ACM Transactions on Intelligent Systems and Technology

ACM Transactions on Intelligent Systems and Technology
Call for Papers: Special Issue on Applications of Automated Planning
Editor: Yixin Chen
Deadlines: March 30, 2010.
Expected publication date: July/Aug, 2010.
Recent years have witnessed significant advancement of the capability of automated
planning technology, which greatly enhances the feasibility of deploying planning
systems in real-world industrial and commercial applications. Over the past few years,
automated planning technology has greatly advanced and been applied to many novel
application domains such as aerospace engineering, flight control, robotics, business
management, web services, manufacturing design, sensor networks, computational
biology, natural language generation, and medical treatment planning, to name a few.
This ACM Transactions on Intelligent Systems and Technology (ACM TIST) special
issue seeks articles related to all aspects of planning applications. We solicit high-quality
papers on challenging research issues, theory, algorithms, techniques, systems, and
methodologies for deploying and evaluating planning technology in real-world
applications. We invite submissions on topics including, but not limited to:
Experiences with novel applications
Algorithms and heuristics
Techniques to enhance scalability
Engineering and practical issues in deployment
Methodologies for evaluation and validation
Execution and handling of environment/resource dynamics
User interface, visualization, and explanation
Planning and re-planning under uncertainty
Integration of domain knowledge into planning systems
Integration of multiple sources of information and reasoning methods
Use of machine learning and data mining to aid planning
Submission Guidelines
Submissions due for review: March 30, 2010
Submissions should be no more than 10,000 words or 20 ACM Journal pages (counting a
standard figure or table as 200 words) and should follow the magazine’s style and
presentation guidelines (see To submit a manuscript,
access the ACM Manuscript Central System, at with
‘Special Issue: Automated Planning’ as the manuscript type. All submissions will be peer
reviewed and the results will be notified in June, 2010.
Contact Guest Editor
Yixin Chen (