ICKEP: Call for Interest

ICAPS 2005 Competition in Knowledge Engineering for Planning
Monterey, USA, June 2005

The upcoming International Conference on Automated Planning and Scheduling
(ICAPS 2005) to be held in Monterey, USA on June 2005 will introduce a new
type of event - The International Competition in Knowledge Engineering for
Planning (ICKEP). Like its older sibling - The International Planning
Competition - the aim of ICKEP is to promote research in the area of
planning, in particular to promote the knowledge-based aspects of planning
by putting together a competitive environment where various knowledge-based
tools can be compared.

As ICKEP is a new type of the competition, there are still many options in
how to organise such an event, what problems should be addressed, what tools
should be eligible, and how to evaluate and compare them. For 2005,
we are proposing three competition tracks:

- open track, where any knowledge engineering tool aimed at supporting
AI planning applications, can enter,
- debugging track, where tools identifying bugs and inconsistencies in
planning domain models are compared,
- heuristic track, where tools learning heuristics for planners from the
planning domain model can participate.

More information about ICKEP can be found at competition's web page at:


If you would like to participate in such a competition, to comment on
or propose a new specific track, testbeds, evaluation criteria, or to
contribute in any other way, we would like to hear from you.

Lee McCluskey, University of Huddersfield, UK. email: lee@hud.ac.uk
Roman Bartak, Charles University, Prague. email: bartak@kti.mff.cuni.cz
ICAPS'05 Organisation Committee (Competition Chairs)

Received on Thursday, 22 January 2004 03:22:32 UTC