International Planning Competition 2014

Deterministic part

Temporal Optimization

This track concerns optimal temporal planning with metric constraints (e.g. resource constraints). Planners participating in this track are expected to find optimal plans in terms of their makespan. Planners compete on the number of problems they manage to solve optimally within a reasonable amount of time.

  • Core features: STRIPS, durative actions, metric quantities
  • Optional features: ADL, derived predicates
  • Objective function: Minimize makespan

Core features are those that will appear in most (if not all) of the domains. So, in order for a planner to have chances to win this track of the competition, all the core features must be supported. However, there will exist some domains that do not require all the core features.

Optional features concern alternative but equivalent versions of each domain. These features will be used only in cases where they facilitate domain modelling. When several alternative versions of a domain are supported by a planner, it is scored on the version on which it performs best.