Vol. 5 No. 1 (2014): Seventh Annual Symposium on Combinatorial Search
228 pp., references, index, illus.
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The Seventh Annual Symposium on Combinatorial was held in Prague, Czech Republic, from August 15–17, 2014. The symposium cochairs were Stefan Edelkamp and Roman Barták. The proceedings were published by AAAI Press.
Heuristic search and other forms of combinatorial search are currently very active areas of research in artificial intelligence, planning, robotics, constraint programming, operations research, bioinformatics, and other areas of computer science. SoCS is meant to bring researchers from these areas together to exchange their ideas and cross-fertilize the field. To bring in new ideas, every year SoCS features a special scope on a related research area. Previous SoCS events have provided a special focus on automated planning (2010), search in robotics (2011), grid-based path planning (2012), and algorithm engineering (2013). In 2014, SoCS specifically invited submissions from researchers in the big data community and related areas that work on large search problems. This special scope on big data has not been a clear success, but attracted a smaller number of stronger submissions outside the traditional AI search communities. SoCS 2014 was held in cooperation with AAAI and collocated with the European Conference on Artificial Intelligence (ECAI 2014)