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HAP 2014 : The 1st International Workshop on Human-Aware Planning


When Sep 22, 2014 - Sep 26, 2014
Where Stuttgart, Germany
Submission Deadline May 15, 2014
Notification Due Jun 2, 2014
Final Version Due Jun 23, 2014
Categories    agent technology   artificial planning   teamwork   artificial intelligence

Call For Papers

The 1st International Workshop on Human-Aware Planning (HAP 2014)

in conjunction with 44th Annual Conference of the German Computer Science Association (INFORMATIK 2014)
September 22 - 26, 2014 Stuttgart, Germany

===== CALL FOR PAPERS =====

The 1st International Workshop on Human-Aware Planning (HAP) provides an international forum for experts that
are involved in the research of human-aware planning, joint human-agent-robot activities and human-agent
interaction addressing the challenges of future teamwork scenarios that are more complex and incorporate
agent, robots and humans in a closed loop.

===== SCOPE =====

The HAP 2014 workshop provides an international forum for researchers interested in Human-Aware Planning, for
instance applied to joint human-agent/robot activities or human-agent/robot interaction addressing the
challenges of future teamwork scenarios that are more complex and incorporate agent, robots and humans in a
closed loop.

HAP is an evolving branch of AI planning systems due to the progressive integration of AI in our human daily
life. HAP is mainly required when the situation involves artificial and natural agents in the same environment,
the actions of the artificial agents being planned and those of the natural agents being predicted only. We
find such situations in collaborative application areas like Smart Homes inhabited by agents, robots and humans,
e.g., when addressing the ageing of the population with socially assistive robotics. Joint human-agent activities
can be seen as an extended set of actions that is executed by an ensemble of natural and artificial agents who
are coordinating with each other: the artificial and natural agents have to work together in close and
relatively continuous interaction. Making artificial agents a constituent part of human activities leads us to
more affiliated teamwork scenarios at the one hand, but also introduces several new challenges on the other.
These challenges comprise among others examining accurate models of teamwork and flexible techniques for
distributed decision making including planning with and/or for humans.

This workshop aims to tackle the challenges of planning associated with the complex nature of humans (e.g.
dynamicity, non-determinism, social rules). The main purpose is to explore planning-theories, -methods, and
-approaches that support teams of humans, agents and/or robots working together. Application papers that
combine findings from artificial planning, cognitive science, social and organizational psychology and
human-agent interaction are strongly encouraged.

The workshop solicits contributions addressing original research on human-aware planning, joint
human-agent-robot activities and human-agent teamwork. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

- Adjustable/flexible autonomy
- Application of human behaviour models
- Collaborative planning
- Cooperative agent-human systems
- Distributed decision making
- Human-agent teamwork theories and frameworks
- Human-aware navigation
- Human-aware motion planning
- Human-aware task planning
- Human-robot/agent interaction
- Joint human-agent-robot activities
- Planning for joint-manipulation
- Planning for humans
- Planning with humans


All accepted papers will be scheduled for oral presentations and will be included in the proceedings of the
INFORMATIK 2014. At least one author of each accepted paper is required to register and attend the conference
to present the work.

The submitted paper must be formatted according to the guidelines of the Springer Lecture Notes in Informatics
(LNI) template ( The submitted papers must be no longer than twelve
pages in length, including all figures, tables and references. Authors are requested to submit their papers
electronically using the online conference management system (
in PDF format before the deadline (see important dates). Paper submission is electronic. To submit, please
prepare a PDF file of your paper, a short abstract in plain text, and a list of two to five keywords.

The submission processes will be managed by If you have used this system before, you can use the
same username and password. If this is your first time using EasyChair, you will need to register for an account
by clicking "I have no EasyChair account" button. Upon completion of registration, you will get a notification
email from the system and you are ready for submitting your paper. You can upload and re-upload the paper to the
system by the submission due date.

All papers will be reviewed by at least 2 reviewers. Criteria for selection of papers include the relevance to
topics, soundness, overall quality and readability.


Full paper submission: 15th May 2014
Author notification: 2th June 2014
Camera ready version: 23th June 2014
Workshop: 22th - 26th September 2014

Sebastian Ahrndt, Technical University Berlin, Germany
Rachid Alami, LAAS/CNRS, France
Franz Broz, Plymouth University, United Kingdom
Marcello Cirillo, Örebro University, Sweden
Johannes Faehndrich, Technical University Berlin, Germany
Benjamin Hirsch, EBTIC, Khalifa University, United Arab Emirates
Michael Kaisers, Centrum Wiskunde & Informatica, The Netherlands
Alexandra Kirsch, University of Tübingen, Germnay
Marco Luetzenberger, Technical University Berlin, Germany
Cyrille Martin, University of Grenoble, France
Rainer Unland, University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany

===== REGISTRATION =====

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Sebastian Ahrndt
Distributed Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (DAI-Lab)
Technische Universität Berlin

Johannes Faehndrich
Distributed Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (DAI-Lab)
Technische Universität Berlin

Benjamin Hirsch
ETISALAT BT Innovation Center (EBTIC)
Khalifa University

Cyrille Martin
Laboratoire d'Informatique de Grenoble (LIG lab)
University of Grenoble

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