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In many Web service composition problems, information may be needed from Web services during the composition process. Existing research on Web service composition (WSC) procedures has generally assumed that this information will not change. We describe two ways to take such WSC procedures and systematically modify them to deal with volatile information. The(More)
SHOP and SHOP2 are HTN planning systems that were designed with two goals in mind: to investigate some research issues in automated planning, and to provide some simple, practical planning tools. They are available as freeware, and have developed an active base of users in government laboratories, industrial R&D projects, and academic settings. This paper(More)
In this paper we present an algorithm called DerUCP, which can be regarded as a general model for plan adaptation using Deriva-tional Analogy. Using DerUCP, we show that previous results on the complexity of plan adaptation do not apply to Derivational Analogy. We also show that Derivational Analogy can potentially produce exponential reductions in the size(More)
There are many practical planning situations in which planners may need information from external sources during the planning process. We describe the following: • Wrappers that may be placed around conventional (isolated) planners. The wrapper replaces some of the planner's memory accesses with queries to external information sources. When appropriate ,(More)
There is a significant push towards greater vehicular autonomy on roads to increase convenience and improve overall driver experience. To enable this autonomy, it is imperative that cyber-physical infrastructure be deployed to enable efficient control and communication. An essential component of such road instrumentation is intersection management. This(More)
The impressive results of the 2007 DARPA Urban Challenge showed that fully autonomous vehicles are technologically feasible with current intelligent vehicle hardware. It is natural to ask how current transportation infrastructure can be improved when most vehicles are driven autonomously in the future. Dres-ner and Stone proposed a new intersection control(More)
— To generate plans for collecting data for data mining, an important problem is information volatility during planning: the information needed by the planning system may change or expire during the planning process, as changes occur in the data being collected. In such situations, the planning system faces two challenges: how to generate plans despite(More)