Vol. 7 No. 1 (2016): Ninth Annual Symposium on Combinatorial Search
172 pp., references, index, illus.
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The Ninth Annual Symposium on Combinatorial was held at the Tarrytown House Estate and Conference Center, in Tarrytown, New York, USA, from July 6–8, 2016. The symposium cochairs were Jorge A. Baier and Adi Botea. The proceedings were published by AAAI Press.
The objective of SoCS is to gather computer science researchers working on the area of combinatorial search. This area is relevant to several research communities, including artificial intelligence, automated planning, operations research, and robotics. SoCS is thus a venue attended by experts of different subfields, providing an excellent opportunity to exchange ideas, foster collaboration, and boost cross-fertilization among these subfields. In 2016, the program committee accepted 13 of the 34 long original submissions (38.2 percent acceptance rate), and 6 of the 9 short original submissions (66.6 percent acceptance rate). Following the tradition from previous years, among the rejected long submissions, PC members helped identify a subset of papers that described novel research and that was deemed as showing significant potential. The SoCS 2016 symposium was colocated with the International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence (IJCAI), held immediately after SoCS, in the city of New York.