HTN planning for Web Service composition using SHOP2


Automated composition of Web Services can be achieved by using AI planning techniques. Hierarchical Task Network (HTN) planning is especially well-suited for this task. In this paper, we describe how HTN planning system SHOP2 can be used with OWL-S Web Service descriptions. We provide a sound and complete algorithm to translate OWL-S service descriptions to a SHOP2 domain. We prove the correctness of the algorithm by showing the correspondence to the situation calculus semantics of OWL-S. We implemented a system that plans over sets of OWL-S descriptions using SHOP2 and then executes the resulting plans over the Web. The system is also capable of executing information-providing Web Services during the planning process. We discuss the challenges and difficulties of using planning in the information-rich and human-oriented context of Web Services.

DOI: 10.1016/j.websem.2004.06.005

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@article{Sirin2004HTNPF, title={HTN planning for Web Service composition using SHOP2}, author={Evren Sirin and Bijan Parsia and Dan Wu and James A. Hendler and Dana S. Nau}, journal={J. Web Sem.}, year={2004}, volume={1}, pages={377-396} }