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2014 Prague, Czech Republic
2013 Leavenworth, WA
2012 Niagara Falls, Canada
2011 Barcelona, Spain
2010 Atlanta, GA
2009 Lake Arrowhead, CA
2008 Chicago, IL

SoCS 2015: The 8th Annual Symposium on Combinatorial Search

NEWS: the high-level and detailed schedule are online! You can see them via the "Program" link on the left.

Please note that we are looking for session chairs. If you are willing to help, please contact Roni Stern.

If you have not registered yet, pleast do so ASAP in the SoCS 2015 registration site. All details regarding registration and accomodation are given here.

Heuristic search and other forms of combinatorial search optimization are still a very active areas of research in Artificial Intelligence, Robotics, Planning and other areas of Computer Science. The International Symposium on Combinatorial Search (SoCS) is meant to bring researchers in such areas together to exchange their ideas and cross-fertilize the field.

SoCS is targeting researchers and submissions in all fields that use combinatorial search, including artificial intelligence, planning, robotics, constraint programming, meta-reasoning, operations research, navigation, and bioinformatics. We also invites submissions presenting real-world applications of heuristic search.

Previous SoCS events have provided a special focus on big data (2014), graph search engineering (2013), grid-based path planning (2012), search in robotics (2011), and automated planning (2010). This year, SoCS specifically invites submissions on applying meta-reasoning to combinatorial search. logo

SoCS 2015 will be held in the Ein Gedi Hotel, Ein Gedi, Israel at June 11-13, 2015 right after the ICAPS'15 conference.
The first SoCS day (June 11) will feature a special joint session with ICAPS .

SoCS this year should be very exciting, with distinguished speakers such as Prof. Stuart Russell and Prof. Maxim Likhachev, as well as a special talk on the Grid Pathfinding Competition by Prof. Nathan Sturtevant (see here for more details). For a social event, there will be a guided tour of Masada, an ancient fortification situated on top of an isolated rocky plateau that dates back to the 1st century BC.

Also, we have made a special effort to make SoCS easily accessible with low registration fees (see details here), and travel suppport will also be available. see applications details here.

Conference Chairs:

Levi Lelis, Universidade Federal de Vi├žosa, Brazil
Roni Stern, Ben Gurion University of the Negev, Israel

Local Arrangements:

Ariel Felner, Ben Gurion University of the Negev, Israel
Solomon Eyal Shimony, Ben Gurion University of the Negev, Israel

SoCS 2015 is kindly supported by:
ISF Ben Gurion University of the Negev Ministry of Science, Technology, and Space NSF AIJ
Israel Science Foundation (ISF) Ben Gurion University (BGU) Ministry of Science, Technology & Space, Israel National Science Foundation AIJ - Artificial Intelligence Journal
SoCS 2015 is a Research Workshop of the Israeli Science Foundation (ISF)