Integrating Collaboration and Activity-Oriented Planning for Coalition Operations Support

  • Clauirton Siebra
  • Austin Tate
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 4020)

Abstract

The use of planning assistant agents is an appropriate option to provide support for members of a coalition. Planning agents can extend the human abilities and be customised to attend different kinds of activities. However, the implementation of a planning framework must also consider other important requirements for coalitions, such as the performance of collaborative activities and human-agent interaction (HAI). This paper discusses the integration of an activity-oriented planning with collaborative concepts using a constraint-based ontology for that. While the use of collaborative concepts provides a better performance to systems as a whole, a unified representation of planning and collaboration enables an easy customisation of activity handlers and the basis for a future incorporation of HAI mechanisms.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Clauirton Siebra
    • 1
  • Austin Tate
    • 1
  1. 1.Centre for Intelligent Systems and their Applications, School of InformaticsThe University of EdinburghEdinburghUK

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