Proceedings of the Sixteenth International Conference on Automated Planning and Scheduling (ICAPS 2006)
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 2006—the sixteenth edition of this conference series. The papers 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; integrated frameworks for planning, scheduling, and execution; learning in planning and scheduling; and mixed-initiative systems. Planning and scheduling applications that are considered span such diverse areas as work flow composition, crisis intervention planning, supply-chain management, and planning for synthetic characters.