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Where to Find Intelligent P&S Capabilities within Europe. Tim Grant Atos Origin Nederland / University of Pretoria, RSA [email protected] / [email protected] Overview. Goal: To give an overview of the intelligent planning & scheduling capabilities within Europe Structure:

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where to find intelligent p s capabilities within europe

Where to Find Intelligent P&S Capabilities within Europe

Tim Grant

Atos Origin Nederland / University of Pretoria, RSA

[email protected] / [email protected]

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overview
Overview
  • Goal:
    • To give an overview of the intelligent planning & scheduling capabilities within Europe
  • Structure:
    • Introduction
    • Exploiting PLANET’s achievements
    • IP&S products & services
    • Stakeholders
    • European intelligent P&S capabilities

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introducing myself
Introducing myself
  • Qualifications:
    • BSc Aeronautical Engineering, Univ. Bristol, UK
    • PhD Artificial Intelligence, Univ. Maastricht, NL
  • Experience:
    • 1966-87: Royal Air Force officer
      • UK & Singapore: aircraft maintenance & logistics
    • 1987-date: Principal Consultant, Atos Origin
      • NL: Aerospace, defence, motorway traffic control
    • 2001-date: Professor Extraordinary, Univ. Pretoria
      • RSA: Advanced ICT in Planning & Control

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introducing atos origin
Introducing Atos Origin
  • Atos Origin:
    • Leading European IT services supplier:
      • 30000 staff worldwide
      • 50% Dutch (Origin), 50% French (Atos)
      • Financially stable
    • Technical Automation (TA) business unit:
      • Co-creating next-generation of intelligent, software-intensive systems & products together with our clients
      • In Utrecht (NL):
        • Aerospace, Defence, Road & Rail Traffic, Telecoms
      • In Veldhoven (NL):
        • Consumer & industrial electronics, Semiconductors, Medical equipment, Document processing

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introducing university of pretoria
Introducing University of Pretoria
  • University of Pretoria (“Tukkies”):
    • Front-rank South African university
    • Computer Science:
      • Java, .NET
      • Swarm intelligence
      • Planning & control
  • My research interests:
    • Decentralised planning & control
    • Generation of Standard Operating Procedures
    • Mixed-initiative, collaborative planning
    • Dynamic risk management

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exploiting planet

FP6

IPLANS

PLANSERVE

DynaTool

I4GMES

Etc. ...

Exploiting PLANET

PLANET I

PLANET II

Possible ways of

exploiting PLANET (PSARI)

P&S

curriculum

& textbook

P&S

competitions

P&S

technologies

& applications

P&S

products

& services

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ip s products services 1
IP&S products & services (1)
  • Tools
  • Research
  • Research
  • COTS
  • Tools
  • Research
  • Tools
  • Tools
  • COTS
  • COTS
  • Research
  • Research/Tool
  • COTS
  • Research
  • Products:
    • Knowledge acquisition:
      • Knowledge acquisition editor
      • Automated model extraction
      • Model conversion
      • Model visualisation/animation
      • Domain model analysis
      • Model evaluation
      • Model validation & verification
    • Plan-time:
      • Plan generation
      • Scheduling
      • Plan/schedule visualisation/animation
      • Plan/schedule evaluation
      • Plan/schedule validation & verification
    • Run-time:
      • Plan/schedule execution
    • Plan/schedule recognition

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ip s products services 2
IP&S products & services (2)
  • Services:
    • Relating to P&S software:
      • Selection
      • Installation
      • Integration
      • Tailoring to domain requirements
    • Relating to domain knowledge:
      • Acquisition
      • Modelling/representation
    • Relating to execution:
      • Plan/schedule execution
      • Monitoring & control of plan-based operations
      • Fault detection isolation & recovery

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stakeholders innovation 1

Knowledge application =

Creating products and/or services

System of

knowledge creation

System of

knowledge regulation

System of

knowledge transfer

System of

knowledge financing

System of

knowledge application

Stakeholders: innovation (1)

Process model for innovation (Kern, 2001):

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stakeholders innovation 2

Each process starts with

its own preparation/planning

Researcher

Regulator

Developer

Financier

Stakeholders: innovation (2)

System of

knowledge creation

System of

knowledge regulation

System of

knowledge transfer

System of

knowledge financing

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stakeholders product creation

specification

need

Requirements

Design

design

Each process starts with

its own preparation/planning

Manufacture

Analyst

new system

Operations

Designer

old system

Manufacturer

Decommission

previous

experience

Ops prep

SOPs,

trained ops

Maintainer

SOP

author

Instructor

current state

Decommissioner

Planning

Control

plans

Planner

Controller

Stakeholders: product creation

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stakeholders scenarios 1
Stakeholders: scenarios (1)
  • Pure research:
    • One piece of research as input to next
  • Product innovation:
    • R&D leading to product creation lifecycle
  • Component innovation:
    • R&D leads to manufacture of component
    • Component feeds into product lifecycle
  • Product improvement:
    • Operational shortcomings lead to new creation
  • Market-led innovation:
    • Operational shortcomings lead to new R&D

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stakeholders scenarios 2

Knowledge creation

Researcher

Research

Development

Requirements

Design

Manufacturing

Operations

Research

Development

Requirements

Design

Manufacturing

Requirements

Design

Manufacturing

Operations

Component

System

Stakeholders: scenarios (2)

