The University of Brescia, located in Brescia – Italy, has in its Department of Information Engineering an AI Planning (AIP) group, that has been active in the field of AI planning since 1994. This group is well known in the Artificial Intelligence research community for its strong theoretical and practical contributions to the field of Automated Planning and scheduling, and applied machine learning.
Over the years, it developed many innovative techniques, algorithms, heuristics, planners, KR languages and tools for automated planning.
Its research investigated many issues and approaches of (primarily model-based) AI planning, such as:
propositional planning, heuristic search for planning, planning as satisfiability and compilation approaches, learning for planning, configurable and portfolio-based planning, case-based planning, partial-order planning, multi-agent and distributed planning, planning with user preferences and soft goals, planning with state trajectory constraints and temporally extended goals, temporal and numeric planning, integrated scheduling and planning, hybrid planning, plan revision and adaptation, plan execution and monitoring, path planning, knowledge representation and engineering for planning, automatic domain analysis, interactive planning and plan visualization.
Five of the automated planners developed by the group have been awarded at three International Competitions (LPG, LPG-TD, PbPs, PbPq, PbP2) organized by the International Conference on Automated Planning and Scheduling.
Role in the project: The University of Brescia, being one of the project’s research partners, will contribute to the development of the Unified Planning Framework (UPF), and support the integration of the LPG and ENHSP planning systems. Alongside all the partners involved in the project, the University of Brescia will bring its wide expertise in the field of planning to reduce the gap between real-world applications and available “research” tools, whose use has been most often limited to insiders of the research community.
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