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

    see teaching offer of the current semester

Publications

2018

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G. Behnke, M. R. G. 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
Datei:pdfhttps://www.uni-ulm.de/fileadmin/website_uni_ulm/iui.inst.090/Publikationen/2018/Behnke2018DIY.pdf
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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.
DOI:10.18725/OPARU-11023
Datei:pdfhttps://oparu.uni-ulm.de/xmlui/bitstream/handle/123456789/11080/AssemblyAssistant.pdf
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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.
Datei:pdfhttps://www.uni-ulm.de/fileadmin/website_uni_ulm/iui.inst.090/Publikationen/2018/Behnke2018partSAT.pdf
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M. Kraus, G. Behnke, P. Bercher, M. R. G. 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.
Datei:pdfhttps://www.uni-ulm.de/fileadmin/website_uni_ulm/iui.inst.090/Publikationen/2018/Kraus2018CompanionCloudDemo.pdf
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M. R. G. 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.
Datei:pdfhttps://www.uni-ulm.de/fileadmin/website_uni_ulm/iui.inst.090/Publikationen/2018/MCI-WS19-schillerEtAl2018.pdf
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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.
Datei:pdfhttp://www.uni-ulm.de/fileadmin/website_uni_ulm/iui.inst.090/Publikationen/2018/Hoeller18Repair.pdf

2017

78.
T. Hörnle, M. Tornow, F. Honold, R. Schwegler, R. Heinemann, S. Biundo and A. Wendemuth, "Companion-Systems: A Reference Architecture" in Companion Technology -- A Paradigm Shift in Human-Technology Interaction,Susanne Biundo and Andreas Wendemuth, Eds. Springer, 2017, pp. 449-469.
DOI:10.1007/978-3-319-43665-4_22
Datei:pdfhttps://www.uni-ulm.de/fileadmin/website_uni_ulm/iui.inst.090/Publikationen/2017/Hoernle2017CompBookReferenceArchitecture.pdf
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P. Bercher, D. Höller, G. Behnke and S. Biundo, "User-Centered Planning" in Companion Technology -- A Paradigm Shift in Human-Technology Interaction,Susanne Biundo and Andreas Wendemuth, Eds. Springer, 2017, pp. 79--100.
DOI:10.1007/978-3-319-43665-4_5
Datei:pdfhttps://www.uni-ulm.de/fileadmin/website_uni_ulm/iui.inst.090/Publikationen/2017/Bercher2017CompBookUCPlanning.pdf
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G. Behnke, F. Nielsen, M. R. G. Schiller, D. Ponomaryov, P. Bercher, B. Glimm, W. Minker and S. Biundo, "To Plan for the User Is to Plan With the User -- Integrating User Interaction Into the Planning Process" in Companion Technology -- A Paradigm Shift in Human-Technology Interaction,Susanne Biundo and Andreas Wendemuth, Eds. Springer, 2017, pp. 123--144.
DOI:10.1007/978-3-319-43665-4_7
Datei:pdfhttps://www.uni-ulm.de/fileadmin/website_uni_ulm/iui.inst.090/Publikationen/2017/Behnke2017CompBookMIP.pdf
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G. Behnke, F. Nielsen, M. R. G. Schiller, P. Bercher, M. Kraus, W. Minker, S. Biundo and B. Glimm, "SLOTH - the Interactive Workout Planner" in Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on Companion Technology (ICCT 2017), IEEE, 2017.
DOI:10.1109/COMPANION.2017.8287077
Datei:pdfhttp://www.uni-ulm.de/fileadmin/website_uni_ulm/iui.inst.090/Publikationen/2017/Behnke2017Sloth.pdf
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G. Behnke, B. Leichtmann, P. Bercher, D. Höller, V. Nitsch, M. Baumann and S. Biundo, "Help me make a dinner! Challenges when assisting humans in action planning" in Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on Companion Technology (ICCT 2017), IEEE, 2017.
Datei:pdfhttp://www.uni-ulm.de/fileadmin/website_uni_ulm/iui.inst.090/Publikationen/2017/Behnke2017Challenge.pdf
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G. Behnke, D. Höller and S. Biundo, "This is a solution! (... but is it though?) - Verifying solutions of hierarchical planning problems" in Proceedings of the 27th International Conference on Automated Planning and Scheduling (ICAPS 2017), AAAI Press, 2017. pp. 20--28.
Datei:pdfhttp://www.uni-ulm.de/fileadmin/website_uni_ulm/iui.inst.090/Publikationen/2017/Behnke17Verify.pdf
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S. Biundo and A. Wendemuth, Companion Technology - A Paradigm Shift in Human-Technology Interaction. .... Springer, 2017.
DOI:10.1007/978-3-319-43665-4
Datei:https://link.springer.com/book/10.1007/978-3-319-43665-4
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F. Richter and S. Biundo, "Addressing Uncertainty in Hierarchical User-Centered Planning" in Companion Technology -- A Paradigm Shift in Human-Technology Interaction,Susanne Biundo and Andreas Wendemuth, Eds. Springer, 2017, pp. 101--121.
DOI:10.1007/978-3-319-43665-4_6
Datei:pdfhttps://www.uni-ulm.de/fileadmin/website_uni_ulm/iui.inst.090/Publikationen/2017/Richter2017UserCenteredPlanningUnderUncertainty.pdf
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S. Biundo and A. Wendemuth, "An Introduction to Companion-Technology" in Companion Technology -- A Paradigm Shift in Human-Technology Interaction,Susanne Biundo and Andreas Wendemuth, Eds. Springer, 2017, pp. 1--15.
DOI:10.1007/978-3-319-43665-4_1
Datei:pdfhttps://www.uni-ulm.de/fileadmin/website_uni_ulm/iui.inst.090/Publikationen/2017/Biundo2017CompBookIntro.pdf
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M. R. G. Schiller, G. Behnke, M. Schmautz, P. Bercher, M. Kraus, M. Dorna, W. Minker, B. Glimm and S. Biundo, "A Paradigm for Coupling Procedural and Conceptual Knowledge in Companion Systems" in Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on Companion Technology (ICCT 2017), IEEE, 2017.
DOI:10.1109/COMPANION.2017.8287072
Datei:pdfhttps://www.uni-ulm.de/fileadmin/website_uni_ulm/iui.inst.090/Publikationen/2017/SBSBKDMGB-ICCT2017.pdf
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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
Datei:pdfhttps://www.uni-ulm.de/fileadmin/website_uni_ulm/iui.inst.090/Publikationen/2017/Geier2017CompBookMLKP.pdf
67.
P. Bercher, F. Richter, T. Hörnle, T. Geier, D. Höller, G. Behnke, F. Nielsen, F. Honold, F. Schüssel, S. Reuter, W. Minker, M. Weber, K. Dietmayer and S. Biundo, "Advanced User Assistance for Setting Up a Home Theater" in Companion Technology -- A Paradigm Shift in Human-Technology Interaction,Susanne Biundo and Andreas Wendemuth, Eds. Springer, 2017, pp. 485--491.
DOI:10.1007/978-3-319-43665-4_24
Datei:pdfhttps://www.uni-ulm.de/fileadmin/website_uni_ulm/iui.inst.090/Publikationen/2017/Bercher2017CompBookHomeTheater.pdf
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P. Bercher, G. Behnke, D. Höller and S. Biundo, "An Admissible HTN Planning Heuristic" in Proceedings of the 26th International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence (IJCAI 2017), IJCAI, 2017. pp. 480--488.
Weblink:http://www.uni-ulm.de/fileadmin/website_uni_ulm/iui.inst.090/Publikationen/2017/Bercher17AdmissibleHTNHeuristicPoster.pdf
Datei:pdfhttp://www.uni-ulm.de/fileadmin/website_uni_ulm/iui.inst.090/Publikationen/2017/Bercher17AdmissibleHTNHeuristic.pdf

