Vol. 9 No. 1 (2018): Eleventh Annual Symposium on Combinatorial Search
202 pp., references, index, illus.
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The Eleven Annual Symposium on Combinatorial was held Stockholmsmässan (Stockholm International Fairs) in Stockholm, Sweden, from July 14–15, 2018. The symposium cochairs were Vadim Bulitko and Sabine Storandt. The proceedings were published by AAAI Press.
The objective of SoCS is to network researchers working in the area of combinatorial search. This area is important to several research communities, including artificial intelligence in general and auto- mated planning, operations research, and robotics in particular. SoCS is thus a meeting attended by ex- perts of different subfields, providing an excellent opportunity to foster collaboration, and to boost cross-fertilization among these subfields. This year, SoCS was part of the Federated AI Meeting (FAIM) which also included the International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence and the European Conference on Artificial Intelligence (IJCAI-ECAI), the International Conference on Au- tonomous Agents and Multiagent Systems (AAMAS), the International Conference on Machine Learning (ICML) and the International Conference on Case-Based Reasoning (ICCBR). SoCS sessions running in parallel with workshops and tutorials of other conferences as well as joint coffee breaks allowed the attendees to exchange ideas.
The program committee accepted 25 of the 46 full paper submissions (54.3 percent acceptance rate) and both extended abstracts.