International Planning Competition 2014

Deterministic part

Temporal Satisficing

This track concerns temporal planning with metric constraints (e.g. resource constraints). Apart from solving the problems within reasonable time, the goal of this track is to find short plans in terms of their makespan.

  • 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.