Publications

2020

Through the Lens of Sequence Submodularity

Sara Bernardini, Fabio Fagnani and Chiara Piacentini

Proc. of the 30th International Conference on Automated Planning and Scheduling (ICAPS-20). 

Nancy, France, June 2020.
ICAPS-2020 Best Paper Honorable Mention Award

Multi-Robot Platform for the Autonomous Operation and Maintenance of Offshore Wind Farms
Sara Bernardini, Ferdian Jovan, Zhengyi Jiang, Peiman Moradi, Tom Richardson, Rasoul Sadeghian, Sina Sareh, Simon Watson, and Andrew Weightman
Proc. of the 19th International Conference on Autonomous Agents and Multi-Agent Systems (AAMAS-20). 

Auckland, New Zeland, May 2020.

An Optimization Approach to Robust Goal Obfuscation
Sara Bernardini, Fabio Fagnani, and Santiago Franco
Proc. of the 17th International Conference on Principles of Knowledge Representation and Reasoning (KR-20). 

Rhodes, Greece, September 2020.

Reasoning about Plan Robustness versus Plan Cost for Partially Informed Agents
Sarah Keren, Sara Bernardini, Kofi Kwapong and David Parkes
Proc. of the 17th International Conference on Principles of Knowledge Representation and Reasoning (KR-20). 

Rhodes, Greece, September 2020.

Intelligent Exploration and Autonomous Navigation in Confined Spaces
Aliakbar Akbari, Puneet Singh Chhabra, Ujjar Bhandari, and Sara Bernardini
Proc. of the 2020 IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS-20). 

Las Vegas, NV, USA, October 2020.

Target Search on Road Networks with Range-Constrained UAVs and Ground-based Mobile Recharging Vehicles
Kyle Booth, Chiara Piacentini, Sara Bernardini, and Christopher Beck
Proc. of the 2020 IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS-20). 

Las Vegas, NV, USA, October 2020.

Target Search on Road Networks with Range-Constrained UAVs and Ground-based Mobile Recharging Vehicles
Kyle Booth, Chiara Piacentini, Sara Bernardini, and Christopher Beck
IEEE Robotics and Automation Letters (RA-L). 

Volume 5, Issue 4, October 2020.

The Design of Prometheus: A Re-configurable UAV for Subterranean Mine Inspection
Liam Brown, Robert Clarke, Ali Akbari, Ujjar Bhandari, Sara Bernardini, Puneet Chhabra, Ognjen Marjanovic, Thomas Richardson, Simon Watson
Robotics 2020, 9(4), 95, November 2020.

2019

Autonomous Target Search with Multiple Coordinated UAVs
Chiara Piacentini
, Sara Bernardini and Chris Beck
Journal of Artificial Intelligence Research (JAIR).

Volume 65, Pages 519-568, August 2019.

2018

Extracting Mutual Exclusion Invariants from Lifted Temporal Planning Domains
Sara Bernardini, Fabio Fagnani and David E. Smith
Artificial Intelligence Journal (AIJ) (5-year impact factor: 5.786), Volume 258, Pages 1-65, May 2018, Elsevier.

Blending Human and Artificial Intelligence to Support Autistic Children’s Social Skills
Kaska Porayska-Pomsta, Alyssa Alcorn, Katerina Avramides, Sara Bernardini, et al.
ACM Transactions on Computer-Human Interaction. Volume 25, Number 6, Pages 1-35, December 2018, ACM.

Extracting Mutual Exclusion Invariants from Lifted Temporal Planning Domains
Sara Bernardini, Fabio Fagnani and David E. Smith
Proc. of the 28th International Conference on Automated Planning and Scheduling (ICAPS-18).   

Delft, The Netherlands, June 2018.

Blending Human and Artificial Intelligence to Support Autistic Children’s Social Skills
Kaska Porayska-Pomsta, Alyssa Alcorn, Katerina Avramides, Sara Bernardini, et al.
Proceedings of the ACM CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems.

Glasgow, UK, May 2019.

2017

Combining Temporal Planning with Probabilistic Reasoning for Autonomous Surveillance Missions
Sara Bernardini, Maria Fox and Derek Long
Autonomous Robots (AURO) (5-year impact factor: 4.095), Vol. 41, No. 1, 01.2017, p. 181-203, Springer.

Boosting Search Guidance in Problems with Semantic Attachments
Sara Bernardini, Maria Fox, Derek Long and Chiara Piacentini

Proceedings of the Twenty Seventh International Conference on Automated Planning and Scheduling (ICAPS-17). 

Pittsburgh, PA, USA, June 2017.

Deterministic vs Probabilistic Methods for Searching for an Evasive Target
Sara Bernardini, Maria Fox, Derek Long and Chiara Piacentini
Proceedings of the Thirty-First AAAI Conference on Artificial Intelligence (AAAI-17) (Acceptance rate: 25%). 

