SoCS 2021: The 14th Annual Symposium on Combinatorial Search

Jun, 2021 (immediately after ICAPS 2021).

Guangzhou, China (near ICAPS 2021 venue).

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 especially invite submissions presenting real-world applications of heuristic search.

Important Dates

  • Abstract submission deadline: Feb 2021

  • Paper submission deadline:

  • Notification:

  • Early registration deadline:

  • Camera-ready version due:

  • SoCS 2021 Conference: Jun 2021


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SoCS '21 will be part of the Federated AI Conference. The other conferences include: IJCAI, ECAI, AAMAS, ICML, ICCBR