Intention Progression Competition

Welcome to the website for the Intention Progression Competition (IPC).

An important capability of an autonomous intelligent agent is the ability to achieve multiple goals in parallel, by appropriately choosing actions so as to provide the best outcome for the agent. This problem is both central to agent reasoning and complex in its nature, as the actions chosen to achieve the agent's goals may conflict with each other.

This problem of what an agent should do next -- which goals to work on and how to achieve them -- can be formalised as the intention progression problem (IPP): what means (course of action) to use to achieve a given (sub)goal, and which course of action (intention) to progress at the current moment.

The aim of the IPC is to incentivise and facilitate research around the multi-faceted problem of intention progression. The competition is held annually to evaluate empirically state-of-the-art approaches to the intention progression problem on a number of benchmark problems.

How the Competition Works

The Intention Progression Competition requires you to build an agent which can navigate a series of planning tasks. For an overview of how the competition is organised, what is expected and how to get going, please visit our dedicated page.


In order to participate in the Intention Progression Competition, you must register. Once you have registered, you will be able to access a full suite of resources and relevant documentation to assist with your contest entry.

Call for Participants

Although the First Intention Progression Competition has been postponed due the to COVID-19 situation, we do intend to hold the competition at a later date when things have returned to normal. You can still register your interest by completing the form on the registration page.