Prof. Dr. Susanne Biundo-Stephan

Susanne Biundo received her Ph.D. (Dr. rer. nat.) from the University of Karlsruhe in 1989. She held a Senior Research Position at the Intelligent User Interfaces Lab of the German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence (DFKI) from 1989 to 1998. Since 1998, she is a Professor of Computer Science at Ulm University.

Susanne Biundo is the chair of the Transregional Collaborative Research Centre SFB/TRR 62 "Companion-Technology for Cognitive Technical Systems".

Among other professional activities, she served as the Conference- and Program Co-chair of ICAPS 2005, the "15th International Conference on Automated Planning and Scheduling", as the Conference- and Program Co-chair of the "27th German Conference on Artificial Intelligence" (KI 2004), and as the Program Chair of the "5th European Conference on Planning" (ECP-99).

Susanne Biundo was the initiator and coordinator of PLANET, the "European Network of Excellence in AI Planning", which she led from 1998 to 2003.

In 2004, she was elected ECCAI Fellow.

Further Information

  • Research Interests

    AI Planning, Automated Reasoning, Knowledge Modeling, Cognitive Systems

  • Professional Activities

    Susanne Biundo was a Founding Member of the Executive Council of ICAPS, the International Conference on Automated Planning and Scheduling (2002 -2008) and a member of the board of the German Informatics Society (GI) (2002 - 2007).

    She acted as Conference- and Program Co-chair of the "15th International Conference on Automated Planning and Scheduling" (ICAPS 2005), as the Conference- and Program Co-chair of the "27th German Conference on Artificial Intelligence" (KI 2004), as Associated Program Chair of the "6th International Conference on AI Planning and Scheduling" (AIPS-02), and as the Program Chair of the "5th European Conference on Planning" (ECP-99).

    She initiated and chaired the "European Network of Excellence in AI Planning" (PLANET).

    Susanne Biundo was the Area Editor of "Planning and Scheduling" of the Electronic Transactions on Artificial Intelligence (ETAI) and served on the editorial and review boards of various scientific journals including Applied Intelligence, JAIR, and the Journal of Applied Logic.
    Furthermore, she was a program committee member of numerous international conferences including ICAPS 2004, ICAPS 2003, ECAI 2002, ECAI 2000, KR 2000, IJCAI-99, and IJCAI-97.

  • Teaching

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Publications

2001

101.
S. Biundo and B. Schattenberg, "From Abstract Crisis to Concrete Relief (A Preliminary Report on Combining State Abstraction and HTN Planning)" in Proceedings of the 6th European Conference on Planning (ECP 2001) , AAAI Press , 2001. pp. 157--168.
http://www.uni-ulm.de/fileadmin/website_uni_ulm/iui.inst.090/Publikationen/2001/Biundo01FromCrisisToRelief.pdf

