Planning Actions with Social Consequences

  • Hsueh-Min Chang
  • Von-Wun Soo
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 5044)


In an environment with multiple autonomous agents, the performance of an action may have effects on the beliefs and goals of the witnessing agents in addition to the direct effects. The awareness of such mental effects is critical for the success of a plan in multi-agent environments. This paper provides a formulation of social plans, and show that social planning can be done by including models of other agents’ minds in the planning domain. A social planning agent is constructed based on automatic generation of PDDL (Planning Domain Description Language) domains from knowledge about other agents.


Belief Revision State Belief Planning Domain Social Planning Automate Planning 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Hsueh-Min Chang
    • 1
  • Von-Wun Soo
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Computer ScienceNational Tsing Hua UniversityHsinchuTaiwan
  2. 2.Department of Computer Science and Information EngineeringNational University of KaohsiungKaohsiungTaiwan

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