Paper Awards

A number of research papers coautored by group members have received some kind of award:

IJCAI Distinguished Paper Award (2021)

Ståhlberg S., Francès, G., and Seipp, J., “Learning Generalized Unsolvability Heuristics for Classical Planning”, Proc. 30th International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence (IJCAI-2021), 2021.

ICAPS Best Paper Award (2021)

Rodriguez I., Bonet B., Sardina S., and Geffner, H., “Flexible FOND Planning with Explicit Fairness Assumptions”, Proc. 31st International Conference on Automated Planning and Scheduling (ICAPS-2021), AAAI Press, 2021.

IJCAI Distinguished Paper Award (2016)

Segovia J., Jimenez, S., and Jonsson, A., “Hierarchical Finite State Controllers for Generalized Planning”, Proc. 25th International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence (IJCAI-2016), AAAI Press, 2016.

ICAPS Influential Paper Award (2014)

Bonet, B., and Geffner, H., “Labeled RTDP: Improving the Convergence of Real-Time Dynamic Programming”, Proc. 13th Int. Conf. on Automated Planning & Scheduling (ICAPS-2003), AAAI Press, 2003, pp. 12–31.

ICDT Best Paper Award (2012)

Cate, B. Ten, Dalmau, V., and Kolaitis, P. G., “Learning schema mappings”, ACM Trans. Database Syst., vol. 38, 2013, p. 28.

JAIR Best Paper Award (2012)

Palacios, H., and Geffner, H., “Compiling uncertainty away in conformant planning problems with bounded width”, Journal of Artificial Intelligence Research, vol. 35, 2009, p. 623.

ICAPS Influential Paper Award (2010)

Geffner, H., and Haslum, P., “Admissible heuristics for optimal planning”, AIPS 2000

ICAPS Influential Paper Award (2009)

Bonet, B., and Geffner, H., “Planning as heuristic search: New results”, Recent Advances in AI Planning, Springer, 2000, pp. 360–372.

Planning Competitions

Some of the group members and collaborators has developed and maintained a number of planners that have participated into the several editiions of the International Planning Competition. Among them, the following ones have received some kind of award:

IPC 2018 Runner-up, Temporal track

CP4TP planner (Daniel Furelos-Blanco, Anders Jonsson)

IPC 2008 Jury Award

C^3 planner (Miguel Ramírez, Nir Lipovetzky, Hector Geffner)

IPC 2008 Runner-up

 FF(h_sa) planner (Emil Keyder, Hector Geffner)

IPC 2006 Winner, Conformant track

t0 planner (Héctor Palacios, Hector Geffner)

IPC 2004 2nd Prize (Optimal Track)

 CPT planner (Vincent Vidal and Hector Geffner)

IPC 2000 Distinguished Planner (Group B)

HSP2 planner (Hector Geffner and Blai Bonet)

IPC 1998 Mention

HSP planner (Blai Bonet and Hector Geffner)


Best Dissertation Awards

The following PhD dissertations by group members have received some kind of award:

EurAI Dissertation Award (2018, Winner)

Javier Segovia, "Program Synthesis for Generalized Planning"

ICAPS Best Dissertation Award (2018, Honorable Mention)

Guillem Francès, "Effective Planning with Expressive Languages" 

ICAPS Best Dissertation Award (2013, Winner)

Nir Lipovetzky, "Structure and Inference In Classical Planning"

ICAPS Best Dissertation Award (2012, Honorable Mention)

Emil Keyder, "New Heuristics for Planning with Action Costs" 

ICAPS Best Dissertation Award (2010, Winner)

Hector Palacios, "Translation-based approaches to Conformant Planning"

ECCAI Artificial Intelligence Dissertation Award (2009, Honorable Mention)

Hector Palacios, "Translation-based approaches to Conformant Planning"