A Gentle Introduction to Epistemic Planning: The DEL Approach

Thomas Bolander

Epistemic planning can be used for decision making in multi-agent situations with distributed knowledge and capabilities. Dynamic Epistemic Logic (DEL) has been shown to provide a very natural and expressive framework for epistemic planning. In this paper, we aim to give an accessible introduction to DEL-based epistemic planning. The paper starts with the most classical framework for planning, STRIPS, and then moves towards epistemic planning in a number of smaller steps, where each step is motivated by the need to be able to model more complex planning scenarios.

Invited Presentation in Sujata Ghosh and R. Ramanujam: Proceedings of the Ninth Workshop on Methods for Modalities (M4M9 2017), Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur, India, 8th to 10th January 2017, Electronic Proceedings in Theoretical Computer Science 243, pp. 1–22.
Published: 6th March 2017.

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