San Francisco, CA, February 2017.

Policy Conflict Resolution in IoT via Planning
Emre Göynügür, Sara Bernardini, Geeth De Mel, Kartik Talamadupula and Murat Sensoy
Proceedings of the 30th Canadian Conference on Artificial Intelligence. 

Edmonton, Alberta, May 2017.

2016

Leveraging Probabilistic Reasoning in Deterministic Planning for Large-Scale Autonomous Search-and-Tracking
Sara Bernardini, Maria Fox, Derek Long and Chiara Piacentini
Proc. of the 26th International Conference on Automated Planning and Scheduling (ICAPS-16) (Acceptance rate: 35%). 

London, UK, June 2016.

Planning Autonomous Underwater Reconnaissance Operations

Sara Bernardini, Maria Fox, Derek Long and Bram Ridder
Proc. of the 10th Scheduling and Planning Applications woRKshop (SPARK)

26th International Conference on Automated Planning and Scheduling (ICAPS-16). 

London, UK, June 2016.

2015

In Search of a Lost Target via Monte Carlo Simulation and Automated Planning
Sara Bernardini, Maria Fox and Derek Long
Proc. of the 6th Italian Workshop on Automated Planning and Scheduling (IPS- 15). 

Ferrara, Italy, September 2015.

2014

Planning the Behaviour of Low-Cost Quadcopters for Surveillance Missions
Sara Bernardini, Maria Fox and Derek Long
Proc. of the 24th International Conference on Automated Planning and Scheduling (ICAPS-14). 

Portsmouth, NH, USA, June 2014.

Automated Planning of Simple Persuasion Dialogues
Elisabeth Black, Amanda Coles and Sara Bernardini
Proc. of the 15th International Workshop on Computational Logic in Multi-Agent Systems (CLIMA-14). 

Prague, Czech Republic, July 2014.

2013

ECHOES: an Intelligent Serious Game for Fostering Social Communication in Children with Autism
Sara Bernardini, Kaska Porayska-Pomsta, Tim Smith
Information Sciences (5-year impact factor: 4.732) , Elsevier, Volume 264, 2013, pp.41-60.

Planning the Behaviour of Low-Cost Quadcopters for Surveillance Missions
Sara Bernardini, Maria Fox and Derek Long
Proc. of the 5th Italian Workshop on Automated Planning and Scheduling (IPS-13). 

Torino, Italy, December 2013.

Autonomous Search and Tracking via Temporal Planning
Sara Bernardini, Maria Fox, Derek Long and John Bookless
Proc. of the 23rd International Conference on Automated Planning and Scheduling (ICAPS-13). 

Rome, Italy, June 2013.

Automated Planning and Policy Learning for Surveillance Missions
Sara Bernardini, Maria Fox and Derek Long
Proc. of the 8th International Workshop on Planning and Scheduling for Space (IWPSS-13). 

Moffett Field, CA, USA, March 2013.

Planning-Based Social Partners for Children with Autism
Sara Bernardini and Kaska Porayska-Pomsta
Proc. of the 23rd International Conference on Automated Planning and Scheduling (ICAPS-13). 

Rome, Italy, June 2013.

Designing an Intelligent Virtual Agent for Social Communication in Autism
Sara Bernardini, Kaska Porayska-Pomsta and Harini Sampath
Proc. of the 9th Annual AAAI Conference on Artificial Intelligence and Interactive Digital Entertainment (AIIDE-13). 

Boston, MA, USA, October 2013.

Building an Intelligent, Authorable Serious Game for Autistic Children and Their Carers
Kaska Porayska-Pomsta, Keith Anderson, Sara Bernardini, Karen Guldberg, Tim Smith, Lila Kossivaki, Scott Hodgins and Ian Lowe
Proc. of the 10th International Conference on Advances in Computer Entertainment Technology (ACE-13). 

Enschede, the Netherlands, November 2013.

The TARDIS framework: Intelligent virtual agents for social coaching in job interviews
K. Anderson, E. André, T. Baur, S. Bernardini, M. Chollet, E. Chryssafidou, I. Damian, C. Ennis, A. Egges, P. Gebhard, H. Jones, M. Ochs, C. Pelachaud, K. Porayska-Pomsta, P. Rizzo, and N. Sabouret
Proc. of the 10th International Conference on Advances in Computer Entertainment Technology (ACE-13). 

Enschede, the Netherlands, November 2013.

Modelling Users' Affect in Job Interviews: Technological Demo
Kaska Porayska-Pomsta, Keith Anderson, Ionut Damian, Tobias Baur, Elisabeth Andre, Sara Bernardini and Paola Rizzo
Proc. of the 21st Conference on User Modeling, Adaptation and Personalization (UMAP-13). 

Rome, Italy, June 2013.

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