Knowledge Engineering for Planning and Scheduling (KEPS)
Call for Papers

KE for AI Planning and Scheduling can be defined as "the process that deals with the acquisition, validation and maintenance of planning and scheduling models, and the selection and optimization of appropriate solving machinery to work on them." Hence, knowledge engineering processes support the planning and scheduling process in formulating the proper input (problem model), providing appropriate knowledge for problem solving, and validating and presenting plans and schedules.

The workshop invites papers on any aspect of knowledge engineering for planning and scheduling starting from formal problem description and modelling, through extraction of knowledge for the solvers, to visualisation and presentation of plans, schedules, and other outputs. The papers may describe working tools as well as algorithms and modelling languages.

Selected papers from the KEPS and COPLAS workshops will be published in a special issue of Knowledge Engineering Review.



The workshop is planned as a full or half-day event with technical sessions consisting of presentations of technical papers, their commentary and a short discussion on the topic of papers. Each paper will be reviewed by two programme committee members in order to ensure relevance for the workshop, quality of papers, and feed back to the contributors for updating their paper and matters to explain/address during the workshop.



The workshop shall continue a short tradition of ICKEPS competitions, however rather than focusing on software tools only, we would like to cover all aspects of knowledge engineering for AI planning and scheduling. We seek original papers ranging from experience reports to the description of new technology in the following areas:

Submission instructions

Submissions may be regular papers (preferably 6 pages, although consideration will be given to papers of up to 8 pages) or short position papers (at most 2 pages). All papers should conform to the AAAI style template. Submissions will be reviewed by at least two referees. Interested contributers are invited to communicate their intent to submit to the workshop organizers.

Submissions, in PDF format only, should be sent by email to workshop organizers at keps08 (at) using the subject line KEPS2008 Submission.

All workshop participants must be registered for ICAPS'08.


Important Dates

Deadline for papers:June 18, 2008
Notification of acceptance: July 13, 2008
Final revisions: August 1, 2008
Workshop date: September 14, 2008