Institute of Information Theories and Applications FOI ITHEA
This work will explore and motivate perspectives and research issues related with the applications
of automated planning technologies in order to support innovative web applications. The target for the
technology transfer, i.e. the web, and, in a broader sense, the new Information Technologies (IT) is one of the
most changing, evolving and hottest areas of current computer science. Nevertheless many sub-area in this
field could have potential benefits from Planning and Scheduling (P&S) technologies, and, in some cases,
technology transfer has already started. This paper will consider and explore a set of topics, guidelines and
objectives in order to implement the technology transfer a new challenges, requirements and research issues
for planning which emerge from the web and IT industry.
Sample scenarios will be depicted to clarify the potential applications and limits of current planning
technology. Finally we will point out some new P&S research challenge issues which are required to meet
more advanced applicative goals.