Toward the Development of Flexible Mixed-Initiative Scheduling Tools

Stephen Smith and O.Lassila
Proceedings ARPA-Rome Laboratory Planning Initiative Workshop, 1994.


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Abstract
In this paper, we discuss work aimed at the development of interactive decision-support tools for complex, large-scale scheduling applications. Our approach is grounded on three basic premises: (1) that system organization and decision-support "services" should directly reflect the inherently reactive nature of decision-making in complex scheduling environments, (2) that diversity in the character and requirements of various user tasks will invariably require different specialized scheduling services in different decision-making contexts, and (3) that problem scale and complexity will necessitate user interaction at aggregate, task-oriented levels. We describe DITOPS, a transportation scheduling tool which integrates a hierarchical modeling infra-structure and reactive scheduling methodology with graphical schedule visualization and manipulation capabilities to provide a flexible interactive environment for construction and management of transportation schedules.

Notes
Associated Center(s) / Consortia: Center for Integrated Manfacturing Decision Systems
Associated Lab(s) / Group(s): Intelligent Coordination and Logistics Laboratory

Text Reference
Stephen Smith and O.Lassila, "Toward the Development of Flexible Mixed-Initiative Scheduling Tools," Proceedings ARPA-Rome Laboratory Planning Initiative Workshop, 1994.

BibTeX Reference
@inproceedings{Smith_1994_3187,
   author = "Stephen Smith and O.Lassila",
   title = "Toward the Development of Flexible Mixed-Initiative Scheduling Tools",
   booktitle = "Proceedings ARPA-Rome Laboratory Planning Initiative Workshop",
   year = "1994",
}