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International Summer School on AI Planning 2002

September 16-22, 2002

Halkidiki, Greece

Organizing Committee


Local arrangements

General Information

The previous PLANET Summer School on AI Planning in 2000 was a great success. It said

Domain independent planning is a thriving area of research in both Europe and the US, encompassing an increasingly diverse range of techniques and approaches. Although domain independent planning has been a lively area of academic research for many years, the resulting technology has had few large scale applications in the industrial and commercial sectors. An important barrier to their use has been the need to acquire planning expertise before it is possible to be an effective user.

That remains true, so in 2002 there will be another summer school, similar in structure but covering different topics from all parts of planning.

The school will bring together subject experts, from several countries in Europe and America, in order to introduce the broad range of current planning approaches and to consider ways of developing and exploiting these to make planning a realistically usable tool for complex problem-solving.

The school is aimed at PhD students and young researchers in academia and industry. In order to ensure the success of the school it has been decided to restrict registrations.

Lecturers and Topics

Michael Beetz (University of Munich, Germany)
Planning and robotics

Susanne Biundo (University of Ulm, Germany)
Planning history and Overview

Craig Boutilier (University of Toronto, Canada)
Planning in Nondeterministic Domains

Brian Drabble (CIRL, University of Oregon)
Scheduling and planning

Maria Fox (University of Durham, UK)
Planners Performance Evaluation

Craig Knoblock (Information Sciences Institute, USA)
Planning and the Web

Philippe Laborie (ILOG, France)
Planning with resources

Martha Pollack (University of Michigan, USA)
Planning and execution

Location of the School

The Summer School will be held in the beautiful seaside environment of Halkididi, in the south of Thessaloniki in Greece.

It will take place in the Pallini Beach Hotel.

The airport for Thessaloniki is Macedonia airport. See and follow the link 'airports'.

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The summer school is sponsored by

IJCAI logo IJCAI - International Joint Conferences on Artificial Intelligence

AAAI logo AAAI - American Association for Artificial Intelligence

ECCAI logo European Coordinating Committee for Artificial Intelligence

EETN logo Hellenic Artificial Intelligence Society (EETN)

OeGAI logo Österreichische Gesellschaft für Artificial Intelligence

Microsoft Hellas

Ministry of Education of Greece

SUN Microsystems logo SUN Microsystems

Aristotle University logo Aristotle University of Thessaloniki