Reading Group on Planning and Search

In the reading group, we discuss current and classical research papers. The emphasis lies on work on action planning, search and related areas, but interesting papers from other areas are welcome. All participants can make recommendations for the reading list, from which one or more papers are selected for each meeting. Participants read the selected papers individually in preparation for the meeting and discuss them during the meeting.

The target audience of the reading group consists of researchers and interested guests, comparable to a post-graduate seminar. Students may feel free to participate, but should be aware that no ECTS points can be earned for the reading group.

Time and Place

The reading group is a joint event of the Artificial Intelligence research group at University of Basel and the Foundations of Artificial Intelligence research group at Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg.

Time: Thursday, 15:15 pm
Place in Basel: University of Basel, Department of Mathematics and Computer Science, Spiegelgasse 5, room 04.001
Place in Freiburg: Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg, Faculty of Engineering, Georges-Köhler-Allee 52, room 052-00-016

The reading group meetings alternate between Basel and Freiburg. Participants from Freiburg share a train ticket to get to Basel. If you are interested in joining them, please contact Johannes Aldinger. Participants from Basel travelling to Freiburg follow the usual travel reimbursement process.

Mailing List

The papers covered by the reading group are announced on the reading group mailing list. To protect against spam, we do not provide a link to the mailing list here. To obtain access, please contact one of the members of the Artificial Intelligence research group.


Date Topic Contact
in Basel
Ryo Kuroiwa and Alex Fukunaga.
Batch Random Walk for GPU-Based Classical Planning.
In Proceedings of the 28nd International Conference on Automated Planning and Scheduling (ICAPS 2018). (PDF)
Patrick Ferber
in Basel
Peter Gregory, Derek Long, Maria Fox, J. Christopher Beck.
Planning Modulo Theories: Extending the Planning Paradigm.
In Proceedings of the 22nd International Conference on Automated Planning and Scheduling (ICAPS 2012). (PDF)
Jendrik Seipp
in Basel
Martin Wehrle and Malte Helmert.
Efficient Stubborn Sets: Generalized Algorithms and Selection Strategies.
Proceedings of the 24th International Conference on Automated Planning and Scheduling (ICAPS 2014). (PDF)
Salomé Eriksson
in Basel
Buser Say and Scott Sanner.
Planning in Factored State and Action Spaces with Learned Binarized Neural Network Transition Models.
In Proceedings of the Twenty-Seventh International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence (IJCAI 2018). (PDF)
Guillem Francès
in Freiburg
Tomas Geffner and Hector Geffner.
Compact Policies for Fully-Observable Non-Deterministic Planning as SAT.
In Proceedings of the Twenty-Eighth International Conference on Automated Planning and Scheduling (ICAPS 2018). (PDF)
Malte Helmert

Further Information

The papers that were read in the reading group in previous semesters can be found in the reading group archive.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Malte Helmert.