Heuristic search is among the most widely used techniques in AI. In its different
varieties, tree-based search and local search, it provides the core engine for
applications as diverse as planning, parsing, and protein folding. One of the
most promising avenues for developing improved search techniques is to integrate
learning components that can adaptively guide the search.
Many disparate techniques have arisen in recent years that exploit learning to improve search and problem-solving. These techniques can be off-line or on-line, based on hard constraints or probabilistic biases, and applied to tree-structured or local search. This workshop aims to bring together researchers and practitioners from the various subcommunities where such methods have arisen in order to learn from each other, develop common understandings, and inspire new algorithms and approaches.
Relevant topics include, but are not limited to:
This one day workshop is organised by Wheeler Ruml and Frank Hutter.
|Submission deadline:||Monday, April 17, 2006
5pm PST (Pacific standard time)
(was March 31, 2006)
|Notification of acceptance:|| May 3, 2006
(was April 24, 2006)
|Camera-ready copy deadline:||May 17, 2006 (unchanged)|
|AAAI early registration deadline:||May 19, 2006|
|AAAI late registration deadline:||June 16, 2006|
|Our Workshop:||July 16, 2006|
|Other workshops:||July 16/17, 2006|
|AAAI conference:||July 16-20, 2006|
We ask authors to submit technical papers either in Postscript or PDF. Papers should be in AAAI conference style (formatting instructions available at: http://aaai.org/Publications/Author/author.php) and are encouraged to be 6 pages in length with a maximum of 8 pages Please submit papers via email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Please note that all submitted papers will be carefully peer-reviewed by multiple
reviewers, and that low-quality or off-topic papers will not be accepted.
Also note that all workshop participants must register for the main AAAI-06 conference
Authors of accepted papers will automatically be invited. Other invitations will be sent on a personal/request basis.
Due to the large number of submissions we will have a poster session next to a number of short talks. See the schedule for details.
University of British Columbia
2366 Main Mall
Vancouver, BC, V6T 1Y4 Canada
778-229-7936 (cell phone)
604-822-6625 (LCI lab)
604-822-5485 (shared fax, please use a cover page)
We would like to inform potential attendees that AAAI-06 will also have a separate related workshop on "heuristic search, memory based heuristics and their applications". That workshop will be held on the following day (July 17) to enable interested people to attend both workshops if they so wish. See the following link for more details.
Workshop on Heuristic Search,
Memory Based Heuristics and Their Applications, organised by Ariel Felner,
Hector Geffner, and Robert Holte.
Wiki for research on automated parameter tuning (hosted by Tom Carchrae)