ICAPS 2005 Competition on Knowledge Engineering for Planning and Scheduling
June 7, 2005, Monterey, California, U.S.A.

Area of Scope

The competition is open to authors of a tool, an integrated tools environment or tools platform (below we simply refer to the entry as "the tool") where the tool helps knowledge engineering for AI P&S purposes in at least one of the following categories:

Planners/Schedulers tools themselves are NOT eligible but could be a part of an environment entered. The competition is open to anyone including the members of PC. Only the judges and teams from the judges’ institutions are excluded from the competition. The authors must follow the competition structure. In particular, at least one of the authors is requested to present the system during the conference.



Authors submit a short paper describing the tool (no more than 5 pages including screenshots, in the ICAPS format) to the workshop organizers by the submission deadline. Papers must be in US letter size, and use the AAAI Style template.

Authors are encouraged to make the tool available for download from web.

The short papers will be 'lightly' reviewed in order to

(a) feed back to the contributors for updating their paper and matters to explain/address during the conference
(b) contribute to the overall evaluation of the submissions
(c) keep to a limit of say 15 contributions

If the tool is accepted for the competition then the authors submit a camera-ready copy of the paper to the workshop organizers by the camera-ready copy deadline and they register for the competition via the standard ICAPS registration. At least one author per tool is requested to come to the conference and demonstrate the system in person. This will entail giving a short talk during the competition workshop and being ready to demonstrate the system and answer questions during the demonstration session. The competitors are kindly requested to bring their tools installed on their own laptops.

At the conference:

The competition will take place during a one day workshop, where competitors will present their systems (15 minutes), and system demonstration. The workshop and system demonstration will be open to everyone attending the conference.

The judges will decide the results by scrutinizing the submitted short papers, the reviews of the short papers, and the system presentations/demonstrations. The proposed criteria to be used by the judges are presented below. There will be a presentation of the results and winners' prizes either during the conference reception or during/before the conference dinner.

Evaluation Criteria used in the Competition:

Important Dates:

Submission deadline: March 21st, 2005
Notification: April 4th, 2005
Camera-ready copy due date: April 14th, 2005
Competition day: June 7th, 2005
Competition results: June 9th, 2005 (right after the conference dinner)