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The International Conference on Automated Planning and Scheduling (ICAPS) is the premier forum for researchers and practitioners in planning and scheduling - two technologies that are critical to manufacturing, space systems, software engineering, robotics, education, and entertainment. The ICAPS conference resulted from merging two bi-annual conferences, namely the International Conference on Artificial Intelligence Planning and Scheduling (AIPS) and the European Conference on Planning (ECP).

The primary objectives of ICAPS are to further the field of automated planning and scheduling through the organization of technical meetings, including the annual ICAPS conference, through the organization of summer schools, tutorials and training activities at various events, through the organization of planning and scheduling competitions, benchmarking and other means of advancing and assessing the state of the art in the field, by promoting the involvement of young scientists in the field through scholarships and other means, and by promoting and disseminating publications, planning and scheduling systems, domains, simulators, software tools and technical material.

The ICAPS 2015 conference was held from June 7-11, 2015 in Jerusalem, Israel. Conference chairs are Ronen Brafman and Carmel Domshlak. Program chairs are Patrik Haslum and Shlomo Zilberstein.

The ICAPS 2016 conference will be held from June 12-17, 2016 in London, United Kingdom. Conference chairs are Andrew Coles and Daniele Magazzeni. Program chairs are Amanda Coles, Stefan Edelkamp and Scott Sanner.

If you are interested in organizing a future ICAPS conference, please contact our Conference Liaison, Malte Helmert (malte.helmert at