2012 AAAI Workshop on Multiagent Pathfinidng (WoMP)
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WoMP-2012: The First Workshop on MAPF

Held at AAAI 2012

Thanks to all who participated in this workshop! Many of the talk slides area available via the schedule.

General Information

Recently, there has been a growing interest in multi-agent path planning (MAPF). The problem is to compute a path for each agent from an initial to a goal location without conflicting with other agents, often aiming to minimize a cost function, such as elapsed time or throughput. Applications include vehicle fleet coordination, computer games, robotics and various military scenarios.

Some researchers have worked at a theoretical level, while others implemented solvers to specific applications. Thus, related papers have appeared in multiple venues, including AIJ, JAIR, AAAI, IJCAI, ICRA, IROS, ICAPS and SoCS. Consequently, similar concepts were developed in different sub-communities, using varying terminology.

This workshop aims to bring together for the first time researchers working on multi-agent path planning from different communities. The main goals are the following:

  1. Familiarize researchers from different areas with the varying contributions on this problem.
  2. Standardize terminology and develop a taxonomy for different variants.
  3. Present the state-of-the-art and discuss open challenges.
  4. Encourage collaboration between participants.

Attendance and information for authors

Interested participants can submit one of the following via the workshop submission webpage.

Submissions will go through a light review process. Non-archival notes will be produced containing the material presented at the workshop.


Workshop Format

Workshop Chairs:

Kostas Bekris, University of Nevada, Reno
Ariel Felner, Ben Guiron University of the Negev
Roni Stern, Ben Guiron University of the Negev
Nathan Sturtevant, University of Denver