2019

100.
G. Behnke, D. Höller, P. Bercher and S. Biundo, "More Succinct Grounding of HTN Planning Problems -- Preliminary Results" in Proceedings of the Second ICAPS Workshop on Hierarchical Planning , 2019. pp. 40--48.
https://www.uni-ulm.de/fileadmin/website_uni_ulm/iui.inst.090/Publikationen/2019/Behnke2019Grounding.pdf
99.
G. Behnke, M. Schiller, M. Kraus, P. Bercher, M. Schmautz, M. Dorna, M. Dambier, W. Minker, B. Glimm and S. Biundo, "Alice in DIY wonderland or: Instructing novice users on how to use tools in DIY projects" , AI Communications , vol. 32 , no. 1 , pp. 31-57 , 2019. IOS Press .
DOI: 10.3233/AIC-180604
https://www.uni-ulm.de/fileadmin/website_uni_ulm/iui.inst.090/Publikationen/2019/Behnke2019bosch.pdf
98.
D. Höller, P. Bercher, G. Behnke and S. Biundo, "On Guiding Search in HTN Planning with Classical Planning Heuristics" in Proceedings of the 28th International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence (IJCAI 2019) , IJCAI , 2019.
http://www.uni-ulm.de/fileadmin/website_uni_ulm/iui.inst.090/Publikationen/2019/Hoeller2019ProgressionHeuristics.pdf
97.
M. Kraus, M. Schiller, G. Behnke, P. Bercher, S. Biundo, B. Glimm and W. Minker, "9th International Workshop on Spoken Dialogue Systems" , Rafael Banchs and Luis Fernando D'Haro and Haizhou Li, Eds. Springer , 2019 .
https://www.uni-ulm.de/fileadmin/website_uni_ulm/iui.inst.090/Publikationen/2019/Kraus2019CloudCompanion.pdf
96.
G. Behnke, D. Höller, P. Bercher, S. Biundo, D. Pellier, H. Fiorino and R. Alford, "Hierarchical Planning in the IPC" in Proceedings of the Workshop on the International Planning Competition , 2019.
https://www.uni-ulm.de/fileadmin/website_uni_ulm/iui.inst.090/Publikationen/2019/Behnke2019HTNIPC.pdf
95.
D. Höller, G. Behnke, P. Bercher, S. Biundo, H. Fiorino, D. Pellier and R. Alford, "HDDL -- A Language to Describe Hierarchical Planning Problems" in Proceedings of the Second ICAPS Workshop on Hierarchical Planning , 2019. pp. 6--14.
http://www.uni-ulm.de/fileadmin/website_uni_ulm/iui.inst.090/Publikationen/2019/Hoeller2019HDDL.pdf
94.
G. Behnke, D. Höller and S. Biundo, "Bringing Order to Chaos - A Compact Representation of Partial Order in SAT-based HTN Planning" in Proceedings of the 33rd AAAI Conference on Artificial Intelligence (AAAI 2019) , AAAI Press , 2019.
https://www.uni-ulm.de/fileadmin/website_uni_ulm/iui.inst.090/Publikationen/2019/Behnke2019orderchaos.pdf
93.
G. Behnke, D. Höller and S. Biundo, "Finding Optimal Solutions in HTN Planning - A SAT-based Approach" in Proceedings of the 28th International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence (IJCAI 2019) , 2019.
https://www.uni-ulm.de/fileadmin/website_uni_ulm/iui.inst.090/Publikationen/2019/Behnke2019satoptimal.pdf

