Proceedings of the Eighteenth International Conference on Automated Planning and Scheduling (ICAPS 2008)
The International Conference on Automated Planning and Scheduling is the premier forum for researchers and practitioners working in planning and scheduling—two technology areas critical to manufacturing, space systems, disaster relief, logistics, robotics, software engineering, education, crisis response, design, and entertainment. These proceedings contain the papers accepted for presentation at ICAPS 2008—the eighteenth edition of this conference series. The papers in this proceedings present the latest advances in the field of automated planning and scheduling, ranging in scope from theoretical analyses of planning and scheduling problems and processes, to new algorithms for planning and scheduling under various constraints and assumptions, to empirical evaluation of planning and scheduling techniques in practical applications. They reflect recent research trends in the field toward the use of search and constraint reasoning in planning and scheduling; probabilistic planning models and algorithms; and integrated frameworks for planning, scheduling, and execution.