Integrating Resource and Causal Reasoning: a CSP Approach

S. Fratini

In Proceedings of the ICAPS-05 Doctoral Consortium, 2005

A scheduling problem consists in a set of pre-defined activities that have to be temporally situated with respect to a set of resource availability constraints. Constraint-based approaches to scheduling have achieved mature development. I am currently studying how a constraint based scheduler can be endowed with the ability to synthesize new activities, i.e., by reasoning on planning knowledge. The general aim is to solve integrated planning and scheduling problems by rationally integrating in the same architecture various of the stateof-the-art CSP algorithms.