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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 2020 conference will be held in Nancy, France. The conference chairs are Olivier Buffet and Jörg Hoffmann. The program chairs are J. Christopher Beck, Erez Karpas and Shirin Sohrabi.

The ICAPS 2021 conference will be held in Guangzhou, China. The conference chairs are Hankz Hankui Zhuo,Qiang Yang and Minh Do. The program chairs are Robert P. Goldman and Susanne Biundo.

If you are interested in organizing a future ICAPS conference, please contact our Conference Liaison, Minh Do ( at

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