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Whistler, British Columbia, Canada, June 3-7 2004
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Tutorial 3. Planning on the Web


There are many challenging planning problems that arise in the context of gathering and integrating information from the Web. This tutorial will cover a variety of planning techniques, systems, and applications that relate to to this general problem. These topics include query planning, planning for information gathering, interactive planning using constraint propagation, planning to compose web services, and the efficient execution of information gathering plans.

Intended Audience

This tutorial will be targeted to theorists and practitioners interested in understanding the current-state of the art in planning on the Web. The tutorial will be accessible to anyone with a general knowledge of AI planning. By the end of the tutorial, the participants will have a solid grounding in the state of the art and a familiarity with the current systems for web-based planning.

Presenters Information

Craig Knoblock Craig Knoblock is a Senior Project Leader at the Information Sciences Institute and a Research Associate Professor in Computer Science at the University of California. His current research interests include information agents, information integration, automated planning, and machine learning. He leads the Information Agents Research Group, which is addressing the problems of building agents for integrating and managing web-based information sources. He has published over 100 articles, book chapters, and conference papers in planning, machine learning and information integration, as well as the book Generating Abstraction Hierarchies: An Automated Approach to Reducing Search in Planning (Kluwer Academic Publishers, 1993). He was program co-chair for AIPS-2000, and also co-chaired various international workshops on Information Integration. He is currently on the AAAI Executive Council and is Treasurer for the International Conference on Automated Planning and Scheduling.
Josť Luis Ambite Josť Luis Ambite is a Senior Research Scientist at the Information Sciences Institute of the University of Southern California. He received his Ph.D. in Computer Science from the University of Southern California in 1998. His Ph.D. dissertation focused in general plan optimization techniques based on plan rewriting, which were applied to query optimization in the SIMS and Ariadne mediator systems as a special case. His research interests include information integration, automated planning, databases, and knowledge representation. His current focus is on automatic web service composition, a problem that combines aspects of planning and information integration. Dr. Ambite has published extensively on planning and information integration. He organized the Workshop on Planning for Web Services at ICAPS-2003. He has served as program committee member or reviewer for numerous conferences, including ICAPS, AIPS, and IJCAI.

Tutorial URL: http://www.isi.edu/info-agents/courses/icaps2004pw/

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