Operational planning and monitoring with envelopes

Gerald M. Powell, Paul R. Cohen

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution


This work focuses primarily on data structures called envelopes, which are critical to the activities of monitoring plans and projecting their progress. Envelopes have been implemented in an artificial intelligence (AI) planner for real-time control of fires forest (called PHOENIX) which generates plans, monitors them during execution, and revises them during execution when they go amiss. The utility of envelopes is illustrated in several examples from the PHOENIX environment and a hypothetical operational planning problem.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationConference
PublisherPubl by IEEE
Number of pages9
ISBN (Print)0818620447
StatePublished - 1990
Externally publishedYes
EventProceedings - the Fifth Annual AI Systems in Government Conference - Washington, DC, USA
Duration: May 6 1990May 11 1990

Publication series

NameProceeding - Annual AI Systems in Government Conference


OtherProceedings - the Fifth Annual AI Systems in Government Conference
CityWashington, DC, USA

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)


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