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

2015

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F. Nothdurft, G. Behnke, P. Bercher, S. Biundo and W. Minker, "The Interplay of User-Centered Dialog Systems and AI Planning" in Proceedings of the 16th Annual Meeting of the Special Interest Group on Discourse and Dialogue (SIGDIAL), Prague, Czech Republic, Association for Computational Linguistics, 2015. pp. 344--353.
Datei:https://www.uni-ulm.de/fileadmin/website_uni_ulm/iui.inst.090/Publikationen/2015/Nothdurft15MIP.pdf
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G. Behnke, D. Höller and S. Biundo, "On the Complexity of HTN Plan Verification and its Implications for Plan Recognition" in Proceedings of the 25th International Conference on Automated Planning and Scheduling (ICAPS 2015), 25th International Conference on Automated Planning and Scheduling, Jerusalem, 7-11 June 2015,Ronen Brafman, Carmel Domshlak, Patrik Haslum, Shlomo Zilberstein, Eds. AAAI Press, 2015. pp. 25-33.
Datei:http://www.uni-ulm.de/fileadmin/website_uni_ulm/iui.inst.090/Publikationen/2015/Behnke2015HTNVerification.pdf
55.
T. Geier, F. Richter and S. Biundo, "Locally Conditioned Belief Propagation" in Proceedings of the 31st Conference on Uncertainty in Artificial Intelligence (UAI), Amsterdam, AUAI Press, 2015. pp. 296--305.
Datei:https://www.uni-ulm.de/fileadmin/website_uni_ulm/iui.inst.090/Publikationen/2015/Geier2015Lcbp.pdf
54.
M. Glodek, F. Honold, T. Geier, G. Krell, F. Nothdurft, S. Reuter, F. Schüssel, T. Hörnle, K. Dietmayer, W. Minker, S. Biundo, M. Weber, G. Palm and F. Schwenker, "Fusion paradigms in cognitive technical systems for human–computer interaction" , Neurocomputing, vol. 161, pp. 17 - 37, 2015.
DOI:10.1016/j.neucom.2015.01.076
Datei:http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0925231215002155/pdfft?md5=0f4a009f3f5ba7b155a82192be2a0dbe&pid=1-s2.0-S0925231215002155-main.pdf
53.
G. Behnke, P. Bercher, S. Biundo, B. Glimm, D. Ponomaryov and M. Schiller, "Integrating Ontologies and Planning for Cognitive Systems" in Proceedings of the 28th International Workshop on Description Logics (DL 2015), CEUR Workshop Proceedings, 2015.
Datei:https://www.uni-ulm.de/fileadmin/website_uni_ulm/iui.inst.090/Publikationen/2015/BBBG15a.pdf
52.
F. Richter, T. Geier and S. Biundo, "Believing in POMDPs" in Proceedings of the First International Symposium on Companion Technology (ISCT 2015), First International Symposium on Companion Technology, Ulm, Germany, 23. - 25. September 2015, 2015.
Datei:https://www.uni-ulm.de/fileadmin/website_uni_ulm/iui.inst.090/Publikationen/2015/believingPOMDPs.pdf
51.
G. Behnke, M. Schiller, D. Ponomaryov, F. Nothdurft, P. Bercher, W. Minker, B. Glimm and S. Biundo, "A Unified Knowledge Base for Companion-Systems - A Case Study in Mixed-Initiative Planning" in Proceedings of the First International Symposium on Companion Technology (ISCT 2015), First International Symposium on Companion Technology (ISCT 2015), Ulm, Germany, 23. - 25. September 2015, 2015. pp. 43--48.
Datei:https://www.uni-ulm.de/fileadmin/website_uni_ulm/iui.inst.090/Publikationen/2015/Behnke15MIPDiscussion.pdf
50.
P. Bercher, F. Richter, T. Hörnle, T. Geier, D. Höller, G. Behnke, F. Nothdurft, F. Honold, W. Minker, M. Weber and S. Biundo, "A Planning-based Assistance System for Setting Up a Home Theater" in Proceedings of the 29th AAAI Conference on Artificial Intelligence (AAAI 2015), AAAI Press, 2015. pp. 4264--4265.
Datei:http://www.uni-ulm.de/fileadmin/website_uni_ulm/iui.inst.090/Publikationen/2015/Bercher15DemoSystem.pdf
49.
G. Behnke, D. Ponomaryov, M. Schiller, P. Bercher, F. Nothdurft, B. Glimm and S. Biundo, "Coherence Across Components in Cognitive Systems – One Ontology to Rule Them All" in Proceedings of the 25th International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence (IJCAI 2015), IJCAI 2015, Buenos Aires, July 25th to July 31st, AAAI Press, 2015. pp. 1442-1449.
Datei:https://www.uni-ulm.de/fileadmin/website_uni_ulm/iui.inst.090/Publikationen/2015/BPSB15a.pdf

