Planning and Robotics (PlanRob)

AI Planning & Scheduling (P&S) methods are crucial to enable intelligent robots to perform autonomous, flexible, and interactive behaviors, but a deep integration into robotic architectures is needed for their effective deployment. This requires a close collaboration between researchers from both the AI and the Robotics communities. In this direction, this workshop aims at constituting a stable, long-term forum where researchers from both the P&S and the Robotics communities can openly discuss about relevant issues, research and development progress, future directions and open challenges related to P&S when applied to Robotics. 

The PlanRob workshop is proposed in synergy with ICAPS tracks. We are trying to explore different ways to synchronize with Humans and Robotics Track but also with Knowledge Engineering, Integrated Execution and System Architecture track. The PlanRob WS aims to maintain a more informal forum where also more preliminary/visionary works can be discussed stimulating direct and open interactions.


Topics of interest include but not limited to the following:
– planning domain representations for robotics applications;
– mission, path, and motion planning for robots;
– integrated planning and execution in robotic architectures;
– planning and coordination methods for multi-robot teams;
– mixed-initiative planning and sliding autonomy for robotic systems;
– human-aware planning and execution in human-robot interaction;
– adversarial action planning in competitive robotic domains;
– formal methods for robot planning and control;
– P&S methods for optimization and adaptation in robotics;
– benchmark planning domains for robots;
– optimizing behavior in large scale automated or semi-automated systems;
– real-world planning applications for autonomous and intelligent robots.

Important Dates

Paper submission (extended): July 31st
Notification of acceptance: TBD (September)
Camera-ready version due: TBD
Workshop Date: TBD

Submission Instructions

There are two types of submissions: short position statements and regular papers. Position papers are a maximum of 4 (four) pages. Regular papers are a maximum of 10 (ten) pages. 

All papers should be typeset in the AAAI style, described at: removing AAAI copyright. Accepted papers will be published on the workshop website and printed as a hard-copy. The papers must be submitted in a PDF format via EasyChair system (

Notice that papers under review (e.g., submitted to IJCAI-2020) are also welcome, however, in order to avoid potential conflicts these manuscripts should be prepared as anonymous submissions for a double blind reviewing process. 

The organizers will investigate the availability of journal editors in order to invite a selection of accepted papers from the workshop to a special issue or post-proceedings volume.