Important Dates

  • 10 Dec, 2021 - Abstracts Due
  • 15 Dec, 2021 - Submissions Due
  • 25-28 Jan, 2022 - Author Feedback
  • 18 Feb, 2022 - Notification

ICAPS 2022 Call for Papers: Industry and Applications Track

The 32nd International Conference on Automated Planning and Scheduling

June 19-24, 2022, Singapore Management University, Singapore.

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Submissions due December 10, 2021 (abstracts)
December 15, 2021 (papers)
Discussion January 25-28, 2022
Notification February 18, 2022

ICAPS is the premier forum for exchanging news and research results on theory and applications of intelligent planning and scheduling technology. ICAPS 2022, the 32nd International Conference on Automated Planning and Scheduling, will host an Industry and Applications Track (formerly known as Novel Applications Track).

The goal of this track is to bring together planning and scheduling practitioners, industry stakeholders and academic communities for exchanging all aspects of the development, deployment, and evaluation of planning and scheduling systems for societal or industrial problems. We aim to bring scientific results from planning and scheduling to practice, but also aim to identify scientific challenges by analyzing the limitations of current results to tackle real-world problems. We sollicite submissions and participation from the industry as well as from academics working on applications.


Topics addressed in applications papers may include, but are not limited to:

  • Description and modelling of novel application domains
  • Engineering issues in using planning and scheduling techniques
  • Integration of multiple planning and scheduling techniques, or of planning and scheduling techniques with techniques from other areas or disciplines
  • Integration of planning and scheduling functions with other functions of an industrial system/process
  • User interface design, visualization, and explanation for a planning and scheduling application
  • Experiences in development, deployment, and maintenance of planning and scheduling applications
  • Evaluation, testing, and validation of planning and scheduling applications in societal or industrial environments
  • Assessment of impact on end users / customers / markets
  • Industry / application challenge problems (including benchmark instances)


This track has a separate program committee consisting of individuals with experience working on applications of planning and scheduling technology to societal or industrial problems. Papers submitted to this track will be evaluated using different criteria, particularly:

  • Significance of the application problem being addressed
  • Importance of planning and scheduling technology to the solution of the problem
  • Novelty of the application and technical approach to the application
  • Evaluation of the system and its deployment
  • Clarity of the descriptions of the application problem, techniques used, and results
  • Applicability to real-world problems such as by dataset complexity and actual use in practice

Accepted full papers will be published as part of the conference proceedings of ICAPS 2022.

Industry Abstracts

ICAPS 2022 will also consider one/two-page abstracts describing work on relevant breakthrough planning or scheduling problems faced by industry or government agencies working on high TRL applications. These won't be published in the proceedings but authors of selected abstracts will be invited to present their work at ICAPS 2022. To be eligible, the lead author of the abstract must be from the respective problem-owning organization.

Important Dates

We have arranged our schedule to permit revision and resubmission of papers rejected from AAAI 2022.

  • December 10, 2021 - Abstracts due (electronic submission)
  • December 15, 2021 - Full Papers due (electronic submission, PDF)
  • January 25-28, 2022 - Author feedback period
  • February 18, 2022 - Notification of acceptance or rejection

The reference timezone for all deadlines is UTC-12. That is, as long as there is still some place anywhere in the world where the deadline has not yet passed, you are on time!

Author Guidelines

Authors may submit long papers (8 pages AAAI style plus up to one page of references) or short papers (4 pages plus up to one page of references). The type of paper must be indicated at submission time. All papers, regardless of length, will be reviewed against the standard criteria of relevance, originality, significance, clarity, soundness, and are expected to meet the same high standards set by ICAPS. Short papers may be of narrower scope, for example by addressing a highly specific issue, or proposing or evaluating a small, yet important, extension of previous work or new idea. Overlength papers will be rejected without review.

Authors making multiple submissions must ensure that each submission has significant unique content. Papers submitted to ICAPS 2022 may not be submitted to other conferences or journals during the ICAPS 2022 review period nor may they be already under review, accepted, or published in other conferences or journals. AAAI decisions will be available two weeks before the ICAPS paper submission deadline. This year, the time gap between submissions to major AI conferences is tighter than usual. We had hoped to be able to both accept submissions of papers rejected from AAAI and enable authors to submit papers rejected from ICAPS to IJCAI 2022. However, the timeline is simply too tight for us to do this and maintain the quality of the ICAPS reviewing process. So while rejected papers from AAAI will have decisions early enough to permit revision and resubmission to ICAPS, we are unable to complete our reviews in time for papers to be resubmitted to IJCAI. Specifically, as the ICAPS 2022 notification date is after IJCAI 2022 full paper submission dates, ICAPS authors will not be allowed to resubmit their papers to IJCAI while they are under review at ICAPS, because of single submission requirements of both conferences.

Ethical/Societal Impact

It is optional for authors to include a statement of the potential broader impact of their work, including its ethical aspects and future societal consequences. This statement can be included in either the main body pages or the reference page. If such a statement is not included in the paper but the reviewers deem that such a statement is necessary, then the authors will be asked to provide one during the author response period for review. If the paper is accepted, the statement provided will need to be incorporated in the camera-ready version.

Submission Instructions

All submissions will be made electronically, through the EasyChair conference system:

Submitted PDF papers should be anonymous for double-blind reviewing, adhere to the page limits of the relevant track CFP/submission type (long or short), and follow the AAAI author kit instructions for formatting:

In addition to the submitted PDF paper, authors can submit supplementary material (videos, technical proofs, additional experimental results) for their paper. Please make sure that the supporting material is also anonymized. Papers should be self-contained; reviewers are encouraged, but not obligated, to consider supporting material in their decisions.

Please direct all questions to

Track Chairs

  • Florent Teichteil-Koenigsbuch, Data Science Senior Scientist in Airbus Central Research and Technology
  • Mathijs de Weerdt, Associate Professor at Delft University of Technology, Chair of the Algorithmics Group