The Roles of Humans and Computers in Distributed Planning for Dynamic Domains
The requirements and issues associated with computational representations for planning extend beyond those apparent in real-time control, where a substantial, existing research literature informs designers. To assist in the identification of requirements for planning representations, this paper provides two resources: (1) a theoretical foundation drawn from computer science and (2) illustrations of representations and corresponding work practice for real-time control and planning for the US Shuttle program. Together, these resources illustrate the human role in the planning process, and the need for work practices and information that combine to assist human operators in interpreting a representation that is loosely coupled to the physical world while shared among and modified by multiple participants in the planning process.
Shalin, V. L.
(2005). The Roles of Humans and Computers in Distributed Planning for Dynamic Domains. Cognition, Technology & Work, 7 (3), 198-211.