The AIPS-98 Planning Competition

  • Derek Long
  • Henry Kautz
  • Bart Selman
  • Blai Bonet
  • Hector Geffner
  • Jana Koehler
  • Michael Brenner
  • Joerg Hoffmann
  • Frank Rittinger
  • Corin R. Anderson
  • Daniel S. Weld
  • David E. Smith
  • Maria Fox
  • Derek Long


In 1998, the international planning community was invited to take part in the first planning competition, hosted by the Artificial Intelligence Planning Systems Conference, to provide a new impetus for empirical evaluation and direct comparison of automatic domain-independent planning systems. This article describes the systems that competed in the event, examines the results, and considers some of the implications for the future of the field.
How to Cite
Long, D., Kautz, H., Selman, B., Bonet, B., Geffner, H., Koehler, J., Brenner, M., Hoffmann, J., Rittinger, F., Anderson, C. R., Weld, D. S., Smith, D. E., Fox, M., & Long, D. (2000). The AIPS-98 Planning Competition. AI Magazine, 21(2), 13.