The FAME Problem Domain For Distributed Planning

Markus Dale, Marie desJardins

We introduce the Fortunate Artists Media Empire (FAME) problem domain to study approaches for solving key challenges in distributed planning such as dynamic environments, dynamic goals, uncertainty of actions and scalability. FAME is an artificial problem domain that allows us to focus on key domain-independent research issues. The FAME problem domain is focused on broadcast quality monitoring tasks for radio and TV stations. Besides the broadcast stations, the FAME infrastructure consists of a quality assurance (QA) monitoring headquarters, QA regional centers, and mobile, truck-mounted sensors that need to be employed effectively. An implementation of the FAME domain could serve as a testbed for distributed planning research.

Subjects: 1.11 Planning; 1.6 Engineering And Science

Submitted: Sep 14, 2007