Accession Number : ADA304053

Title :   An Engineer's Approach to the Application of Knowledge Based Planning and Scheduling Techniques to Logistics.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. Jul 92-Jul 95,

Corporate Author : EDINBURGH UNIV (UNITED KINGDOM)

Personal Author(s) : Tate, Austin ; Drabble, Brian ; Dalton, Jeff

PDF Url : ADA304053

Report Date : DEC 1995

Pagination or Media Count : 312

Abstract : The 0-Plan research has achieved a clearer understanding of the components necessary in a flexible planning system and has shown how such components can be combined in a systems integration architecture. The work has determined improved ways to restrict search in a planner by using the knowledge available from modeling an application domain, and it has developed a better characterization of plans as sets of activity constraints, opening up many possibilities for richer distributed, cooperative, and mixed-initiative planning systems in the future. The project has created a prototype implementation and has demonstrated it on a class of realistic applications.

Descriptors :   *MANAGEMENT PLANNING AND CONTROL, *LOGISTICS MANAGEMENT, *EXPERIMENTAL DESIGN, *ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE, *KNOWLEDGE BASED SYSTEMS, *SYSTEMS APPROACH, ALGORITHMS, INTEGRATED SYSTEMS, SYSTEMS ENGINEERING, INTERFACES, SCHEDULING, ENGINEERS, RESEARCH MANAGEMENT, ARCHITECTURE, REUSABLE EQUIPMENT, LOGISTICS PLANNING.

Subject Categories : Computer Systems
      Cybernetics
      Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE