Proceedings of the 1994 Finnish Artificial Intelligence Symposium (STeP-94), Finnish AI Society, Turku (Finland), 1994:

Constructing Flexible Scheduling Systems for Decision Support

Ora Lassila and Stephen F. Smith

Carnegie Mellon University
Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA


Scheduling often involves, in addition to optimization, continuous decision making where continuity in the solutions produced is important. Furthermore, substantial diversity in the nature of different scheduling problems exists. In this paper we present a view of scheduling as decision support for continuous planning, and introduce a system for rapid delivery of large-scale scheduling applications.
The research reported in this paper has been supported in part by the Advanced Research Projects Agency under contract F30602-90-C-0119 and the CMU Robotics Institute. The authors are affiliated with the Center for Integrated Manufacturing Decision Systems of the CMU Robotics Institute. The authors can be reached through email at
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