Deciding task schedules for temporal planning via auctions

Alexander Babanov, Maria L Gini

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Abstract

We present an auction-based approach lo allocate tasks that have complex time constraints and interdependencies to a group of cooperative agents. The approach combines the advantages of planning and scheduling with the ability to make distributed decisions. We focus on methods for modeling and evaluating the decisions an agent must make when deciding how to schedule tasks. In particular, we discuss how to specify task schedules when requesting quotes from other agents. The way tasks are scheduled affects the number and types of bids received, and therefore the quality of the solutions that can be produced.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationDistributed Plan and Schedule Management - Papers from the AAAI Spring Symposium, Technical Report
Pages1-8
Number of pages8
StatePublished - Aug 21 2006
Event2006 AAAI Spring Symposium - Stanford, CA, United States
Duration: Mar 27 2006Mar 29 2006

Publication series

NameAAAI Spring Symposium - Technical Report
VolumeSS-06-04

Conference

Conference2006 AAAI Spring Symposium
CountryUnited States
CityStanford, CA
Period3/27/063/29/06

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