AAAI Publications, Sixth European Conference on Planning

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Dynamic Schedule Management: Lessons from the Air Campaign Planning Domain
Brian Drabble, Najam-ul Haq

Last modified: 2014-05-21

Abstract


This paper describes the Dynamic Execution Order Scheduling (DEOS) system that has been developed to handle highly dynamic and interactive scheduling domains. Unlike typical scheduling problems which have a static task list, DEOS is able to handle dynamic task lists in which tasks are added, deleted and modified “on the fly" DEOS is also able to handle tasks with uncertain and/or probabilistic outcomes. DEOS extends the current scheduling paradigm to allow tasking in dynamic and uncertain environments by viewing the planning and scheduling tasks as being integrated and evolving entities. DEOS has been successfully applied to the domains of Air Campaign Planning (ACP) and Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR) management. The paper provides an overview of the dynamic task model and the “penalty box" scheduling algorithm which was developed to provide robust solutions to over constrained scheduling problems. The basic algorithm is described together with extensions to handle flexible time constraints.

Keywords


constraint reasoning' planning; trade-offs

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