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International Symposium on Combinatorial Search (SoCS)


The Symposium on Combinatorial Search (SoCS) is an unincorporated volunteer association organized in the State of New Hampshire, not organized for the private gain of any person. The purpose of SoCS is to promote the study and understanding of combinatorial search algorithms among the public through the organization of scientific meetings, publications, tutorials, and other public scientific and educational activities. The continuity of SoCS is ensured by the SoCS council, which is also responsible for setting the SoCS bylaws. It can be contacted by socs-council Google group.

Current Members of the SoCS Council ("Board of Directors")

  • Daniel Harabor, Monash University, Australia
  • Mauro Vallati, University of Huddersfield, United Kingdom
  • William Yeoh, Washington University in St. Louis, USA
  • Pavel Surynek, Czech Technical University (CTU), Czech Republic
  • Vadim Bulitko, University of Alberta, Canada
  • Sabine Storandt, Universität Würzburg, Germany
  • Akihiro Kishimoto, IBM Research, Ireland
  • Alex Fukunaga, University of Tokyo, Japan
  • Sven Koenig, University of Southern California (USA), President
  • Nathan Sturtevant, University of Alberta, Canada, Treasurer (ex officio without council voting privileges)

Past Members of the SoCS Council

  • Jorge Baier, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, Chile
  • Adi Botea, IBM Research, Ireland
  • Roni Stern, Ben-Gurion University, Israel
  • Daniel Borrajo, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, Spain
  • Maxim Likhachev, Carnegie Mellon University, USA
  • Carlos Linarez-López, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, Spain
  • Roman Barták, Charles University in Prague, Czech Republic
  • Stefan Edelkamp, University of Bremen, Germany
  • Malte Helmert, University of Basel, Switzerland
  • Gabriele Röger, University of Basel, Switzerland
  • Wheeler Ruml, University of New Hampshire, USA
  • Ariel Felner, Ben-Gurion University, Israel
  • Richard E. Korf, University of California at Los Angeles, USA
  • Nathan Sturtevant, University of Alberta, USA
  • Rong Zhou, Palo Alto Research Center, USA