A lot of hard work and determination has paid off for a group of computing science researchers at one of Cybera's member institutions. ArvandHerd, a program developed by a research group in the University of Alberta's Computing Science Department, won the multi-core sequential competition at this year's International Conference on Automated Planning and Scheduling (ICAPS).
The ICAPS conference, held in Freiburg, Germany June 11-16, 2011, was created to exchange news and research results on theory and applications of intelligent planning and scheduling technology.
Teams submitted programs that were challenged to solve a number of 'planning problems', which ranged across a variety of domains. For more information, visit the the UofA's Computing Science site.