2018

92.
P. Bercher, F. Richter, F. Honold, F. Nielsen, F. Schüssel, T. Geier, T. Hörnle, S. Reuter, D. Höller, G. Behnke, M. Weber, K. Dietmayer, W. Minker and S. Biundo, "A Companion-System Architecture for Realizing Individualized and Situation-Adaptive User Assistance" , 2018.
91.
G. Behnke, D. Höller and S. Biundo, "totSAT - Totally-Ordered Hierarchical Planning through SAT" in Proceedings of the 32nd AAAI Conference on Artificial Intelligence (AAAI 2018) , AAAI 2018 , New Orleans , February 2–7 , AAAI Press , 2018. pp. 6110--6118.
https://www.uni-ulm.de/fileadmin/website_uni_ulm/iui.inst.090/Publikationen/2018/Behnke2018totSAT.pdf
90.
D. Höller, P. Bercher, G. Behnke and S. Biundo, "A Generic Method to Guide HTN Progression Search with Classical Heuristics" in Proceedings of the 28th International Conference on Automated Planning and Scheduling (ICAPS 2018) , AAAI Press , 2018. pp. 114--122.
https://www.uni-ulm.de/fileadmin/website_uni_ulm/iui.inst.090/Publikationen/2018/Hoeller18Progression.pdf
89.
G. Behnke and S. Biundo, "X and more Parallelism: Integrating LTL-Next into SAT-based Planning with Trajectory Constraints While Allowing for Even More Parallelism" , Inteligencia Artificial , vol. 21 , no. 62 , pp. 75--90 , 2018.
DOI: 10.4114/intartif.vol21iss62pp75-90
https://www.uni-ulm.de/fileadmin/website_uni_ulm/iui.inst.090/Publikationen/2018/Behnke2018SATltljournal.pdf
88.
G. Behnke and S. Biundo, "X and more Parallelism - Integrating LTL-Next into SAT-based Planning with Trajectory Constraints while Allowing for even more Parallelism" in Proceedings of the Workshop on Constraint Satisfaction Techniques for Planning and Scheduling Problems (COPLAS) , 2018. pp. 1--10.
https://www.uni-ulm.de/fileadmin/website_uni_ulm/iui.inst.090/Publikationen/2018/Behnke2018satltl.pdf
87.
G. Behnke, D. Höller and S. Biundo, "Tracking Branches in Trees - A Propositional Encoding for Solving Partially-Ordered HTN Planning Problems" in Proceedings of the 30th IEEE International Conference on Tools with Artificial Intelligence (ICTAI 2018) , IEEE Computer Society , 2018. pp. 73--80.
https://www.uni-ulm.de/fileadmin/website_uni_ulm/iui.inst.090/Publikationen/2018/Behnke2018treeSAT.pdf
86.
G. Behnke, D. Höller and S. Biundo, "Tracking Branches in Trees - A Propositional Encoding for Solving Partially-Ordered HTN Planning Problems" in Proceedings of the First ICAPS Workshop on Hierarchical Planning , 2018. pp. 40--47.
https://www.uni-ulm.de/fileadmin/website_uni_ulm/iui.inst.090/Publikationen/2018/Behnke2018partSAT.pdf
85.
B. Leichtmann, P. Bercher, D. Höller, G. Behnke, S. Biundo, V. Nitsch and M. Baumann, "Towards a Companion System Incorporating Human Planning Behavior -- A Qualitative Analysis of Human Strategies" in Proceedings der dritten transdisziplinären Konferenz "Technische Unterstützungssysteme, die die Menschen wirklich wollen" (engl: Proceedings of the 3rd "Transdisciplinary Conference on Support Technologies"), TCST 2018 , 2018. pp. 89--98.
http://www.uni-ulm.de/fileadmin/website_uni_ulm/iui.inst.090/Publikationen/2018/Leichtmann2018HumanPlanningBehavior.pdf
84.
Pascal Bercher and Daniel Höller and Susanne Biundo and Ron Alford, Eds., Proceedings of the 1st ICAPS Workshop on Hierarchical Planning .
83.
D. Höller, G. Behnke, P. Bercher and S. Biundo, "Plan and Goal Recognition as HTN Planning" in Proceedings of the 30th IEEE International Conference on Tools with Artificial Intelligence (ICTAI 2018) , IEEE Computer Society , 2018. pp. 466--473.
https://www.uni-ulm.de/fileadmin/website_uni_ulm/iui.inst.090/Publikationen/2018/Hoeller2018PlanRec.pdf
82.
D. Höller, P. Bercher, G. Behnke and S. Biundo, "Plan and Goal Recognition as HTN Planning" in Proceedings of the AAAI 2018 Workshop on Plan, Activity, and Intent Recognition (PAIR 2018) , 2018. pp. 607--613.
http://www.planrec.org/PAIR/PAIR18/Papers/HollerPair18.pdf
81.
G. Behnke, M. Schiller, M. Kraus, P. Bercher, M. Schmautz, M. Dorna, W. Minker, B. Glimm and S. Biundo, "Instructing Novice Users on How to Use Tools in DIY Projects" in Proceedings of the 27th International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence and the 23rd European Conference on Artificial Intelligence (IJCAI-ECAI 2018) , IJCAI , 2018. pp. 5805--5807.
DOI: 10.24963/ijcai.2018/844
https://www.uni-ulm.de/fileadmin/website_uni_ulm/iui.inst.090/Publikationen/2018/Behnke2018DIY.pdf
80.
D. Höller, P. Bercher, G. Behnke and S. Biundo, "HTN Plan Repair Using Unmodified Planning Systems" in Proceedings of the First ICAPS Workshop on Hierarchical Planning , 2018. pp. 26--30.
http://www.uni-ulm.de/fileadmin/website_uni_ulm/iui.inst.090/Publikationen/2018/Hoeller18Repair.pdf
79.
M. Schiller, G. Behnke, P. Bercher, M. Kraus, M. Dorna, F. Richter, S. Biundo, B. Glimm and W. Minker, "Evaluating Knowledge-Based Assistance for DIY" in Proceedings of MCI Workshop "Digital Companion" , 2018. pp. 925--930.
https://www.uni-ulm.de/fileadmin/website_uni_ulm/iui.inst.090/Publikationen/2018/MCI-WS19-schillerEtAl2018.pdf
78.
M. Kraus, G. Behnke, P. Bercher, M. Schiller, S. Biundo, B. Glimm and W. Minker, "A Multimodal Dialogue Framework for Cloud-Based Companion Systems" in Proc. of the 10th International Workshop on Spoken Dialog Systems Technology (IWSDS 2018) , 2018.
https://www.uni-ulm.de/fileadmin/website_uni_ulm/iui.inst.090/Publikationen/2018/Kraus2018CompanionCloudDemo.pdf

2017

77.
T. Geier and S. Biundo, "Multi-Level Knowledge Processing in Cognitive Technical Systems" in Companion Technology -- A Paradigm Shift in Human-Technology Interaction , Susanne Biundo, Eds. Springer , 2017 , pp. 17--36.
DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-43665-4_2
https://www.uni-ulm.de/fileadmin/website_uni_ulm/iui.inst.090/Publikationen/2017/Geier2017CompBookMLKP.pdf