ICAPS 2012 revived an age old tradition - Festivus.
The following grievances were all aired at Festivus (videos will be linked when available):
- Mark Boddy, "Nobody is going to use your planner to do anything useful, ever"
- Stefan Edelkamp, "PDB or not PDB? – that’s the Question. A Tribute to Blind Search Planning"
- Sven Koenig, "We should talk to other decision-making communities"
- Federico Pecora, "Planning with Rich Knowledge"
- Erez Karpas, "Incentive-Compatible Reviewing"
And we also had a musical number:
- "The blocks from Ipanema" (Video below - Unstabilized/shaky camera by Ricardo Herrmann)
- Lyrics: Mark Giuliano
- Performed by: Mark Giuliano and Lee McCluskey
This was the call for grievances:
If you would like to air a grievance in this year's Festivus celebration, please send an e-mail to Erez Karpas (firstname.lastname@example.org) with your suggested topic. We only have two rules about the topic:
- Don't re-air old grievances (for an archive of previous Festivus events, see Rao's Festivus page at http://rakaposhi.eas.asu.edu/festivus/)
- Don't rant that nothing has changed as a result of a previous rant
Except for these two restrictions - any topic is fine. We would like to specifically encourage the younger members of the ICAPS community to vent their frustrations, and share their grievances with everyone.
...For the rest of us