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Integrating Collaboration and Activity-Oriented Planning for Coalition Operations Support

By C Siebra and Austin Tate

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The University of Edinburgh and research sponsors are authorised to reproduce and distribute reprints and on-line copies for their purposes notwithstanding any copyright annotation hereon. The views and conclusions contained herein are the author’s and shouldn’t be interpreted as necessarily representing the official policies or endorsements, either expressed or implied, of other parties.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.\ud However, the implementation of a planning framework must also consider other\ud important requirements for coalitions, such as the performance of collaborative\ud 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

Topics: artificial intelligence, collaboration, coalition, planning, human-agent interaction (HAI), informatics, computer science, Artificial Intelligence Applications Institute
Publisher: Springer
Year: 2005
OAI identifier: oai:www.era.lib.ed.ac.uk:1842/2268

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