International Competition on Knowledge Engineering for Planning
and Scheduling has been running since 2005 as a bi-annual event
promoting the development and importance of the use of knowledge
engineering methods and techniques within P & S. Past events
include ICKEPS-05 held during ICAPS
at San Francisco in June 2005, and ICKEPS-07
held during ICAPS at Providence in September 2007.
those events focussed on general areas of KEPS, this year we will
focus on a specific aspect of knowledge engineering technology:
tools, translators and techniques that when input with a model described
in an application-area-specific language, output solver-ready domain
models. For example, we would like to encourage application developers
in Web Services, Workflow, Business Modelling, E-Learning, Games,
Narrative Generation etc to utilise planning technology. To do this,
we need to promote the development of translators from (for example):
service languages (eg OWL-S, DAML),
modelling or processing languages (eg BPEL),
requirements languages (eg B, UML),
solver-ready domain models. As well as being useful tools in their
own right, the study of the translation process highlights fundamental
research problems in P & S, particularly in the use of domain-independent
solvers. Many users in applications areas of P & S would be
tempted to implement their own solver, and embed specific heuristics.
Rather, ICKEPS-09 promotes the use of existing domain-independent
solvers, but will highlight the research challenges such as the
expressiveness of their input/output languages, and the problem
of providing a heuristics interface.
conjunction with the International Conference on Automated
Planning and Scheduling (ICAPS-09)
14th, 2009: A detailed report
on performance of competing systems and some generated PDDL
domains available on-line.
28th, 2009: Winners announced on web.
16th, 2009: Detailed rules
and evaluation criteria available on-line.
15th, 2009: Program and proceedings
8th, 2009: Accepted papers available on-line.
15th, 2009: Notification to authors sent.
17th, 2009: Programme committee added.
12th, 2009: Submission instruction added.
5th, 2009: First Call distributed.
3rd, 2009: Web site opened.