Representing Plans and other Synthesised Artifacts as a Set of Constraints

@inproceedings{Tate2000RepresentingPA,
  title={Representing Plans and other Synthesised Artifacts as a Set of Constraints},
  author={Austin Tate},
  year={2000}
}
This paper presents an approach to representing and manipulating plans and other synthesised artifacts in the form of a set of constraints. The <i-n-ova> (Issues – Nodes – Orderings/Variables/Auxiliary) constraints model is used to characterise plans and processes. The more general <i-n-ca> (Issues – Nodes – Critical/Auxiliary) constraints model can be used for wider applications in design, configuration and other tasks which can be characterised as the synthesis and maintenance of an artifact… CONTINUE READING