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5th International Workshop on Planning
and Scheduling for Space

Particular topics to explore include:

The aim of this workshop is to discuss these and other related issues in the context of space missions and applications. We welcome papers that offer insight into these and other planning and scheduling challenges. We especially welcome papers that describe deployed or to-be-deployed applications of planning and scheduling technology within space or space-relevant domains and papers that describe requirements for planning and scheduling in future missions. Example applications include: control of life support systems; robotic assembly and construction; spacecraft commanding and payload operations; planning and scheduling for process control; planning and scheduling for robotic space activities; operations of air, space and ground-based scientific observatories; scheduling of critical resources on the ground and on-board; science data analysis; design and analysis of spacecraft systems; planning and scheduling of scientific experiments; and planning and scheduling of crew activities. We also welcome papers on new P&S technology that may be applicable to space domains and papers that integrate planning and scheduling with other techniques, such as: planning and scheduling with time constraints; planning and scheduling with uncertainty and resources; decision support systems (e.g., for mission planning); mixed-initiative problem solving; robustness and fault tolerant schedules; robust optimization; and dispatchable schedules.

This workshop brings together technologists, researchers, and end-users of P&S technology. To encourage interaction among these groups, we will continue the commentary format used in previous workshops. The program committee will review all submitted papers for acceptance at the workshop. Accepted papers will be further categorized into plenary and poster presentations. For each of the plenary papers, a commentator will be selected from a different community than that of the paper's authors. The commentator will be encouraged to have a dialogue with the authors and will then write a short commentary on the paper, which will be presented with the paper and will be published in the proceedings. The commentary is not a review or critique, but simply a way to encourage interaction between different communities. Papers selected for poster presentations will also be published in full in the proceedings, although they will not have a commentary. The workshop will also include panel discussions and invited speakers.