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2016 Tarrytown, New York, USA
2015 Ein Gedi, Isral
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 2017: The 10th Annual Symposium on Combinatorial Search
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Heuristic search and other forms of combinatorial search optimization are 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.

Venue: SoCS 2017 will be held in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA, at the Sheraton Pittsburgh at Station Square. A reservation site with the group rate is available here.

Registration: The registration site is now available here.

Invited speakers are announced here.

The list of accepted papers is available here.

The schedule is available here.

The best paper award is given to Manuel Heusner, Thomas Keller and Malte Helmert for their paper titled "Understanding the Search Behaviour of Greedy Best-First Search". Congratulations!

The best student paper award is given to Jendrik Seipp for his paper titled "Better Orders for Saturated Cost Partitioning in Optimal Classical Planning". Congratulations!

SoCS 2017 is kindly supported by:
NSF   IBM Research, Ireland   AI Journal
National Science Foundation   IBM Research, Ireland   AI Journal