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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 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)
— Advances in autonomous vehicles and intelligent transportation systems indicate a rapidly approaching future in which intelligent vehicles will automatically handle the process of driving. However, increasing the efficiency of today's transportation infrastructure will require intelligent traffic control mechanisms that work hand in hand with intelligent(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)
— Contraflow lane reversal—the reversal of lanes in order to temporarily increase the capacity of congested roads— can effectively mitigate traffic congestion during rush hour and emergency evacuation. However, contraflow lane reversal deployed in several cities are designed for specific traffic patterns at specific hours, and do not adapt to fluctuations(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)