Time-oriented skeletal plans: Support to design and execution

Silvia Miksch, Yuval Shahar, Werner Horn, Christian Popow, Franz Paky, Peter Johnson

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Skeletal plans are a powerful way to reuse existing domain-specific procedural knowledge. In the Asgaard project, a set of tasks that support the design and the execution of skeletal plans by a human executing agent other than the original plan designer are designed. The underlying requirement to develop task-specific problem-solving methods is a modeling language. Therefore, within the Asgaard project, a time-oriented, intention-based language, called Asbru, was developed. During the design phase of plans, Asbru allows to express durative actions and plans caused by durative states of an observed agent. The intentions underlying these plans are represented explicitly as temporal patterns to be maintained, achieved or avoided. We will present the underlying idea of the Asgaard project and explain the time-oriented Asbru language. Finally, we show the benefits and limitations of the time-oriented, skeletal plan representation to be applicable in real-world, high-frequency domains.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationRecent Advances in AI Planning - 4th European Conference on Planning, ECP 1997, Proceedings
PublisherSpringer Verlag
Number of pages13
ISBN (Print)3540639128, 9783540639121
StatePublished - 1 Jan 1997
Externally publishedYes
Event4th European Conference on Planning, ECP 1997 - Toulouse, France
Duration: 24 Sep 199726 Sep 1997

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
Volume1348 LNAI
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349


Conference4th European Conference on Planning, ECP 1997

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Theoretical Computer Science
  • Computer Science (all)


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