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                  ECAI 2004 Workshop on

Constraint Satisfaction Techniques for

Planning and Scheduling Problems

ECAI 2004 Workshop
August 22-23, 2004
Valencia, Spain


Accepted Papers!!

Nowadays, many important practical problems require efficient allocation of resources to competing goal activities over time in the presence of complex state-dependent constraints. Some example of this type of problems are synchronizing the on-board activities of a space mission, coordinating the movement of personnel and supplies to support disaster relief efforts, and managing the flow of materials through an automated manufacturing facility. Such problems are typically classified as scheduling problems, where resources must be allocated so as to optimize overall performance objectives (e.g., maximizing scientific return of space missions, initiating relief efforts as soon as possible, maximizing product throughput). At the same time, since the executability of a given goal activity in such problems also depends on conditions of the predicted world state other than resource availability (e.g., spacecraft vibration level, the locations of transport or material handling vehicles), solution feasibility can only be guaranteed by dynamically generating and synchronizing the auxiliary activities necessary to bring about and preserve enabling state conditions. Thus, solutions to these problems must integrate resource allocation and plan synthesis capabilities. In short, we need manage complex problems where planning, scheduling and constraint satisfaction must be interrelated.
The aim of this workshop is to join researchers of the field of Artificial Intelligence working on planning, scheduling, constraint satisfaction problems (CSPs), temporal knowledge representation, reasoning problems and many other common areas that exist between them. In fact, most of the works are based on combined approaches of temporal reasoning and planning, scheduling and planning, planning and learning, knowledge representation or constraint satisfaction.



Sponsors and Cooperating Societies

Spanish National Network on Planning, Scheduling and Temporal Reasoning


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