2014

48.
T. Geier, F. Richter and S. Biundo, "Conditioned Belief Propagation Revisited: Extended Version" , Aug. 2014.
Datei:http://vts.uni-ulm.de/docs/2014/9201/vts_9201_13795.pdf
47.
P. Bercher, S. Keen and S. Biundo, "Hybrid Planning Heuristics Based on Task Decomposition Graphs" in Proceedings of the Seventh Annual Symposium on Combinatorial Search (SoCS 2014), AAAI Press, 2014. pp. 35--43.
Datei:http://www.uni-ulm.de/fileadmin/website_uni_ulm/iui.inst.090/Publikationen/2014/Bercher14HybridHeuristics.pdf
46.
P. Bercher, S. Biundo, T. Geier, T. Hoernle, F. Nothdurft, F. Richter and B. Schattenberg, "Plan, Repair, Execute, Explain - How Planning Helps to Assemble your Home Theater" in Proceedings of the 24th International Conference on Automated Planning and Scheduling (ICAPS 2014) , AAAI Press, 2014. pp. 386--394.
Weblink:http://www.uni-ulm.de/fileadmin/website_uni_ulm/iui.inst.090/Publikationen/2014/movie.zip
Datei:http://www.uni-ulm.de/fileadmin/website_uni_ulm/iui.inst.090/Publikationen/2014/Bercher14PlanRepairExecuteExplain.pdf
45.
L. Pragst, F. Richter, P. Bercher, B. Schattenberg and S. Biundo, "Introducing Hierarchy to Non-Hierarchical Planning Models – A Case Study for Behavioral Adversary Models" in 28th PuK Workshop "Planen, Scheduling und Konfigurieren, Entwerfen" (PuK 2014), 2014.
Weblink:http://www.puk-workshop.de/puk2014/prog.html
Datei:http://www.uni-ulm.de/fileadmin/website_uni_ulm/iui.inst.090/Publikationen/2014/Pragst14CyberSecurity.pdf
44.
D. Höller, G. Behnke, P. Bercher and S. Biundo, "Language Classification of Hierarchical Planning Problems" in Proceedings of the 21st European Conference on Artificial Intelligence (ECAI 2014), 21st European Conference on Artificial Intelligence (ECAI 2014), Prague, Czech Republic, 18-22 August 2014,Schaub, Torsten and Friedrich, Gerhard and O'Sullivan, Barry, Eds. Amsterdam: IOS Press, 2014. pp. 447-452.
DOI:10.3233/978-1-61499-419-0-447
Datei:http://www.uni-ulm.de/fileadmin/website_uni_ulm/iui.inst.090/Publikationen/2014/Hoeller2014HtnLanguages.pdf
43.
D. Höller, P. Bercher, F. Richter, M. Schiller, T. Geier and S. Biundo, "Finding User-friendly Linearizations of Partially Ordered Plans" in 28th PuK Workshop "Planen, Scheduling und Konfigurieren, Entwerfen" (PuK 2014), 2014.
Weblink:http://www.puk-workshop.de/puk2014/prog.html
Datei:http://www.uni-ulm.de/fileadmin/website_uni_ulm/iui.inst.090/Publikationen/2014/Hoeller14PlanLinearization.pdf
42.
T. Geier, F. Richter and S. Biundo, "Conditioned Belief Propagation Revisited" in Proceedings of the 21st European Conference on Artificial Intelligence (ECAI 2014), 21st European Conference on Artificial Intelligence (ECAI 2014), Prague, Czech Republic, 18-22 August 2014,Schaub, Torsten and Friedrich, Gerhard and O'Sullivan, Barry, Eds. Amsterdam: IOS Press, 2014. pp. 1011-1012.
DOI:10.3233/978-1-61499-419-0-1011
41.
F. Honold, P. Bercher, F. Richter, F. Nothdurft, T. Geier, R. Barth, T. Hörnle, F. Schüssel, S. Reuter, M. Rau, G. Bertrand, B. Seegebarth, P. Kurzok, B. Schattenberg, W. Minker, M. Weber and S. Biundo, "Companion-Technology: Towards User- and Situation-Adaptive Functionality of Technical Systems" in 10th International Conference on Intelligent Environments (IE 2014), IEEE, 2014. pp. 378--381.
DOI:10.1109/IE.2014.60
Datei:http://www.uni-ulm.de/fileadmin/website_uni_ulm/iui.inst.090/Publikationen/2014/Honold2014HomeTheaterVideo.pdf
40.
M. Glodek, T. Geier, S. Biundo and G. Palm, "A layered architecture for probabilistic complex pattern recognition to detect user preferences" , Neural-Symbolic Networks for Cognitive Capacities, 2014. http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2212683X14000486.
DOI:10.1016/j.bica.2014.06.003