Pure academic scenario:

Product innovation scenario:

Component innovation scenario:

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stakeholders scenarios 3

shortcomings

Operations

Requirements

Design

Manufacturing

Operations

new needs

Operations

new needs

shortcomings

Research

Development

Requirements

Design

Manufacturing

Stakeholders: scenarios (3)

Product improvement scenario:

Market-led innovation scenario:

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stakeholders p s needs

Planner

Manufacturer

SOP author

Researcher

Developer

Regulator

Instructor

Analyst

Controller

Manufacturer

Stakeholders: P&S needs

provides

experience

determines

goals, resources &

standards

provides

experience on

shortcomings

provides as-built

domain knowledge

provides plans

provides state information

provides SOPs

provides

P&S tools

instructs

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european capabilities 1

Product

creation

academic knowledge

products, services

demos, prototypes

Research

Development

Application

38 + 2

Universities

Research

institutes

12 + 1

Products: 8 + 1

Services: 4

Suppliers

1

Users

European capabilities (1)

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european capabilities 2
European capabilities (2)
  • Teaching
  • R&D:
    • Advanced planning & scheduling
    • Multi-agent technology
    • Robotics
    • Web
  • Products:
    • Workforce management
    • Robotics
    • Planning support:
      • Capturing domain knowledge for P&S
      • Generating plans/schedules
      • Animating & visualising plans/schedules
    • Constraint programming
  • Services:
    • (Spacecraft) mission planning
    • (Spacecraft) assembly, integration & testing

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european capabilities 3
Country:

Austria

Belgium

Cyprus

Czech

France

Germany

Greece

Hungary

Italy

Netherlands

Portugal

Slovenia

Spain

Sweden

United Kingdom

Univ:

0

0

1

1

1

7

5

0

6

1

0

1

6

2

7

European capabilities (3)

Inst:

0

0

0

0

3

2

2

1

2

1

1

0

0

0

0

Supplier:

1

2

0

0

3

2

0

0

0

1

0

0

1

0

2

User:

0

0

0

0

0

1

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

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european capabilities 4
European capabilities (4)
  • Capabilities in Germany:
    • Universities:
      • University of Ulm, Faculty of Computer Science:
        • Mechanical inference systems
        • Multi-agent systems
        • Task planning
        • Knowledge representation for autonomous systems
        • SW development & safety-critical systems
      • Aachen University of Technology (RWTH Aachen), Knowledge-Based Systems group
        • Knowledge representation
        • Robotics

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european capabilities 5
European capabilities (5)
  • Capabilities in Germany:
    • Universities (cont):
      • Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms-Universitat Bonn:
        • Descriptive programming
        • Object-oriented databases
        • Geographical information systems
        • Internet information systems
        • Knowledge-based systems
        • Computer-supported cooperative working
        • AI & autonomous mobile systems (robotics)

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european capabilities 6
European capabilities (6)
  • Capabilities in Germany:
    • Universities (cont):
      • TU Darmstadt, Intellectics group:
        • Deduction
        • Knowledge representation
        • Plan generation
        • Machine learning
        • Stochastic search
      • University of Freiburg, Institute for Computer Science:
        • Algorithms & data structures
        • Computer architecture
        • Software engineering
        • Foundations of AI

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european capabilities 7
European capabilities (7)
  • Capabilities in Germany:
    • Universities (cont):
      • Munich University of Technology, Intelligent Autonomous Systems group:
        • Structured reactive controllers
        • Plan-based control of robotic agents
        • Plan-based control of software agents

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european capabilities 8
European capabilities (8)
  • Capabilities in Germany:
    • Institutes:
      • Bremen Institute of Industrial Technology & Applied Work Science (BIBA), University of Bremen:
        • (PLT) Production structure, logistics & telematics
        • (ATOP) Applied work science, industrial management, organisation & work development
        • (PPC) Product development, process planning & computer-aided engineering
        • (MAQ) Metrology, automation & quality science
        • (IPS) Intelligent production & logistics systems

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european capabilities 9
European capabilities (9)
  • Capabilities in Germany:
    • Institutes (cont):
      • DFKI:
        • Deduction & multi-agent systems
        • Knowledge management
        • Intelligent user interfaces
        • Intelligent visualisation & simulation systems
        • Language technology
      • Fraunhofer Institute, Institute for Autonomous Intelligent Systems:
        • Knowledge computing
        • Autonomous robots

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european capabilities 10
European capabilities (10)
  • Capabilities in Germany:
    • Suppliers:
      • Plasim: Planungs- und Simulationsbüro (Delmenhorst):
        • Simulation systems for planning:
          • Logistics
          • Automobile industry
          • SMEs (Mittelstand / KMUs)
          • 3D animation
        • Related services
      • Siemens AG:
        • Automation & control
        • Information & communications
      • Ximes GmbH (Vienna):
        • Shift planning & operating hours

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european capabilities 11
European capabilities (11)
  • Capabilities in Germany:
    • Users:
      • European Space Operations Centre (Darmstadt):
        • Spacecraft mission planning
        • Spacecraft mission control:
          • SCOS-II (30 users)

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