Special Session on
Abstraction in Probabilistic Planning and Learning
The 2nd Indian International Conference on Artificial Intelligence (IICAI-05)
December 20-22 2005, Pune, India

A Special Session on Abstraction in Probabilistic Planning and Learning will be held during the 2nd Indian International Conference on Artificial Intelligence (IICAI-05). The session focuses on all areas of abstraction as relating to planning and learning in stochastic systems.. The topics covered by the session include but certainly not limited to:
  • Approximate Representations
  • Decision Theoretic Planning and Learning
  • Hierarchical Planning Approaches
  • Hierarchical Reinforcement Learning
  • Probabilistic Case-based Reasoning
  • Relational Learning
  • Symbolic Representations for Probabilistic Systems

Paper Submission and Publication:
Authors are encouraged to submit the papers for the session. The papers can be submitted as an email attachment to the Chair of the Session (address is given below). The papers should be in MSWORD, PDF, or PS format and should be formatted according to the Springer Lecture Notes instructions. The length of a paper should not exceed 20 pages. Shorter papers or papers on the work currently in progress are also welcome. The first page of the paper should contain the title, name(s) of the authors, affiliations, the postal and email addresses, and at least 3 keywords appropriate to the content of the paper. Further information regarding the paper submission can be obtained from the session chair or access the conference website.

Each paper will be peer reviewed by at least two experts in the topical area. All accepted papers will be published in the conference proceedings, under the title of the session.

You may contact the General Chair of the conference for any additional information.

May 16th 2005 (Monday): Paper manuscripts due.
July 15th 2005 (Friday): Notification of acceptance.
August 15th 2005 (Monday): Camera ready papers & Pre-registration due.
December 20-22 2005: Special Session and the IICAI-05 Conference.

Session Chair:
Dr. B. Ravindran, Ph.D.
Department of Computer Science and Engineering
Indian Institute of Technology Madras
Chennai (Madras) - 600036, India
Phone:    +91-44-2257 8357
Fax:        +91-44-2257 8352
Email:     ravi@cs.iitm.ernet.in
Website: http://www.cs.iitm.ernet.in/~ravi

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