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KI 2001 Joint German/Austrian Conference on Artificial Intelligence


15.  Workshop "Planen, Scheduling und Konfigurieren, Entwerfen"

Wien, 18. September 2001


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KI 2001 Workshop

PuK2001: 15. Workshop Planning/ Scheduling and Configuration/Design

18. September 2001


The fields of planning, scheduling, configuration, and design have many features in common and are often tackled by similar technologies. However, the communities do not overlap and joint meetings are rather rare. The PuK-workshop will be such a joint meeting and provide the possibility for the exchange of ideas, concepts, and problems between researchers from the areas mentioned.

The workshop therefore aims in bringing together researchers as well as practitioners in the areas of planning, scheduling and design for the presentation and discussion of new problem areas, new problem solving approaches and new systems developed.


General Topics

The general topics of  interest of the PuK comunity include but are not limited to:
  • applications and architectures

    empirical studies of existing systems; new and prototypical systems; modelling of planning/ scheduling/ design systems; user interfaces.

  • knowledge representation and problem solving techniques

    domain-specific techniques; heuristic techniques; distributed problem solving; constraint-based techniques; iterative improvement; integrating reaction and user-interaction.

  • learning

    learning in the context of planning, scheduling and design.


Focus: Scheduling

Similar to some earlier workshops we intend to focus on one area. This year, part of the workshop will  be specially focused on Scheduling. Within the focal part of the workshop we anticipate several sessions dealing specifically with this year's focus. In that context we solicit papers on topics such as

  • combinations of planning and scheduling problems or scheduling and design problems,
        e.g. algorithms for hybrid planning and scheduling tasks
  • new aproaches for representation and solution of scheduling problems
  • development and evaluation of scheduling systems
  • actual problem areas in scheduling 
        e.g. multi-agent scheduling, multi-site scheduling or transportation scheduling
  • combination of AI and OR methods for solving scheduling problems
  • classification of scheduling problems, 
        e.g. reactive versus predictive, hard versus easy.

Paper submission

Papers in English or German are requested especially for the focal issue but will be also accepted for the other research topics. The papers should be up to 8 pages and will be reviewed by the organizing/ program committee. Please sent papers electronically in PDF, PS or Word-Format to the contact address below and use the KI2001-style. Selected papers may be included in a special issue of AICOM. 

All attendancies have to register for KI 2001.

Important dates

 7. 7.2001:         papers due date
14.7.2001:         notification of acceptance
15.8.2001:         camera ready papers to workshop organizers

18.9.2001:   workshop PuK2001

Program committee

Susanne Biundo, Universität Ulm, D
Gerhard Friedrich, Universität Klagenfurt, A
Mario Girsch, Technische Universität Wien, A
Jana Köhler, Schindler AG, CH
Alexander Nareyek, GMD First, Berlin, D
Jürgen Sauer, Universität Oldenburg, D
Markus Stumptner, Technische Universität Wien, A


Dr. Jürgen Sauer
Universität Oldenburg
FB Informatik
Escherweg 2
26121 Oldenburg
Tel.: ++49-441-9722-220
Fax: ++49-441-9722-202
e-mail: sauer@informatik.uni-oldenburg.de
www: http://www-is.informatik.uni-oldenburg.de/~sauer/