2013

39.
P. Bercher and S. Biundo, "Encoding Partial Plans for Heuristic Search" in Proceedings of the 4th Workshop on Knowledge Engineering for Planning and Scheduling (KEPS 2013) at ICAPS 2013, 2013. pp. 11--15.
Datei:http://www.uni-ulm.de/fileadmin/website_uni_ulm/iui.inst.090/Publikationen/2013/Bercher13EncodingPlans.pdf
38.
P. Bercher, T. Geier, F. Richter and S. Biundo, "On Delete Relaxation in Partial-Order Causal-Link Planning" in Proceedings of the 2013 IEEE 25th International Conference on Tools with Artificial Intelligence (ICTAI 2013), IEEE Computer Society, 2013. pp. 674--681.
Datei:http://www.uni-ulm.de/fileadmin/website_uni_ulm/iui.inst.090/Publikationen/2013/Bercher13SampleFF.pdf
37.
M. Glodek, T. Geier, S. Biundo, F. Schwenker and G. Palm, "Recognizing User Preferences Based on Layered Activity Recognition and First-Order Logic" in Proceedings of the 2013 IEEE 25th International Conference on Tools with Artificial Intelligence (ICTAI 2013), 2013. pp. 648-653.
DOI:10.1109/ICTAI.2013.101
36.
P. Bercher, F. Ginter and S. Biundo, "Search Strategies for Partial-Order Causal-Link Planning with Preferences" in 27th PuK Workshop "Planen, Scheduling und Konfigurieren, Entwerfen" (PuK 2013), 2013. pp. 29--40.
Datei:http://www.uni-ulm.de/fileadmin/website_uni_ulm/iui.inst.090/Publikationen/2013/Bercher13POCLPreferences.pdf
35.
P. Bercher, T. Geier and S. Biundo, "Using State-Based Planning Heuristics for Partial-Order Causal-Link Planning" in Advances in Artificial Intelligence, Proceedings of the 36th German Conference on Artificial Intelligence (KI 2013), Springer, 2013. pp. 1--12.
Datei:http://www.uni-ulm.de/fileadmin/website_uni_ulm/iui.inst.090/Publikationen/2013/Bercher13POCLHeuristics.pdf

2012

34.
F. Müller, C. Späth, T. Geier and S. Biundo, "Exploiting Expert Knowledge in Factored POMDPs" in Proceedings of the 20th European Conference on Artificial Intelligence (ECAI 2012), IOS Press, Aug.2012. pp. 606--611.
Datei:https://www.uni-ulm.de/fileadmin/website_uni_ulm/iui.inst.090/Publikationen/2012/Mueller12HierarchicalFSCsReloaded.pdf
33.
T. Geier, S. Reuter, K. Dietmayer and S. Biundo, "Goal-Based Person Tracking Using a First-Order Probabilistic Model" in Proceedings of the Ninth UAI Bayesian Modeling Applications Workshop (UAI-AW 2012), Aug.2012.
Datei:https://www.uni-ulm.de/fileadmin/website_uni_ulm/iui.inst.090/Publikationen/2012/Geier12TrackingGoals.pdf