SoCS 2022: The 15th International Symposium on Combinatorial Search

July 21-23, 2022 (before IJCAI-ECAI 2022), Vienna, Austria

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: March 14, 2022 (11:59PM UTC-12)

  • Paper submission deadline: March 18, 2022 (11:59PM UTC-12)

  • Author response period: April 20-22, 2022

  • Notification: May 2, 2022

  • Camera-ready version due: May 23, 2022

  • Early registration deadline: June 24, 2022

  • SoCS 2022 conference: July 21-23, 2022

The above deadlines are for all submission types, including technical and position papers and extended abstracts.

Invited Talks:

  • Ronen Brafman: Factored Planning: From Classical Planning to Dec-POMDPs

  • Giuseppe De Giacomo: Resilience in Planning and Synthesis

Master Class:

  • Ariel Felner: Recent Progress in Bidirectional Search

  • Richard Korf: The Elements of Search Algorithms

  • Nir Lipovetzky: Width-Based Planning: Searching for Novelty

  • Wheeler Ruml: Suboptimal Heuristic Search

  • Malte Helmert: Heuristics for Being a Researcher (Doctoral Consortium)

Latest News

July, 6th. The detailed program of the conference is now available.

June, 3rd. The registration is now open!

May, 30th. SoCS 2022 will be a conference held in presence. The presentation of a short/long paper for people who cannot come in Vienna may be arranged remotely as an exception, however, they will still have to pay the full registration for the conference.