[Haskell] [ICAPS 2005] Workshop "The Role of Ontologies in AI
Planning and Scheduling" - Extended Deadline
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Tue Mar 15 05:39:49 EST 2005
ICAPS 2005 Workshop Call for Papers
E X T E N D E D D E A D L I N E S
New date for subissions: MARCH 21ST
Workshop on "The Role of Ontologies in AI Planning and Scheduling"
ICAPS 2005 - The International Conference on
Automated Planning & Scheduling
June 5-10, 2005, Monterey, California, U.S.A.
Ontologies are becoming increasingly important in several AI fields (such as knowledge management and integration, cooperative problem solving, knowledge acquisition and knowledge-based systems,
e-commerce and the Semantic Web) and, at present, there is also an increasing interest about their use in Planning and Scheduling (P&S) systems.
In the field of P&S ontologies allow , on the one hand, knowledge exchange between intelligent processes (performed both by humans and other intelligent systems) in real world applications. On the other hand they allow to describe more complex domains and problems, since they are based on very rich representation languages (for example, semantic web languages as RDF, OWL,OWL-S). These languages are more expressive than those presently used in P&S, since they use the Open World Assumption rather than the planner-friendly Closer World Assumption. However, they are really ``static'' languages and do not include (generally) knowledge about states and state change, what prevents their ``direct'' application in current P&S systems. In any case, the way the use of ontologies and such languages impact the field of AI P&S needs to be investigated.
In summary, the integration between ontologies and P&S techniques is demanding more attention both from theorists and practitioners, and there are many different approaches in the literature on this issue. Therefore, one of the main topics of this workshop will be the study of the benefits that an ontology-based knowledge representation could bring into current P&S technologies.
The goal of the workshop consists in trying to understand and discuss different ways of integration between ontologies techniques and intelligent planning. This can be seen as a different, general approach to bridge the gap that currently exists between the very efficient P&S technology and its application to real world. Papers submitted should either present theoretical / practical work or report experiences with applications (describing projects or applications, the difficulties they had
to overcome, some lessons learned, etc.) on the following topics:
* Definition of planning ontologies that overcome drawbacks
detected on the real application of standard planning
languages (such as PDDL)
* Use of ontologies as the basis for knowledge exchange
between different components of intelligent systems,
where planning is a core technology
* Planning applications that use ontology concepts for their
* Integration of ontology editing tools with planning systems
* Deriving planning domain models from existing ontological
* Planning and Scheduling ontologies for the Semantic Web
- Ontologies for web services discovery and composition
- Ontologies for the definition of ubiquitous services
The workshop will be structured to allow ample time for discussion and interactions, with the following format:
* An invited talk will be given by a person with recognized
experience in the interdisciplinary field of
``Ontologies applied to Planning and Scheduling''.
* In order to foster interaction, selected papers accepted
by the program committee will be coupled with
commentaries aimed at raising different, complementary or
possibly opposing viewpoints.
* Deadline for submission of papers: Mars 21st, 2005
* Notification of acceptance/rejection: April 11th, 2005
* Deadline for receipt of camera-ready copy: Mars 18th, 2005
* Whorkshop date: June 6 or 7, 2005
Eva Onaindía, Technical University of Valencia, onaindia at dsic.upv.es
Juan Fdez-Olivares, University of Granada, faro at decsai.ugr.es
* Jose Luis Ambite, University of Southern California (USA)
* Jim Blythe, University of Southern California (USA)
* Luis Castillo, University of Granada (Spain)
* Lee McCluskey, University of Huddersfield (U.K.)
* Christoph Lenzen, German Space Operation Center (Germany)
* Falk Mrowka, German Space Operation Center (Germany)
* Angelo Oddi, ISTC-CNR (Italy)
* Bernd Schattenberg, University of Ulm (Germany)
* Evren Sirin, University of Maryland (USA)
* Laura Sebastia, Technical University of Valencia (Spain)
* Paolo Traverso, ITC/IRST (Italy)
* Ioannis Vlahavas, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (Greece)
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