Special issue of Journal of Scheduling on
"Applications and Methodologies for Planning and Scheduling"

Guest Editors: Roman Barták and Hana Rudová

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Motivation and Contents: The proposed special issue focuses on algorithms and methods for planning and scheduling problems including articles presenting theoretical studies or practical applications. Applications of artificial intelligence methods to any scheduling or planning problem are especially welcomed. Emphasis is given to papers describing immediately applicable techniques and application papers.

Topics of interest include (but are not limited to):
    • Applications and case studies from planning and scheduling
    • Methodologies and tools for specification, design, implementation, and validation of planning and/or scheduling systems
    • Search for planning and scheduling
    • Constrained-based planning and scheduling
    • Distributed and multi-agent planning and scheduling
    • Relationships between planning and scheduling
    • Knowledge engineering techniques for planning and scheduling
    • Planning with resources and time constraints
    • Hierarchical task network planning
    • Dynamic scheduling
    • Mixed-initiative planning and scheduling
    • Plan and schedule execution, monitoring and repair
    • Planning and scheduling under uncertainty
    • Anytime and real-time planning and scheduling


Papers should be submitted electronically via Journal of Scheduling's online submission system, following the journal's instructions to authors. Please indicate that your submission is to the Special Issue on "Applications and Methodologies for P&S". This is absolutely necessary for inclusion in the special issue and reviewing process within the special issue. There are no restrictions of the length of the paper, however papers of unusual length should be discussed with the guest editors prior their submission. All papers submitted to the special issue will be reviewed in accordance with the standard procedures of the Journal of Scheduling.

Please contact guest editors for additional information (including appropriateness of particular submissions for this call).

The submissions are now CLOSED!
We are pleased to announce a high number of submissions - 52 papers were submitted to the special issue. We would like to thank all the authors for their submission to this special issue.

Important dates
Paper submissions :
June 23, 2008 (extended)
Notification about final decisions:
April, 2009
Final versions:
May, 2009

Please consider that a second round of reviewing may be necessary if major revisions are requested by the reviewers. The first reviewing round is expected to finish in October/November and the revised papers are expected in January. We apologize for the delay due to a large number of submissions.

Guest editors

Roman Barták

Charles University
Faculty of Mathematics and Physics
Malostranské nám. 2/25, 118 00 Praha 1
Czech Republic

Tel.: +420 221 914 242, Fax: +420 221 914 323
e-mail: bartak (AT) ktiml(dot)mff(dot)cuni(dot)cz

Hana Rudová

Masaryk University
Faculty of Informatics
Botanická 68a, 602 00 Brno
Czech Republic

Tel.: +420 549 496 345, Fax: +420 549 491 820
e-mail: hanka (AT) fi(dot)muni(dot)cz