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Past SoCS Conferences
2019 Napa, CA
2018 Stockholm, Sweden
2017 Pittsburgh, PA
2016 Tarrytown, NY
2015 Ein Gedi, Israel
2014 Prague, Czechia
2013 Leavenworth, WA
2012 Niagara Falls, Canada
2011 Barcelona, Spain
2010 Atlanta, GA
2009 Lake Arrowhead, CA
2008 Chicago, IL

SoCS 2020: The 13th Annual Symposium on Combinatorial Search

Vienna, Austria, May 26-28, 2020

SOCS 2020 Venue
Palmenhaus Image by mimikama from Pixabay

Information Regarding Corona Virus

The spread of the COVID-19 disease, and the current international conditions, have forced us to change the original plans for SoCS 2020. After careful consideration, it has been decided to maintain the original schedule, i.e. 26-28 May 2020, and to hold the conference ENTIRELY ONLINE. Talks will be streamed during virtual sessions. Means for interaction (in real time and asynchronous) will be provided for all presenters and participants. Additional information about the format and scheduling will be posted here as soon as possible.

News: Invited Talks and Master Class Information are now available!

SoCS 2020 Special Activity

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.

Dates: May 26-28, 2020 (originally co-located with CPAIOR 2020).

Venue: Vienna, Austria.

SoCS this year should be very attractive for student participants. We expect to make SoCS easily accessible for students by having low registration fees and a travel support. A student mentoring scheme in which senior participants will be available for advising students with their research and career prospects is also planned.

Conference Chairs:

Daniel Harabor, Monash University, Australia, Co-Chair

Mauro Vallati, University of Huddersfield, United Kingdom, Co-Chair

Local Organisers:

Lucas Kletzander, Vienna University of Technology
Florian Mischek, Vienna University of Technology
Nysret Musliu, Vienna University of Technology
Felix Winter, Vienna University of Technology

SoCS 2020 is kindly supported by:
  TU Wien  
  TU Wien  

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