

The ability to plan one's actions autonomously and to schedule given actions is a crucial capability of intelligent agents – and therefore planning and scheduling is one of the central research areas in AI. In particular, the last 15 years have seen a tremendous advance in planning and scheduling research, both theoretically and practically. Much of this progress is not adequately covered in AI courses and textbooks, yet. For this reason, the 2011 Advanced Course on Artificial Intelligence (ACAI-11) will focus on Automated Planning and Scheduling to give interested students an in-depth look into the field.

The ACAI summer school is an intense four-day educational and mentoring program for graduate students and young researchers. The school will bring together subject experts in order to introduce the foundations of automated planning and scheduling and the broad range of current approaches, and to consider ways of developing and exploiting these to build a realistically usable tool for complex problem-solving. Likewise, we hope the school will also provide a lively forum for attendees to discuss their research lines.

The course programme is available here.

In order to not only teach students the foundations of the field, but also get them into contact with the planning and scheduling research community and give them access to the latest developments in the field, ACAI-11 will be co-located with the International Conference on Automated Planning and Scheduling (ICAPS 2011). ACAI students will have free access to the ICAPS pre-conference programme (workshops and tutorials).

The summer school will take place at Schloss Reinach, a scenic hotel a few kilometres from the ICAPS conference site in Freiburg, Germany.