This is the website for the classical (sequential, deterministic) track of the IPC 2018. This is the 9th IPC containing classical tracks making it the oldest part of IPC. In addition to the classical tracks, the IPC also has temporal and probabilistic tracks. You can find information about them on ipc2018.bitbucket.io.
Mailing List: https://groups.google.com/forum/#!forum/ipc2018
|Call for domains / expression of interest||June 22, 2017|
|Domain submission deadline||November, 2017|
|Demo problems provided||November, 2017|
|Initial planner submission||January 14, 2018|
|Feature stop (final planner submission)||January 31, 2018|
|Planner Abstract submission deadline||April, 2018|
|Contest run||April - May, 2018|
|Results announced||June, 2018|
|Result analysis deadline||July, 2018|
There are five classical tracks: optimal, bounded-cost, satisficing, agile, and multi-core. The tracks differ in the amount of resources available and in the scoring method. The tracks focus on coverage (optimal and cost-bounded), plan quality (satisficing, multi-core), and solving time (agile). We encourage participants to enter their planner in all tracks.
IPC 2018 will use a subset of PDDL 3.1, as done in IPC 2011 and IPC 2014. As in previous classical tracks planners must support the subset of the language involving STRIPS, action costs, negative preconditions, and conditional effects (possibly in combination with forall, as done in IPC 2014). We will consider providing alternative domain definitions using more advanced ADL features for planners supporting them.
Potential participants are requested to subscribe to the mailing list and send us an email expressing interest (firstname.lastname@example.org). Information on submitting the planner will be provided on the mailing list and the homepage later on.
As in previous editions, the competitors must submit the source code of their planners that will be run by the organizers on the actual competition domains/problems, unknown to the competitors until this time. This way no fine-tuning of the planners will be possible. All competitors must submit an abstract (max. 300 words) and a 4-page paper describing their planners. After the competition we encourage the participants to analyze the results of their planner and submit an extended version of their abstract. An important requirement for IPC 2018 competitors is to give the organizers the right to post their paper and the source code of their planners on the official IPC 2018 web site.
Contact us: email@example.com
Note: Tomáš organizes the multi-core track and will take part in the other classical tracks. To avoid a conflict of interest, Álvaro and Florian will handle everything concerning domains and only make them available for the multi-core track after the planner submission deadline.