Institut für Informatik

Technical Report No. 199 - Abstract

Sebastian Trueg, Joerg Hoffmann, Bernhard Nebel
Applying Automatic Planning Techniques to Airport Ground-Traffic Control --- A Feasibility Study

Planning techniques have been matured as demonstrated by the performance of automatic planning systems at recent international planning system competitions. Nowadays it seems feasible to apply planning systems to real-world problems. In order to get an idea what the performance difference between special-purpose techniques and automatic planning techniques is, we applied these techniques to the airport traffic control problem and compared it with a special purpose tool. In addition to a performance assessment, this exercise also resulted in a domain model of the airport traffic control domain, which is currently used as a benchmark in the 4th International Planning Competition.

Report No. 199 (PostScript)