Translations from Discretised PDDL+ to Numeric Planning

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contributionpeer-review


Hybrid PDDL+ models are amongst the most advanced models of systems and the resulting problems are notoriously difficult for planning engines to cope with. An additional limiting factor for the exploitation of PDDL+ approaches in real-world applications is the restricted number of domainindependent planning engines that can reason upon those models. With the aim of deepening the understanding of PDDL+ models, in this work we study a novel mapping between a time discretisation of PDDL+ and numeric planning as for PDDL2.1 (level 2). The proposed mapping not only clarifies the relationship between these two formalisms, but also enables the use of a wider pool of engines, thus fostering the use of hybrid planning in real-world applications. Our experimental analysis shows the usefulness of the proposed translation, and demonstrates the potential of the approach for improving the solvability of complex PDDL+ instances.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 31st International Conference on Automated Planning and Scheduling
Subtitle of host publicationICAPS 2021
PublisherAAAI press
Number of pages9
Publication statusAccepted/In press - 16 Feb 2021
Event31st International Conference on Automated Planning and Scheduling - Sun Yat-Sen University (may be online due to COVID-19), Guangzhou, China
Duration: 7 Jun 202112 Jun 2021
Conference number: 31


Conference31st International Conference on Automated Planning and Scheduling
Abbreviated titleICAPS 2021
Internet address

Fingerprint Dive into the research topics of 'Translations from Discretised PDDL+ to Numeric Planning'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this