Knowledge Engineering and Acquisition for Planning: Bridging Theory and Practice
Papers from the AIPS Workshop
Leliane Nunes de Barros, Richard Benjamins, Yuval Shahar,
Austin Tate, and Andre Valente, Cochairs
There are many planning techniques and algorithms available in the literature and implemented in a variety of systems. However, for someone who wants to engineer a practical planning system for a particular domain, it is not a straightforward task to select which technique or algorithm to use. If we want sophisticated planning research to find its way into the real world, we have to provide concrete support for engineers of planning systems to bridge the gap between theory and practice. Such support can take the form of guidelines for relating planning techniques to particular domains, re-usable libraries of plan domain descriptions, plan/process editors, knowledge acquisition tools to analyze and model planning problems, tools to configure planners from reusable planning components, etc. In order to come up with such support, a deep understanding of planning is needed. This workshop discusses all topics related to knowledge engineering and knowledge acquisition for planning systems. Papers address a wide range of topics, including: the analysis of knowledge used in planning; ontologies and schemas of plans and planning processes, and their use in knowledge acquisition and engineering; reusable and modular planning components; and knowledge acquisition tools for planning.