Publication no #580
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|Formalizing the Hybrid Planning Problem for Self-Adaptation|
Javier Cámara and
2018. Submitted for publication.
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|Planning approaches in self-adaptation face the fundamental trade-off between quality and timeliness of
adaptation plans. Due to this trade-off, today designers often have to compromise between a planning approach
that is quick to find a plan and an approach that is slow but finds a quality plan. To deal with this trade-off,
researchers have proposed a hybrid planning approach that combines more than one planning approaches
to find a balance between quality and timeliness. However, the diversity of planning approaches makes the
problem of hybrid planning complex and multi-faceted. This paper advances the theory of hybrid planning by
formalizing the central concepts and four subproblems of hybrid planning. This formalization can serve as
a foundation for not only understanding and comparing existing hybrid planners, but also for developing
new hybrid planners in the future. Moreover, to illustrate practicality of the formal model, the paper uses
it to analyze two hybrid planning instantiations that have shown to effective in their respective contexts.
Furthermore, grounded on the formal model, the paper formalizes explicit/implicit assumptions about these
instantiations that must hold for them to be sound.|
Keywords: Formal Methods, Planning, Self-adaptation.
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