MAGAZZENI, Daniele, MERCORIO, Fabio, BARN, Balbir, CLARK, Tony, RAIMONDI, Franco and KULKARNI, Vinay (2014). Temporal Planning for Business Process Optimisation. In: CORTELLESSA, Gabriella, GIULIANO, Mark, RASCONI, Riccardo and YORKE-SMITH, Neil, (eds.) ICAPS 2014: Proceedings of the 8th scheduling and planning applications workshop. ICAPS, 3-9.
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In this paper we consider the problem of designing and optimising a business process. Given a set of activities and a fixed budget, the objective is to determine duration and resource allocation for each activity such that the time-to-market is minimised while budget and dependencies constraints are met. We give a formal description of the problem and we show how it can be cast as a temporal planning problem, resulting in a challenging benchmark planning problem involving concurrency and duration-dependent costs. The user has to define only dependencies among activities, costs of resources and the available budget, and then use a planner to design an efficient process, which is then generated as a Gantt chart. As a case study, we consider a concrete scenario provided by an industrial partner, and we use a temporal planner to design an effective business process.
|Item Type:||Book Section|
|Additional Information:||Conference held in Portsmouth, New Hampshire, 22 June 2014|
|Research Institute, Centre or Group:||Cultural Communication and Computing Research Institute > Communication and Computing Research Centre|
|Depositing User:||Tony Clark|
|Date Deposited:||09 Jun 2016 10:24|
|Last Modified:||10 Nov 2016 00:47|
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