Carnegie Mellon University
Planning - Scheduling Connections through Exogenous Events

Terry Lyle Zimmerman, Minh B. Do, and Subbarao Kambhampati
ICAPS-04 Workshop on Integrating Planning into Scheduling, June, 2004, pp. 32-37.

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Exogenous events appear in many practical planning and scheduling problems but until recently only the latter methodology has commonly dealt with them. On the one hand, exogenous events that are represented as instantaneous actions occur at specific time points and interact with actions. On the other hand, exogenous events can often be seen as enforcing earliest starting time and latest finishing time constraints on actions. Such constraints are common in scheduling, suggesting that exploiting related techniques from the scheduling community might be effective in a planning context. In this paper, we look at heuristic techniques from both the planning and scheduling fields that are relevant to this problem, and consider combined approaches that may be more effective when planning in the presence of the type of constraints imposed by exogenous events.

planning, scheduling, resources, exogenous events

Associated Center(s) / Consortia: Center for Integrated Manfacturing Decision Systems
Associated Lab(s) / Group(s): Intelligent Coordination and Logistics Laboratory
Number of pages: 6

Text Reference
Terry Lyle Zimmerman, Minh B. Do, and Subbarao Kambhampati, "Planning - Scheduling Connections through Exogenous Events," ICAPS-04 Workshop on Integrating Planning into Scheduling, June, 2004, pp. 32-37.

BibTeX Reference
   author = "Terry Lyle Zimmerman and Minh B. Do and Subbarao Kambhampati",
   title = "Planning - Scheduling Connections through Exogenous Events",
   booktitle = "ICAPS-04 Workshop on Integrating Planning into Scheduling",
   pages = "32-37",
   publisher = "AAAI Press",
   month = "June",
   year = "2004",