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The Symposium on Combinatorial Search (SoCS) is an unincorporated volunteer association organized in the State of New Hampshire, not organized for the private gain of any person. The purpose of SoCS is to promote the study and understanding of combinatorial search algorithms among the public through the organization of scientific meetings, publications, tutorials, and other public scientific and educational activities.

Current Governing Council ("Board of Directors")

  • Jorge Baier, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, Chile
  • Roman Barták, Charles University in Prague, Czech Republic
  • Adi Botea, IBM Research, Ireland
  • Stefan Edelkamp, University of Bremen, Germany
  • Malte Helmert, University of Basel, Switzerland
  • Gabriele Röger, University of Basel, Switzerland
  • Wheeler Ruml, University of New Hampshire, USA
  • Roni Stern, Ben-Gurion University, Israel, President
  • Nathan Sturtevant, University of Denver, USA, Treasurer

Founding Governing Council

  • Ariel Felner, Ben-Gurion University (Israel)
  • Sven Koenig, University of Southern California (USA)
  • Richard E. Korf, University of California at Los Angeles (USA)
  • Wheeler Ruml, University of New Hampshire (USA)
  • Nathan Sturtevant, University of Denver (USA)
  • Rong Zhou, Palo Alto Research Center (USA)


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