This is the website for the temporal tracks of the IPC 2018. This is the 7th IPC containing classical tracks, since the specification of PDDL 2.1 in 2002. In addition to the temporal tracks, the IPC also has classical and probabilistic tracks. You can find information about them on ipc2018.bitbucket.io.
Mailing List: https://groups.google.com/d/forum/ipc2018-temporal
|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 two temporal tracks: 'satisficing' and 'on board'. The tracks differ in the amount of resources available. The evaluation criterion is plan quality within the time available. We encourage participants to enter their planner in both tracks.
IPC 2018 will use a subset of PDDL 2.2, as in previous years. Planners must support the subset of the language involving STRIPS, durative actions and action costs. Some domains will additionally require Timed Initial Literals, and numeric state variables. We will consider providing alternative domain definitions where practical.
Potential participants are requested to subscribe to the mailing list and send us an email expressing interest (email@example.com). 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.