2016

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D. Höller, G. Behnke, P. Bercher and S. Biundo, "Assessing the Expressivity of Planning Formalisms through the Comparison to Formal Languages" in Proceedings of the 26th International Conference on Automated Planning and Scheduling (ICAPS 2016), 26th International Conference on Automated Planning and Scheduling, London, June 12 - 17, 2016, AAAI Press, 2016. pp. 158--165.
Datei:pdfhttps://www.uni-ulm.de/fileadmin/website_uni_ulm/iui.inst.090/Publikationen/2016/Hoeller16Expressivity.pdf
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R. Alford, G. Behnke, D. Höller, P. Bercher, S. Biundo and D. Aha, "Bound to Plan: Exploiting Classical Heuristics via Automatic Translations of Tail-Recursive HTN Problems" in Proceedings of the 26th International Conference on Automated Planning and Scheduling (ICAPS 2016), 26th International Conference on Automated Planning and Scheduling, London, June 12 - 17, 2016, AAAI Press, 2016. pp. 20--28.
Datei:pdfhttps://www.uni-ulm.de/fileadmin/website_uni_ulm/iui.inst.090/Publikationen/2016/Alford16BoundToPlan.pdf
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S. Biundo and A. Wendemuth, "Companion-Technology for Cognitive Technical Systems" , Künstliche Intelligenz, vol. 30, no. 1, pp. 71-75, 2016. Springer, http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s13218-015-0414-8.
DOI:10.1007/s13218-015-0414-8
Datei:pdfhttps://www.uni-ulm.de/fileadmin/website_uni_ulm/iui.inst.090/Publikationen/2016/Biundo16CompanionTechnology.pdf
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S. Biundo, D. Höller, B. Schattenberg and P. Bercher, "Companion-Technology: An Overview" , Künstliche Intelligenz, vol. 30, no. 1, pp. 11-20, 2016. Springer, http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s13218-015-0419-3.
DOI:10.1007/s13218-015-0419-3
Datei:pdfhttps://www.uni-ulm.de/fileadmin/website_uni_ulm/iui.inst.090/Publikationen/2016/Biundo2016CompanionSurvey.pdf
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P. Bercher, D. Höller, G. Behnke and S. Biundo, "More than a Name? On Implications of Preconditions and Effects of Compound HTN Planning Tasks" in Proceedings of the 22nd European Conference on Artificial Intelligence (ECAI 2016), IOS Press, 2016. pp. 225--233.
Datei:pdfhttps://www.uni-ulm.de/fileadmin/website_uni_ulm/iui.inst.090/Publikationen/2016/Bercher16HybridPlanningComplexities.pdf
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S. Biundo, D. Höller and P. Bercher, "Special Issue on Companion Technologies" , Künstliche Intelligenz, vol. 30, no. 1, pp. 5-9, 2016. Springer, http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s13218-015-0421-9.
DOI:10.1007/s13218-015-0421-9
Datei:pdfhttps://www.uni-ulm.de/fileadmin/website_uni_ulm/iui.inst.090/Publikationen/2016/Biundo2016Editorial.pdf